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 […]

3TMC Tactical Medicine: AAR

On June 13, KMI in partnership with Luigge Romanillo, 17-year Veteran USAF Pararescue Jumper (PJ) and owner of ADAPTAGEAR, held our unique 3TMC Tactical Medicine course. This totally sold out course had students from join various local and state agencies, including the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, and members of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) who […]

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. […]

My Life in Krav Maga, Police Work, and Tiger Training

We are delighted to share an article by a friend of the school and dedicated Krav Maga practitioner, Chris Austria. Chris is a multitalented wildlife conservationist, currently living in Uganda where he works with the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust in Entebbe. His background with Krav Maga training had some surprising impact on his careers […]

My Story and How Krav Maga Saved My Life

TRIGGER WARNING: This true story from one of our students contains a graphic depiction of physical assault and domestic violence which may be triggering to survivors.   When I first returned to the Bay Area, broken from a recent violent life experience, I reached out to Danny Zelig. I told him that I was convinced […]

What YouTube Street Fight Videos Teach About Training at KMI

Guest article by Edwin Bradley, member of Krav Maga Institute Recently I have surveyed the small sample of street fight videos available on YouTube. Some of the scenes you’ll find there are amusing, some are absurd, and quite a few are disturbing to watch owing to the sudden, ruthless and potentially lethal violence on display. […]

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 […]

Israeli Martial Arts: A Brief Timeline

Dr. Grinberg holds a Ph.D. in History and currently serves as the Head of the Krav Maga and Riot Division of the Israeli Police Department. He is a veteran of the IDF where he served in a Special Operations unit, and also in the Israeli SWAT team. Dr. Grinberg is a certified Military Krav Maga instructor […]

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 […]

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 or Muay Thai as a defense system, or Krav Maga? Ring fighters train for and […]