Military Krav Maga (“MKM”) provides the shortest route to hand-to-hand combat proficiency with minimum (or even no) sustainment training. A few core tactical movements may be applied to myriad situations. Importantly, MKM builds and incorporates an Airman’s existing hand-to-hand combat skill set.
Defensive preparation: The three most crucial elements of combat preparation: (1) MENTAL (attack the attacker mindset); (2) TACTICAL (tactical advantage through aggressive movement into the adversary/breaking contact) and (3) PHYSICAL preparation.
MKM’s philosophy is direct and simple.
- Emphasizes defending against any manner of unarmed and armed attacks, while safeguarding personal weapons; to incapacitate an adversary and break contact.
- Relies on instinctive body movements, which are easily learned, retained and performed under stress while incorporating an Airmen’s pre-existing hand-to-hand combat skillset;
- Based on building blocks that, that when combined, allow an Airman to decisively prevail in life-threatening situations with non-lethal and lethal force options;
MKM’s military mindset or goal is to neutralize an enemy combatant with extreme prejudice:
- BREAK CONTACT.
(*Note: non-lethal and lethal options are both incorporated as directed/ROE.)
- “Debilitate the head; debilitate the body.”
- For both unarmed and armed situations, MKM core combatives facilitate stunning, maiming and closing to break down an enemy’s anatomical structure and then break contact.
- MKM ground-survival focuses strictly on military applications: creating separation to place an Airman’s main weapon back on line or to deploy a secondary or concealed weapon.
- Ground survival tactics are the same as the standing tactics (with a few modifications).
MKM has been successfully taught to SEAL Instructors, MCMAP Instructors, MACP Instructors, Royal Marine Instructors, Provost Marshals, Military Police, Shore Patrol and Air Force Security Personnel.