Keysi Fighting Method (KFM) is a method of self defense that is based on natural fighting instincts and several street fighting techniques, developed by Justo Diéguez Serrano from his fighting experiences in the streets of Spain. The system was founded with the help of Andy Norman. Both founders, Justo Diéguez and Andy Norman, are certified Jeet Kune Do instructors under Dan Inosanto. The Keysi Fighting Method became famous after it was used in the fighting choreography of the movies Batman Begins and its sequel, The Dark Knight.
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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KFM was featured in the movie Batman Begins as Batman's fighting style after it was introduced to the stunt coordinators by Jujutsu world champion Buster Reeves, who was Christian Bale's stunt double for the movie. It is again used as Batman's primary fighting style in the sequel The Dark Knight.
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
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