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. […]

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 […]