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 […]

Loyalty in the Martial Arts World

When a person feels allegiance, commitment, devotion, and faithfulness towards a nation, cause, or person, we call this loyalty. Being a loyal person means that you keep your promises, and that’s something that has deep value to a functioning society. Loyalty can be a powerful feeling that brings people together to join their voices and […]

About Multiple Attackers

Here are the videos that we discussed during the Multiple Attacker seminar. Remember that these videos can be difficult to watch, but it is important to be aware of real behavior in these types of situations. Fight 1 Fight 2 Fight 3 Fight 4 Compilation Lessons learned: You have to keep on moving. Standing in […]

A story from a KMI student

A P2 student of ours sent us this incredible story in 2010. I was at Jack in the Box on Market and 1st in the city with a friend. We had just got done eating and my friend was near the garbage cans throwing his stuff away, when this guy walks in with his wife […]

Help

One of the biggest obstacles in self-defense is that during emergency situations, most of us subconsciously rely on some kind of help appearing at the last minute to save us during our time of need. We subconsciously expect that help will come from somewhere – law enforcement, a good samaritan, or maybe the mercy of […]

The Krav Maga Institute: Street Certified

Author and MMA writer DeLeon DeMicoli was a long-time student at Krav Maga Institute from when it used to be named Berkeley Krav Maga. We are honored to be the subject of an article written by DeLeon! DeLeon DeMicoli writes for the MMA Underground, a CBSSports.com partner. His free time is spent on the mats learning […]