G4 Training Program

Lecture I - Got the Power Keep the Values: G4 - Training Syllabus

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. 20 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. 20 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’re gaining the knowledge. You have to use it for the good. You have to transfer it to others. When you do that, it should stay with the same lines of assisting people, giving them capabilities to defend themselves, to protect others, to defend their own country even sometimes.

With the powers that you are gaining, with the knowledge you’re acquiring, comes also the responsibility. You must be responsible for your thoughts and for your actions. If you are teaching Krav Maga, naturally accept of transferring this knowledge of us to the students, the fighting capabilities, the self-defense, the protection, you should also transfer the values. Imi’s not with us anymore. Still we are going in this way. When I 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. Attacks

  1. Roundhouse punch directed diagonally and downward.
  2. Chop strikes: inward chop (palm up), downward chop, outward chop (palm down).

B. Defenses Against Elbow Strikes (using previous principles and techniques)

  1. Against an horizontal elbow strike - with forearm and palm./li>
  2. Against a vertical elbow strike – inside defense with forearm, elbow forward.

C. Defenses Against Attacks With a Stone

  1. Against an overhead or diagonally downward attack - use stabbing defense.
  2. Against an attack from the front (straight) - inside sweeping defense.

D. Escaping Various Grabs and Holds (Defender Throws Attacker)

  1. Escaping a pushing bear hug from behind, arms free.
  2. Escaping a pushing bear hug from behind, arms trapped.
  3. Escaping a pushing, low bear hug from the front, arms free - roll backward.
  4. Escaping a headlock from the side - attacker takes down – spinning inward.
  5. Escaping a headlock from the side - attacker puts leverage on the neck – backward.
  6. Escaping an arm bar with arm bent backward - bend, send opposite leg backward.

Note: In techniques 1-3, the attacker has slammed into the defender.

E. Ground Fighting – Attacking while on the Ground (end in a standing position)

Required attacks and actions are: all relevant types of striking and kicking; locking fingers; grab and press; shouting; trapping and limiting hands of opponent. Finish by getting up.

  1. Attacking from the mount (on top) position – when on or under.
  2. Attacking from the cross-mount position – when on or under.
  3. Attacking in the guard position – when in or under.

F. Defense Against a Rifle / Long Gun Threat

  1. Rifle threat from the front – inside defense, grabs and lift weapon - to live and dead side.
  2. Rifle threat from behind - trap with both hands - to the live and dead side.
  3. Rifle threat from the side, high/low – outside defenses and trap with both hands.

G. Defenses Against Circular or Straight Knife Attacks - In a Seated Position

  1. From long range, attacker starts in front of the defender or at his side – use the chair or kick (supported lifting body) - attacker can approach from all directions.
  2. Hand defenses - attacker can approach from all directions.

H. Defense Against Knife Attacks on the Ground - Lying Down (Face-Up)

Standing op

  1. Standing opponent, coming from the side, with a downward stab.
  2. Opponent sitting on defender, attempting a downward stab.

I. Rhythm and Pacing - as an Attacker, as a Defender - Including Fighting Drills

  1. Rhythm with two or more attacks/moves - no connection, natural, broken, shattered and simultaneous. Practice in place and while advancing.
  2. Practice defenses against combinations of attacks executed at different paces and rhythms.
  3. Practice fighting games and light fighting.

J. Dealing with a Continuous Attacker – Whilst Executing Previously learnt Knife Defenses
Attacker launches attack during counteraction that the defender is doing against the first one.

K. Simulations of Real-Life Situations/Scenarios

  1. After falling or being thrown or taken to the ground, dealing with a standing or a tight (controlling) attacker.
  2. Two attackers approach a Seated Defender. Dealing with Kicks and Knife Attacks.

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