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 teaching Krav Maga to civilians, military, and law enforcement since 1983. Danny began his lifelong […]

The Myth of Talent

I have been teaching and training for forty years. I’ve stood in front of so many people, I cannot count anymore. I’ve met so many different characters, experienced interesting and challenging personalities, across the many military, private security, and civilian schools and training centers over the years, that I probably forgot some. Even still, I […]

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 out how to disarm someone with a knife. He credits his daily Krav Maga (pronounced […]

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 ever before. This fact poses the question: What is “safety” in this new world?With a […]

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 public places, whether as a part of a terror organization, or unstable individuals, or copy […]

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 PCP. Some of the most well-known effects of this dissociative drug is its anesthetic effect […]

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, and you were thinking, “That was cool! I want to be able to do that!” The […]

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 Krav Maga and its philosophy and mentality, he will know the response to these criticisms. […]

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 the ground is the Kuzure Kesa Gatame from Judo. So why won’t a Krav Maga […]

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 authentic Krav Maga training? Is there an official authority for Krav Maga in Israel? Most of […]

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, each generation of students stands on the shoulders of their instructors. Many of those instructors […]