Danny Zelig is a premier self defense expert and instructor. He is a 2nd generation Israeli Krav Maga instructor of Imi Lichtenfeld, certified directly by Imi’s most senior disciple and Head of the Rank Committee. He has been practicing and … Continued

KMI in the Wall Street Journal

Excerpts from The Wall Street Journal, A CEO’s Straight Line From Martial Arts to Leadership, June 3, 2017. Most CEOs start their day strategizing bottom lines or growth strategies over email. Dan Schulman starts his day at the gym, figuring … Continued

Self-Training for Survival

“If it can happen, it will happen.” – Murphy’s Law (variation) Our reality is changing. With the rise of global communication, the world has become smaller. We are now exposed to a greater variety of events, thoughts, and risks than … Continued

How aware are you?

I want to share a training tip with you today. This is something I do regularly, and I think you could benefit from it as well. First, a bit of context. We are witnessing an increase of terror attacks in … Continued

Under the Influence

I would like to talk about dealing with an attacker who is under the influence of PCP, methamphetamines, or other dangerous drugs. I had a personal experience several years ago with an attacker on PCP. First, a little bit about … Continued

The Reality of Knife Attacks

You have probably seen a demonstration of someone successfully fending off a knife attack. Or maybe it was a scene in a super spy movie where the knife fight was long, complicated, and impressive. Most likely, it looked good, flashy, … Continued

Vanity vs Effectiveness in Self Defense

How many times have you heard these things said about beginning Krav Maga practitioners? “I don’t like their form.” “They don’t move like fighters.” “It does not look right.” I’ve heard it many times, for many years. If one understands … Continued

Krav Maga and Ground Fighting

Some of the best techniques to break a person’s arm while fighting on the ground are the armbar lock from Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and the Kimura from BJJ. One of the better ways to control your opponent on … Continued

Searching for Krav Maga

I have heard many questions from eager students over the years. What has changed from the early years of the system to the current day? There are so many Krav Maga organizations and federations now – so where can you get … Continued

The Unknown Pioneers of Krav Maga

Who else can you name beyond Imi? Danny Zelig, a 30+ year veteran of Krav Maga shares stories about some lesser known instructors who had influence on the early days of Krav Maga in Israel. In every discipline throughout time, … Continued

Krav Maga & Ring Fighting

Throughout my nearly 30 years of training and teaching Krav Maga, I have heard a particular line of questioning asked many times. Which is better for self defense and fighting: Krav Maga or Ring Fighting? Should someone train in Boxing … Continued