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Posted: September 17, 2018

Krav Maga – Helping Boost Confidence and Get You in Shape

Krav Maga is a martial arts developed by Israel Defence Forces that can help people defend themselves against real life dangerous situations. Did it ever cross your mind that it’s also great for helping boost your confidence? If you do, then you must have some experience with how learning martial arts can be great for your confidence.

It’s not just men who practice Krav Maga. In fact, this martial art is popular with women, especially those who want to learn to defend themselves in this unsafe world. Besides helping increase your self-confidence, and learn self-defense, Krav Maga is also good for getting in shape. But focusing on Krav Maga’s benefits, let’s begin with what exactly is this martial art.

What is Krav Maga?

As mentioned before, Krav Maga was developed by the Israel Defence Forces. It’s a self-defense system based on the street fighting skills of Imi Lichtenfeld, a Hungarian-Israeli martial artist. In the 1930s, Lichtenfeld used to defend the Jewish quarter where he lived by fighting fascist groups. He moved to Israel in the 1940s and started providing training sessions to the IDF, aka Israeli Defence Force.

Krav Maga is a self-defense system with the goal of inflicting maximum damage to the opponent, so the fight ends as soon as possible. As such, Krav Maga employs brutal attacks using the elbows, knees, weapons, etc. Basically, you use the most useful tools you have to target the weakest area of your opponent such as the eyes, throat, neck, ribs, knees, groin, solar plexus, etc.

Since Krav Maga is a deadly martial art, it’s not competitive like Muay Thai. Otherwise, people could get seriously hurt or die. Knowing that you are probably asking, ‘What makes Krav Maga a great tool for increasing self-confidence? Well, the answer stems from this martial art’s nature as an excellent self-defense system.

How Does Krav Maga Help Increase Your Self-Confidence?

Surely, you’ve had that idea of wanting to become a badass, right? Just like the action stars you’ve seen in movies. That’s what makes you feel confident with Krav Maga. Nothing beats increasing your self-confidence knowing you are reasonably prepared for whatever comes your way. For way, mastering Krav Maga or even just learning a few tricks will help you feel safer and confident with yourself.

There are not a lot of people with formal training in self-defense or fighting. The result is that during tense or dangerous situations, most people end up losing their cool. But by learning how to defend yourself or what to do in a situation through Krav Maga, you can maintain a level head and be always ready on whatever situation arises.

Get in Shape through Krav Maga Self-Defense

It was stated before that Krav Maga uses brutal attacks to inflict maximum damage. Every move is heavy and directed to the part where it can inflict the most damage. For you to reach the maximum level, intense training is vital. As such, you can expect this self-defense system to include extreme training. It is no regular training with exercises unlike what you’ve tried before.

That being the case, you are sure to lose weight and get in shape by continuous training. One try of this martial art, and you will notice an apparent change not just in your weight but overall physical feeling. But of course, to take advantage of all the benefits that Krav Maga has to offer, it’s essential to follow the advice of an expert in the field.