Krav Maga (pronounced ‘krahv muhGAH’), means ‘contact combat’ in Hebrew. It is the ofﬁcial defensive tactics system of the Israeli military. The system is simple, practical, instinctive, and aggressive.
Strength and conditioning as a whole, is the twin of self-defense. As self-defense students, we must be ﬁt enough to continue the ﬁght longer than our assailant. Think of it as “ﬁght-ness” – and a big part of that is strength and conditioning.
A heavy bag has been used by boxing and striking coaches for years. The role of the heavy bag in those applications is to develop combinations, increase power output in strikes, and reﬁne movement during a ﬁght.