Thanksgiving and Krav Maga? VIDEO!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  In this week’s Thanksgiving themed video, I teach how to create a distraction using common objects in a fight.

If you are forced to defend yourself, it is necessary to gain any available advantage.  We must assume that the attacker will be bigger, stronger, and/or faster than us.  This means that any distraction that we can create will help us to level the playing field and to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to go home safe of course!

In this video, I demonstrate how to open up one of the most effective strikes in a street fight, the groin kick, by using a common object like a drink or a set of keys as a distraction.  Any object will work, just throw it at the attackers face in order to get him to flinch, or raise his hands, and then the groin should be wide open for a kick.

I hope you enjoy the video, let me know what you think!

Be safe, enjoy your Thanksgiving, and of course… Do some Krav Maga today!

-AJ @AJDraven

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Did you seriously just try to kick me? Video…

The new video is out!  In this week’s video I discuss how to defend against someone trying to kick you.  The kick of the day is a rising kick, likely to the groin area.  The context is that I am very late.  I would much prefer to defend with my legs against a low kick like this one, but because I am so late, it is necessary to defend with my hands.  We often call this the ‘Reflexive Defense’ against a front kick, as it is based on the reflexive/instinctual movement of trying to protect your groin with your hands.

Anyway, enjoy the video, and feel free to share or comment. Thanks, and go do some Krav Maga today!

Gun Defense!

In this week’s Krav Maga video, I teach how to defend against a basic gun threat from the front.  Remember, when defending against a Gun Threat, the attacker generally wants something from you.  Your money, keys, to take you somewhere, etc… This is why we have a chance to defend, as opposed to an Active Shooter scenario, where my first options are generally to find cover or concealment, and then figure a plan to attack when the timing is right.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video, feel free to comment and share.