Commando Krav Maga (C.K.M)
Commando Krav Maga was founded by Israeli Special Forces Commander and 7 time international Judo/Ju-Jitsu champion Moni Aizik. He developed his techniques with the following principles:
1. Training with a cooperative, immobile opponent is ineffective. Using the most realistic training like his Pressure Test will produce the best results for students learning a specific scenario and how to react within it.
2. Strength should not be a factor: a technique has to work for a 110 lb. woman as well as it does for a man.
3. Simplicity is key, a move should require no more than two motor skills. A practitioner is more likely to fail under pressure when using a technique that is more complicated.
The first objective of a practitioner is to always avoid unnecessary confrontation, but when one occurs, it should be ended as quickly and efficiently as possible. The style is all about surviving real-life situations with opponents who aren’t obeying rules of the dojo. One must be prepared to engage when necessary and disengage as quickly as possible.
Commando Krav Maga can be distinguished from traditional Krav Maga by its ability to evolve and acquire techniques from different martial arts. The goal is always to use the most effective response to a situation, which is why techniques are put to rigorous testing and modified when a better solution is found.
Moni first introduced Commando Krav Maga to Canada in the 1980s at the Jewish Community Center in Toronto. Since then, instructors have been certified internationally and seminars are regularly available in major cities around the world by the instructors and Moni himself.
For more information on the history and the style, visit the website: http://www.commandokravmaga.com/