KFM was created in the 1950s on the streets of Spain and is in a constant state of evolution.
|Justo Dieguez Serrano|
When using the pensador, the combatant places both hands on his head and guards his head and face with cyclical movements of the forearms and elbows. The pensador uses a system of "windows" during these rapid and fluid movements to sight the opponent. This system allows the combatant to protect his face and head while maintaining visual on his opponent.
Another aspect of KFM is its "360-degree" approach to multi-assailant attacks whether standing, kneeling, sitting or lying down. Part of KFM's philosophy is the redefining of the terms "predator and prey" as well, where the would-be victim becomes the predator and the would-be attackers his/her prey.
Most schools offering KFM are located in Europe, but seminars have been introducing it to the United States where instruction has now been established in New York, Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware and Orlando, Florida.
KFM is also starting to develop in Australia, with schools appearing in Perth, Brisbane and Canberra.
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In the movie Mission: Impossible III, Tom Cruise uses a few KFM moves.
Pensador - Thinking Man
Garra - Claw
Can - Clinch Grab
Cuello - Neck
Cuerpo - Body
Pierna - Leg
Puño - Fist
Hombro - Shoulder