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Krav Maga Weapon Defenses

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Dedication Acknowledgments Introduction The Language of Krav Maga Street Violence Human Emotional Responses in a Life-threatening Encounter Krav Maga's Methodology Krav Maga Tactics The Best Use of This Book Chapter 1Control Holds Reviewed Cavalier #1 Cavalier #2 Cavalier #3 Control Hold A Control Hold B Control Hold C Face and Weapon Control Hold Weapons of Opportunity Chapter 2Impact-Weapon Defenses Overhand One-Handed Strike Defense What to Do if the Assailant Drops the Weapon as You Counterattack Overhand Defense Against a Long-Distance Attack or When Late Defending a One-Handed Overhand Off-Angle" Defense Defending a Two-Handed Overhead Chair or Stool-Type Attack Defending a Two-Handed Overhead Swing Attack Defending a Sideswing Impact-Weapon Attack Defending a Low Sideswing Impact-Weapon Attack Defending an Attacker Using Two Impact Weapons Defending a Chain or Whip-like Attack Defending an Overhead Impact Attack When on the Ground Defending an Upward Rifle-Butt Stroke Defending a Horizontal Rifle-Butt Stroke Defending an Impact-Weapon Front Choke Defending a Pulling Impact-Weapon Rear Choke Chapter 3Leg Defenses Against Edged-Weapon Attacks Edged-Weapons Introduction Straight Kick Against an Overhead Attack Straight Kick Against an Underhand Attack Roundhouse Kick Against a Straight Stab Roundhouse Kick Against a Slash Sidekick Against a High Straight Stab Rear Stab Defenses Overhead Attack Defending a Surprise Short Straight Stab Using Shield-like Objects Against an Edged-Weapon Attack Defending an Attacker Using Two Edged Weapons Edged-Weapon Threats Defending Against an Assailant Posturing/Threatening with an Edged Weapon Defending When the Assailant Switches the Edged Weapon Between His Hands An Assailant Posturing with an Edged Weapon at a Distance Defenses When the Defender Is on the Ground Both the Assailant and Defender Are on the Ground Defending Against a Standing Assailant Slashing at Your Legs or Jumping on You Overhead Attack Defense When the Defender is on His Back Chapter 4Hand Defenses Against Edged Weapons Defending an Incoming Overhead Stab Overhead Defense When Not Nose to Nose" or the Defender Can Burst Early Defending an Overhead Off-Angle Stab When Facing in Opposite Direction Straight Stab L" Block Straight Stab L" Block When in an Opposite Outlet Stance Instinctive Defense Against a Close Underhand Stab Sidestep an Underhand Stab Defending an Off-Angle Underhand Stab Defending an Off-Angle Straight Stab Defending a Midsection Hook Stab or Slash Defending an Inside Slash Defending an Inside Diagonal Slash Body Defense an Inside Forward Slash and Follow-up Backslash Backslash Defense or Against a Reverse" Stab Body Defense Against a Backslash and Follow-up Inside Slash Defending a Stab or Slash to the Legs Defending an Assailant Who Strikes/Kicks and Stabs/Slashes Defending Continuous Edged-Weapon Attacks Late Defense Using Minimum Deflection-Redirection and Tsai-bake Defense Against an Assailant Who Engages You in Conversation Hiding the Weapon and Then Attacks Defense Against an Assailant Who First Engages You in an Unarmed Fight and Then Attacks With an Edged Weapon Edged-Weapon Threats Defenses When Both Combatants Are on the Ground Defenses Against a Needle Chapter 5Handgun Defenses Shooting Accuracy at Close Range Active Shooter Krav Maga's Firearm Disarm Philosophy Basic Firearms Knowledge The Four Essential Components of Gun Defenses Handgun Defenses from the Front Handgun Defenses from the Side In Front of Your Arm Variations Handgun Defense Variations #1 and #2 Against/ To the Side of the Head Handgun Defenses from the Rear Handgun Defenses to the Back of the Head When Pressed Against a Wall Sidearm Retention Chapter 6Rifle/Submachine Gun (SMG) Defenses Frontal Rifle/SMG Defenses Bayonet/Sharp-Elongated Weapon Defenses Bayonet-Type Stab with the Defender on His Back Rifle/SMG Defenses from the Rear Rifle/SMG Defenses from the Side Rifle/SMG Weapon Retention Chapter 7Kravist Weapon Defense Drills Training Drills with a Partner Impact-Weapon Threat and Attack Pattern Drills Edged-Weapon Attack Pattern Drills Firearm Threats (Handgun, Submachine Gun (SMG), Rifle Defenses When Assailant is in Motion (Including Seated and Off-angle Attacks) Partner Groundwork Defending Against Two Armed Assailants Special Training Scenarios Group Drills AppendixVehicle Safety Tips, Road Rage, and Carjacking Krav Maga Vehicle Safety Tips Road Rage Incidents Carjacking When the Carjacker is Outside of Your Vehicle Brandishing a Firearm Defenses Against Carjacking Situations Index Biographies Krav Maga Founder Imi Lichtenfeld Grandmaster Haim Gidon Senior Instructor Yigal Arbiv Senior Instructor Rick Blitstein Senior Instructor Alan Feldman Instructor Abel Kahn Instructor/Photographer Rinaldo Rossi About the Author Resources

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David Kahn is the United States Chief Instructor for the Israeli Krav Maga Association. He has trained all branches of the U.S. military in addition to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. David is an instructor certified by the State of New Jersey Police Training Commission. He has been featured in Men's Fitness, GQ, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, New Yorker, Marine Corps News, and other major publications. David also authored the books Krav Maga and Advanced Krav Maga and produced the Mastering Krav Maga DVD series. David Kahn resides in Hamilton, N.J.


The Krav Maga I have learned from David Kahn is highly efficient and effective. Whether in the street or in combat, these skills are a force multiplier. I highly recommend the book Krav Maga Weapon Defenses to anyone serious about street survival or hand-to-hand combat. -- Ronald Jacobs, GySgt., U.S. Marine Corps, Martial Arts Instructor Trainer, 3rd Degree David Kahn brought an already top-notch fighting system to another level. -- John Ouelett, Special Agent, FBI Your efforts and dedication reflect distinct credit upon yourself and the Israeli Krav Maga Association. -- Peter R. Mucciarone, Lt. Col. Dept. of the Army Your training ... assisted our Marines to learn a valuable combat skill set. -- M. K. Jeron, U.S. Marine Corps Krav maga is the world's most brutal martial art. We met David Kahn for a lesson we'll never forget. Men's Fitness

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