AFN Yongsan – Krav Maga

Krav Maga has been the latest kick in martial arts over the past decade. Army Sergeant Ricky Perez shows you the interesting world of Krav Maga.

When it comes to protecting oneself, martial arts is a common approach. A style called Krav Maga has gained a lot of popularity. It is a self defense system. It is supposed to be learned quickly and applied fast so people can use it in any point of time in your life.

Although it is relatively newer than other martial arts such as kung fu or taekwondo,the origin of krav maga goes back more than 70 years. It was developed, actually, in the 1940’s, and some people say 30’s but 30’s or 40’s, by Imi Lichtenfeld, who was, he was a wrestler, and he did , he made multiple disciplines,tough boxer, he was kind of fighting back from the fascists in Bratislava in Hungary.

So, he developed the system basically out of desperation in need to protect himself and his friends and family, and when he moved to Israel, after, you know, fleeing the nazi occupation he started training Israeli troops and what he began as Krav Maga. Because it’s a practical method of self-defense, many law enforcements, agencies and civilians are learning Krav Maga. Our instructor gideon here is going to show us what to do when confronted by a knife attacker,and I am going to be the knife attacker. I would say that’s pretty effective. I’m army sergeant ricky perez, Yongsan, Korea.

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