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Krav Maga—Weapon Defenses

by David Kahn

A holistic approach to teaching, incorporating theory and communication techniques often overlooked in budo. Martial arts instructors will improve their abilities to motivate, educate, and retain students, develop a foundation to facilitate learning.


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Release date: 
June 1, 2012
Paperback: 314 pages
9.44 × 7.18 × 0.75 in
ISBN: 9781594392405


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Release date: 
June 1, 2012
Paperback: 314 pages
9.44 × 7.18 × 0.75 in
ISBN: 9781594392405
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Average: 4.3 (3 votes)
Skill Level: 1 2 3

Israeli Krav Maga is the Israel Defense Force's official self-defense system. The system is simple, instinctive, adaptable, and if necessary, brutally effective to thwart a life threatening assault. This book presents the most up-to-date and effective techniques to prevail against armed threats and attacks.

Many of these updated defenses have never been seen before. Grandmaster Haim Gidon has improved and evolved this material with the late krav maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld's formal approval.

Contents include

  • Weapon awareness training; functionality, range, and deployment
  • Dominant control holds over a stunned assailant
  • Edged weapon defenses
  • Impact weapon defenses
  • Handgun defenses
  • Rifle defenses
  • Defending against weapons while on the ground
  • Defending against continuous attacks
  • Non-conventional weapon threats
  • First-party hostage situations
  • Kravist weapon defense drills

Regardless of strength, size, age, or gender, you can learn krav maga techniques to fend off an armed attacker.


USA Best Books Award - Winner - 2013

Independent Publisher IPPY Award - Bronze Winner - 2013

ForeWord's Book of the Year Award - Honorable Mention - 2013

About the Author

David Kahn

David Kahn serves as the Israeli Krav Maga Association's U.S. Chief Instructor and teaches federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies along with all branches of the U.S. military. David is the only American ever to sit on the non-profit Israeli Krav Maga Association's board of directors. David is also a certified instructor through the New Jersey Police Training Commission and Mercer County Police Academy and also teaches at the New Jersey State Police Academy. David received … More »