Saturday evening was the Practitioner review seminar hold in Nakameguro (Tokyo). This seminar is specifically meant to prepare each participant to review their Krav Maga curriculum in respect to their current level and hence prepare for the next level grading. Great group of participant, excellent instructors and wonderful atmosphere.
Thursday evening with worked on Ground Fighting. In Krav Maga we believe that in a situation of self defense fighting on the ground must be avoided as much as possible and and this for several reasons:
- On the ground the heavy guy has the avantage (in a situation of self defense the attacker in often bigger than the defender),
- On the ground it is extremely difficult to defend against a sudden knife stab,
- On the ground we can't fight against multiple attackers (bad guys looking for trouble are often not alone),
However ground fighting is very common in the street these days so it is important to acquire knowledge about what to do is such situation and also understand what the attacker is going to try to do. So that was the purpose of this class. And also we must admit that ground fighting is a lot of fun... :)