In this weeks video, we go over one of the most common attacks, the straight punch. The goal is to get your hands up in front of your face and redirect the punch offline, instead of trying to stop or block the incoming attack. Once the punch has been redirected, proceed to throw counter strikes until the attacker is no longer a threat.
Then, go home safe!
The scenario that I teach in the video assumes a very good state of readiness, thus allowing us to throw a simultaneous counter attack to the body while the punch is coming at you. If you are a bit later, or less ‘ready’, you may have to forgo the initial strike, and just clear the hand and punch to the face after the redirection. As usual, the more aware that you are, the more ready you will be to defend anything that comes at you.
Ok, that’s all for now. Enjoy the video, and of course, do some Krav Maga today!
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Today is Veterans Day, a day that honors and appreciates our heroes; the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Their sacrifices, made each and every day, protect the principles of freedom, justice and equality on which our great nation is founded. Their families also make sacrifices, bearing the immeasurable burden of a loved one’s absence. We remember their acts of bravery and selflessness, for people they may never know, which inspire us to achieve our better selves.
The Krav Maga Worldwide® Force Training Division has been directly responsible for providing training to over 800 law enforcement agencies in the United States and hundreds of U.S. Military units stationed locally and around the world.
Krav Maga Worldwide® salutes all of our veterans, military families and active duty service members and thank them for their service and sacrifice for our country.
We are eternally grateful.
In this week’s video, KMW Lead Instructor AJ Draven teaches how to defend against a gun pointed at you from the front.
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A couple weeks ago I traveled from Krav Maga Worldwide® in Los Angeles to Europe to teach an instructor training in Luxembourg, and then an advanced weapons seminar in Barcelona. The trip was very rewarding as I had the opportunity to spread the self defense system that I love throughout the world.
In Luxembourg, I worked with a group of Phase B instructors (Level 2), all of whom I had worked with a year previously in the Netherlands. At the official KMW training center in Luxembourg (which is a beautiful training center by the way!), these instructors showed true heart, courage, and the ability necessary to teach at the next level. We are extremely strict with our teachers and want them to be experts at whatever level that they are certified to teach. We put them through an extremely rigorous week, and this group showed incredible poise and grit to pass on all fronts. I am excited that these instructors will be spreading our system throughout Europe, and teaching people to make themselves and their communities safer. I am proud of them all, and would like to thank them for their effort and dedication!
The seminar in Barcelona was a great success. People from all over Europe came to train with me for an 8 hour seminar focusing guns, guns, and more GUNS! We covered everything from the basics all the way to hostage techniques, 3rd party defenses, and even some ‘Active Shooter Scenarios.’ I also presented one of our newest Black Belts, Miguel Membrive, with his diploma in front of his home school. Miguel tested in August with us at the KMW headquarters in Los Angeles.
KMW Barcelona was an excellent host and they are clearly doing great things in the Barcelona community. Special thanks to both Marc Stoltz of Krav Maga Luxembourg and Andres Bravo Tornil of Krav Maga Barcelona for hosting these great events!
All in all, It was an honor to work with such talented people who all want help make the world a safer place!
Ok, that’s all for now… Go do some Krav Maga today!
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The Krav Maga Worldwide training center in Puerto Rico, Training Zone, is holding a seminar to support KMW’s annual fundraising efforts for The Marni Fund/Stop Cancer. KMW’s network-wide annual fundraisers increase awareness about The Marni Fund and the good work that Stop Cancer does, while at the same time brining life-saving, practical, self-defense training to the public. Krav Maga Worldwide Instructor Juan Delgado is running the seminar in Puerto Rico, which will cover several topics including; combatives, rape prevention tactics, and weapons defenses.
This is the first annual fundraiser for The Marni Fund/Stop Cancer in Puerto Rico and we are thrilled to see Marni’s courageous spirit continue to reach people all around the world. Great training for a great cause! Check out the details below.
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time: 9:00am till 12:00pm
Cost: $40.00 ( all participants will receive a complimentary t-shrit for men and a razor back tank top for women )
Where: Salon de Acto de La Universidad de Turabo Gurabo/Caguas Campus.
Click here to see the event page on facebook!
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In this week’s video, KMW Lead Instructor AJ Draven teaches how to throw a round kick. It is a very effective combative, and if used properly can take out an attacker’s knee, leaving them hard pressed to chase after you! Let us know what you think!
A talented group of veteran Krav Maga Worldwide® Instructors was in town this past weekend (10/10 – 10/13) to push their limits and expand their expertise by participating in the Expert Series Black Belt Preparation course. The training course was held at the KMW National Training Centers • West Los Angeles location and included approximately 32 hours of advanced technique training over four days!
The participants, a few of whom are KMW licensee school owners, came from points all around the country, and even abroad, to train at the KMW National Training Center (pictured left to right); Eric Sandahl from The Budo Ryu School of Martial Arts in San Luis Obispo, California, Jeff Magness from Krav Maga Training Center Lakeway Elite Fitness in Austin, Texas, Vinay Chary from Krav Maga New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, Brayson Buckner from Krav Maga Spokane in Spokane, Washington, Xavier Fa Asansio from Urban Training Center Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, Scott Sanchez from Krav Maga Forsyth in Atlanta, Georgia, and Mike Flood (not pictured) from Krav Maga Orange County in Orange County, California!
These instructors/practitioners all have years of training and instructing to their credit and they pushed hard all weekend putting their ability and dedication on display. Thanks again, guys, for your hard work and determination. It is an inspiration to have such talented instructors, and just all around good people, in our KMW licensee family!! To learn a little more about some of the participants, and what brought them to start training in Krav Maga check out the video below!!
What does a baseball bat, stick, pipe, tire iron, and golf club have in common? They can all be used as deadly weapons. On October 26th, learn defenses against these and other blunt objects with KMW Black Belt Lead Instructor, and MMA Fighter, John “Jr” Merkle.
Registration will be open soon! Stay tuned for registration details.
*Eligibility to participate in this event determined at the time of sign-up. No changes or modifications apply.
Krav Maga Worldwide wishes to extend special congratulations to Krav Maga Worldwide licensee Steve Sohn who, over the weekend of 10/5/2013 – 10/6/2013, earned the rank of Krav Maga Black Belt 2nd Dan from Krav Maga Worldwide Chief Instructor Darren Levine.
Steve is the owner of Steve Sohn’s Krav Maga Worldwide MMA & Fitness Training Center in Scarsdale, New York, and he originally became a certified Krav Maga Worldwide Instructor in 2001. Steve earned his Black Belt in 2009, and later that same year went on to become KMW’s School Owner of the Year! Throughout his career as a Krav Maga Worldwide instructor and licensee Steve has pursued and demonstrated excellence and has been honored with numerous other distinctions including an appointment to the Krav Maga Worldwide Advisory Board, the Martial Arts Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the Marni Levine Fighting Spirit Award.
Steve Sohn continues to be an inspiring instructor, a dedicated friend to his local community, and a beloved member of the KMW family. Steve’s achievement of Black Belt 2nd Dan, is yet another example of his fighting spirit as well as his passion and commitment to train others so that they may walk in pace.