Krav Maga Force Training
Defensive tactics training for law enforcement, security and military personnel.
The Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training Division has been directly responsible for providing training to over 500 law enforcement agencies in the United States and multiple U.S. Military units stationed locally and around the world.
This program is well-integrated, meaning that similar defensive principles apply to a variety of hostile situations. Therefore, the system can be learned in a relatively short period of instruction. The system is designed to train large numbers of personnel at one time. The techniques are easy to retain with minimal review and can be performed under extreme stress. The Krav Maga System has been overwhelmingly praised by defensive tactics instructors from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as hand to hand combat trainers from special units of the military.
The Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training Division is dedicated to the advancement of defensive tactics training for law enforcement and military personnel. Krav Maga, originally developed in Israel, is the official system of self-defense employed by the Israeli Defense Forces, the Israeli National and Military Police, as well as Israeli Special Operations and Security units.
Cognizant of different use-of-force standards between Israel and the United States, important steps were taken by the Krav Maga Worldwide™ Force Training Division to refine and adapt Krav Maga in order to develop an effective, comprehensive and appropriate defensive tactics system for the needs of American law enforcement and military. Keenly aware of use-of-force issues facing law enforcement, the Force Training Division gathered top authorities in the use-of-force field, including deputy district attorneys, police liability defense lawyers, police administrators, as well as top defensive tactics instructors to create an effective system for the street that is based upon sound legal principles.
Krav Maga emerged in an environment where extreme violence, mostly of a political nature, was common. It has had ample opportunity to be tested and improved under real-life conditions, proving itself to be an ideal means of defending one's self in the face of life threatening danger. No defensive tactics system in the world is more street and battle-tested than Krav Maga.
What Makes Krav Maga Different?
Krav Maga is not another police defensive tactics system based on traditional martial arts approaches. It is a modern, reality-based method of training characterized by coherent and logical thinking that builds up easy, natural and practical techniques featuring simple movements of the human body. Because the Krav Maga system is well-integrated, common defensive principles apply to a variety of attack scenarios. Thus, the system can be learned in a relatively short period of instruction. The techniques are easy to retain and can be performed under stress.
Law Enforcement / Military Applications
The Krav Maga system has received international recognition as an innovative and highly practical defensive tactics system ideally suited for law enforcement and military. According to personnel who have undergone Krav Maga Worldwide™ Instructor Certification Training, the most important and striking characteristics of the system are:
EFFICIENT TRAINING PERIOD. Personnel attain a high level of proficiency in a short period of time. The program is easy to learn and easy to teach.
RETENTION OF TRAINING. Because the system is based upon common principles and natural/instinctive movements, personnel are able to retain the techniques with minimal review and retaining them under stress.
PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES. The core emphasis of Krav Maga is on effectiveness and simplicity. This real-world system provides realistic defenses against a variety of aggressive attacks, whether the assailant is armed or unarmed.
PERFORMANCE UNDER STRESS. Training methods unique to the Krav Maga Worldwide™ system provide reality-based training designed to improve the operator's emotional and physical response to danger. These training methods develop the ability to identify threats at the earliest stages, react without hesitation, and escalate or de-escalate with the appropriate level(s) of force.
USE-OF-FORCE ISSUES. Krav Maga enables operators to deal with the most violent offenders they encounter, while remaining acutely aware of reasonable use-of-force and civil liability issues facing law enforcement and military personnel.
These are all crucial factors that must be considered in the development of any defensive tactics program. Krav Maga is particularly relevant to modern-day law enforcement because most agencies cannot afford the luxury of prolonged training courses for their personnel. Krav Maga is quick, effective and both easily learned and retained.