Getting our name out there! That is what this is all about. It is a true blessing in life to be able to do something you love for a living. Our Krav Maga program is kicking some butt at our academy and we would love to be able to share it with more people. With that being said we are launching our new facebook page. Here is the link, https://www.facebook.com/leadershipkravmaga?ref=hl (you might have to copy and paste the URL, thanks ) please follow us and let us help you develop a philosophy of self defense that will truly make a difference. So what is Krav Maga you might ask? Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed by the Israeli army. In Hebrew, the Krav Maga literally means “contact combat.” Developed by Hungarian boxer and wrestler Imrich Lichtenfeld in the 1930s, the technique was first used by Israeli underground paramilitary organizations such as Haganah. When Israel became an official country in 1948, Lichtenfeld was appointed Chief Instructor and Combat Trainer for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Since then, Krav Maga has spread, and it’s now practiced in over 30 countries around the world. At first view, Krav Maga may look like a martial art, but it’s actually a form of combat with no rules and no limitations. Martial arts such as Judo, Karate, and even wrestling are considered sports; Krav Maga, on the other hand, is a regulated form of combat. In fact, the point of Krav Maga is to take the enemy down as quickly as possible. Master Michael Brown explains it as “the art of going home alive,” which means that groin strikes, choking, and headbutts are considered acceptable moves.
In addition to using their bodies to fight, practitioners of Krav Maga are taught to use the environment as a weapon. This means learning to use any object nearby, from bottles to baseball bats, as a gun-substitute. The objective of Krav Maga is to avoid injury in real-life scenarios, such as fights, street attacks, and violent encounters. Advanced students of Krav Maga learn to defend themselves from gun and knife attacks, multiple attacker scenarios, headlocks, and ground fighting. Most self-defense classes today teach some variation of Krav Maga. Military training in Krav Maga is more extreme, including manual killing techniques, defense against grenades, and disarmament of the enemy. All military and police offices in Israel are trained in Krav Maga, and so are many Special Forces Units around the world. In the US, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Marine Corps, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Anti-terrorism Specialty Team all learn Krav Maga as part of their physical training.
Our classes at ATA Leadership Martial Arts will take your training to a new level. You can be a military operator or a housewife. A triathlete or a couch potato. Whatever your profession or physical fitness level, your personal safety as well as your family’s will be enhanced.
Master Michael Brown is a seventh degree black belt in Taekwondo and a certified instructor in Krav Maga. He is a two time world champion in sparring and a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Master Brown has been working with families and training people in personal defense in North Carolina for 24 years. He and his wife, Master Kimberly Brown work with military personnel to enhance their hand to hand combat skills to be more battle ready. They also train law enforcement and civilians to develop the skills that will enable them to be the ‘First Responders’ for their families.
ATA Leadership Martial Arts serves the communities of: Fayetteville NC, Hope Mills NC, Spring Lake NC, Linden NC