• Darren Levine’s Krav Maga Tactical Training Tip

Basic Gun Threat from Front (Dead-Side Option): Part 4 of 5

Step 3: Leading with your left foot, immediately burst forward, preferably pinning the gun against the assailant's body (at or near the stomach). Maintaining your weight on the weapon throughout, punch to the assailant's face. Note: It may be necessary to throw multiple punches, but you should keep your weight on the weapon and be prepared to continue moving forward in case the assailant is driven back as a result of the strikes.


Darren Levine is the Chief Instructor of Krav Maga Worldwide. A 6th degree black belt, he is one of the highest-ranked Krav Maga instructors in the world and received extensive training directly from Imi Lichtenfeld, the creator of Krav Maga.

In recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the Krav Maga system, Darren Levine received one of only two Founder Diplomas ever issued by Imi Lichtenfeld. An internationally recognized self-defense and counterterrorism expert, Darren Levine has taught thousands of civilians and police officers, as well as military special operation and anti-terrorist units in the United States and abroad.

Darren Levine serves as a Los Angeles County prosecutor and an assistant head deputy of the Target Crimes Division; he has been tasked with prosecuting the most violent crimes committed against law enforcement, including murders of on-duty peace officers. Levine has received numerous commendations, among them: National Co-Prosecutor of the Year 2004, National Association of District Attorneys; Los Angeles County Prosecutor of the Year, 2003 ADDA; and Distinguished Alumni Award, Loyola Law School.


Today's tip is an excerpt from Black Belt Krav Maga, co-authored by Darren Levine and Ryan Hoover. Available on Amazon now.