The term martial arts originates from Latin. The literal translation is “arts of Mars”, where Mars represents the roman god of war. In modern day, the term is associated with fightings systems first developed in Asia.
Martial arts training is commonly categorized by striking systems, like boxing and Muay Thai, by grappling arts, like Greco Roman Wrestling and BJJ, and by hybrid systems, most notable of which is MMA. Though less commonly known, Weapon based systems also exist.
Though known representations of fighting date back to thousands of years before Christ, it’s presumed that the art of fighting has been practiced, and perhaps codified in one form or another, by mankind since the beginning of time.
Krav Maga New York offers its practitioners Krav Maga, a form of Martial Arts Training that is less artistic and more martial.
Unlike perhaps other forms of Martial Arts, Krav Maga is less rooted in tradition. Because it originated in a part of the world where modern day violence remains a constant reality, the system deals primarily with common attacks and the aggressive mindset that a defender must have – even when faced by overwhelming odds. Training techniques and drills deployed by Krav Maga trainers help develop these skills.
Regardless of the system’s origin and training mode, Krav Maga training benefits are in many ways similar to other Martial Arts training benefits.
Krav Maga can be learned by anyone regardless of age, gender, size, strength or ability. We’ve compiled a partial list of training benefits that you will experience through training:
More confident – Paul
Humble – Ben
Definitely more confident – Kate
Fit – Brian
Sore. LOL. A better me – Mike
Happy – Jared
Me – Davide
Stronger and more confident – Danielle
Empowering, Inspiring, Exciting, Stimulating, Incredible, Amazing, Impressive, Challenging – Patricia
Yes Empowering! And fun, rewarding, never boring! If you want to be a better person, Krav is it! – Kate
Badass – Danielle
Going home alive – Nicole
Your personal fitness and protection system – Chip
Training for life – Mike