At Krav Maga Los Angeles, we train you to be tough. However, that doesn’t mean we want you to put violence first. In the beginning, we will teach you something even more valuable: the basic principles of Krav Maga that let you use preemptive self-defense to avoid or defuse a violent situation.
Stopping a Fight Before it Starts
One of the first things Krav Maga Los Angeles teaches its students is the art of situational awareness. This means knowing what situations make you vulnerable and how to overcome those circumstances. For example, if you are alone in a shopping mall and notice that someone is following you, find a large crowd of people to walk with so you are not an exposed target. If there is still an issue, find a mall security guard to escort you to a safe place. One of the core Krav Maga principles we teach is that the best fighters know to save their strength and pick their battles wisely.
Another way Krav Maga Los Angeles teaches you to avoid a violent confrontation is to verbally de-escalate the situation. Rather than yelling during a confrontation, speak calmly and confidently. Don’t put your aggressor down or intentionally make them angrier. Show that you care about what they are trying to say. Sometimes the principles of Krav Maga can be practiced at their utmost efficiency simply by showing restraint and compassion.
Fighting Smart and Fighting Hard
Of course, you are not always going to be able to stop violence before it starts. That’s where the efficient self-defense techniques taught at Krav Maga Los Angeles come in handy. If you must attack, target particularly weak areas such as the eyes, groin, and knees. The goal is to injure the attacker in such a way that they will not be able to follow through on their aggression. After the first few classes with us, we will detail specific Krav Maga principles that will detail techniques to neutralize your attacker with swift moves towards targeted areas.
Learn the Best Self-Defense Techniques on Earth Today
Krav Maga Los Angeles isn’t just an upscale health club you can use to get fit; our principles instill self-confidence and discipline in our students. Krav Maga gives you the skill to fight if needed, as well as the wisdom to avoid physical violence if possible. You won’t just get a better body; you’ll become a better, more well-rounded person as well.
Eager to learn more? Check out some of our videos to get a live-action demonstration of some core Krav Maga principles in motion. And if you’re ready to take your training, discipline and self-defense acumen to the next level, come in to one of our studios to speak with a representative about what Krav Maga can offer you today.