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Who we are

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

KM CQC Academy’s objective is to spread the authentic, up-to-date, and practical Krav Maga system. We aspire to make it accessible to those who need it and recruit individuals of the highest character to learn and teach this system. Our style of Krav Maga is open to everyone, regardless of their location, nationality, or faith. We aim to provide the best service and support at the most affordable cost. We do not believe in long-term legal contracts, the only document that will require a signature from you will be an  indemnity form. Our goal is to work collaboratively, learn from one another, and grow as individuals, and as martial artists.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?
WE TRAIN YOU TO DEFEND YOURSELF AGAINST ATTACKS ON YOU BY CRIMINALS!

We train you to;
CLEAR the incoming threat / attack so that you do not get grabbed, stabbed, shot or struck.

Then;
CONTROL the weapon and the attacker so that the danger of the attack (In legal terms; the ACT) cannot continue.

Then;
COUNTER – ESCAPE, if it is possible to do this. In our country the attacker (alleged criminal) is armed. This alone shows his intent to do grievous bodily harm or worse. If you are unable to escape without harm to you, you must then use your trained skills to counter (defeat – injure) the attacker in the shortest time (5 seconds) in such a manner that he is totally unable to continue the attack against you.

What weapons defence techniques do we have / teach?

We have six Gun Defence techniques and seven Knife Defence techniques (with some additional transitions and ‘starts’). We use any one (or more depending on the action / reaction of the attacker) of these during his initial attack and our counter-attack.

THIS IS WHAT WE DO, SO THAT WE CAN WALK WITH THE ASSURANCE THAT WHEN THE TIME COMES, WE ARE ABLE TO DEFEND, SURVIVE  – AND – LIVE ON OUR TERMS!

White belt students learning to defend themselves

anel@learn-krav-maga.co.za
082 494 2670  |  072 135 9226

Our Training Philosophy

Step one is to train using effective techniques. It’s useless to train stuff that only works in certain situations and / or for certain people. (Those fit and muscular Students)

The second step is that after you have become physically and mentally proficient at the effective techniques you need to refine them and increase their efficiency. (Speed, precision and effectiveness)

For example, we all know that the hammer fist is effective as a basic strike, but we can increase our efficiency with it by training it properly (targeting specific body parts, body alignment etc.)

Krav Maga becomes more effective when we use the same or similar basic technique across a broad range of applications; i.e., overhooks, underhooks, depth of movement, balance.

What do I mean by this?

It is how we train. And that’s just as important as what we train. It is important to make sure that our training methods and how we train have to be effective.

Fast skill acquisition does not happen by practising at full speed or by working the heavy bag. We have to practice efficiently. Also important is to minimise the effect of tactical distractions.

How do we do this?

We slowly introduce ‘stress’ into a technique. i.e., the student knows the basic move, performs it reasonably well over 100 repetitions – we then introduce a slight distraction and the technique that was well executed before turns into a scramble to ‘just getting it done’, let alone getting it done correctly. (This is what we expect and this is what really happens) This is also why we introduce “STRESS TRAINING”. From senior Green Belt and onwards our aggression training steps up a level or two; our non-compliance as an ‘attacker’ also adds to the stress level. Our attacker’s actions are now simulated (Sun Tzu – ‘if you know your enemy and you know yourself. . .’) and our various counter-strikes and take-downs become a part of the routine. (John Boyd – OODA Loop)

Come have some fun learning an important and necessary combat survival skill with us here at KM & CQC Academy.

A word of caution

Krav is for everyone but not everyone is for Krav. As mentioned earlier on our HOME Page –

Krav Maga translates loosely as close quarters combat. It is also a mindset – ATTITUDE to not be a victim of crime, and uses a system of similar unarmed combat techniques taught all over the world.

Krav Maga is NOT “an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something fashionable“ or a “quick Fix”.

The words imply physical and mental action, co-ordination, a myriad of survival combat skills you need to be aware of, that will become more and more important to you, as you travel this rocky road.

As the name implies, combat; you may get hurt, pick up some souvenirs (bruises), learn; breakfalls, how to roll and other exercises while punching, kicking and more, strange stuff you are not used to doing.

Is Krav Maga easy to learn?

Many Instructors say it is, it seems that this is not so at first. Of course, you will struggle the remember the language, the techniques and moves, this is normal. Some Students seem to remember the ‘moves’ easily – others struggle. This is OK – we all learn differently.

Never become despondent, frustrated, impatient, arrogant. I run a close quarter combat system which is tried and tested. My senior Students (advanced Green Belt past Black Belt) are very capable in this craft. Many of my students, at all stages of training (Orange Belt & upwards; from the ages 13 years to 60 years of age) have defended themselves in real life situations, NONE have failed themselves.

The solution is simple; Train – repeat, repeat, repeat; then train – repeat, repeat, repeat; then: . .