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Israeli defense technique Krav Maga goes for the throat

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Krav Maga San Francisco students Alex Ness and Mark Likosky practice "hammerfists."
PHOTO BY BEN HOPFER

Of course, folks looking for a more graceful, philosophy-based martial art might ultimately decide that Krav Maga is just too rough around the edges. I think of the earnest man who attended an intro session about a month ago. He'd been blocking well all night, but balked when our instructor urged us to aim our punches for the throat, in order to cause "the most amount of damage in the quickest amount of time."

"But couldn't you damage someone permanently if you hit them in the Adam's apple," the man asked, concerned.

"I didn't start the fight, remember," our instructor said firmly. "But I'm going to finish it."

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