Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method--for Fitness and Self-Defense (Paperback)
Master the moves of krav maga—the international self-defense and physical fitness sensation
Increasingly popular around the world, krav maga is the renowned hand-to-hand Martial Arts defense fighting designed by the Israeli military forces. Swift, powerful, and simple, it is an effective method for fending off any kind of attacker—and it is also an amazing workout.
Regardless of size, strength, and fitness level, anyone can master the essentials of krav maga—and reap the rewards of increased safety, confidence, and conditioning. With moves you can learn in as little as five minutes, or train and practice for long-term success, Krav Maga covers all the below:
*What is Krav Maga all about
*Instruction on how to protect your body's vulnerable target and learn weapons defense combat
*Use an opponent's momentum to fuel your counterattack
*Escape all kinds of grips and holds
*Combine training punches, kicks, and other moves into a powerful conditioning workout--to lose weight, increase core strength, and improve muscle tone
*Use specially designed drills and a 12-week training program to become a kravist--a smart and prepared fighter
Written by one of America's foremost krav maga experts, this exciting new guide opens the door to an empowering and important set of techniques that you or anyone can master.
About the Author
David Kahn, Israeli Krav Maga Association (Gidon System) United States Chief Instructor, is the only American to sit on the IKMA board of directors. David has formally trained all five branches of the U.S. military, the Royal Marines, in addition to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies including instructors from the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, FBI, DEA, U.S. Marshals, NJSP, and Philadelphia PD, along with celebrities, executives, and other clients. He is the author of Krav Maga,Advanced Krav Maga,Krav Maga Weapon Defenses, and Krav Maga Professional Tactics. David also created the DVD companion set Mastering Krav Maga: Defending the 12 Most Common Unarmed Attacks. David and his partners operate several Israeli krav maga training centers along with the IKMAP affiliate instructor program. A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in New Jersey.
"Get in the best shape of your life while learning the most effective self-defense technique in the world."
- David Barton, fitness expert and owner, David Barton Gyms
"Training with krav maga instructor David Kahn was an honor and privilege, and the tactics he teaches are a valuable skill."
- Mark A. Hanafee, U. S. Coast Guard Police Training Officer
"David Kahn is a wonderful teacher and I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone--male or female, big or small, or fat."
- James Gandolfini, actor (The Sopranos)