Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence presents a no-nonsense approach to neutralizing attackers in close quarters.
Author Gershon Ben Keren explains the philosophy at the back of the Krav Maga method, which is the basis of the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) devastating close combat system. This book lays out a systematic approach to self-defense and provides illustrated confrontation scenarios paired with tailored practical responses.
Accompanied by explicit, easy-to-follow photographs, practical combat skills are described in step by step detail, at the side of the movement patterns needed to lead them to useful in real-life settings. The entire photos in the book were shot in real-time, demonstrating what realistic movements—both from the attacker’s and defender’s perspective—appear to be. Where applicable, techniques have been shot in the scenarios in which they occur such as bars, restrooms, ATMs, and the like. The situational components of such violent incidents are explained, so the reader can discover ways to identify, predict, and steer clear of violence before it occurs.
Contents of this Krav Maga book include:
- What is Krav Maga?
- Krav Maga Yashir
- Introduction to writer Gershon Ben Keren
- Basic Skills (Stances, Movement, Blocking and Striking)—The Timeline of Violence; Controlling Range; Relative Body Positioning; Groin Kick; Driving Knee
- Self-Defense Scenarios—Knife Disarming; Gun to Front of Body; Abductions and Hostage Taking; Knife Shank; Improvised Weapons
- Unarmed Assaults and Dynamic Components of Violence—Preventing a Front Headlock; Applying an Effective Guillotine; Defending Knees in a Clinch
- and more!