Posted January 12, 2018 11:03 am by Comments

By Jeremy Stafford


Krav Maga, the official martial art of the Israeli Defense Forces, prides itself on a simple, efficient and aggressive principle-­based approach.

When it comes to defending against weapons, there is no time for overcomplicated dance moves. I’ve been involved in Krav since 2000 or so, and I’ve been the director of the Krav Maga Alliance’s Military and Law Enforcement program since 2011. The system has its strengths and weaknesses. The striking in Krav is not as good as a strictly Muay Thai school. The ground is not as good as most Brazilian Jiu-­Jitsu schools. The wrist and twist locks and joint manipulations are not as sharp as you might find in an aikido school. But the Krav Maga weapons defenses are the best in the world.

When you couple all of this with an aggressive mindset and a tough, almost brutal training methodology, you get a system that can take you from couch potato to ass kicker in a reasonable period of time.

When I owned a Krav school, I asked the students to give me a solid year, three times a week, and I’d give them the skills to succeed in 80 percent of violent situations. Give me two years, I’d tell …Read the Rest

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