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The Bay Area Martial Arts Podcast


Oct 17, 2017

Danny Zelig is a Premier Self-Defence Expert and the Founder of Tactica Krav Maga Institute. He owns three schools in the Bay Area that provide training for over 700 students. At Tactica, there is a strong emphasis on education. As described by Danny, the schools’ goal is to train, educate, build your skills, and to have you walk out more knowledgeable and healthier. Tactica is beyond the physical training, serving as a lighthouse to all their students that is always there for them.

 

Danny Zelig started with humble beginnings — he began with boxing in Israel as a teenager in 1982. About 6 months later, he was introduced to Krav Maga and continued to train until 1986, at which time he joined IDF and served in the Infantry Combat Unit. While in the military, he received a Krav Maga Military Instructor certification and a Sport Coaches for Combat certification. He finished serving in 1989 and went back to training in boxing and Krav Maga and then immigrated to the United States in ’92.

 

In this episode, Wade and Danny discuss Danny’s views on Krav Maga — how it is a self-defense system and not a Martial Art, the goal of Krav Maga and techniques, as well as a brief history of Krav Maga and where he sees it headed in the future. He also speaks about his Krav Maga School, Tactica, and the ethics of how he runs things.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:24] Danny Zelig describes his studio, Tactica, and the services it provides.

[2:06] Danny Zelig walks us through his history in Martial Arts.

[4:48] What is Krav Maga?

[7:13] Goal of Krav Maga — Process and Self-Defence.

[12:01] About Tactica Krav Maga Institute.

[13:59] What makes Tactica successful — maintaining the discipline of teaching and keeping the training profitable.

[17:25] A brief history of Krav Maga.

[21:15] Meaning of the Krav Maga symbol.

[21:34] Danny’s views on the ever-evolving Krav Maga and where he sees it headed in the future.

[24:35] The essence and technique of Krav Maga: Defending yourself.