Over the weekend we talked about Friday night’s Fight Quest show featuring the Isreali military self defense art of Krav Maga. A video capturing some of the key scenes from the show have been posted online. You gotta check it out, it’s totally crazy. And don’t forget to check out Fight Quest on the Discovery Channel Friday nights, the show is much like the History Channel’s Human Weapon, only better..
On last night’s Fight Quest, the Discovery channel captured an interesting documentary of the Israeli self defense martial art of Krav Maga. I thought it was extremely interesting and wanted to put the concept out there for all of the reader. The Krav Maga self defense system is unique in that it’s 100% hardcore, all out, no rules, survival mentality. As explained by Wiki:
In Krav Maga, there are no hard-and-fast rules, and no distinction in training for men and women. It is not a sport, and there are no specific uniforms, attire or competitions, although some organizations recognise progress through training with rank badges and different levels. All the techniques focus on maximum efficiency in real-life conditions. Krav Maga generally assumes a no quarter situation; the attacks and defenses are intended for potentially lethal threat situations, and aim to neutralize these and escape via maximum pain or damage to opponents, as rapidly and safely as possible.
Here’s an Urban Tactical example of Krav Maga that gives a better feel for the “art”.