A PRACTICAL TACTICAL APPROACH TO TRAINING IS ALWAYS REQUIRED

Indeed, the maxim “less is more” is absolutely true in a self-defense situation, especially, when caught in an unprepared (“-5”) position. In reality, you need to know just a few core tactics. But, you must also have the instinctive capability to execute these defensive movements seamlessly both under pressure while adapting to a threat. Notwithstanding our extensive curriculum, as noted, we are proponents of doing a few things very well. Israeli krav maga is meant to be simple.  Instinctive gross motor movements will carry the day.

Most important, at the highest levels of krav maga one must possess hand-to-hand combat ability; not just self-defense reactions.  Controlled aggression is a prerequisite, but, one needs to be skilled in every aspect of a fight including opening recognition and timing. In short, an advanced krav maga belt, particularly at the blackbelt level, must be able to defend against any kind of attack, especially, against a professionally trained person from another fighting system.  From the IKMA perspective, a blackbelt represents the beginning of true mastery of the system starting with a flawless knowledge of the basic combatives/defensive tactics through the expert level.

We offer stand-alone yet complimentary lessons for anyone with an interest in practical, realistic self-defense and safety measures training through three super course options:

Kravist 1 (Beginner to Advanced), a streamlined self-defense course of 103 essential lessons to defend against the 12 most common unarmed attacks.

Kravist 2 (Beginner to Advanced), a streamlined self-defense course of 100 essential lessons to defend against the 12 most common armed street attacks/threats.

Kravist 3 (Beginner to Expert), the comprehensive curriculum including 340(+) lessons (incorporating both Kravist 1 & 2) broken down into 24 core krav maga topics:

  • Krav Maga Principles of Simultaneous Defense & Attack
  • Stance & Footwork
  • Fallbreaks & Rolls
  • Upper-body Combatives
  • Lower-body Combatives
  • Upper- & Lower-Body Combinations
  • Retzev (Continuous Combat Motion)
  • Upper-body Defenses
  • Lower-body Defenses
  • Arm Grab Defenses & Releases
  • Shirt Grab Defenses
  • Choke Defenses
  • Clinch & Clinch Defenses
  • Standing Headlock & Guillotine Defenses
  • Bear Hug Defenses
  • Nelson Hold Defenses
  • Takedown Defenses
  • Ground Survival
  • Takedowns & Throws
  • Multiple Unarmed Opponents
  • Impact Weapon Defenses
  • Control/Restraint Holds
  • Edged Weapon Defenses
  • Firearm Defenses

Within these broad topics, each tactic is subdivided by a sub-category and then by broken down one final sub-category per each granular topic. For example for above category #4, “Upper-body Defenses” contains:

  • Handshake Equalizer
  • Push Defenses
  • Straight Punch Defenses
  • Hook Punch Defenses
  • Sucker Punch Defenses
  • The Two Most Important Krav Maga Deflection Movements
  • Rule of Thumb Defenses
  • Upper-cut & Shovel Punch Defenses
  • Getting Hit
  • Elbow Attack Defenses
  • Headbutt Defenses
  • Using a Rifle as Cold Weapon to Defend against Punches

For the category D example above, “Hook Punch Defenses”, each specific final sub-category is labeled by the belt level it is taught in the IKMA curriculum.  Therefore “D.  Hook Punch Defenses” includes the following final sub-categories:

  • Hook Punch Outside 360 Deflections & Simultaneous Counterattack (Yellow Belt)
  • Hook Punch Body Retreat & Ducking (Yellow Belt)
  • Hook Punch Gunt Defense with Simultaneous Counter-attack (Orange Belt)
  • Hook Punch Double Block with Roundhouse Kick (Orange Belt)
  • Hook Punch Defense Double Block with Chop Counterattacks (Green Belt)
  • Hook Punch Defense into Spin-Choke-Eye Rake and Stabbing Modification (Green Belt)
  • Hook Punch Defenses Using Preemptive Linear Timing Attacks (Green Belt)
  • Hook Punch Defense While Texting (Green Belt)
  • Hook Punch Defensive Tactics Review (Yellow, Orange, Green Belts)