BodyKore visited our friends over at Krav Maga in Orange County, California. Over 20 years ago Darren Levine, Chief Instructor of Krav Maga Worldwide asked his senior students/instructors Mitch Markowitz and Mike Leifer to start a program in Orange County. They followed that direction and established Krav Maga of Orange County (KMOC). KMOC has been providing quality training in Southern California since 1992 and has taught thousands of students throughout Orange County. The KMOC instructor staff has over 150 years of combined teaching experience in Krav Maga and our program is the only one with 7 - Black Belt Level Instructors in the County
Krav Maga Official Training Center
Krav Maga of Orange County centers are the ONLY officially certified locations for Adult and Youth/Kidstraining in the county by Krav Maga Worldwide (KMW) .
Belts or levels are not emphasized in the system. However, the real test is knowing the Krav Maga techniques well enough to perform them successfully on the street - when needed. In the classroom, there are 5 levels defined to help the instructors better organize the various techniques and to effectively teach them to all students.
Here at Krav Maga of Orange County we are certified to teach all 5 Levels:
Krav Maga Level 1: This level is designed for all new Krav Maga students and will cover Yellow Belt techniques. The goal of this level is to teach the basics of self-defense and fighting, including fighting stance and movement, various punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. The student will also learn techniques from both a standing position, as well as, from on the ground and be able to defend against chokes, headlocks and wrist grabs.
Krav Maga Level 2: In this intermediate level, students will learn new Orange Belt techniques, in addition to reviewing and improving their Krav Maga Level 1 skills. More advanced techniques such as defenses with simultaneous counterattacks, bear hugs, and ground threats will also be learned.
Krav Maga Level 3: In this intermediate level, students will learn Green Belt techniques that reinforce and enhance techniques learned in the previous levels. Additional training focus is given to develop proficient defenses against some of the more common attacks such as punch and kick combinations, hair grabs, and more threats from the ground or from behind.
Krav Maga Level 4: This level is for students interested in more advanced training, emphasizing Blue Belt techniques. The curriculum includes additional punches and kicks, more defenses against aggressive attacks, and defenses against common weapons.
Krav Maga Level 5: This level is for students interested in more advanced training, emphasizing Brown/Black Belt techniques. The curriculum includes additional punches and kicks, more defenses focused training on developing effective tactical defenses against aggressive sticks, knife, and gun attacks..
One of the many self defense moves taught at Krav Maga OC.
Here is a little more history on Krav Maga.
What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga (pronounced "Krahv Magah" meaning "Contact Combat" in Hebrew) is the official self-defense and fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces, Israeli Anti-terrorist Units, and various branches of the Israeli Security Forces. Krav Maga has been adopted by and taught to many federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the F.B.I., U.S. Marshal Service, D.E.A., U.S. Secret Service, and many international law enforcement agencies worldwide. Now the world's most effective fighting system is being offered to civilians.
- Krav Maga is a simple, effective Reality-Based Self -Defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. Its' powerful, easy to learn techniques can empower you, making you more confident, and giving you the tools to protect yourself and your family.
- These intense classes train you for real-life situations with Real-World techniques that can be quickly learned and mastered by anyone, regardless of age, size or previous training. There's nothing fancy here, just simple and practical punches, kicks and self-defense methods based on your body's instinctive reactions.
Plus, because it's based on a person's natural reactions, it is easy to learn. You can become proficient in months rather than years. Just as important, we teach people to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter.
No defensive tactics program in the world is more battle tested than Krav Maga. Tested on the battlefield and in the streets, Krav Maga's practical approach to self defense will make you and your family safer and more secure.
People of all ages and levels of physical fitness can start Krav Maga classes and work their way up quickly. Students not only walk away in better shape and knowing effective self defense techniques, they learn how to prepare themselves mentally to tap into their own aggressiveness in any situation.
- To preserve the integrity of the system, Krav Maga is taught only through licensed Krav Maga Training Centers.
Krav Maga is not a traditional martial art, it is a modern method of reality-based self-defense….. Krav Maga is combat for a modern world.
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