Krav Maga – Self Defense Skills

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A resident of Lakewood, NJ, Avrahom Joseph, sometimes called Avrohom, is an accomplished entrepreneur and business owner. In his free time, Avrahom Joseph pursues a diverse range of hobbies that includes playing basketball, reading, and collecting rare coins and stamps. He also practices martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do and Krav Maga.

The discipline of Krav Maga, which means “close combat/contact” in Hebrew, is based on combat and self-defense techniques used by Israeli soldiers. Developed by Imi Lichtenfield after World War II, Krav Maga began being offered as a civilian martial art in 1972. Krav Maga emphasizes real-world scenarios and teaches situational awareness that helps students find escape routes and avoid combat whenever possible.

When combat is necessary, Krav Maga relies on simple, effective moves that enable practitioners to defend themselves against unarmed attackers, as well as to respond to attacks from assailants armed with knives or guns. Krav Maga students also learn to incapacitate an assailant quickly and effectively, regardless of size or training.

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Krav Maga – A Basic Introduction

Formally trained in Talmudic studies in his youth, Avrahom Joseph has gone on to take an active role in the Jewish community in and around Lakewood, NJ. Avrahom Joseph of Lakewood, NJ, enjoys practicing martial arts in his free time and is experienced in the art of krav maga.

Developed as a self-defense system for the Israeli military, krav maga has since spread throughout the world. It has become a highly regarded set of skills for use by law enforcement and military units and has drawn a following among private citizens as well. Krav maga focuses on practical techniques for street fighting and, as such, prepares a person for any type of attack.

Using only hand-to-hand techniques, krav maga teaches practitioners to respond to such common attacks as grabs and chokes, as well as the use of weapons. It also teaches the art of remaining mentally responsive during a highly stressful and violent situation, a key element of effectiveness in self-defense. The techniques are simple and straightforward, although, with advanced study, a practitioner can learn to use them against increasingly more complex and intense attacks.

Reasons to Consider Krav Maga

Lakewood, New Jersey, resident Avrahom Joseph studied marketing, business law, and accounting at Ocean County College. In his free time Avrahom Joseph enjoys refining his skills as a student of krav maga.

Like many martial arts, krav maga emphasizes both the physical aspects of self-defense as well as the moral principles involved. There are a number of reasons an individual should consider studying the finer points of krav maga. First, it is considered one of the more intuitive and accessible martial arts, and has been designed to serve individuals of every age, size, and shape.

Secondly, krav maga is a style of pure striking that emphasizes the quick and effective development of skills. There are no krav maga competitions or showcases. Instead, studies focus on how to defend oneself and loved ones in real-world scenarios.

Finally, krav maga training expands on a person’s natural instincts while simultaneously drawing on a multitude of martial arts and disciplines of self-defense. This combination of influences provides students of krav maga with a well-rounded education in defense techniques that can be employed in many different situations.