Learn to Move Seamlessly to Master Krav Maga’s Handgun Defenses
This week I’m teaching one layer or facet of the Krav Maga handgun defense from the front that is often overlooked.
That is, the seamless integration of movements throughout the defense – creating a much more effective defense (the alternative being a series of disparate movements that create several micro-pauses within the defense). I’m teaching this “layer” of the defense to ensure students understand the old handgun maxim – slow is smooth and smooth is fast (in other words, learn the defense using slow and smooth movement and your speed will increase).
When I teach integration, as opposed to some other layer of the defense, I ask students to move only as quickly (and smoothly) as they can while confirming that the tasks on a mental checklist are being completed properly. In this defense, the high level checklist includes the following tasks: (1) redirect the line of fire, to (2) learn slightly forward, to (3) bend the knees slightly, to (4) push or burst from the feet, to (5) launch your punch. Notice this is not the entire defense, but it is the meat of the defense and includes all the movement “in” that is required.
Check out the video, and as always, walk in peace.