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There are three key components to Krav Maga training: Techniques and tactics; Conditioning and Mindset Development

Krav Maga Mindset Training

​Krav Maga Mindset & ​Mental Training

​Krav Maga is not just about techniques but also creating a success "mindset".  A self defence situation is very stressful due to the high stakes involved . If we do not defend ourselves (or our friends/loved ones) we could suffer a life changing trauma, injury or even death. Therefore we need to be able to manage this stress and respond appropriately and effectively.  

​Our Krav Maga training includes drills and exercises that also mentally prepare us for confrontation.  These drills can take many forms:

  • ​Stress Drills:   ​Responding to unknown or unexpected attacks; Starting from a Position of Disadvantage;
  • ​Determination Drills:  ​Competitions and challenges; ​​Drills under fatigue;"
  • Aggression Drills:  Responding to aggressive verbal escalations;
  • Visualization Exercises: ​Internal simulations ​visualizing successful responses under stress.    

​Generally we will practice our drill with ​role playing and simulation(groups of 2-5 people) ​in order to "practice' realistic confron​tations.  We favour this over "sparing", wh​ich is ​designed for a 1-on-1 rules based fight, but does not usually resemble actual situations.


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​Aaron Moore is the ​New Zealand Director for Krav Maga Global and Head Instructor for Krav Maga Global - Auckland.  ​

He was awarded his Instructor Diploma ​by Master Eyal Yanilov and has 10-years experience teaching Krav Maga in UK & NZ    

Krav Maga Body Conditioning

The second pillar of Krav Maga is body conditioning.

​A physical confrontation is fast and explosive.  We need to be able to quickly delivery strong counter strikes and escape the area.  This requires anaerobic fitness - this is like a sprinter... the energy is already stored in the muscles ​depletes fast (10-20s).

However, a typical Krav Maga class lasts over an hour so we also need endurance... cardio-vascular fitness.  ​Naturally a class has peaks and troughs of activity over its duration so you will be hitting and enhancing the different energy systems:

  • Warm-up... get the heart-rate up, strengthen the muscles and prepare the body;
  • Pa​d drills... ​steadily working on exercises like strike pads to ​develop strength, endurance and cardio capacity;
  • Group drills...  high intensity scenarios and simulations of realistic self defence situations   


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​Aaron Moore is the ​New Zealand Director for Krav Maga Global and Head Instructor for Krav Maga Global - Auckland.  ​

He was awarded his Instructor Diploma ​by Master Eyal Yanilov and has 10-years experience teaching Krav Maga in UK & NZ