Tactical Krav Maga
Literally meaning “Contact Combat”, Krav Maga has it’s roots in Czechoslovakia in the 1930’s. The economic and political unrest of the time created growing pressure on the Jewish community1, and in response Imi Lichtenfeld, an expert in boxing and wrestling, began to learn various useful self-defence techniques from different styles. By the time he was forced out of Europe by the unbearable conditions for Jews, Lichtenfeld immigrated to the Land of Israel which was then under British control. Here he joined the ‘Hagana’ (Defence) who’s primary job was to protect Jewish settlements. Lichtenfeld’s talents were quickly noticed and he was assigned to teach unarmed combat and it is here that he started combining techniques from different styles such as judo, jujitsu, karate, western boxing and wrestling. What all the techniques had in common, was their effectiveness in combat. With the establishment of the State of Israel, Krav Maga was adopted as the official close combat style of the Israel Defence Forces and the Israel Police Force. 2
The Krav Maga system continued to grow and change, continually being further developed to become a streamlined system that is relevant to today’s threats. Tactical Krav Maga continues that tradition. A refined set of punches, kicks, chokes and take-downs are employed, always with the goal of neutralizing the threat as quickly as possible. Our primary targets are the eyes, throat and groin, due to their susceptibility to injury, regardless of the size of the attacker. We utilise our environment to increase our defence and learn to defend attacks from commonly used weapons.
The system is designed to be effective in real situations and our training provides you with the opportunity to practice techniques whilst under duress. This reality-based training enables you to be confident, knowing that you are ready to handle real situations. You learn to stick to the goal of neutralizing the attacker/s, no matter what, even when it’s hard, even when you are exhausted. This kind of warrior mindset is immensely powerful and rewarding. It has the potential to drive you forward in many areas of your life.
Australasian Training Manager - Carl HalleyHaving trained in both Israel and Australia, Australasian Training Manager for TKM, Carl Halley, introduced TKM to Australia. His successful expansion of the system in our country and the Australasia region can be accredited to his clear explanation and highly skilled demonstrations of TKM technique, and his candid teaching style.
Carl has over 25 years Combat Martial Arts experience. He spent six years in the Merchant Navy and has worked for over fourteen years within the Security Industry. He current serves in the Airforce reserves and holds a Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and is a NCAS Level 2 Government Accredited Coach in Martial Arts.
Team NakashKrav Maga is a system that prides itself on continual evolution and improvement. We have the best in the industry come in and shape what we do and how we do it. Our most recent inspiration came straight from the IDF Krav Maga training division - Team Nakash.
Ran Nakash:Former Chief Commander of IDF Krav Maga Division, Ran Nakash teaches exclusive authentic military IDF Krav Maga - the most efficient and up to date reality based self defence system in the world.
He is the highest ranking professional authority in the following fields:
Head of the Krav Maga division of the Security Centre of Israel's Court SystemBefore being appointed as Chief Commander of the IDF's Krav Maga instructional division Ran Nakash headed the Krav Maga division of the security centre of the Israeli court system. During his tenor he has taught and certified thousands of special security personal who later on became personal body guards of judges, senators, councilmen and business men.
These personal body guards were trained in 24 hour personal security for VIP's and included: neutralising threats at home, in a vehicle, at an office, or any other public place, with an emphasis on neutralising an attacker armed with a knife or gun, multiple attackers, kidnapping attempts and more.
Leading instructor at the IDF's school for Krav MagaDuring his initial service, Ran Nakash instructed at the IDF's Krav Maga school, where he worked closely with the IDF's most elite units and not only trained soldiers in Krav Maga but trained and certified soldiers to become Krav Maga instructors in their own respective units.
Competition Background:Since the age of 10, Ran Nakash has been trained in various martial art forms with the specialisation in Muay-Thai and classic Boxing.
Some of hi accomplishments in the ring are:
Itay Danenberg:IDF's Krav Maga instruction division instructor and head instructor. He has worked closely with all of IDF's units includeing IDF's most elite commando units, counter terrorism school as well as with the border police special units.
Danny Netzer:Current IDF's Krav Maga chief commander, he is responsible for the counter terrorism school and the border police's Krav Maga level instruction and qualifications.