The master and the apprentice
Like the UN’s intended role in Bosnia, Krav Maga’s central purpose is peacekeeping. It is designed to remove individuals from positions of danger and neutralise situations in a defensive manner. Maison was very taken by the core values of the system and his enthusiasm to learn was met with Yanilov’s extensive teaching experience.
“He has been training Krav Maga for over 30 years and his body movements, kinetic chain, the way he can perform, it’s very impressive to watch.”
Maison was soon taking his own classes and passing Yanilov’s teachings onto members of the British public. “People much like ourselves who are civilians, who are just going about their normal day to day business are feeling that they need something extra to take care of themselves”.
Maison’s classes take the best parts of other disciplines, for example, he’ll take punching techniques from boxing, kicks from kickboxing and various shapes from taekwondo. “We do borrow elements, but Krav Maga definitely has its own style”.