Israeli Self-Defense System Takes Off in Britain

(Independent-UK) Paul Kelbie - Krav Maga, a highly effective form of unarmed combat pioneered by the Israeli Defense Forces and adopted by security professionals, has become the fastest-growing self-defense system in the world. Adapted to civilian needs, the system, which is based on natural human survival instincts, is now practiced by more than 200,000 people globally and has been adopted by Hollywood celebrities as both a means of defense and fitness. "The beauty of Krav Maga is that it does not require any previous skill or years of practice to be effective," said a qualified instructor in Scotland. Krav Maga uses hands, forearms, elbows, knees, legs, and heads to strike vulnerable parts of a body including ears, eyes, throat, and groins to achieve the aim of its philosophy of "protect and survive."

2005-09-16 00:00:00

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