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The Importance and Meaning of the Combat and Fighting Instructor Course

Combat & Fighting instructor course (CFIC)

Blog by Eyal Yanilov


Regarding Combat and Fighting, when we look at the basics of the self-defense section of KMG, we shall always start by teaching a certain technique. From there, we continue with understanding principles and creating variations for dealing with similar but different attacks and problems. This is followed by adding pre-fight and post-fight concepts and possibilities, training under stress, practicing during simulations under different conditions and more.

Combat and Fighting

While teaching KMG’s section of combat and fighting, we take on a different path. Commonly, we start from the principles, understanding the families of tactics, techniques and training methods. Then, manifest those in different techniques, trying to get outside the box as much as possible.

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I wrote this article in the purpose to explain the nature, meaning, content and naturally the benefits that are consisted within CFIC. The result/final product is a better you, which also includes better abilities to conduct and handle “fighting classes” as well as fighting and sparring segments in regular lessons.


We all know that combat and fighting is one of the three pillars of the KMG system. The other two are Self-Defense and 3rd Party – VIP protection.
Moreover, when I address the term KMG, the absolute meaning is to the Krav Maga system;
What we call Krav Maga and what is Krav Maga in its substance. It is without a doubt not some random collection of techniques from several different styles or martial arts as it is the “esteemed” collector who decided to call Krav Maga.

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The CFIC is the best and most intensive way that we have to educate instructors in the theory and practice of combat and fighting. This comes in order to improve knowledge and ability alongside the know-how of instructing and coaching.

The CFIC is focused on several subjects, all integrated together:

  • The concepts and way of reaching the level of a fighter and the level of a warrior
  • How to better prepare fighters and warriors
  • In time of need, how to deal with fighters from other styles and practitioners of other martial arts, especially against boxers and wrestlers (grappling)
  • How to teach slow fighting, sparring and harder fighting
  • How to work and train with focus mitts, heavy bag and other targets
  • Using different rhythms and speeds in any kind of confrontation and combat
  • Tactics and strategies divided to different families
  • The relations and integration of different families of tactics
  • Specific techniques that represent different tactics and concepts
  • Curriculum from the E1-E4 relevant for the subjects
  • Mental preparations of fighters and warriors
  • Physical development of yourself and your trainees
  • Curriculum that is relevant, also for members of governmental units
  • Preparation and training methods of fighting against multiple attackers, concepts that are related to combat and not to self-defense.
  • Handling team fighting and combats of group against group.
  • Training and fighting under different conditions and ground.


Historically, I gathered and finished the first fighting tactics and training methods section in the curriculum in the late 1980’s. After it was approved by Imi, I taught it to the first line of Krav Maga instructors in Israel. With time more and more knowledge and experience was accumulated and constant improvements were made and natural evolution occurred.
It is a pure evidence of our need for a special combat and fighting instructor course. A course that delivers professional knowledge for those who need it, for those who crave for the accumulation of new Krav Maga techniques in each day, and for those who has the persistence and combat spirit.

Combat and Fighting

Nowadays, and as always, you are receiving the most cutting edge techniques of our system. When out there, there are imitators and wannabes, but also some legitimate competition. We should spread our way, show, prove and clarify that we are the origin and source of the Krav Maga Global. Those who are searching for the real method to acquire genuine Krav Maga knowledge, and even those who do not know who, what and where, will easily identify us for our professionalism and leadership.

Amongst a variety range of training courses that are offered by KMG, the CFIC suggests a profound understanding of the power of Krav Maga as a strong and sometimes even dangerous tool, eventually compels us on using its combat based knowledge wisely and with professionalism.
Thus, a simple mistake can put an individual in danger and can even lead to law breaking if usage is unadvised.

Hence, naturally the importance of practice and exercising the different aspects of fighting and combat cannot be emphasized enough. These aspects are in the heart of the progress of each and every one of us and the advancement of our student. While practicing the course, we hand out additional material as a specific manual and video material as a visual reminders to withhold unwanted information from being delivered.

I am very glad and grateful that Jovan Manojlovic, our leading expert in the combat and fighting field and director of KMG Serbia, is assisting me in forming a more suitable CFIC curriculum and format.  He is also helping me teach and run it. Jovan is coaching his country’s most successful MMA team and has vast experience in training fighters, both for the ring and the battlefield.

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I trust that we will meet many of you in this very valuable course – the CFIC.