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Krav Maga Training

Posted by Dennis Fritzinger on April 2, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Krav Maga requires constant repetition for a long time hundreds, thousands. Why? People pretend to think that it's like school you learn material memorize it, you pass the test, get a diploma. The truth is if we look back at what we learned at school if you take a test we would most likely fail it. The only things we know now for the most part are the things we use on a everyday basis. If you don't use it, you lose it, you forget it. These techniques we use are not like what you learned in school as we learn now the majority of material we learned in school is useless, worthless. The knowledge here is what's important not the diploma. We need the knowledge " God for bid in case we need to use it." Not to write it down in a 3 ring binder and not practice it, but only to remember to take a test. We need to use it, review them over and over again, slow, then in a high stress situation. If someone comes up and catches you unaware with a knife, You have your family with you or someone you need to protect, there you are, you have to deal with it. You need to be able to react instinctively, that you don't even know what you did.

How realistic is your training

Posted by Dennis Fritzinger on January 3, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (1)
"Why so sad? Who died?" I was asked this morning as I walked in to the factory to pick up an order of our IDF combat pants. "Menachem Stark", I answered. "Who? I don't know the name." I explained, "A New York real estate guy, Jewish, Hasidic, father of 7, or 8, rumored to have had some shady business dealings." "But how does that affect you?" I did not know him personally, but every human tragedy affects me, and ...of course this hits closer to home. I used to work in that area, I worked with that community. And as a Krav Maga Self Defense instructor this gets me thinking. All morning long I was busy with answering e mails, blogs, orders, T shirts, planning my next trip, but alone in the car for a few minutes and my mind began to wonder. I found myself in his body walking out of an office in Brooklyn, when suddenly, two men appear. Did I know them? I cannot be sure. Where they armed, guns or knives? I do not know. I found myself feeling his fear and imagining the situation he faced. At a moment like this one wonders; Fight back or comply? How could he know their intention was to kill him? Perhaps they said, "The Big man wants to talk to you, now, get in the car." Perhaps he thought they just wanted money. After all it makes no sense to kill someone over a business deal. If you kill the guy how will you ever get your money? Very confusing. But at that moment we all must make a quick decision, sometimes a split second decision; fight back or comply? My guess would be that when they come to get you...you fight back or you die. The poor guy was found dead, burnt, in a dumpster. That image will stay with his family forever. During the years of the Holocaust those who died early and were buried in a proper grave where envied, at least they were not thrown out like the trash. As a Krav Maga instructor my first priority is people's safety. My thoughts turn to him, to all of us, trying to feel, to picture ; I feel it. Walking out of a building, totally relaxed, just another day of business. And then, everything changes in an instant. How do we manage this situation? Two burly strong men? with guns? with knives? What do we do? He was a big guy, did he struggle? What if it were a child? a small person? a woman? What do we do!!!! The blood cries out to heaven, what do we do? Our answer must not be silence. Our answer must be training. We must feel this pain and take action. We must reenact this scene over and over again, we must not forget, we must not let silence take over. Apathy cannot win. Our voices must be heard. We must incorporate this into our Krav Maga training and from Zion shall come forth the word. From this dark day we must create light. From this pain we must create strength. A man, a woman, a child, is walking home, they just want to get home when suddenly, some evil person comes along and... We must be prepared, we must not look at Krav Maga as a "hobby" or a fun weight loss program.It must be more than a "feel good confidence building program", it must be real self defense. We must reach out to people; for the Orthodox have classes run by rabbis, for the women get pink gloves, I don't care! but we must reach people, we must try. Do not let the silence take over. More information: I just found the following that sheds some light on this particular situation: This development comes as cops released dramatic surveillance footage that shows the suspects forcing Stark into a Dodge Caravan after he left his offices in Williamsburg late on Thursday evening. Officers say the incident happened at around 11.20pm, when Stark was grabbed by two men on Rutledge Street in South Williamsburg. Some reports suggest he was carrying $4,000 in cash. Stark was approached and manhandled into a light-colored van by two men as he left his office at Southside Associates at 331 Rutledge Street. His wife, Bashie, apparently became concerned when Stark did not return after midnight and contacted Shomrim, a neighborhood patrol group for the Orthodox community. Surveillance footage was then discovered in Stark's office that shows a struggle with one man, before the van pulls up and he is wrestled by two men into the vehicle. Stark's brothers Yitzy and Yoely told the New York Post: 'We saw two people fighting with him, and they put him into a big white van, a Dodge Caravan,' Yitzy, 30, said. The brothers described Menachem's alleged attackers to the Post as 'big' and 'black.' The Cause? Many complaints were registered against Mr. Stark over business matters, quite serious allegations. However, I feel the comment left by a fellow named Jose, summed it up best. "Even IF everything is true, none of that even remotely justifies murder and leaving a widow with eight orphans. There are many other avenues through which to go about righting financial wrongs or even mistreatment of tenants. If every person with this level of wrongdoing and up would be killed, our streets would look like a war zone and the world's population would be a lot smaller. Have we sunk to the level of Hamas and al-Qaeda, where brutal murder is glorified due to the victims (or their govt) being perceived as having unfairly treated others?" (Jose, New York) My friends, share this blog, spread the word, and ...come to train with me. We have holy work to do. Footnote: My cousin just sent me a video with some footage of the actual abduction. It was very blurry, however, I noted that it was snowy and the ground was of course covered with snow. How many dojos' train in the snow? (And I am not talking about traditional kata in the snow but real self-defense training). When we train in our cozy training halls do we take into account that on the day they come to abduct us it might not be such perfect conditions? That it might be raining or snowing? That the ground might be slippery and we might be wearing dress shoes? How realistic is your training!?????????? This was taking by my old Instructor Moshe Katz I find this article intriguing enough to bring to you.

How realistic is your training

Posted by Dennis Fritzinger on January 3, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)
"Why so sad? Who died?" I was asked this morning as I walked in to the factory to pick up an order of our IDF IKI combat pants. "Menachem Stark", I answered. "Who? I don't know the name." I explained, "A New York real estate guy, Jewish, Hasidic, father of 7, or 8, rumored to have had some shady business dealings." "But how does that affect you?" I did not know him personally, but every human tragedy affects me, and ...of course this hits closer to home. I used to work in that area, I worked with that community. And as a Krav Maga Self Defense instructor this gets me thinking. All morning long I was busy with answering e mails, blogs, orders, T shirts, planning my next trip, but alone in the car for a few minutes and my mind began to wonder. I found myself in his body walking out of an office in Brooklyn, when suddenly, two men appear. Did I know them? I cannot be sure. Where they armed, guns or knives? I do not know. I found myself feeling his fear and imagining the situation he faced. At a moment like this one wonders; Fight back or comply? How could he know their intention was to kill him? Perhaps they said, "The Big man wants to talk to you, now, get in the car." Perhaps he thought they just wanted money. After all it makes no sense to kill someone over a business deal. If you kill the guy how will you ever get your money? Very confusing. But at that moment we all must make a quick decision, sometimes a split second decision; fight back or comply? My guess would be that when they come to get you...you fight back or you die. The poor guy was found dead, burnt, in a dumpster. That image will stay with his family forever. During the years of the Holocaust those who died early and were buried in a proper grave where envied, at least they were not thrown out like the trash. As a Krav Maga instructor my first priority is people's safety. My thoughts turn to him, to all of us, trying to feel, to picture ; I feel it. Walking out of a building, totally relaxed, just another day of business. And then, everything changes in an instant. How do we manage this situation? Two burly strong men? with guns? with knives? What do we do? He was a big guy, did he struggle? What if it were a child? a small person? a woman? What do we do!!!! The blood cries out to heaven, what do we do? Our answer must not be silence. Our answer must be training. We must feel this pain and take action. We must reenact this scene over and over again, we must not forget, we must not let silence take over. Apathy cannot win. Our voices must be heard. We must incorporate this into our Krav Maga training and from Zion shall come forth the word. From this dark day we must create light. From this pain we must create strength. A man, a woman, a child, is walking home, they just want to get home when suddenly, some evil person comes along and... We must be prepared, we must not look at Krav Maga as a "hobby" or a fun weight loss program.It must be more than a "feel good confidence building program", it must be real self defense. We must reach out to people; for the Orthodox have classes run by rabbis, for the women get pink gloves, I don't care! but we must reach people, we must try. Do not let the silence take over. More information: I just found the following that sheds some light on this particular situation: This development comes as cops released dramatic surveillance footage that shows the suspects forcing Stark into a Dodge Caravan after he left his offices in Williamsburg late on Thursday evening. Officers say the incident happened at around 11.20pm, when Stark was grabbed by two men on Rutledge Street in South Williamsburg. Some reports suggest he was carrying $4,000 in cash. Stark was approached and manhandled into a light-colored van by two men as he left his office at Southside Associates at 331 Rutledge Street. His wife, Bashie, apparently became concerned when Stark did not return after midnight and contacted Shomrim, a neighborhood patrol group for the Orthodox community. Surveillance footage was then discovered in Stark's office that shows a struggle with one man, before the van pulls up and he is wrestled by two men into the vehicle. Stark's brothers Yitzy and Yoely told the New York Post: 'We saw two people fighting with him, and they put him into a big white van, a Dodge Caravan,' Yitzy, 30, said. The brothers described Menachem's alleged attackers to the Post as 'big' and 'black.' The Cause? Many complaints were registered against Mr. Stark over business matters, quite serious allegations. However, I feel the comment left by a fellow named Jose, summed it up best. "Even IF everything is true, none of that even remotely justifies murder and leaving a widow with eight orphans. There are many other avenues through which to go about righting financial wrongs or even mistreatment of tenants. If every person with this level of wrongdoing and up would be killed, our streets would look like a war zone and the world's population would be a lot smaller. Have we sunk to the level of Hamas and al-Qaeda, where brutal murder is glorified due to the victims (or their govt) being perceived as having unfairly treated others?" (Jose, New York) My friends, share this blog, spread the word, and ...come to train with me. We have holy work to do. Footnote: My cousin just sent me a video with some footage of the actual abduction. It was very blurry, however, I noted that it was snowy and the ground was of course covered with snow. How many dojos' train in the snow? (And I am not talking about traditional kata in the snow but real self-defense training). When we train in our cozy training halls do we take into account that on the day they come to abduct us it might not be such perfect conditions? That it might be raining or snowing? That the ground might be slippery and we might be wearing dress shoes? How realistic is your training!?????????? This was taking by my old Instructor Moshe Katz I find this article intriguing enough to bring to you.

The history and teachings of Imi

Posted by Dennis Fritzinger on March 8, 2015 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (1)
These street conflicts Imi was involved in were intense and dangerous, frequently leading to deaths on either side. This type of violence was the proving ground for Imi. It was here that Imi learned the stark difference between the Boxing and Wrestling matches of his youth and the life or death nature of of gang violence. Imi later refined these experiences to form the concepts used in the development of Krav Maga. Imi and his activities eventually came to the attention of the authorities and it was only a matter of time for him now. As a marked man Imi had to leave his native country for what was then called Palestine, (now Israel). At 30 years old, Imi left Europe on the last boat to escape the Nazi???s the Pentcho. Imi was never to see his father alive again. The Pentcho was a decrepit old River steamer purchased from its Greek owners who called it the Stefano. The Pentcho was moored in, Romania and was awaiting scrapping. It was an elderly River boat with side mounted steam paddles ??? a very old design.The Jewish agents purchasing the vessel registered it under the Bulgarian flag and renamed it Pentcho. The ship was in such poor condition that numerous officials had to be bribed to allow the vessel to comply with various rules as it was not fit to pass any sea worthiness examination. Jewish migrants from all across Europe had gathered in Bratislavia and were attempting to flee the numerous nazi round ups. Whilst in British Mandated Palestine Imi was introduced by friends to Yitzhak Sadeh, the head of the Haganah. He immediately recruited Imi as an instructor of face-to-face combat because of his widely respected fighting skills. In 1944, Imi began to lead troops in specialized physical fitness training, which included swimming, practical wrestling, and use of a knife and defense against knife techniques. Between 1942 and 1948, Imi supervised the training of the special units of the Haganah, Pal???mach, Palyam, and of the police forces. This training was called at that time, Kapap ??? an acronym for krav panim l???panim or face-to-face combat. In 1948 the state of Israel came into existence and was recognised by the United Nations. This event was the motivating force behind the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, a series of armed conflicts between newly formed nation of Israel and its Arab neighbors, who rejected the UN proposition. Imi joined the newly founded Israeli army in 1948. Here Imi commencing a 15 year period of military service with the IDF. He began to build upon the foundation of fighting principles that were comprised of his boxing, wrestling, gymnastic, and military training. This new fighting style was termed Krav Maga, or contact combat.As the head instructor of Krav Maga for the IDF, Imi had to sift through his own knowledge and experience, as well as the knowledge and experience of his soldiers, to expand the style with the most efficient methods of defence and offence possible. Imis??? system of Krav Maga had to be fast to learn, simple to use and most importantly, effective for large groups of people with minimal training. In addition, the system had to be suitable for use in the worst possible situations such as when injured, unarmed or at close range with multiple armed attackers. The difficulty of providing this training and the experience and ingenuity required by Imi are hard to overstress. Lack of resources, including firearms, meant that trainees were taught how to use clubs, knives and even rocks to defend themselves. Imi devised and taught techniques and principles that were easy to learn and easy to apply for new recruits. They also had to be learned in a short period of time and work, even under extreme pressure or disadvantage.

Thinking About Taking Self Defense

Posted by Dennis Fritzinger on May 1, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

For all those of you thinking about self-defense, you may have heard the term krav maga thrown around. This is often a type of fighting developed from the Israeli army, designed to maintain soldiers alive in hand-to-hand fight. As opposed to other types of fighting or martial arts, in krav maga there are actually no rules or restrictions. The one goal is to defeat your opponent and sustain as small injury as achievable. It truly is a brutal, powerful, and deadly approach of fighting. It's also gaining in recognition all over the world, and in some components of the U.S. is the primary approach of teaching hand to hand fight in police coaching. The FBI among other agencies routinely use this as fundamental training for his or her recruits.

 

 

Krav Maga Self Defense Best Unarmed Self Defense Technique

 

 

Krav Maga Martial Arts An Essential Israeli Self Defense

 

 

Krav Maga, Where Instinct Comes to Your Rescue

 

 

 

 

Krav maga has been deemed probably the most successful method of hand-to-hand combat, and in addition the most realistic. Which means; you will discover no rules when fighting with this manner. Guidelines in real-life scenarios haven't any location. This form of combat merely focuses on the individual surviving using the least amount of force essential. This also indicates that krav maga focuses on attacking delicate parts around the human physique, whereas other types of fighting don't enable groin hits or eye targeting.

 

 

Krav maga training is reportedly particularly powerful and tricky. Usually, trainees are subjected to training which is rather tough so as to make a state of physical exhaustion. This mimics the real-life scenario of becoming attacked, and thus greater prepares the participants. In the beginning, protective padding might be used throughout training to prevent needless injuries, nevertheless as coaching progressive padding just isn't employed typically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krav maga encourages trainees to maintain awareness of their surroundings, and keep a keen eye searching out for escape routes. The thought would be to depart alive from any encounter, and this indicates attempting to run each time you may. Krav maga also encourages using objects readily available to you on the ground or or else, and coaching includes getting to be creative with weapons.

 

 

Why is this so powerful in hand-to-hand combat? In case you are against an opponent which has discovered conventional procedures of martial arts, it minimizes their training for the bare bones, no-rules form of fighting. This can be unfamiliar for many people, and also the no-rules element requires coaching and creativity. Krav maga also advocates switching from defensive to offensive positions quickly and effectively, to consider your opponent by surprise.

 

 

Regardless of no matter whether you might be in the military or the police force, Krav maga can be extremely valuable being a self-defense mechanism, especially for girls. It is also amazing workout, and can advantage men and women of all ages searching to strengthen their wellness and self awareness within the event of an emergency.

 

Krav Maga - How to defend yourself on the street

Posted by Dennis Fritzinger on November 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Krav Maga - How to defend yourself on the street

The story of Jenny !

This was the keyword: self-defense. My schoolmates bullied me when I was in school. It was not often but sometimes I was the guy who got knocked by children who wanted to show how tough they are. On my school bullying children was like an entry ticket to a girls, you know what I mean. Also if you are a girl, in fact a fat and ugly one, the boys bullyied you. Doesn't matter. The main reason was to look strong.

When I remember this time I laugh only. Yes, I am not a boy maybe but who said self-defense is for boys only? I decided to learn self defense when I was confronted with a bad situation the first time in my life. It was at 9 pm. You have to know, here where I live, it is not safe on the streets especially if you are a woman. Perverted men will bother and try to get what they want. Let us not go deeper in the details. You just have to know that those perverts are not friendly and they will not let you go easily.

2 weeks ago it happened: I was at my friend Laura. We watched Tv but I noticed it was late outside and I did not come with the car because the only way I have to pass were 3 streets. bad luck. because this evening the Jenny everyone knew before would change. Three guys came to my direction. I knew something was wrong and I had to go faster. When I tried to walk faster they whistled and called hey babe, where are you going? Stop for a moment! Hah, I definitely are not about to stop and began to run. One of them was drunk I guess, when I passed them he grabbed my arm and the other one with bad breath laughed at me and grabbed my boobs. I kicked him into his balls and ran as fast as I can. Back at home I started crying...

Finally laying in my bed I started thinking. What to do if it happens again? Or worse, if I see this guys again? I was crying and could not sleep.

I started to find for a solution: Self-defense! I used every keyword I could imagine to find the perfect one. I will not explain how I came to Krav Maga, but I finally did. This system is by far one of the best and realistic systems out there.

About Today'sKrav Maga

Posted by Dennis Fritzinger on July 13, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Krav Maga

Krav Maga was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld who came up with this form of martial art by combining street fighting skills with wrestling and boxing. Thus when someone learns Krav Maga they learn various striking techniques, grappling and wrestling. Krav Maga is considered one of the most efficient forms of self defense and it involves getting into brutal and aggressive forms of counter attacks.

 

Krav Maga is not only used by the Israeli defense forces and intelligence agencies like Shin Bet and Mossad but has also been adopted by many security and intelligence forces worldwide. In the USA, Krav Maga is extremely popular among the CIA, Federal Air Marshals and US Air Force among others.

 

Krav Maga t shirt

There are various forms that you get when you check out Krav Maga t shirt shirt online. Some of these t-shirts may show two people combating each other. You will also find some websites that list the training Krav Maga t shirt. Anyone learning Krav Maga can wear such a Krav Maga t shirt. Then there are other t-shirts that show various human and other forms engaged in Krav Maga or some form of Krav Maga logo. In fact, there are so many options available in the Krav Maga t shirt that it difficult to list them out in a page.

How to buy the best Krav Maga t shirt?

Shopping around to see various Krav Maga t shirt forms online is the best way to buy these t shirts. Since Krav Maga is such a popular martial art you will never have trouble finding websites that sell these t-shirts. Choose a well known Israeli Krav Maga t shirt website and you should be able to pick up the best.

 

Go for your Krav Maga t shirt today and show the world that you adore this form of self defense. And also learn Krav Maga when you wear your Krav Maga t shirt.

Realistic Krav Maga

Posted by Dennis Fritzinger on April 5, 2013 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

My name is Dennis Fritzinger I have been in the Martial Arts world since 1995. Although I actually have been taking Martial Arts since 1986. My uncle was a Brown Belt in Taekwondo when he introduced me to the world of Martial Arts. I lived in a small town called Slatington, Pa. While living in this town I seemed to be in a street fight every week. Although I thought I was ready to fight and of course I thought I was a bad ass I never backed down from a fight. I was not prepared for what reality really was while fighting normal protocal was you and the other person would fight while a group of people gathered around in a circle to watch. During two of my street fights I have encountered a weapon "knife" being used I was not prepared for this either time. The first time was outside of a police station at a playground while I had a knife put to my throat THANK GOD he didn't actually use it. The second time I was cut badly in my right knee which I still bare to this day a 3 inch scar. In 1995 I started taking TangSooDo which is incorporated with four Martial Arts 1) TaeKwonDo 2) Hapkido 3) Judo 4) Chinese Boxing. I now hold 1st dan in this art. In 1998 I began my career in PasaRyu Karate which is incorporated with four Martial Arts 1) Shudokan Karate 2) Kung Fu 3) TaeKwonDo 4) Hapkido. I now hold Certified Instructor 3rd dan. In 2008 my search for knowledge in the Martial Arts brought me to a Martial Art I never heard of before. The ever popular Krav Maga I had gone to my first seminar. What then as I had thought were really effective street effective Martial Arts. I had learned did not prepare me for the street at all if I were to be attacked again. The Korean Martial Arts did not teach me what I needed to know. I was in amazed by Krav Maga. Although I have since switch my Martial Arts to Krav Maga all together and Have been teaching it since 2010.

I have learned from past experiences that even in Krav Maga you can learn bad techniques. I have taught numerous students over my years as a Pa State Police Lethal Weapons Instructor and Former Dunbar Armored Guard employee nothing ever prepares you for an attack on the street. While over the years I have taught police officers from the Emmaus Police Dept., Hazleton Police, Wilkes Barre Police, Military, Homeland Security, Interns studying to be US Marshals, Securtiy Officers, Correctional Officers, Fugitive Recovery Agents, Jeet Kune Do Instructors, to Kempo Jujitsu Instructors pretty much all walks of life. When I would do a survival night which pretty much when the shit hits the fan night. My students were not really prepared with the techniques I was teaching them.

Martial Arts Instructors all have egoes, just as the students who take them. Sorry but this is a reality. The truth is you have to be able to adapt your techniques to every students strength and real life situation.

When I have taught Defensive Tactics Instructors, and the Local Police, Homeland Security, State Police and other various students of walks of life they have all said the same thing. WOW, I really haven't been taught anything to prepare me. The situation you put me in is so realistic.

The truth is for those in Law Enforcement, Martial Artist, Military, and every day Civilians. You may think you know what to do and your training may be next to none. For the ones who live through the street attack. If you are carrying a gun, you must have time to react to the situation. It comes down to this if you do not have time to use your gun then you will have to fight back until you can. While putting yourself in a harmful situation 9 out of 10 people actually die by their own gun while being attacked, or during an arrest.

My experience has taught me over the years that you have to know what is a good technique that will keep you and your students safe and when to get rid of the technique because in a real life situation it doesn't work.

I now use what I have learned in Krav Maga and still use some very effective techniques from TangSooDo and PasaRyu Karate not against a gun or knife but good against other attacks while teaching.

What I try to tell people is in a real life situation, It's raining or your sweating, possibly bleeding during a attack or confrontation. When your adrenaline is kicking in if you do not know what to do in this situation you will end up seriously hurt or even killed. Worse yet maybe even your loved ones.

I see Krav Maga schools, Brazilian Jujitsu schools, MMA schools, all kinds of schools that really teach their students techniques that will get them hurt on the street. I have seen Law Enforcement not ready for the Real World.

If your going to take the time to learn Self Defense or take Martial Arts. Make sure the techniques not only protect you but your loved ones also. I have seen many Matial Arts even Krav Maga use hand grabs or wrist grabs while trying to attack back against a knife attack. You will never subdue your attacker while using a jujitsu hand grab or wrist grab. Again comes back to this if there is blood, rain, sweat involved or no shirt you cannot hold the arm. This is one of the easiest hold to get out of.

The other is a Gun Attack to many Instructors while teaching their students do not care about their surroundings. let's just take the gun away, while the gun has a hair line trigger and injures or possibly kills your friend or family.

So my question is do you want to keep throwing your hard earned money away. While using techniques that may ineffective on the street or do you want to have confidence that what you are learning will keep you and your family safe.

Learn Real Krav Maga, from an Instructor who is not afraid to adapt to the situation and will take the time to help each individual student become the best Martial Artist they can be. The object is to get home safely that's why you spend your hard earned money.

Is Krav Maga Really Effective

Posted by Dennis Fritzinger on January 26, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

In 1964, Imi Lichtenfeld finished his military service and adapted Krav Maga to civilian frameworks. In Israel, Krav Maga is taught, by Haim Gideon, at the Wingate Institute,one of the world's leading physical fitness centers. It is taught to men, women, and children under the auspices of the Israeli Ministry of Sport and Education.

Krav Maga is the official system of hand-to-hand combat and self-defense employed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Security Forces, the Israeli Police and Military Police and its Special Operations and Anti-Terrorist Units.The IDF including their Special Forces Units, Israeli Police, and Internal Security Branches currently uses this style on a day-to-day basis.

In the United States, personnel from various Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies and military units around the world have received training in Krav Maga, including the FBI,AFOSI Anti-terrorism Specialty Team, United States Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration Arrest and Control Unit, U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, State Department, CIA, several divisions of the United States Coast Guard, and police and sheriff's offices in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, Alabama, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, and Maryland. In addition to the Special Operations Forces of Israel (e.g. Sayeret Matkal, YAMAM, etc.), several special units from other countries have adopted this system for their hand-to-hand combat.These units include GIGN, Federal Police Special Units, FBI HRT, and SWAT, among others.

I'm sure there's a damn good reason for that.

Krav Maga and Religion

Posted by Dennis Fritzinger on January 21, 2013 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Krav Maga and Religion does it go hand and hand. My answer is "Yes". The same way God has given us the 10 commandments to teach us how to keep safe, and make us aware of our surroundings to teach us law. Krav Maga teaches safety and awareness. Without some type of awareness of our surroundings there would be endless possibilities of us getting hurt in our every day lives. With hatred increasing more and more each day. The world moves at a faster pace we have a tendency not to slow down and pay attention to our surroundings. You need to pay attention how close you are traveling to a car. Make sure you have enough gas in case someone approaches you so you may take off with your car. Leave enough space while coming to a stop in case you need to quick pull your car out of a bad situation. Always check your car for suspicious activity as your walking towards it. Look under the car, check the back seat before entering. While you are out walking always pay attention to your surroundings do not listen to your music to loud and try to keep a safe distance away from people especially strange behavior. While at an atm always check who may be around you. Stay 3ft away from a wall and while walking around a corner this gives you reaction time. Most of all if you have a bad feeling that your hair stands up in the back of your neck then maybe you just need to stop what your doing immediately and leave the area. With this message I leave you with a prayer and may you and your famillies be blessed. Stay Safe Always Be Aware!

"Oh God, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain".


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