ISRAEL: The Origins of Krav Maga

Krav Maga is Israel’s own marital arts system, infamous for being fast and brutal, usually with the intention to disable or even harm your opponent. I used to do kickboxing as a kid, so the moves feel familiar, but Krav Maga is much more focused on maximizing damage – I was taught to avoid eye gouges, not to go for them!

An interesting short documentary on Krav Maga’s origins above, and an introductory class on punches below from an Israeli Krav Maga instructor, if you want to give it a go!

If you’re looking for more of a workout, here’s a 20 minute home workout that incorporates Krav Maga elements as well – it really got my cardio going.

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