Today I was looking at random YouTube videos and in doing so I came across a well executed video that demonstrates the basics of the Israeli Krav Maga. I thought I should share it here on the website so that others who might be interested in Krav Maga could checkout what it has to offer.
The basics of the Israeli Krav Maga
Video starts off with some defensive techniques, and then starts including more and more complicated techniques for incapacitating your opponents. It really is an amazing martial art, that has some great looking techniques for dealing with various situations where you find yourself under attack.
I especially like the method at the 2 minute mark that shows how to dissolve the situation of having someone with your arms around your neck. The method involves swiftly strikings the arms of the opponent from above, crossing them and doing a return kick to the neck. Check the whole video, and the channel for that matter for other interesting videos.
Every little bit helps to get the kids interested in martial arts practice. A martial arts school in Saint-Louise, the one on Reunion, not in the US, did something very interesting to us that hopefully sparked some interest in the martial arts in the area. They posted an area footage of practice that they shot using a drone. It’s amazing to look at so we decided to feature it in todays article.
Martial arts school demo – aerial video of practice
This is a good method of teaching kids not only because it looks cool and it might spark interest in martial arts in kids, but also because it’s beneficial for the kids who are practicing.
Looking at this video, the longer edit that the school must have, and has hopefully shared with the students, will help students find flaws in their technique. I wrote an opinion piece on this already, but I think that every martial arts school should record practice sessions, and especially sparing sessions, on video and showing them to students. That way they can study their moves and see any mistakes that they might be making.
Teacher explaining the mistakes using words might be a bit difficult to follow, but once the error is showed on a video, well then it might be detected a bit more easily. It’s just something that I think would help students learn faster. Aerial videos of practice is a great way of doing this.