Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Self-Defense / ISD / Krav Maga

Krav Maga – Krav Maga is a modern, and dynamic, military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security forces derived from a combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Aikido, Filipino Kali, Muay Thai, Jiujitsu, and Karate. Its focus on real-world combative situations and their effectiveness and efficiency. Imi Lichtenfeld who was the founder of Krav Maga – with his experience from the street-fighting experience of Hungarian-Israeli martial artist made use of his training as a boxer and a wrestler.

With his experience in helping to defend the Jewish quarter in the mid-to-late 1930s and late 1940, he began to provide lessons on combat training what was to become Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Now, Krav Maga is hybrid combative self-protection offered to civilians much as the ISD Grandmaster had created. Krav Maga, like most martial arts, encourages students to avoid physical confrontation. Yet, if it is unsafe, the accumulation of the training is to finish the fight as quickly and aggressively. The target is aimed at the most vulnerable areas of the body. Training is for survival.

Students do learn to defend themselves against a different variety of attacks and are taught to quickly counter as efficiently as possible.

Grandmaster Manuel Taningco created the ISD (Integrated Self-Defense) program for the security forces when he won the contract for training the US Air Force Security in 2004. The Security Forces were being deployed to Irag in 2004. So this is where GM Taningco’s knowledge of ISD was implemented training the Security Forces before they were deployed for combat in the Middle East.

GM Taningco integrated the martial arts training and the street experience he had in Manila, Philippines, where he was born. He studied many different combative martial arts programs including Krav Maga. Grandmaster Taningco uses his ISD program along with Krav Maga and most importantly his experience in fighting in the streets, and training fighters both the standup, and MMA.  Taningco taught ISD to take out the opponent effectively and efficiently.

After training the USAir Force Security, the US Marine invited him to train their instructors. He was invited by US Marine Colonel Schusko and Master Sergent Franklin Shane. GM Taningco was awarded the “Martial Arts Excellence” after training the US Marine Instructors by USMarine Colonel Schusko. Taningco was also invited to train the SPECIAL ACTION FORCE – in Ternate Cavite, Philippines- Philippine Marine Base. He also train the NBI (equivalent to FBI), while in the Philippines.

He has taught at Wright State University, and the University of Dayton for Women’s self-defense featured in Dayton Daily Newspaper for promoting awareness of self-protection and model-mugging program. He has taught the Dayton Swat Team, Kettering Law Enforcements, US Marshal, and many other law enforcement for their safety.

Grandmaster Taningco was also inducted in the US Police Defensive Tactic Hall of Fame in 1987 in Cleveland, Ohio for the work he has done in many communities teaching law enforcement combatives and self-protection.


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