KRAV MAGA IS A CLOSE COMBAT METHOD DEVELOPED IN ISRAEL FOR THE PURPOSED OF SELF DEFENCE AND MILITARY ACTIONS
Krav maga isn’t a martial art or a competitive sport but rather a method developed solely to neutralize an attack by an enemy from close quarters in as short a time as possible. Krav maga was originally introduced into the IDF and is now world renowned and used by security forces around the globe who see it as an efficient tool in the war against terror. Since krav maga is a self defense system and not a competitive sport, there are no rules and the main objective is to neutralize your opponent is as short a time as possible. This justifies the use of all types of punches, kicks, choking, targeting especially vulnerable areas and the use of any object in the area as a weapon.
Operatives and combatants in these areas are often required to stop an attack from close quarters when performing their duties or protecting an individual. In many cases, they are forced to use non-fatal force to subdue the attacker so as not to cause them serious harm. Apart from the technical aspect of learning the techniques of subduing an opponent at close quarters and with bare hands, hand to hand combat lessons are an important element in the development of an all round “Special Forces” operative or professional security officer. Through these techniques, we instil in the fighter elements of controlled aggression, determination, combat initiative, thinking under pressure and physical as well as emotional strength.
•Role Specific Training
•Tactical Firearms Instructor
Joel Bennett is a Senior Instructor within an International Krav Maga Organisation and an active close protection operative. Joel currently runs numerous martial arts club and provides high level security for private clients across London. He has worked with civilians, police officers, the military (including international SF units) and members of the security industry in various capacities as both a trainer and in an operational capacity. Joel’s knowledge in both the Traditional Ju-Jitsu and Krav Maga brings a hybrid style of combatives that is both highly effective, relevant and simple to learn.
As an active Close Protection Operative with extensive operational experience (including high threat and government level contracts) and as an advanced unarmed combat instructor, Joel uses his experience along with a solid martial arts background to teach a unique syllabus of techniques aimed for third party protection and military/Law Enforcement application. This syllabus is aimed at the professional market and takes into consideration the complete combat package including transitioning from unarmed to armed tactics and vice versa and providing bespoke training packages for specific operational use such as combat in confined spaces in the maritime industry. He also delivers seminars and provides subject matter expertise across the UK and internationally.
Examples of a typical course content :-
- Basic striking
- Intro to personal self defence
- Defence against grabs and strikes
- Defence Against edged weapons
- Defence against blunt weapons (stick/bat)
- Defence against firearms (basic pistol)
- Multiple attackers
- Positioning of the CPO
- Soft skills
- Removing unwanted attention
- De-escalation of conflict
- Defending you principle from attack
- Timing options – when to defend vs when to attack your attacker
- Defending against various attacks (see personal self-defence topics)
- Working solo vs working in different size teams
- Moving , controlling and evacuating your principle
- Armed vs unarmed – what are the difference….brief discussion….myth busting !!!
- If delivered to armed CP teams / for hostile environment then include the following
- Transition from unarmed to armed
- Using you pistol / rifle as a cold weapon
- Weapon retention
- Aggression drills
- Take downs
- Arrest and restraint techniques
- Use of force / the law