If you’ve been around me for any amount of time, you’ve likely heard me talk about the Krav Maga Family Tree of techniques/defenses.

Recently, I spent a minute to explain this concept using multiple weapons defenses as being highly related and therefore closely located on the Krav Maga Family Tree.

As a means of thinking about this concept, consider that each Krav Maga defense has multiple associated movements or motor skills (seen as DNA). When different defenses share the same motor skill, they are somewhat related. When different defenses share the same motor skill(s) in completing or satisfying a requirement of the Krav Maga principles, these defenses are highly related – because these defenses share substantial Krav Maga DNA in form and intention. This paradigm supports a significant understanding of the KM system and can super-charge your understanding and growth. Check out the video below for an example.

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  1. Ernesto

    Great segment. Well articulated.

  2. Arnold wo

    Thanks chief! for another enlightening insight to Krav Maga!