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David Kahn, U.S. Chief Instructor of the Israeli Krav Maga Association, is back again with Krav Maga Defense: How to Defend Yourself Against the 12 Most Common Street Attacks. Created by the Israeli army for self-defense, krav maga is gaining popularity around the world—especially here in the United States. Kahn is a self-defense expert, teacher, and served as a board member of the original Israeli Krav Maga Association.
Kahn will teach you how to gain the upper hand in the twelve most common unarmed street attacks the average person is likely to encounter. He’ll show you how to outmaneuver takedowns, rear chokes, ambush attacks, sucker punches while texting, knees to the groin, among other street safety skills.
Kahn has instructed everyone from members at the local Y to executives, celebrities, and all major federal U.S. law enforcement agencies, as well as all five branches of the U.S. military. His simple, no-nonsense approach to self-defense is perfect for men and women of all fitness levels. Don’t become tomorrow’s headline; Krav Maga Defense will teach you to protect yourself today.
Master the moves of krav maga—the international self-defense and physical fitness sensation
Increasingly popular around the world, krav maga is the renowned hand-to-hand Martial Arts defense fighting designed by the Israeli military forces. Swift, powerful, and simple, it is an effective method for fending off any kind of attacker—and it is also an amazing workout.
Regardless of size, strength, and fitness level, anyone can master the essentials of krav maga—and reap the rewards of increased safety, confidence, and conditioning. With moves you can learn in as little as five minutes, or train and practice for long-term success, Krav Maga covers all the below:
*What is Krav Maga all about
*Instruction on how to protect your body's vulnerable target and learn weapons defense combat
*Use an opponent's momentum to fuel your counterattack
*Escape all kinds of grips and holds
*Combine training punches, kicks, and other moves into a powerful conditioning workout---to lose weight, increase core strength, and improve muscle tone
*Use specially designed drills and a 12-week training program to become a kravist---a smart and prepared fighter
Written by one of America's foremost krav maga experts, this exciting new guide opens the door to an empowering and important set of techniques that you or anyone can master.
BECAUSE NOT ALL KRAV MAGA IS THE SAME®
This book is designed for krav maga trainees, security-conscious civilians, law enforcement officers, security professionals, and military personnel alike who wish to refine their essential krav maga combatives, improve their chances of surviving a hostile attack and prevail without serious injury.
Combatives are the foundation of krav maga counter-attacks. These are the combatives of the original Israeli Krav Maga Association (Grandmaster Gidon).
It is irrefutable that you need only learn a few core combatives to be an effective fighter. Simple is easy. Easy is effective. Effective is what is required to end a violent encounter quickly, decisively, and on your terms. This book stresses doing the right things and doing them in the right way. Right technique + Correct execution = Maximum Effect.
- Key strategies for achieving maximum combative effects
- Krav maga’s 12 most effective combatives
- Developing power and balance
- Combatives for the upper and lower body
- Combative combinations and retzev (continuous combat motion)
- Combatives for takedowns and throws
- Combatives for armbars, leglocks, and chokes
Whatever your martial arts or defensive tactics background or if you have no self-defense background at all, this book can add defensive combatives and combinations to your defensive repertoire. Our aim is to build a strong self-defense foundation through the ability to optimally counter-attack.
BECAUSE NOT ALL KRAV MAGA IS THE SAME®
This book introduces and codifies big-picture thinking to take you to the next level of self-defense expertise. The material is designed to conform to your strengths; you need not conform to the system.
In this latest volume from David Kahn, you will find practical, battle-tested stratagems and insights that are equally applicable across the spectrum of martial arts and fighting systems. The text is supported by 180 dynamic separate photo series representing a rich krav maga gamut of self-defense strategies and tactics.
- The Best Use of a Training Partner
- The Difference Between Anger and Rage
- Recognizing Your Own Triggers to Avoid Violence
- Contending with Road Rage
- Conflict Avoidance and Escape
- Physiological Reactions to Threats and Violence
- Legal Use of Force Requirements
- Defensive (Dis)Engagement Mindset
- Anatomical Targeting and Self-Protection
- Preemptive Linear Strikes
- Absorbing and Moving with an Attack
- Fighting Ranges
- Combatives Power and Balance
- Self-Defense Fight Timing
- Tactical Retreating
- When and How to Counterattack
- Defending against a Skilled Fighter
- Deceptive Fighting
- Ground Survival
- Defending an Ambush
- Multiple Opponents
- Breaking Up a Fight
As good tactical minds generally think alike, whatever your martial arts or defensive tactics background, this book is designed to synergize any previous professional self-defense knowledge to enhance your personal survival blueprint.
Krav Maga Fundamental Strategies draws on ideas and techniques from nearly every level of the Israeli Krav Maga curriculum, including violence avoidance and prevention. The result is an adaptable strategy supported by tried and true defensive tactics, coupled with sound defensive principles, all of which will serve to deliver you from harm’s way.
GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE AND MASTER REAL FIGHTING TECHNIQUES WITH ADVANCED KRAV MAGA
Based on the principles of enhancing natural instincts and using appropriate force for self-protection and weapons defense, anyone can master the moves of krav maga – the international self-defense Martial Arts and physical fitness sensation designed by the Israel Defense Forces. This follow up to Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method - for Fitness and Self-Defense, explores essential combative tactics including standing, clinch, and extensive groundwork from yellow, orange and green belt levels, to help you update and improve your skills. In this guide to advance techniques and training, David Kahn will teach you:
*How krav maga saved Ernest Kovary, Imi Lichtenfeld's oldest living student, the day WWII began
*The mindset of effective self-defense
*Upper and lower body combatives and defenses
*Powerful retzev workouts
*New techniques for mastering escapes against chokes, grabs, and takedowns
*Krav maga groundwork and instruction
*Women's self-defense principles
Regardless of strength, size, age, or gender, you can learn advanced techniques for fending off any attacker – swiftly, powerfully, and simply. And the conditioning you will achieve by practicing these techniques will tone your muscles, improve your reflexes, and get you fighting fit.From the American expert and Israeli Grandmaster Haim Gidon's United States representative in the fitness and combat techniques of krav maga, this is the most up to date, authoritative, and advanced guide to real fighting techniques and rigorous conditioning.
BECAUSE NOT ALL KRAV MAGA IS THE SAME
Israeli krav maga is the official self-defense system of the Israel Defense Forces. Krav maga training shares the same principles for civilians, law enforcement, and military personnel alike to deliver them from harm's way. Goals however, are different for law enforcement and military personnel.
This book is designed for security-conscious civilians, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and security professionals alike who want to improve their chances of not just surviving an armed attack, but increase the odds of prevailing without serious injury.
Krav maga's popularity in professional law enforcement, military, and security circles is attributable to its practicality, simplicity, quick retention, easy learning curve, and brutal effectiveness. This effectiveness is built on a few core tenets and simple building blocks. General principles are applied and customized to suit the needs of a dynamic violent situation.
• Mind-sets, reactions, and tactics in response to violence
• The highest-level counters against multiple armed attacks and threats
• Core kick, clinch, and tackle defenses
• Core ground survival tactics
• Multiple-opponent strategies and tactics
• Impact weapon defenses
• Edged weapon defenses
• Firearm disarms and retention
• Includes 954 detailed photographs
The most up-to-date tactics presented in this book focus on the most common violent scenarios. These techniques derive from the author's translation of the Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA) curriculum. The IKMA is the governing body for krav maga, recognized by the Israeli government and headed by Grandmaster Haim Gidon.
Responsible people seek krav maga training as a shield against violence.
Israeli Krav Maga is the Israel Defense Force's official self-defense system. The system is simple, instinctive, adaptable, and if necessary, brutally effective to thwart a life threatening assault. This book presents the most up-to-date and effective techniques to prevail against armed threats and attacks.
Many of these updated defenses have never been seen before. Grandmaster Haim Gidon has improved and evolved this material with the late krav maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld's formal approval.
- Weapon awareness training; functionality, range, and deployment
- Dominant control holds over a stunned assailant
- Edged weapon defenses
- Impact weapon defenses
- Handgun defenses
- Rifle defenses
- Defending against weapons while on the ground
- Defending against continuous attacks
- Non-conventional weapon threats
- First-party hostage situations
- Kravist weapon defense drills
Regardless of strength, size, age, or gender, you can learn krav maga techniques to fend off an armed attacker.