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Fighting – Sparring for Krav Maga, by Tommy Blom

First, lets look at what sparring for krav maga is, what it should be, how it should be used and what benefit we can reap from it if we use it correctly.  In the table below you’ll see the different types of sparring we commonly use in Krav Maga Global (KMG), you will also see the different paces, goals, mindsets and at what level that type of sparring is introduced in the curriculum of KMG. Read More

KMG Instructor of the Month – May 2015

Instructor of the Month

Alan Dennis, KMG U.K.

 

Age: 

25 

 

Marital status: 

In a relationship with Natellie Sheldon 

 

Occupation: 

Full Time Krav Maga instructor and School owner at Krav Maga Elite – Midlands 

 

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Why teach Krav Maga to kids and teenagers?

By Zeev Cohen

 

Why teach Krav Maga to kids and teenagers?

This important question is being asked numerous times while I teach kids instructor’s courses around the world. I believe that the answer to the question begins with Imi’s famous sentence: “that one may live in peace…” Does “one” include the young ages as well? It is important to mention that when Imi introduced Krav Maga for civilians, it was taught only to adults first, and later to teenagers. At his late years, when Krav Maga began to be practice with kids, Imi was saying “The kids are the base to Krav Magas future”. Read More

Main Principles of Krav Maga as WE in KMG act and follow (short version)

By Eyal Yanilov, founder of Krav Maga Global

Lately I have been thinking about the main principles of Krav Maga as they were taught to me and later added by myself over the last twenty years. It is my belief that understanding the principles of Krav Maga is important for a greater knowledge of krav maga as a system and for you to have in mind when you are training.

 

There are technical and tactical principles when defending yourself, or others, as well as those principles that direct and pave our way in life and in combat.

 

Perhaps the first and most important principles is that you must strive to win, so that the enemy/aggressor/criminal will not be able to continue. Secondly, aim to avoid, prevent or de-escalate the situation you are facing, especially in self-defense. Do not forget, if you need to act, act decisively and correctly according to the danger presented.

  • In fighting and in combat – inflict maximum damage to your enemy, with minimum time spent, while sustaining minimum harm to yourself.
  • In 3rdparty protection – protect your loved ones at all costs.
  • Always act according to the law of the country you are in.

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KMG Instructor of the Month – April 2015

Instructor of the Month

Ravid Schimko, KMG Israel

Age:

37 years old , 20 years old in spirit

 

Marital status:

married+2

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Interview with Eyal Yanilov

by: Alicia Lu

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Like Taking Krav Maga Classes? Thank Master Eyal Yanilov, Who Introduced the System Around the World Under the Guidance of Imi Himself

If you ever find yourself in a life-threatening situation, there is no one in the world you’d rather have save you than Eyal Yanilov. Trust me. The Krav Maga master has been training for more than 40 years, first under the instruction of Eli Avikzar, who was Imi’s top student at one point, and then under Imi Lichtenfeld himself, the founder of Krav Maga, whom Eyal calls a “gentleman” and “a living example of how to live and behave.”

 

After engraining Imi’s teachings into his body and spirit, Eyal was entrusted by his master to further develop his self-defense system. The complete system that we know today is a product of Eyal’s tutelage under Imi combined with developments he added to the core curriculum. Those additions include third-party protection (VIPs, friends, family members) fighting tactics and combat skills, two now-crucial sections of the Krav Maga that reflect a keen intuition behind Eyal’s steely gaze.

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Common reactions to fear and how to deal with it

Blog by Ole Boe

Imagine the following scenario and try to think about your reactions to fear: You have just finished training, and you are on your way home after a quick shower. You had a good training session and you feel good. You are also hungry because the training was hard, so you decide to take a short cut in order to get home more quickly. You therefore enter into a street where there is not much light. Usually you take the long way around the block, but today you make a different decision. You go into the dark street. Read More

KMG Instructor of the Month – March 2015

Instructor of the Month

Christian Patrick Namrok, KMG Denmark
Age:

50
Civil status:

Married to Krav Maga.
Profession:

Part time security officer and Krav Maga instructor.

 
Krav Maga Experience:

6 years.
Why Krav Maga:
I started training in Wado Ryu Karate as a kid in Paris, France where I grew up. And apparently I had skills because I ended up competing for the French National Team in Wado Ryu Karate.
I felt that more challenges, so I joined the Parashutiste Legion Etrangerre (Foreign Legion’s Paratroopers) where we were training a lot of hand-to-hand combat. I found the simplicity and the mental part of this training very fascinating and went to train Krav Maga with Richard Douieb’s school in Paris. I still had my Karate training and the French National Team so it took me away from Krav Maga after one year or so.
When I moved to Denmark in the 90’s I continued with Karate and made it to the Danish National Team in Wado Ryu. It was only in 2009 that I met with the Danish director of IKMF (now KMG), Jes Sørensen and started training with him. I completed the instructor course in 2010 and now hold Graduate Level 4.
I love Krav Maga and the simplicity of the system. I love the community that we have and I love that when I teach I know that what I give my student can one day save their lives.

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The Benefits of Training Krav Maga – Self Defence for Women

Blog post by Anna Active

The title of this article, “The benefits of training Krav Maga – Self defence for women”, is pretty much the question that most Krav Maga instructors are presented with when a female wants to take part in training. Ok, that may be a sweeping statement however my point is this, I believe, as females, our attitude towards our personal safety and well being is too reactive. We imagine the worst case scenario and then look for a solution ‘incase it happens’. Read More

Krav Maga training in the IDF (Israel defense forces)

By Ilya Dunsky Expert 4

Today Krav Maga training in the IDF (Israel defense forces) is divided into three sections:

  1. Self defense
  2. Combat and fighting
  3. Third party protection (VIP)

The objective in each section is different and at times may even contradict each other: Read More

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