Krav Maga Weapon Defenses: The Contact Combat System of the Israel Defense Forces
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Winner – 2013 USA Best Books AwardWinner - 2013 IP's Book Award
Finalist – 2013 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine
Regardless of strength, size, age, or gender, you can learn krav maga techniques to fend off an armed attacker.
Israeli Krav Maga is the Israel Defense Force’s official self-defense system. The system is simple, instinctive, adaptable, and if necessary, brutally effective to thwart a life threatening assault. Krav maga is particularly world renowned for its weapon defenses.
This book presents the most up-to-date and effective techniques to prevail against armed threats and attacks. These techniques are incorporated into the green, blue, brown, and black belt levels of the Israeli krav maga curriculum.
Many of these updated defenses have never been seen before. Grandmaster Haim Gidon has improved and evolved this material with the late krav maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld’s formal approval.
Contents include these important topics:
- Weapon awareness training; functionality, range, and deployment
- Dominant control holds over a stunned assailant
- Edged weapon defenses
- Impact weapon defenses
- Handgun defenses
- Rifle defenses
- Defending against weapons while on the ground
- Defending against continuous attacks
- Non-conventional weapon threats
- First-party hostage situations
- Kravist weapon defense drills
The conditioning and hand-eye coordination achieved by practicing these techniques will tone your muscles, improve your reflexes, and get you street prepared. This is the most up-to-date, authoritative, and advanced guide to the world’s premier weapons defense tactics.
entire bodyweight against the incoming edged weapon arm while counterstriking. You have the advantage of propelling your bodyweight behind the block to drive the edged-weapon arm shoulder back to secure the weapon while delivering additional combatives including devastating knee strikes. In addition, this defense can be used if you are “nose to nose” with the assailant and you recognize the attack early enough to close the distance. In other words, you can catch the attacker as he draws the edged
controlling the edged-weapon arm, the bottom line is to use whatever technique option works for you to block and secure the edged weapon-wielding arm. Again, most importantly, with any blocking option, immediately assert control over the edged-weapon arm. Figure 4.21e Figure 4.21f Figures 4.21e–f. Use a modified Control Hold A to control his edged-weapon arm while switching from your left hip to your right hip. Clamp down hard on his shoulder and continue to turn on your side to gain maximum
deflect any change in the height of the stab attempt. The movement rotates the wrist outward so that your left thumb, kept attached to the hand with all the fingers pointing up, turns away from you as contact is made with the opponent’s arm to redirect the incoming thrust. After the parry is made and without breaking contact with the assailant’s arm, hook the assailant’s arm by cupping your left hand, wrapping your left thumb around his forearm for control and pinning the arm against the
defense against a firearm or any type of weapon is to avoid a situation that exposes you to danger. Common sense should always prevail. Going to an ATM at night alone does not make good common sense. Venturing into a parking lot without scanning your environment, or parking in an unlit area or in a non-heavily trafficked area are also not good strategies. You must envision as many negative-five scenarios as possible. Do your best to plan or envision what you might do if faced with these extreme
succeed in prying the handgun loose, do you remove your hand from the barrel to quickly then remove the weapon and create distance. Again, you have the option to jolt him with your nearside shoulder while tucking your chin to knock him backward and facilitate the release. If the assailant tried to bluff you with an extended pointer finger under his garment rather than a real handgun, proceed with the defense while rearranging his finger in the process. Note that a handgun concealed under a