Krav Maga for self-defense is the most effective real-world system taught today. Originally developed for protection in the Bratislava ghetto, it was later refined and embraced by Israel Defense Forces. Today, it is the preferred system for law enforcement agencies and U.S. military units.
DWCMAP - Krav Maga teaches street self-defense using:
Defined by brutal offensive techniques and quick counterattacks, Krav Maga is the ideal self-defense fighting style for unexpected and dangerous situations. A focus on results without rules of fair fighting means Krav Maga is not a martial art but a revolutionary self-defense course—no katas, no rituals.
Based on simple principles and instinctive movements, our Krav Maga self-defense classes are intended to teach methods exceptionally effective for personal protection in the shortest possible time. Attend one of our classes to learn how to defend against violent chokes, grabs, and strikes, as well as serious threats armed with weapons.
Tested in the streets and proven on the battlefield, Krav Maga’s practical approach to self-defense will help you to be safer with the tools and training of the world’s most effective warriors.
The world-class instructors at DWCMAP - Krav Maga will teach you how to function during the shock and stress of a violent sudden encounter. Enroll in our Krav Maga self-defense training session and witness the changes in your mind and body. Our mission is to prepare our students for real-world dangerous situations where the bad guys aren’t playing for points.
Krav Maga Levels
Level one is designed for new Krav Maga students. The goal of this entry-level classes is to teach the basics of fighting and self-defense. Students will learn various fighting stances and movements, including punches and kicks from standing position, as well as from the ground. Trainees will be introduced to effective elbow and knee strikes, and shown how to defend against punches, chokes, headlocks, and wrist grabs. Students training an average of two or three times per week should expect to complete the level one Krav Maga self-defense curriculum in four months, and be ready to test for KM Level 2.
At level 2, intermediate self-defense course, students will continue to review and hone skills learned in KM level 1. This training will introduce additional punches and kicks, punch defenses with counterattacks, defenses against various chokes and kicks, bearhugs, and headlocks. Precision elements such as timing, distance, and alternative targeting are introduced. Students training an average of two to three times per week can expect to complete the level 2 curriculum in six months before testing for KM Level 3.
Third level Krav Maga self-defense classes sharpen basic techniques and allow students to further expand their foundation of Krav Maga attacks and defenses. Students will continue to refine strikes, defenses against strikes, and more advanced self-defense techniques involving defense against weapons such as guns and sticks. Students training two to three times per week can expect to be eligible to test for the fourth level in nine months.
These advanced Krav Maga self-defense classes are designed for students to broaden their skill sets. In addition to refining tactics and techniques learned in previous levels, students encounter high-threat weapon defenses, learn to deal with attacks from multiple opponents, and learn more advanced ground fighting techniques. Students training two to three times per week can expect to be eligible to test for the fifth level in twelve months.
This advanced Krav Maga self-defense course is home to our most skilled fighters. Students will encounter the entire curriculum of fighting, ground fighting, third-party protection, and defense against all kinds of weapons.
Our Law Enforcement Krav Maga self-defense course is designed to quickly and effectively teach law enforcement and military personnel the principles of Krav Maga that can protect them in the line of duty. Lessons include defense against a variety of armed and unarmed attacks, and use of force issues will be incorporated.
Our krav maga classes for kids focus on teaching practical and effective self-defense principles in a fun, dynamic, and encouraging way. Based on the Krav Maga self-defense system, it differs from traditional martial arts. Krav Maga Worldwide Kids promotes function over form and is designed to bring kids to a high level of proficiency in a relatively short amount of time. Krav Maga Worldwide Kids is offered to kids between the ages of 5 and 13 at a variety of levels.
Krav Maga Fitness programs offer specialized and unique fitness classes that you can’t get anywhere else. Whether you are interested solely in fitness, or you wish to enhance your Krav Maga training, these programs bring an innovative approach combining aspects of the Israeli self-defense system for a total body Krav Maga workout. Our trainers are skilled professionals and completely dedicated to helping students succeed.
We’ve built a state-of-the-art fitness program that delivers outstanding results in a relatively short time. Our unique combination of classes develops strength and stamina; agility and coordination, speed and explosiveness; mobility and balance; power and mental fortitude.
Modalities of Indoor & Outdoor Training:
Functional movements with equipment including kettlebells, dumbbells, and medicine balls.
New to Krav Maga fitness? Don’t sweat it. We welcome students of all levels to join our Krav Maga fitness workouts. At our fitness classes in Granbury, all the movements we teach can be modified or progressed in a way that any level of fitness can participate safely and effectively.
Although designed for the Krav Maga practitioner, this approach is great for anyone looking for an amazing and challenging fitness regimen, male or female. KM Fitness is a diverse, comprehensive strength and conditioning program that combines Krav Maga combative techniques with intense athletic training into an intense Krav Maga workout.
The Krav Maga Kids program is a fun, encouraging addition to our traditional martial arts classes for kids. Along with forms and drills, Krav Maga for children teaches tools and techniques tailored for situations that commonly confront kids at school, on the playground, and in life. In our classes, we stress three things: self-defense, fitness, and confidence. By focusing on these real world needs, kids are engaged in the learning process.
Krav Maga For Kids Teaches Confidence
One of our primary missions with any age group is fostering mental strength. A strong mind is agile, aware, and confident. Far from being a physical-only class, Krav Maga for children trains young minds to think and react with an emphasis on situational awareness and creative problem-solving. Whether they’re facing problems caused by a school bully or a surprise math test, your child has a set of tools to handle the situation.
In our Krav Maga classes, your child will get plenty of exercise, but it will be exercise with a purpose. By linking their physical activity to real self-defense techniques, we focus on training the muscles they will be asked to use both in class and the real world. We help your kids develop and maintain healthy bodies through the use of exercise, nutrition, and mindfulness. They will learn the limits of their body, and how to push themselves safely to expand those limits.
Students learn skills quickly and stay in shape, but they also get the practical skills to keep them safe. During our self defense classes for kids, they are taught awareness of their environment, what to do if they are attacked, and when to avoid a fight. By cultivating the proper mindset and the physical skills needed to support it, you help keep your child safe even when you aren’t around.
One benefit of our children’s classes is the unparalleled socialization practice they will get. They will have the chance to work on individual and collaborative communication with instructors, peers, and eventually, beginners like they once were. Empathy, compassion, and leadership are core values we instill in our students.
Working with DWCMAP Krav Maga is the right choice for any parent who wants to see their child meet and exceed their potential.
At DWCMAP, Modern Krav Maga is an effective and dynamic self-defense system. It is at the heart of Mixed Modern Combatives because it pulls from different fighting systems, and we fine-tune our modern version to be relevant and applicable for all people in today’s world. You will find more wrestling in our system than your traditional, manual-based Krav Maga systems.
Krav Maga (lit. 'contact combat') is an Israeli Martial Art. Developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) it is derived from a combination of techniques used in aikido, judo, karate, boxing, and wrestling. It is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extreme efficiency. Hungarian-born Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler to defend Jews in war against fascist groups in the mid-to-late 1930s, developed Krav Maga through his experiences in street fighting. After his immigration to Mandatory Palestine in the late 1940s, he began to provide lessons on combat training to Jewish paramilitary groups that would later form the IDF during the Israeli War of Independence.
From the outset, the original concept of Krav Maga was to take the most effective and practical techniques of other fighting styles (originally European boxing, wrestling, and street fighting) and make them rapidly teachable to conscripted soldiers. It has a philosophy emphasizing aggression and simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and has been used by Israeli special forces and regular infantry units alike. Closely related variations have been developed and adopted by Israeli law enforcement and intelligence organizations, and there are also several organizations teaching variations of Krav Maga internationally. Additionally, there are two forms of Krav Maga, with one type adapted for Israeli security forces and the other type adapted for civilian use.
The term krav maga in Hebrew is literally translated as 'contact combat' – the three letter root of the first word is k-r-v (קרב), and the noun derived from this root means either "combat" or "battle"; whereas the second word is a participle form derived from the verb root n-g-'a (נגע), that literally means either "contact" or "touch".
Like most martial arts, Krav Maga encourages students to avoid physical confrontation. If this is impossible or unsafe, it promotes finishing a fight as quickly and aggressively as possible. Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body, and training is not limited to techniques that avoid severe injury; some even permanently injure or cause death to the opponent.
Students learn to defend against all variety of attacks and are taught to counter in the quickest and most efficient way.
Ideas in Krav Maga include:
Training can also cover the study and development of situational awareness to develop an understanding of one's surroundings, learning to understand the psychology of a street confrontation, and identifying potential threats before an attack occurs. It may also cover physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible. It also teaches mental toughness, using controlled scenarios to strengthen mental fortitude in order for students to control the impulse and not do something rash, but instead attack only when necessary and as a last resort.
Some of the key focuses of techniques in Krav Maga are—as described above—effectiveness and instinctive response under stress. To that end, Krav Maga is an eclectic system that has not sought to replace existing effective techniques, taking what is useful from available systems, for example:
The IDF offers a five-week Krav Maga instructor course. It has held an annual Krav Maga competition since May 2013.
Upon Imi Lichtenfeld's retirement from the IDF, he decided to open a school and teach Krav Maga to civilians. The first Krav Maga course took place at the Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel, in 1971, under his direct supervision.
Most of the Krav Maga organizations in Israel use Imi Lichtenfeld's colored belt grading system which is based upon the Judo ranking system. It starts with white belt, and then yellow, orange, green, blue, brown and black belts. Black belt students can move up the ranks from 1st to 9th Dan. The time and requirements for advancing have some differences between the organizations.
Other organizations that teach Krav Maga in and outside of Israel use similar grading systems.
A patch system was developed by Eyal Yanilov in the late 1980s. The grades are divided into three main categories; Practitioner, Graduate and Expert. Each of the categories, which are often abbreviated to their initials, has five ranks. Grades P1 through to P5 are the student levels and make up the majority of the Krav Maga community. After P5 are G1-G5, and in order to achieve Graduate level the student has to demonstrate a proficiency in all of the P level techniques before advancing.
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