John Merkle is a Lead Black Belt Instructor at Krav Maga Worldwide.
Matt Romond is a 4th degree black belt with Krav Maga Worldwide. He is one of less than 10 instructors who are charged with the training, testing, and certification of thousands of Krav Maga instructors throughout the world.
Movement is one of the keys to success when it comes to self defense.
Fights are unpredictable and a defender may end up on the ground for a variety of reasons (slipping, being swept, or tripping over obstacles). It is important to learn how to fall safely.
Different punches serve different purposes and apply to different situations depending on angle, distance, and environment.
Punch defense is an essential component to self defense.
Kicks are incredibly effective weapons when our opponent is farther away and we have time to deliver a strong attack.
Kick defenses apply the same basic categories of redirecting and stopping defenses, while still keeping in mind the increased power, range, and new targets that kicking attacks introduce.
This lesson covers defending various chokes from the front and behind.
This is the last place you want to be in a fight, so our philosophy is to do whatever it takes is to get up as fast as possible and get home safe.
Bearhugs represent a common type of attack, especially against women. Bearhugs can be a part of many dangerous scenarios, including being pulled in to a car, carried into a secluded area, being dum...
In this section we will build off of the defenses you learned previously and add a simultaneous counter strike - this is what will win the fight, whether it is a defense against a straight punch, o...