The best-self defense system can make the difference in achieving your goals for the new year!

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We’ll be turning the page on 2020 in short oder, something that people all over the world have been looking forward to more so than any other year in recent memory. Like every year however 2021 will bring people a chance to set new goals and resolutions for change in their lives. For many, the unforeseen challenges that 2020 presented derailed those goals and resolutions which makes 2021 an even more important and appealing opportunity. 

The goals and resolutions for a new year often start with personal development. For some, the goals and resolutions are about work, finance, family, or other important interests. For a large number of people however a new year is about establishing a new exercise regimen, losing weight, getting stronger, getting leaner, improving flexibility, learning self-defense, or some other aspect of physical change.

If what you are looking for is a way to make your goals and resolutions for the new year a reality and if what you want is a means of taking positive action toward the improvement you see for yourself, then Krav Maga Worldwide® certified training centers are the best place for you to start. Krav Maga Worldwide® self-defense training is the best self-defense system for you to make a part of your changes for the new year.

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Krav Maga Worldwide® certified training centers offer a systematic approach at learning self-defense and improving your overall level of physical fitness. Krav Maga Worldwide’s® mission is to give people the skills to make them safer and stronger. The new year means a chance to set and reach new goals and Krav Maga Worldwide® certified training centers can make the difference for you. 

What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed by the Israel Defense Forces for training military personnel in hand-to-hand combat. Krav Maga uses instinctive movements aggressive counter attacks and a no-holds-barred mentality without the ceremonial elements of traditional martial arts.

Krav Maga will teach you to use punches, kicks, knees, elbows, and grappling techniques to defend yourself. It is a unique and practical system because it was designed to bring people to a high level of proficiency in hand-to-hand combat and self-defense in a very short period of time. In order to do this, Krav Maga focuses on principles that include identifying the immediate danger, using the body’s natural reaction to a threat or attack, and responding with aggressive counterattacks as a way of ending the confrontation or encounter and getting away safely. 

The fact that Krav Maga was originally created for people who wold become military personnel tasked with defending a nation is where our no-holds barred mentality comes from. We teach students to do damage to anyone who would do damage to them. To fight back with any and all means at our disposal. This means utilizing strikes that target “soft targets” on the body meaning areas like the groin, eyes or throat. These are areas that cannot be made stronger adapted to withstand damage. Often what the Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense system teaches in terms of targeting strikes are areas that will elicit both a painful response and a functional response in the attacker. 

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For example if you are attacked and fight back by striking the attacker’s eyes, those strikes will not only be painful for the attacker but also limit the attacker’s vision, making it easier for you to get away from the encounter altogether. There is no consideration for a system of rules or what is “fair” in Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense. It’s this mentality, and the methods for training it, that set Krav Maga apart from any other self-defense system or traditional martial art. 

Self-defense training at Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers isn’t just about knowing how to fight nor is it about competition. It’s about safety and being able to defend yourself so you can go home safe, not fighting for the sake of ego, or notching a win. You’ll learn the same fighting skills that you see in mixed martial arts competitions but the context for application of those skills is completely different and based on staying safe out in the “real world”. 

Krav Maga, as a system, is always adapting and changing. If a better technique is discovered, and it holds up the the basic Krav Maga principles, the old technique is omitted and the new technique is adapted into the system.

Not just safer. Safer AND stronger.

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Learning Krav Maga will teach you the skills you need to defend yourself but the process of training in Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense will also bring you to new levels of physical fitness. Activities like punching, kicking, throwing knees and elbows require a lot of energy and your body is going to change if you do them regularly. Even just moving in a fighting stance can be a physical challenge that requires aerobic endurance, balance, and dexterity. It’s a workout like nothing else and it’s a learning experience at the same time, which is what people all over the world love about Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training. It’s way more exciting, stimulating, and rewarding than grinding out time on an exercise bike or treadmill. 

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes and the overall self-defense program are designed to systematically teach people how to do defend themselves so they can go home safe. Remember, the system was originally designed to bring people who had little to no hand-to-hand combat experience to a high level of proficiency in a short period of time. We train people to be able to fight back and win if they are assaulted and in order to do this, your body must have a certain capacity for that type of work and activity. A Krav Maga self-defense class will involve drills that push your body to the limit in terms of work and energy output because you need to be able to call on this sort of ability to fight back aggressively against an attacker. Classes will also involve slow, deliberate work on technique that won’t tax your body as much but give your body the chance to learn how to make the movements, and make them in the most efficient and effective way possible. Our expert instructors structure classes in a variety of different ways to help you develop your self-defense skills. 

If your goal is to get into better shape in the new year, Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training can get you there. What’s even better about Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers is that nearly every center also has a Fitness program as well as a Strength and Conditioning program

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These programs were originally developed around the idea of making people better at Krav Maga and that’s where the roots of the program still are. Some of our first fitness classes included heavy bag rounds, conditioning drills, and the use of light weights for different exercises. This workout is now referred to as KM Bag class at most Krav Maga Worldwide training centers. It’s a great way to get a full body workout that burns a ton of calories but also involves the same striking concepts that are used in Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense. As a result, the benefit of the class is two-fold. Participants learn self-defense techniques as part of their workout. 

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Over the past couple of decades the concept of Fitness as well as Strength and Conditioning has expanded and Krav Maga’s programs have expanded as well. Many of our locations now offer high intensity interval training, olympic style weight lifting, and even mobility classes and yoga for recovery. Just like our self-defense system we have taken what has worked best for us, learned from other practices and concepts and adapted all of those elements into our fitness program. 

Being a part of a Krav Maga Worldwide fitness program will help you reach your goals of losing weight, getting leaner, becoming more flexible, improving your endurance, etc. but you’ll also be learning concepts and techniques that relate back to the roots of the program; self-defense. 

The place to train in 2021 and beyond.

Training at a Krav Maga Worldwide certified training center will help you reach your self-defense and fitness related goals for 2021. It will also give you a foundation for your continued development, training, and learning. Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense is built on a system of levels that progress in terms of complexity of techniques as well as the complexity of the overall self-defense scenarios. In higher levels we teach students to defend themselves on the ground, against multiple attackers, and even against attackers armed with blunt weapons, knives and guns. Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense is based on situations and scenarios that could be encountered on the streets and in the real world. That’s why our training is trusted by law enforcement agencies and military units around the world. 

In a broad sense, training at Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers will also help you in areas outside of the self-defense and physical fitness space. You’ll build confidence, awareness and the ability to deal with stress and pressure. In short you will develop a skill set for dealing with adversity. Even if your goals for the new year have more to do with professional development, or improving relationships, or other aspects of personal development, Krav Maga Worldwide training can help you and be a positive part of reaching whatever that next level might be. 

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