Many of the most welcome questions from Krav Maga students begin with “What if..?”
What if they don’t let go of my wrist?
What if I am sitting down instead of standing?
What if I am in a small space and can’t escape right away?
What if there are two of them?
What if they grab me then try to punch/stab me?
What if I am with a friend/family member?
These questions excite our instructors because it shows that students recognize that self-defense situations are dynamic with innumerable potential variables at play.
Where the assault take place (elevator, parking lot, private vs public space).
When you perceive the danger (avoid, escape, fight).
How the assailant attacks and perhaps adapt to your defense/counterattack.
This list could go on and on because there are so many possibilities!
The Kravolution curriculum offers an excellent foundation that covers many of the assaults people can encounter. It is only the tip of the iceberg as there are so many variations of attacks and so many potential situations. The is why we teach according to principles rather than memorize scenarios and outcomes.
With this in mind, we encourage students to work on the fundamentals, refine the curriculum techniques and to continue to ask “What if?”