Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method--for Fitness and Self-Defense

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Master the moves of krav maga—the international self-defense and physical fitness sensation

Increasingly popular around the world, krav maga is the renowned hand-to-hand Martial Arts defense fighting designed by the Israeli military forces. Swift, powerful, and simple, it is an effective method for fending off any kind of attacker—and it is also an amazing workout.

Regardless of size, strength, and fitness level, anyone can master the essentials of krav maga—and reap the rewards of increased safety, confidence, and conditioning. With moves you can learn in as little as five minutes, or train and practice for long-term success, Krav Maga covers all the below:

*What is Krav Maga all about
*Instruction on how to protect your body's vulnerable target and learn weapons defense combat
*Use an opponent's momentum to fuel your counterattack
*Escape all kinds of grips and holds
*Combine training punches, kicks, and other moves into a powerful conditioning workout---to lose weight, increase core strength, and improve muscle tone
*Use specially designed drills and a 12-week training program to become a kravist---a smart and prepared fighter

Written by one of America's foremost krav maga experts, this exciting new guide opens the door to an empowering and important set of techniques that you or anyone can master.

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David Kahn is one of America's leading experts in krav maga. After years of intensive training in Israel under Grandmaster Haim Gidon of the Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA) and having received his IKMA advanced black-belt teaching certification, David now sits on the Association's board of directors as the only American representative.

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St. Martin's Griffin
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Published on
Sep 6, 2004
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781429905992
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English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Exercise
Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts & Self-Defense
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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 and weapons defense, anyone can master the moves of krav maga – the international self-defense Martial Arts and physical 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 advance techniques and training, David Kahn will teach you:

*How krav maga saved Ernest Kovary, Imi Lichtenfeld's oldest living student, the day WWII began
*The mindset of effective self-defense
*Upper and lower body combatives and defenses
*Powerful retzev workouts
*New techniques for mastering escapes against chokes, grabs, and takedowns
*Krav maga groundwork and instruction
*Women's self-defense principles

Regardless of strength, size, age, or gender, you can learn advanced techniques for fending off any 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.From the American expert and Israeli Grandmaster Haim Gidon's United States representative in the fitness and combat techniques of krav maga, this is the most up to date, authoritative, and advanced guide to real fighting techniques and rigorous conditioning.

USA Best Books Award WINNER - 2016
BECAUSE NOT ALL KRAV MAGA IS THE SAME

Israeli krav maga is the official self-defense system of the Israel Defense Forces. Krav maga training shares the same principles for civilians, law enforcement, and military personnel alike to deliver them from harm's way. Goals however, are different for law enforcement and military personnel.

This book is designed for security-conscious civilians, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and security professionals alike who want to improve their chances of not just surviving an armed attack, but increase the odds of prevailing without serious injury.

Krav maga's popularity in professional law enforcement, military, and security circles is attributable to its practicality, simplicity, quick retention, easy learning curve, and brutal effectiveness. This effectiveness is built on a few core tenets and simple building blocks. General principles are applied and customized to suit the needs of a dynamic violent situation.

Contents include:
• Mind-sets, reactions, and tactics in response to violence
• The highest-level counters against multiple armed attacks and threats
• Core kick, clinch, and tackle defenses
• Core ground survival tactics
• Multiple-opponent strategies and tactics
• Impact weapon defenses
• Edged weapon defenses
• Firearm disarms and retention
• Includes 954 detailed photographs


The most up-to-date tactics presented in this book focus on the most common violent scenarios. These techniques derive from the author's translation of the Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA) curriculum. The IKMA is the governing body for krav maga, recognized by the Israeli government and headed by Grandmaster Haim Gidon.

Responsible people seek krav maga training as a shield against violence.
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