Tag Archives: Defenses

Drills, Skills, and Defenses

Thoughtful skill-building drills lead to powerful and effective Krav Maga defenses. It dawned on me as I wrote the article on the 10-step efficient defense drill – designed to get students more comfortable with defending a bevy of punches – that I should probably explicitly differentiate between a skill building drill and an…
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Krav Maga Knife Defenses: It’s in the Elbow

Want to defend a knife attack effectively? Start with the elbow. I’ve recently been highlighting the role an elbow plays as a reference in several knife (edged weapons) defenses. The truth is, the elbow plays a critical role in successfully completing many of these defenses. In the video below, I outline the issues, illustrate…
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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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