This book is designed for krav maga trainees, security-conscious civilians, law enforcement officers, security professionals, and military personnel alike who wish to refine their essential krav maga combatives, improve their chances of surviving a hostile attack and prevail without serious injury. This book stresses doing the right things and doing them in the right way. Right technique + Correct execution = Maximum Effect.--Publisher.
GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE AND MASTER REAL FIGHTING TECHNIQUES WITH ADVANCED KRAV MAGA Based on the principles of enhancing natural instincts and using appropriate force for self-protection and weapons defense, anyone can master the moves of krav maga – the international self-defense Martial Arts and physical fitness sensation designed by the Israel Defense Forces. This follow up to Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method - for Fitness and Self-Defense, explores essential combative tactics including standing, clinch, and extensive groundwork from yellow, orange and green belt levels, to help you update and improve your skills. In this guide to advance techniques and training, David Kahn will teach you: *How krav maga saved Ernest Kovary, Imi Lichtenfeld's oldest living student, the day WWII began *The mindset of effective self-defense *Upper and lower body combatives and defenses *Powerful retzev workouts *New techniques for mastering escapes against chokes, grabs, and takedowns *Krav maga groundwork and instruction *Women's self-defense principles Regardless of strength, size, age, or gender, you can learn advanced techniques for fending off any attacker – swiftly, powerfully, and simply. And the conditioning you will achieve by practicing these techniques will tone your muscles, improve your reflexes, and get you fighting fit.From the American expert and Israeli Grandmaster Haim Gidon's United States representative in the fitness and combat techniques of krav maga, this is the most up to date, authoritative, and advanced guide to real fighting techniques and rigorous conditioning.
The Ultimate Guide to Over 250 Self-Defense and Combative Techniques
Author: Darren Levine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
“Darren Levine has my unqualified support and gratitude for his contributions to Krav Maga.” –Imi Lichtenfeld, founder of Krav Maga THE TOP-SELLING GUIDE TO KRAV MAGA IN AN UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION All the defense moves in Complete Krav Maga—from beginner Yellow Belt to advanced Black Belt—are described in depth and illustrated with step-by-step photos: • BEGINNER: Punches, kicks, knee strikes and defense movements • INTERMEDIATE: Counterattacks against knives, guns and sticks • ADVANCED: Advanced strikes and ground fighting techniques Based on the principle that it is best to move from defense to attack as quickly as possible, Complete Krav Maga teaches fast-escape maneuvers combined with powerful counterattacks. Whether you are big or small, male or female, young or old, you can use Krav Maga to protect yourself by exploiting an assailant’s vulnerabilities.
A Step-by-Step Guide to the World's Easiest-to-Learn, Most-Effective Fitness and Fighting Program
Author: Darren Levine
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
An accessible primer on the disciplinary form's principles explains how to draw on street fighting skills in order to build self-defense capabilities and promote overall fitness, in a resource that includes coverage of such areas as strength training, fat burning, and escaping a threatening situation. Original.
Here is a book that every student and teacher of the combat arts will want to have in their personal library. There has never been a book about the combat arts as unique as this one. If you would love to know the basic tactical principles of some of the world's most effective fighting and combat systems this book is for you. There are more than 30 different arts and their tactical principles in this book. This is a manual you will refer to often as an excellent reference source on tactical principles.
Personal Safety in Action. Proven Solutions for Real Life Situations
Author: Gershon Ben Keren
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Krav Maga Tactical Survival presents proven solutions to dangerous, real-life situations. Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces and has been battle-tested by police, armed forces, private security personnel and security-minded individuals around the globe for 60 years. Krav Maga teaches you how to quickly size up a dangerous situation and neutralize your attackers before they gain the upper hand. This martial arts book is full of examples of real-world life-threatening situations, and in each case the clear, step-by-step photographs and text illustrate an effective solution—showing you how to disrupt your attacker's strategy, disarm them, damage or destroy their ability to harm you, and quickly disengage so you can move to a more secure location. Krav Maga Tactical Survival covers the following essential techniques: Upper Body Combatives (hammer-fist strikes, hook punches, head-butts, front kicks and more) De-escalation techniques Spoiling knife and firearm draws Neutralizing knife and firearm attacks Dealing with unarmed attacks (clothing grabs, chokes and bear hugs) Executing pick-ups and throws
A Complete Course Krav Maga a self defense system from the I.D.F. (Israel Defense Forces) for high risk situations. What you will find: Basic Hand to Hand Combatives -Escapes From Holds and Chokes-Ground Fighting -Defense From Knives and Handguns attacks -Fight against multiple attackers and much more Edgar Fernandez has over 20 years of experience in hand to hand combat and tactical training. Certified Self Defense Police Instructor. Knife and Weapon instructor teaches self defense for High Risk Situations. Life in not a joke!! www.kravmagacostarica.com www.edgarfernandezalvarado.com
BECAUSE NOT ALL KRAV MAGA IS THE SAME(Reg TM)This book introduces and codifies big-picture thinking to take you to the next level of self-defense expertise. The material is designed to conform to your strengths; you need not conform to the system.In this latest volume from David Kahn, you will find practical, battle-tested stratagems and insights that are equally applicable across the spectrum of martial arts and fighting systems. The text is supported by 180 dynamic separate photo series representing a rich krav maga gamut of self-defense strategies and tactics.Topics include: - The Best Use of a Training Partner - The Difference Between Anger and Rage - Recognizing Your Own Triggers to Avoid Violence - Contending with Road Rage - Conflict Avoidance and Escape - Physiological Reactions to Threats and Violence - Legal Use of Force Requirements - Defensive (Dis)Engagement Mindset - Anatomical Targeting and Self-Protection - Preemptive Linear Strikes - Absorbing and Moving with an Attack - Fighting Ranges - Combatives Power and Balance - Self-Defense Fight Timing - Tactical Retreating - When and How to Counterattack - Defending against a Skilled Fighter - Deceptive Fighting - Ground Survival - Defending an Ambush - Multiple Opponents - Breaking Up a FightAs good tactical minds generally think alike, whatever your martial arts or defensive tactics background, this book is designed to synergize any previous professional self-defense knowledge to enhance your personal survival blueprint. Krav Maga Fundamental Strategies draws on ideas and techniques from nearly every level of the Israeli Krav Maga curriculum, including violence avoidance and prevention. The result is an adaptable strategy supported by tried and true defensive tactics, coupled with sound defensive principles, all of which will serve to deliver you from harm's way.
If you are into the martial arts, self-defense and combative fields this is a book that explores the many myths, misconceptions, facts and fallacies surrounding the martial arts, self-defense and combatives. This is actually a two volume set but each one can stand alone. Volume two covers Facts and Fallacies about law enforcement and defensive tactics. This is just a small sample of the many questions you will find answers to in this manual: What martial art has the best punching techniques What martial art has the best throwing techniques What martial art has the best grappling techniques Can a black belt defeat any street fighter Are Asian instructors always the best teachers Are there any American martial arts masters Are all black belts experts in self-defense Do all martial arts really teach practical street wise self-defense This is a book for anyone interested in learning the truth and facts about the martial arts and self-defense."
The possession of a lion's heart will forever be the key to being highly effective in combat. To possess a lion's heart is to possess an elite level of self confidence. It is accepted that as much as 80% of the ability to dominate in violent combat is the will to attack and injure your opponent. Confidence is best described as the knowledge, deep in your heart of hearts, that you possess these abilities. This book contains the science that will help you create your lion's heart. Many of the world's best martial arts and combative systems master physical technique, but ignore combative strategy, psychology, and physiology, etc. Understandings crucial to dominance in a violent conflict. Only a rare few, master bringing it all to an elite level of proficiency. The science contained in this book will help you achieve elite confidence in your ability to consistently, and effectively, inflict damage upon the ultimate threat, a violent asocial human. This book is the isolation of the most scientific and workable fight oriented information possible. It is the end result of literally hundreds of hours spent in libraries, detailed correlations, cross-references, and comparisons of data. Every piece has been further verified by interviews with medical specialists and subject experts of all types, including actual human dissections. In accordance with the stringent objectives of crucial but simple, every element essential to the successful execution of combat has been isolated, boiled down to its essence, and clearly identified. This book, a case study of practical scientific combat training and enhancement covers insights such as, The Principles and Fundamentals of Combat True Rules of Engagement Understanding the Ambush Fighter Understanding Anatomical Leverage The link between physiology and psychology Understanding the Processes of Reflex and Adrenaline The Development of Science Based Training and Guidelines Speed versus Accuracy Tradeoffs The Mechanics of Ballistic Movement The Physical injuries and effects listings for Impact Assaults against the 20 Primary Anatomical Targets Bleed Out charts for the 8 Primary Anatomical Targets For Stabbing or Laceration Type Assaults And more The possession of a lion's heart will forever be the key to being highly effective in combat. To possess a lion's heart is to possess an elite level of self confidence. This book contains what you need to develop your elite self confidence, your lion heart.
The Blueprint For Protecting Your Family and Securing Your Home Against Intruders
Author: Ernie Kirk
Category: House & Home
How to Defend Your Home Without a Gun is a practical situational guide for homeowners that do not own a gun. If someone were to break into your home tonight, do you know what to do to keep yourself and your family safe? Should you try to escape? Or is it better to barricade yourself in a room? What should you do if the intruder gets into your room? With this book, renowned and experienced self-defense instructor Ernie Kirk answers those questions so that if you were to face this situation today, you'll be ready. Learn the best escape routes and where you should go. If you can't get out, learn what to use to barricade a door and how to get help once you're barricaded in. If you're face-to-face with the intruder, learn how to fight with improvised weapons and foolproof self-defense techniques, incorporating the hand to hand techniques of Krav Maga, used by many military organizations.
"Be aware, never be surprised" was Emile Andre's guiding principle as he worked "to create a new system that is practical in terms of its combat-readiness." Long before the advent of MMA, he asserted that "it seems clear that we ought to study several fighting sports and mold them into one system." Andre had been producing self-defense manuals since the 1880's at a time when street gangs were terrorizing Paris, and he continued to do so after the advent of the Great War. In this ultimate 1929 edition of "L'Art de se defendre dans la rue", Andre lays out a combination of those kicks, punches and grappling moves which he deems the easiest to learn while providing the best results in terms of surviving a "nocturnal ambush". He then moves on to the use of the cane, knife, walking stick, and other weapons such as brass knuckles and pistols. The study of empty handed defense systems has always been a part of humanity's martial history: The Spartans were so keen to keep their "by any means" battle-ready edge that they allowed biting and eye gouging in their regular pankration competitions! The samurai worked hard at their Daito-ryu-jujutsu in order to be able to keep on fighting when their weapon was lost, and of course karate itself is often translated as "empty hand." Krav Maga is perhaps the latest popular manifestation of a system geared toward the very real possibility that you will sometimes be caught at unawares and unarmed, and you must be able to respond with fists and feet before getting to your weapon or fleeing. Combatives is a fun and useful skill to cultivate, and with any luck you will augment your physical constitution and your hand-eye coordination without ever having to deploy such skills in the real world... but is you have to, it is there. Keep in mind that the kicks in this system are meant to be delivered by a person wearing a hard soled shoe - in this way the seemingly innocuous low kick from savate becomes an ankle-shattering fight stopper. And you can well imagine what it means to take a point kick to the groin from an adversary in a steel-toed boot! As for La Canne, it will only seem silly to you until you take a hardwood cane and whack a heavy bag with it using a fully developed cut. Indeed, staving in a skull is not beyond the power of the humble - but sturdy - cane.
There are many exercise programs out there to choose from; however, choosing martial arts as that exercise venue is a big decision. As in all sports, dedication and discipline are required in your chosen sport to become good. In choosing the martial arts as your pursuit, that dedication and discipline is at a very high standard. It becomes a lifetime devotion which is geared towards a code of honor, a creed to follow, and responsibility to carry your skills to a higher human level. This book is not just about martial arts or about you making a survival choice regarding a self-defense endeavor; it is also about life and longevity as well as how to stay and maintain that state of physical well-being. This maintenance or balance formulates the essence of “Taijiquan” the philosophical concept for both its defense training and its health benefits. I hope in reading this book it will help you to choose wisely. What would happen if the masters of different martial art’s academies join forces to devise one master form of martial arts? This should include all the martial arts systems, styles, philosophies, and functionalities and to embrace the hidden secrets of their individual styles and formulate one master super self-defense universal system that is all incorporating and encompassing. A structure in which entails the very essence of human survival. This new system of martial arts would maintain the subsistence for the sacredness and protection of our evolutionary way. This “way” is the continuation of the human-species. Longevity depends on maintaining your survival skills and survival skills depend on maintaining your health. It is all tied together and there is no separation of these factors. This book is about that; to maintain and live a healthy and long life through the use of the martial arts format. I called the union above “The Yoda System.”
Terrance Evins, originally from Oxford, NC, now resides in Charlotte, NC. He is a son, brother, martial artists, fitness enthusiast, business owner and husband. The job, however, that he takes the most seriously, is being a Dad. His first book takes you through his journey and what has motivated him to be a Fit and Fun Dad. He shares his insights and give tips on what has helped him to balance it all. Take this journey and stay tuned for more from Terrance as his journey continues as a Fit and Fun Dad.
As a boy Jim Wagner was the target of schoolyard bullies, but that all changed in high school when a new friend, Alfonso Uceda, on the football team introduced him to the martial arts. Jim not only learned how to fight, but he purposely chose a path in life where he'd have no choice but to use his skills. This is the true story of Jim Wagner that embarks on an incredible journey of a career in the military, law enforcement, and counterterrorism that hop scotches all around the world: from the jungles of Argentina training Special Operations units to combat a secret war with radical Islam before 9/11, to the remote dusty desert town of Wadi Musa in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan where he was poisoned by the police for being a "spy," to teaching the Israeli police and military his unique fighting system that they needed to complete their own Krav Maga. Just as if you were going through it right alongside him, this story has you experience the pain and exuberance of a turbulent U.S. Army in the 1980s, the stress and excitement of getting through the police academy, patrolling the streets south of Los Angeles as a cop, having to deal with a bunch of "knuckle draggers" of an unappreciative S.W.A.T. team, the dazzle and boredom of being a bodyguard for the movie stars, diplomats, and a corrupt Sheriff who was once affectionately called "America's Sheriff" by the media. After the terrorist attacks on 9/11 you'll discover what it was like first hand to go through counterterrorism school with the Feds, and end up on a fully loaded passenger airplane facing a suspected Pakistani terrorist who is transporting the unexpected in his briefcase to the nation's capital. Black Belt magazine in the USA, Budo magazine in Europe, and Blitz magazine in Australia named Jim Wagner as one of the most influential martial arts and tactics instructors in the world, and he finds himself once again in uniform; this time preparing soldiers for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and right at home against the new threat posed by ISIS. The by-product of rejoining the fight against the bad guys, and his international success, was once again jealousy & envy. All these stories, and more, are contained in the pages of all three books of the trilogy. It's a true story about faith and perseverance.
Milestones, Philosophy and Strategy, Risk, and Advice
Author: Richard Bejtlich
Since 2003, cybersecurity author Richard Bejtlich has been writing posts on TaoSecurity Blog, a site with 15 million views since 2011. Now, after re-reading over 3,000 posts and approximately one million words, he has selected and republished the very best entries from 17 years of writing. In the first volume of the TaoSecurity Blog series, Bejtlich addresses milestones, philosophy and strategy, risk, and advice. He has written new commentaries to accompany each post, some of which would qualify as blog entries in their own right. Read how the security industry, defensive methodologies, and strategies to improve career opportunities have evolved in this new book, written by one of the authors who has seen it all and survived to blog about it.
Network Security Monitoring, Technical Notes, Research, and China and the Advanced Persistent Threat
Author: Richard Bejtlich
Publisher: Taosecurity LLC
Since 2003, cybersecurity author Richard Bejtlich has been writing posts on TaoSecurity Blog, a site with 15 million views since 2011. Now, after re-reading over 3,000 posts and approximately one million words, he has selected and republished the very best entries from 17 years of writing. In the second volume of the TaoSecurity Blog series, Mr. Bejtlich addresses how to detect and respond to intrusions using third party threat intelligence sources, network data, application and infrastructure data, and endpoint data. He assesses government and private security initiatives and applies counterintelligence and counteradversary mindsets to defend digital assets. He documents the events of the last 20 years of Chinese hacking from the perspective of a defender on the front lines, in the pre- and post-APT era. This volume contains some of Mr. Bejtlich's favorite posts, such as histories of threat hunting, so-called black and white hat budgeting, attribution capabilities and limits, and rating information security incidents. He has written new commentaries to accompany each post, some of which would qualify as blog entries in their own right. Read how the security industry, defensive methodologies, and strategies to improve national security have evolved in this new book, written by one of the authors who has seen it all and survived to blog about it.
Current Events, Law, Wise People, History, and Appendices
Author: Richard Bejtlich
Publisher: Taosecurity LLC
Since 2003, cybersecurity author Richard Bejtlich has been publishing posts on TaoSecurity Blog, a site with 15 million views since 2011. Now, after re-reading over 3,000 stories and approximately one million words, he has selected and republished the very best entries from 17 years of writing, along with commentaries and additional material. In the third volume of the TaoSecurity Blog series, Mr. Bejtlich addresses the evolution of his security mindset, influenced by current events and advice from his so-called set of "wise people." He talks about why speed is not the key to John Boyd's OODA loop, and why security strategies designed for and by the "security 1%" may be irrelevant at best, or harmful at worst, for the remaining "99%". His history section explores the origins of the terms threat hunting and indicators of compromise, and reveals who really created the quote "there are two types of companies." His chapter on law highlights traps that might catch security teams, with advice to chief information security officers.This volume contains some of Mr. Bejtlich's favorite posts, such as Marcus Ranum's answer to what happens when security teams confront professionals, or how the Internet continues to function despite constant challenges, or reactions to comments by Dan Geer, Bruce Schneier, Marty Roesch, and other security leaders. Mr. Bejtlich has written new commentaries to accompany each post, some of which would qualify as blog entries in their own right. Read how the security industry, defensive methodologies, and strategies to improve national security have evolved in this new book, written by one of the authors who has seen it all and survived to blog about it.