There are a few streams of Krav Maga, and Krav Maga Maleh is one of them.
For this system there are only two core principles on which all defenses are based on.
Principle 1: Natural
The first one is termed NATURAL. This means we would like to do natural movements, meaning that we don’t want to do complicated movements. Such movements should not be movements where you have to train years and years in order to perform them well or make them a second nature. Instead, we take a look at what our second nature is when it comes to reactions and movements in certain situations. We build on top of our second nature the defenses.
Principal 2: Coverage
The second principle is termed COVERAGE. Many people confuse coverage with the literal meaning. Covering as much ground as possible when it comes to protecting our body. However, what is meant by coverage is using minimum movement against maximum attacks. This means we do not want to perform one or more defenses against one attack, we would like to find defenses that could be utilized against many attacks. For example, it doesn’t matter if someone kicks with their left or right leg, or if it is a straight kick or a side kick, what matters is that whatever the attack is, you are going to use one defense that applies or “covers” a number of attacks.
Can One Defense be Used Against All Attacks?
If there was only one defense that could be used against all types of attacks, that would be the ideal, but in reality such a defense does not exist, not yet.