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Karate Self Defense

Self Defense Kata – Bunkai

The integration between Krav Maga and karate and judo is the underlying path guiding the entire theory of Krav Maga Maor.

Karate and judo employ the practice of kata, which are forms of structured training: dictated training, with rigid rules and no possibility for personal tailoring.

In judo, the kata are executed between two sparring partners; one of whom is defined as the executor of the exercise, and the other as the receiver.

The role of the receiver is to offer the executor the agreed-upon opportunity; without interfering, but also without assisting.

The basic kata were formulated at the first judo club in Japan. Some of them are intended to teach the basic exercises, and others are aimed at preserving tradition.

Additional kata are formulated from time to time in various locations.

Thus, the version of judo on which Krav Maga Maor is based has a kata aimed at teaching throws.

The discipline of karate encompasses many methods, and each has its own set of kata.

The common aspects of all such methods are that a fight is conducted against an imaginary opponent (one or more); alongside the physical activity, strong emphasis is placed on concentration and breathing, including shouts (Kiais); and at the end of the kata, the executor must be in the exact same location and facing the same direction as when he or she began executing the kata.

The kata that have been developed for Krav Maga Maor reflect power, speed, reflexive responses and diverse motion.

The two kata developed by the instructors at the Krav Maga Maor Center include techniques that closely simulate reality, in line with the Krav Maga Maor theory, which is a scientific method of self defense.

These kata aim to diversify and add to the existing kata that are practiced in judo and karate.

The two Bunkai kata include judo throws, releases from clothing, hands and throat grabs, attacks with knives, sticks, kicks and hand blows. Unlike karate kata, the trainee does not end the kata at the point of origin, because in real-life, too, a fight never ends at its starting point.

Course Duration:

  • Weekend training (total of two days)

  • The training course totals 12 hours of study

  • The first day is dedicated to the first kata Bunkai; the second day is dedicated to the second kata Bunkai.

  • The training course is intended for Krav Maga Maor trainees, judo and karate instructors and others with appropriate background

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