The CKM Solution is think like a Commando. Engage and rapidly disengage. Engage the enemy only if there is no other choice, but if you must then use appropriate force to stop the threat. Then, rapidly disengage before his friends come to his rescue. The goal is simple…Survive. This is the reality of the street, not of the dojo.
Some of the important philosophies in Commando Krav Maga are:
1. We Don’t Live to Fight, We Fight to Live!
In Commando Krav Maga, the intention in any conflict is to find a peaceful solution. Violence is the absolute last resort. As a CKM practitioner, it is important to understand that you have a responsibility to use your skills for protecting yourself or your loved ones. CKM tactics and techniques are potentially lethal and not meant for satisfying your ego by starting fights and hurting others. Instead, you are taught to respect others and swallow your ego. In a confrontation, use of force should only be utilized if you have no other options.
2. We Look for Peace While Preparing for War!
Even though you are not looking for trouble, CKM helps prepare you for the unexpected. There may be times when you look for a peaceful solution by trying to deescalate the conflict but an aggressor takes this as a sign of weakness. As a CKM practitioner, you are always ready for combat while never revealing that you know something. Your first intention is to always make it known that you don’t want to fight. However, if the aggressor engages, you are ready to launch devastating counter attacks if necessary.
3. The Only Winner is the One that Goes Home Safe!
Don’t let your ego get in the way of your judgement. Even if you beat someone senseless in the street, you can be charged criminally and end up serving a jail sentence. There is nothing to prove by fighting someone. You are a true winner if you go home to your loved ones alive and safe.
4. Evolution or Extinction!
The key to survival is to continuously evolve and progress. As criminals evolve with the weapons and tactics they utilize on their victims, Commando Krav Maga recognizes the need to keep ahead of new threats. Any system that remains static can quickly become outdated. As such, the tactics and techniques in CKM are constantly being evaluated and tested to see if there are simpler, faster and more effective methods. The only constant in CKM are the key concepts and philosophies.
ATA Martial Arts Commando Krav Maga is an officially licensed CKM school located at
6030 St. Andrews Rd. Ste N Columbia, South Carolina 29212