This article details the ways in which Krav Maga can change the lives of individuals. It then goes on to explain how this can help the community overall.
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Krav Maga like most martial arts is a powerful tool for personal growth and change. Oftentimes, change that is brought about by one individual can carry over and positively affect the lives of those in the community.
Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts is a martial arts school with several locations in the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake area. The school offers training in karate, taekwondo and Krav Maga among other styles. In fact, CLMA is the only school in the region that is officially sanctioned to teach it.
Krav Maga has a reputation as being a hard, no holds barred, and brutally effective fighting style. Krav Maga was developed in Czechoslovakia in the 1930’s by Imi Lichtenfeld. It was originally derived from the hand-to-hand fighting techniques of street toughs living in the European ghettos of the 1930s. Later, it was taken up by the Israeli military and further developed. Krav Maga is essentially a fighting style that was born on the street and perfected on the battlefield.
Krav Maga is not about elaborate movements or earning points in a competition. It is about ending hand-to-hand encounters quickly and brutally if necessary.
But in spite of its sometimes aggressive nature, Krav Maga is also embodied with a code of conduct that sets it apart from other systems of mixed martial arts. Krav Maga students are taught to always be respectful and to act humbly. While trainees are given the tools and techniques to end fights quickly and decisively, by the same token they are also taught never to go looking for one.
Krav Maga, like mixed martial art, is a great self defense system. Its combination of strikes, grapples, holds, throws and takedowns make it one of the most effective in the world. Students who train in Krav Maga often find themselves in the best shape of their lives. Krav Maga’s ability to infuse students with confidence and principles while simultaneously helping them to better their overall fitness, make it an enormously positive force.
Changing Lives Krav Maga head instructor Tracy Lee Thomas is a seventh degree black belt with over 20 years experience teaching martial arts in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Master Thomas knows firsthand the positive effects Krav Maga and other martial arts can have on changing lives in the community.
Unlike the mixed martial art, Krav Maga is not designed to win you bouts in the ring. It is designed to protect you in actual life and death situations. Part of that training is the awareness to sense danger before it arises. Having a fitter overall community that is well informed about self defense matters is better for everyone.
If you would like more information about how Krav Maga can change your life and help you to better the community, contact CLMA by phone at 757-471-9002 or on the Web at www.atakick.com