I just return from the KMG Expert Camp in Israel at Hagosherim (near the border of Syria and Lebanon). All together about 60 participants from all over the world came there to train under Master Eyal Yanilov and his Expert team. At the end of the camp and after a full day of testing I received the title of Krav Maga Expert.
Receiving my Expert Diploma from Master Eyal Yanilov.
Today about 20 KMG Japan students had their P1 and P2 test (1st and 2nd level) in Tokyo. The test was 3h30 minutes long during that time students had to demonstrate their knowledge and skill to execute the techniques of P1 or P2 level. Passing grades is very important to progress in Krav Maga, because it forces students to memorize the technics and practice them as well as they can in order to pass their test. In Krav Maga (KMG) we have 5 degrees in Practitioner Level (P1 to P5), 5 degrees in Graduate Level (G1 to G5) and 5 degrees in Expert Level (E1 to E5). the next level after E5 is Master. It takes about 3 years of regular training to reach G1 and about 3 to 4 more years to reach E1. So after 7 years of regular training and dedication to Krav Maga one can become Krav Maga Expert. It is a journey sometime hard but very rewarding. Krav Maga is a way of life.
Sunday Dec. 2, we conducted the Hostage Situation Seminar in Tokyo. The idea of this seminar was to give participants a little understanding about what can be done technically and tactically is such situation and, of course, to have good time while learning some useful stuff. The Seminar was conducted by Edwin Peng who is a military Krav Maga specialist from KMG. It was a very exiting seminar with a lot of action and everybody had a lot of fun. Thank you to all the participants!
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... :)