Many martial arts and self defense programs make use of a variety of weapons.  When many practitioners start their Krav Maga training, they’re curious about what kind of weapons to expect to learn in their classes. We’re here to provide you with the necessary information to better prepare you for the start of your Krav Maga Worldwide training.


Weapons training is a vital component of Krav Maga. This is because Krav Maga is a practical form of self-defense, and one can never know what kind of weapon an attacker might present during an encounter.  This means that it’s essential for Krav Maga practitioners to be well-informed about the full range of weapons that could be used in attacks. Not only will the practitioner be able to fight off an armed attacker, but he or she will also have the skill to take control of the weapon and use it as a tool of self defense. Weapons and weaponry knowledge can be the difference between life and death.

What kinds of weapons are used?

Krav Maga Worldwide has taken measures to adapt classes for a wide range weapons, so practitioners can feel more comfortable when faced with them.

Types of Weapons

This guide consists of more conventional weapons, or ones that are specifically designed to defend or cause harm. For self defense, weapons of this nature can be used to help protect a user. In Krav Maga classes, you will learn to use weapons in a variety of ways.

  • Long guns and handguns: In class, students will train with long guns and handguns for both offensive and defensive purposes. Students will also learn how to prevent a handgun from being taken away, as well as how to take one from an assailant.
  • Knives: Knives are another essential example of self defense weapons. Knives are a popular choice among lurking predators, so it’s imperative that Krav Maga Worldwide students understand how to properly defend and takeaway an opponent’s knife during a violent encounter.
  • Improvised Weapons: In some cases, you may need to defend yourself in an area where there are no weapons to be found. If your legs and fists aren’t enough, you can make due with improvised weapons, such as a fork or a broken beer bottle. Krav Maga stresses creative and resourceful fighting. When the target of an attack is quick on his or her feet, he or she may find the opportunity to use a nontraditional weapon as a form of self-defense.

It’s important to understand the power of weaponry in both offensive and defensive terms. Weapons are not utilized in a Krav Maga Worldwide class until the upper levels.

If you’re interested in learning more about weapons in self defense, talk to your Krav Maga Worldwide instructor today.

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