Tag Archives: Defenses

Bear Hug Front: Groin Strike

Use this easy movement to mitigate risks and land your bear hug defense groin strike. In the video below, I explain the initial motion to best address the risks associated with missing a groin strike during a fast-closing bear hug. The essence of the concept is to mitigate known risks by utilizing…
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Inspired by the Familiar Position

Use Your Growing Krav Maga Knowledge To Guide You In Unfamiliar Situations. If you’ve trained in Krav Maga for a good while, you’re likely familiar with a host of defenses – many focused upon weapons. Consider how these defenses can be utilized as points of reference in responding to a threat where…
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Krav Maga: Optimizing Arm Attacks

Optimize Your arm Movement to Sharpen Your Defenses. Often times, students confuse the role of the upper arm (shoulder to elbow) and the lower arm (elbow to hand) play in moving to make defenses such as an inside defense, 360 defense, and/or outside defense. All to often, students reach further than is…
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Active Defense

Active Defenses Require Active Control of the Danger. Making a Strong Defense Means Keeping Your Defending Hand Active. The danger and brutality of a knife attack cannot be overstated, and the flexibility and capacity the knife (or edged weapon) offers its wielder is significant. When I teach the 360 drill and/or Outside…
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