G3 Training Program

Closing G3

Imi’s dream was that every man, woman and child would be able to defend themselves. That’s why he created krav maga….

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Imi’s dream was that every man, woman and child would be able to defend themselves. That’s why he created krav maga. Twenty years after I started with him, I was in the right place and time to start spreading the system. For me, it was a mission naturally. I felt that I love it, I’m good in it and naturally I can support my family using it, doing it.

Now, the krav maga, twenty years after that, is quite spread. The organization is big. We have dozens of countries and it is important to keep pure the system, the values, the integrity. You guys are gaining the powers. You are gaining the knowledge. You have to use it for the good. You have to transfer it to others. When you do that, it should keep, it should stay with the same lines of assisting people, giving the capabilities to defend themselves, to protect others, to defend their own country even sometimes. With the powers that you are gaining, with the knowledge that you are acquiring, comes also the responsibility. You must be responsible for your thoughts and for your actions and if you are teaching krav maga, naturally except of transferring this knowledge of us to the students. The fighting capabilities, the self defense, the protection, you should also transfer these values.

Imi is not with us anymore. Still, we are going in this way. We now will not be able to reach you and teach you and work with you. Still, you will need to continue with the same guidelines, with the same values and you should transfer these values to whoever you are in contact with, especially your students. All the best.

A. Takedowns - Cavalier Leverage on the Wrist Joint

  1. Backward - step diagonally backward while securing the attacker's hand.
  2. Forward - advance forward against resistance.
  3. With an elbow strike - done as in numbers 1 or 2.

B. Escaping Holds in a Sitting Position (using previous principles and techniques)

  1. Methods for getting up from a chair – in place, forward, sideways, backward.
  2. Falling backward from a chair
  3. Escaping from chokes; four directions
  4. Escaping a headlock from behind

C. Defending an Attempt to Throw (attacker coming from front or side)

  1. Attacker approaches to grab clothing or body, low or high – prevention
  2. Attacker grabbed and attempts to throw – appropriate push, lower central mass and attack.

D. Defending Stick Attacks

  1. Against a swing from below (cricket, golf) – stabbing defense
  2. Against an overhead swing coming from the side – turn and step.
  3. Against a horizontal swing from the side – 2 forearms (one high, the other high or low)

E. Defense Against Knife Attacks from Various Angles

  1. Defense against an attack from the rear – move, defend and counter so as not to get stabbed by the second attack.
  2. Defense against straight knife attack from the side – turn to the dead side.
    1. Against a high straight stab (neck)
    2. Against a low straight stab (ribs)
  3. Defense against an assailant attacking from various angles (including from behind) – with elements of surprise.

F. Defense Against Handgun Threats

  1. Gun at the side held against defender's side (ribs), behind arm
    1. Deflect, turn and wrap.
    2. Deflect turn and grab with back hand
  2. Handgun held against defender's side (ribs), in front of arm.
  3. Gun threat from behind, held against the back - train defense for various heights (from lower back up to head level).
    1. Turn to either side – wrap of arm.
    2. Turn to dead side – grab with back hand.

G. Dealing with a Continuous Attacker – Whilst Defending Against Previously Learnt Punches and/or Strikes

Attacker launches a second attack during counteractions that the defender is doing against the first.

H. Correct Decision Making

  1. Defend against (unknown) attacks, from a variety of angles, distances, directions, etc'
  2. Responding to opponents reactions –
    1. Following with kicks (and punches) an opponent that retreats or moves sideways.
    2. Following with kicks and punches, according to changes in distance and ranges against an opponent that moves to any direction.

I. Overcoming Disorientation Caused by an Attack (groggy)
Problem: Defender suffering pain and/or concussion resulting in inability to breath or function, the defender's tendency is to remain in standup fighting.
Solution: Fall sideways, softly to the ground, with legs toward the opponent, counterattack.
Advantage: Taking the initiative recuperates; improving position.
Disadvantage: against more than one attacker; problematic terrain

J. Simulations of Real-Life Situations/Scenarios

Dealing with an attacker outside or while seated in a car.

K. Fighting Drills

  1. Mental training – improving and deepening.
  2. Slow fighting and light fighting exercises.
  3. Elements of CQB – wall, corner (inside, outside), door, staircase.
  4. Simulated “real” fighting with protective gear.
    1. Students will be tested in two rounds of fighting.

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