KravMaga - Practical Self defense for the common man or woman, with average fitness.
Unlike Boxing, Karate, Judo, Aikido or Kalari which require years of training to acquire reasonable confidence, Krav Maga prepares you in a short duration for street reality.
Classes are at various locations for Civilians, Police commandos, Security. We conduct workshops on Personal safety.
SreeRam is the recognized Instructor for IKMF (International KravMaga Federation).@ Chennai. Call 934 000 66 00
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VULNERABLE SPOTS – KEY TO END A STREET FIGHT ASAP
KRAV MAGA is a pragmatic and realistic fighting system. Find out how...
WHY AIM AT ‘VULNERABLE SPOTS’
When training civilians, we teach them to DEFEND > OFFEND >NEUTRALIZE> EXIT .
And the shorter this sequence it is better. Because, the longer a confrontation is prolonged, higher is your exposure.
So, in KravMaga, to keep a fight short and decisive, we always aim at the VULNERABLE SPOTS of the opponent’s body.
VULNERABLE SPOTS – NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH ‘VITAL SPOTS’
Hitting vital spots can result in collateral damage, and even worse - fatality. You are not interested in defending a murder charge, are you?! So forget hitting internal organs.
This write-up is to educate you on stopping a fight ASAP, NOT maiming or killing.
WHAT ARE THE VULNERABLE SPOTS IN THE HUMAN BODY
5) GROIN (TESTICLES)
WHY WE CALL THESE ‘VULNERABLE SPOTS’
1) THEY ARE EASY TO REACH
All these spots are on the surface. It does not take years of practice to hit them.
For instance, everybody knows Solar plexus is a good spot to bring down an opponent. But hitting it requires precision and angle, which is acquired over a prolonged practice. Even if you have the skills to hit the solar plexus, if the opponent has a beer-belly, you can’t reach it.
2) THESE PARTS CANNOT BE EXERCISED AND TOUGHENED
There are no popular body building exercises to strengthen the testicles, nose or eyes. I have heard of some exotic methods, but they are not for common men.
So even if the opponent is comparatively bigger and stronger, hitting these spots will have the same effect as it has on a smaller person.
3) THEY ARE HIGLY SENSITIVE TO IMPACT
Except the groin, all the vulnerable spots have bone on the surface. But groin is also painful because it has nerve endings bunched together on the scrotum.
So intimidating pain is assured by hitting vulnerable spots.
4) HITTING VULNERABLE SPOTS IMMOBILIZE THE ATTACKER
As mentioned earlier, a confrontation ends not just with defending and offending, but by ‘neutralizing’. That in simple English means, the opponent should lose the capacity to attack and be unable to follow you or get assistance. Only this will give you the crucial window to exit effectively from the scene.
In these times, it also helps to remove the cell phone from him and make it dysfunctional. Krav Maga is all about common sense!
To know about KravMaga training in India check out www.kravmagaindia.com
The Dynamics of Police encounters - Part 2
The background of encountered criminals - Venkatesh Pannaiyar This was an encounter which resulted in the transfer of the charismatic Vijayakumar IPS, the then Commissioner of Police, Chennai. Read on to understand how the police fight crime with one arm tied behind their back. Also how the media, which cant shed its caste and community prejudices, packed off an efficient officer from the state itself, in spite of delivering whatever assignment given to him. VENKATESH PANNAIYAR - THE BACKGROUND
The diminutive and nattily dressed Venkatesh Pannaiyar won’t physically fit the prevalent image of a don.
But he is a product of generations of caste feud plaguing Southern TamilNadu. His family is from Moolakarai near Tuiticorin; an area with the dubious reputation for making country bombs and gun running.
Venkatesh's uncle, grandfather - important elders of their community have been murdered by Dalits, when he was a boy. Venkatesh, grew up as a…
Uma Maheswari’s murder in Siruseri IT Park, Chennai has
provoked lots of opinions in the media. The public take a vicarious pleasure in
gleefully pointing a finger at the IT/BPO sector, “These IT companies don’t bother about their employees’ safety. They
just want to make money.” My question to these
people is simple.
Atleast 5 to 6 lakh people are working in IT/ITES sector in
Chennai and suburbs. Chennai population is 46 million with another 15 million working and residing in Chennai.. So we can say around 10% of Chennai
population is working in IT related companies. The murder statistics point out that around 200 homicides happen in Chennai
annually. So how can one expect that
such a big chunk of population, of which 30% are women, be insulated from
Even by a simple back-of-the-envelope-calculation 2 lakh
women are employed in IT/ITES sector. How can one expect that there cannot be
an aberration? If murders of IT women are happening in a pattern, there is some
substance in b…
Which is effective in a fight -Gross motor skills or Fine Motor skills?
This is an argument going on for ages, amongst martial arts instructors. Much
has been said on both sides. Now I am adding my own thoughts to this argument,
with the benefit of having practiced Karate and KravMaga and the hind-sight
acquired after having taught KravMaga to civilians and police. Actually experts say there are 3 levels of motor skills - Fine, Complex and Gross. Here is my simple description which explains the 3 motor skills in the context of fighting (click for readable view) .To make it even
simpler –1. Practice = swimming on dry land 2. Sparring = swimming in a shallow swimming pool3. Actual fight = trying to survive in rough waves, blindfolded! See how complex skills fail in an actual crisis, even for trained police men!
"So, I need NOT
learn fine movements?!"
Let me clarify that I am NOT against teaching Fine motor skills. The more time
spent in exercising fine and complex motor skills will…