Krav Maga Has Great Dynamic Combatives That Are Exciting!

This article outlays several dynamic combative principles of Krav Maga. It then explains them in some detail.

Krav Maga Virginia Beach is a top martial arts school and a Best of The Beach Winner since 2005.

Krav Maga is an Israeli martial arts system that was derived from street fighting techniques and perfected by the Israeli Military, the IDF. Krav Maga employs a number of dynamic combative principles that make it one of the most practical and realistic martial arts when it comes to real world self-defense. Krav Maga was developed in Czechoslovakia in the 1930’s by Imi Lichtenfeld.

Four basic dynamic combative principles in Krav Maga that you may find interesting.

1. Do maximum damage in minimal time

2. Transition from defending to attacking quickly, if not simultaneously

3. Utilize surrounding items as weapons

4. Awareness

Krav Maga training is intended to be even more realistic in a quicker time frame then most martial arts. While some martial art techniques are intended to defeat an opponent in a ring, the dynamic combative of Krav Maga were designed for use in life and death situations. There are no uniforms or point systems in Krav Maga. It simply relies on doing what works.

Martial Arts Master, Master Tracy Thomas of Virginia Beach owns and operates five locations in Hampton Roads. Krav Maga clinics, workshops and instructor camps are held in Great Neck section of Virginia Beach. Krav Maga course held at the Virginia Beach Resort Great Neck.

Part of Krav Maga training involves conditioning students to deal with the shock of an actual fight. Being able to function effectively under the stress of combat while taking blows is integral to being able to use martial arts in a self-defense situation. Changing Lives Krav Maga in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake utilize the High Gear suits for scenario training. Krav Maga training places a greater emphasis on this than many other martial arts forms do.

Unlike many Asian martial arts forms, karate, taekwondo, hapkido, and kung fu, Krav Maga is modern, having only been invented in the 1930s. Because of this, its dynamic combative principles are more suitable to dealing with real world urban encounters. Gun and knife attacks have been part of the modern urban landscape for more than a hundred years. Unlike karate and kung fu that predate the widespread use of guns, Krav Maga has proven defenses against them.

A big part of what students gain from Krav Maga is the awareness to identify and avoid dangerous situations. While it is a combative principle of it to end conflicts quickly, and if necessary, brutally, there is still a code of conduct to adhere to. Along with training properly to avoid injury, the combative principles of Krav Maga include directives about practicing good citizenship, acting humbly, avoiding confrontation and not using unnecessary force.

Training in mixed martial arts is a great way to get in shape while learning reality based self-defense techniques. Training in a mixed martial art adds variety to a student’s workout routine. This variety makes the training more stimulating than boring gym routines which in turn often encourages more regular workouts. While getting in great shape is not a dynamic combative principle of Krav Maga, it is one of its key added benefits.

Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts is a martial arts school with several locations in the Virginia Beach, Chesapeake region. They are the only school in the area that is officially sanctioned to offer training in Krav Maga.

If you would like to learn more about the dynamic combative principles of Krav Maga, you may contact them by phone at 757-471-9002 or via their website or

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About changinglivesmartialarts

CHANGING LIVES MARTIAL ARTS A Martial Arts, Karate For Kids, and Krav Maga school located in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia. With his 30 years of vast martial arts experience, Master Tracy Lee Thomas, founder of Changing Lives Martial Arts has five locations and has been opertating the martial arts business since 1991 in Virginia Beach. Married to Kelly Thomas, they have to children and reside in Virginia Beach. Both Mrs. Thomas and Master Thomas have a strong passion for helping others and it is seen as both are very active in the business and within the community. CLMA is a family owned and operated business that thrives on family values and changing lives. Many of the Changing Lives Martial Arts students are attracted to CL Martial Arts because they want to learn to defend themselves, or how to manage bullies. Others come because they want to tap into martial arts’ vast power as a tool for personal growth and life skills. Still, others come merely because they are looking for a way to get in shape that's fun and spares them the tedious repetitiveness of the gym. Master Thomas has utilized his martial arts buisness model throughout the country with various business'. As a business coach and consultant, Master Thomas believes in working with others to succeed with their personal passion. This desire and passion of his is passed down to each of his instructors and students. If you want to know more about Changing Lives Martial Arts, Master Tracy Thomas, or the programs they offer, please feel free to contact the Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts Team by calling 757-471-9002 or visiting us on the Web at or
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