Happy New Year! 2014 is alive and kicking… So lets keep it going with one of my favorite Krav Maga techniques, Hammerfist to the Side.
Hammerfists are great attacks as they are generally easy to perform, safe, and versatile. We can throw a hammerfist in pretty much any direction that we can move our arms. Probably the most common use for this attack, is the hammerfist to the side.
When an attacker comes at you from the side, it is a good idea to turn and face him, so that you can get into a good stance and put your self in the best possible position to defend if necessary. The hammerfist will serve as good protection for you as you turn in to face an attacker by covering your face with your arm and elbow, especially if you tuck your chin.
When attacking, be sure to push with your opposite foot and drive through the target with your legs, hips, and then upper body. Snap and extend your arm just before you connect with the target. This will be a very strong combative if you perform it correctly. (Be sure that your partner is holding the pad correctly to ensure safety while training).
Ok, that’s all for now, enjoy the video, and of course… Go do some KRAV MAGA today!!