Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method--for Fitness and Self-Defense
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
Krav Maga Defense: How to Defend Yourself Against the 12 Most Common Unarmed 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.
Advanced Krav Maga: The Next Level of Fitness and Self-Defense
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, f
- 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.
Krav Maga Weapon Defenses: The Contact Combat System of the Israel Defense Forces
Winner – 2013 USA Best Books AwardWinner - 2013 IP's Book Award
Finalist – 2013 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine
Regardless of strength, size, age, or gender, you can learn Krav Maga techniques to fend off an armed attacker.
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. Krav Maga is particularly world renowned for its weapon defenses.
This book presents the most up-to-date and effective techniques to prevail against armed threats and attacks. These techniques are incorporated into the green, blue, brown, and black belt levels of the Israeli Krav Maga curriculum.
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.
Contents include these important topics:
- 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
The conditioning and hand-eye coordination achieved by practicing these techniques will tone your muscles, improve your reflexes, and get you street prepared. This is the most up-to-date, authoritative, and advanced guide to the world's premier weapons defense tactics.
Krav Maga Professional Tactics: The Contact Combat System of the Israeli Martial Arts
WINNER – Sports, 2016 Best Books Award
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.