Krav Maga Professional Tactics

Krav Maga Professional Tactics


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594393556
Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
Publication date: 04/07/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 624,416
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Kahn is the United States chief instructor for the Israeli Krav Maga Association. He has trained all branches of the US military in addition to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. David is certified by the State of New Jersey Police Training Commission. He has been featured in Men’s Fitness, GQ, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Penthouse, Fitness, Marine Corps News, and on Armed Forces Network and He is the author of three previous books and resides in Princeton, NJ.

Table of Contents

The Professional Kravist Mindset When Facing a Deadly Attack

Psychological Aspects Of Violent Conflict

Violent Conflict’s Mental and Physical Stress Manifestations

Krav Maga’s Training Philosophy

Visceral Counter-Violence

Attack the Attacker: Anatomical Targeting™

24 Vulnerable Targets

Injuring Versus Hurting

Legal Considerations

Krav Maga Tactical Positioning

Reacting To An Ambush

Seeing An Attack

Straight Punch Defenses

Hook Punch Defenses

Krav Maga Throws

Defending A Hook Punch Into Throws


Core Kick Defenses


Clinch Defenses

Tackle Defenses

Escort Control Holds

Core Ground Survival Tactics

Protecting Your Neck

Offenses From The Rearmount

Impact Weapons Against Upper- And Lower-Body Strikes

Short Impact Weapon Against Short Impact Weapon

Impact Weapon Against Edged Weapon Attack

Impact Defenses Against An Assailant Posturing with an Edged Weapon (Midlevel)

“Windmill” Rotational Defense Against An Overhead Edged Weapon (not depicted)

How to Optimize Cold Weapon Combatives

Mastering Personal, Impact and Firearm Combined Combatives

Long-Gun “Cold Weapons” Against Personal and Cold Weapons

Defense With An Empty/Malfunctioning Pistol Against Edged Weapon Attacks

Hostage Taker Holding A Knife To A Hostage’s Throat

Krav Maga’s Firearm Disarm Philosophy

Handgun Defenses From The Front VIP Protection

Sidearm Retention

Long-Gun Weapon Retention While Defending Takedown Attempts

Use-of-force and Law Enforcement

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Krav Maga Professional Tactics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mphilliber More than 1 year ago
There are days during training when the "martial" is clear; there are other days that it's obvious that it's truly "art"; on occasion it feels as if it is only a sport, with all of the emphasis on scoring points, countering the "attack", and looking for quick openings. That's why it's useful, once in a while, to delve into books that recall what it's all about. In this regard a new volume has just rolled off the press by David Kahn, a certified Israeli Krav Maga Association instructor, and trainer of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies along with all branches of the U.S. military. "Krav Maga: Professional Tactics" is a 352 page instructional manual that is designed for "security-conscious civilians, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and security professionals alike who wish to improve their chances of surviving an armed attack and prevailing without serious injury" (xxi). It is clearly and unashamedly emphasizing the "martial" part of martial arts! The subject matter is accessible, and easy to follow. The initial chapters cover the principle concepts of Krav Maga, such as simplicity; retzev (continuous combat motion); combine defense and offense; attack the attacker; close the distance and neutralize the threat, and use the “deadside” of the assailant, to name a few. These themes are drummed throughout the bulk of the material, visually and in the written instructions. It is quickly obvious that from cover-to-cover, the instruction arises from an environment of violence; the same kind of environment that all martial arts originally were crafted in. The largest portion of “Krav Maga: Professional Tactics” consists of step-by-step, picture-by-picture coaching on defensive and offensive movements. Though the pictures are smaller, they are normally very clear so that when reading the instruction it is easy to visualize the “what” and the “how”. Chapters cover punches, throws, counterthrows, chokes, choking defense, escort controls, surviving ground tactics. There are five chapters on weapons; blunt, edged, and firearms. And one section addresses how to survive multiple assailants. With the combined aid of the written and visual guidance, learners could easily pick up a few important maneuvers with consistent practice. “Krav Maga: Practical Tactics” would make a good addition to any martial arts school. It could also be an ideal means of supplementing any formal self-defense training, or Krav Maga sessions. Obviously, the best way to go is with personal instruction by a genuine trainer and fellow learners. Nevertheless the book is a valuable tool for anyone looking to gain some extra skill-sets in the martial arts and self-protection. I highly recommend the book. Thanks to YMAA for providing, upon my request, the free copy of “Krav Maga: Professional Tactics” used for this review. The assessments are mine given without restrictions or requirements (as per Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255).
IndepLady More than 1 year ago
As it says on the back of the book, I am a security-conscious civilian, so I can't speak for the military, security or law enforcement. However, I was really impressed with the way the author writes this book. And I was further impressed that I could understand it. Thank you for all those photos in this book. They are a great help. I was also impressed with information on the psychological aspects of violent conflict, legal considerations, and seeing an attack. This book is a keeper in my library; one I will refer to many times. It's a keeper.