Advanced Krav Maga -Interpreted by David Kahn
Krav Maga Training DVD
Advanced Krav Maga -- The contact combat system of the Israel defense forces.
Get in the best shape of your life and master real fighting techniques with advanced krav maga.
Based on the principles of enhancing natural instincts and using appropriate force for self-protection, anyone can master the moves of krav maga-the international self-defense and fitness sensation designed by the Israel Defense Forces. This follow-up to Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method-for Fitness and Self-Defense explores essential combative tactics, including standing, clinch, and extensive groundwork from yellow, orange, and green belt levels, to help you update and improve your skills. In this guide to advanced techniques, David Kahn will teach you:
- The mind-set of effective self defense.
- Upper and lower body combatives and defenses.
- Powerful retzev workouts.
- New techniques for mastering escapes.
- Women's self-defense principles.
Regardless of strength, size, age, or gender, you can learn advanced techniques for fending off an unarmed attacker-swiftly, powerfully, and simply. And the conditioning you will achieve by practicing these techniques will tone your muscles, improve your reflexes, and get you fighting fit.
This is an up-to-date and advanced guide to real fighting techniques and rigorous conditioning, from one of America's leading experts in krav maga.
David Kahn is one of America's leading experts in krav maga. After years of intensive training under Grandmaster Haim Gidon of the Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA) and having received his IKMA advanced black belt teaching certifications, David now serves as the IKMA's United States Chief Instructor.
This book has not been authorized, approved, or endorsed by the Krav Maga Association of America or any other krav maga organization or association. The activities described in this book may be too strenuous for some people. Please consult your physician before beginning this or any other strenuous training regimen.
What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga (/krɑːv məˈɡɑː/; Hebrew: קְרַב מַגָּע [ˈkʁav maˈɡa], lit. "contact-combat") is a military self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security forces (Shin Bet and Mossad) that consists of a combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Jujutsu, Aikido, Judo, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extreme efficiency and brutal counter-attacks. It was derived from the street-fighting experience of Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in the mid-to-late 1930s. In the late 1940s, following his migration to Israel, he began to provide lessons on combat training to what was to become the IDF.
From the outset, the original concept of Krav Maga was to take the most simple and practical techniques of other fighting styles (originally European boxing, wrestling and streetfighting) and to make them rapidly teachable to military conscripts. As a result, Krav Maga has built on its original base in Western boxing, wrestling and streetfighting. It subsequently was influenced by characteristic clinches, low-kicks, elbow and knee strikes from Muay Thai introduced by the French-Israeli IDF instructor, André Zeitoun. Techniques from Aikido and Jiu-jitsu were introduced by IDF instructor Eli Avikzar.
Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing aggression, and simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers. Krav Maga has been used by the Israel Defense Forces' special forces units, security apparatus and recently by regular infantry units. Closely related variations have been developed and adopted by Israeli law enforcement and intelligence organizations. There are several organizations teaching variations of Krav Maga internationally such as the British SAS and the US Marine Corps.