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Krav Maga for Kids - Bully Prevention Bully Prevention


Summary


What makes our Krav Maga for Kids program unique and special is we have taken the highly effective Krav Maga defensive techniques taught to adults and modified them to make them age appropriate when dealing with aggressive children or bullies. Many of the same defenses that are taught in the Krav Maga for Kids Self Defense curriculum to defend against kidnappings/abductions are used to deal with bullies but changed in a way as not to injure the bully. Not only is it unnecessary to injure a bully or another child while defending oneself, it is essential due to the "Zero Tolerance" policies against fighting that are predominant in today's school systems. We want our students to be confident, yet "stay out of trouble". We will show kids that they don't have to choose between being nice and being tough. They can be both.

Please watch the video below for a comparison between a Self Defense technique and a Bully Prevention technique, both dealing with the same attack, which are both taught in our Krav Maga for Kids program.



Overview

The Krav Maga for Kids Bully Prevention curriculum does not use any striking/hitting (Combatives) techniques as a means of personal protection. Instead, it relies heavily on grappling and control based movements that are very effective but do not cause injury to the aggressive child. These defenses are not based on strength but leverage and good technique. It is divided in two sections: Standing Defenses and Ground Defenses.

Standing Defenses
This portion of the curriculum teaches defenses against common attacks from bullies while standing. This includes defenses against punches, kicks, knees, chokes, headlocks, bearhugs, and tackles/takedowns. In addition, we cover appropriate responses to common methods of intimidation used by bullies such as pushing, shoving, grabbing, and name-calling.

Ground Defenses
Many "school yard" fights end up on the ground. This section teaches students effective techniques used by grapplers in ground fighting against opponents of all sizes, even if they are bigger and stronger.

The foundation of the techniques taught come from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), considered one of the most effective systems for ground fighting. The main focus in our kids curriculum is positioning and escapes. However, BJJ also includes choke holds and joint locks. IMPORTANT NOTE: Choke holds and joint locks are NOT taught in our Krav Maga for Kids program. We believe children are not mature or responsible enough to learn such dangerous techniques. Only after a student has graduated our Krav Maga for Kids program and has entered our Krav Maga program for Teens/Adults (visit www.KravMagaTraining.com for information about this program) will they learn these choke holds and joint locks.


Tactical Stance Curriculum

Standing Defenses
  • Stances and Movement
    • Passive/Neutral Stance
    • Tactical Stance
    • Moving in Tactical Stance

  • Head and Hand Defenses
    • Bobbing and Weaving
    • Slipping
    • Inside Defenses
    • Inside Defenses with Push Hand Defense
    • 360 Degree Defenses (#1-7)
    • 360 Degree Defenses (#1-7) with Push
    • Defense against Hook Punch (Extended)
    • Defense against Hook Punch (Covering)
    • Defense against Uppercut Punch
    • Outside Defenses (#1-5)
    • Covering Defenses

  • Kick Defenses
    • Reflexive Defense against Front Kick
    • Outside Stabbing Defense against Front Kick
    • Plucking Defense against Low to Medium Front Kick
    • Inside Defense against High Front Kick
    • Defense against Low Round Kick (Using the Shin) Kick Defense
    • Defense against Low Round Kick (Absorbing with Thigh)
    • Stop Kick Defense against Front Kick
    • Defense against Front Kick (Redirecting with Shin)
    • Defense against High Round Kick (Reflexive Defense)
    • Defense against High Round Kick (Fighting Stance - Two Contact Points)
    • Defense against High Round Kick (Fighting Stance - Three Contact Points)
    • Defense against High Round Kick (Covering Defense to Head or Ribs)
    • General Defense against Medium to High Kicks
    • Sliding Defense against High Round Kick
    • Plucking Defense against Low to Medium Side Kick
    • Sliding Defense against Spinning Heel Kick
    • Defense against Spinning Heel Kick

    Fall Break
  • Falls and Rolls
    • Back Fall Break
    • Side Fall Break
    • Front Fall Break
    • Back Fall Break (High)
    • Forward Roll
    • Forward Roll/Back Fall Break (High Speed)
    • Backward Roll

  • Choke Defenses
    • Choke from the Front (Two-Handed Pluck)
    • Choke from the Front (One-Handed Pluck)
    • Choke from Behind
    • Choke from the Side Headlock Defense
    • Choke from the Front with a Push
    • Choke from Behind with a Push
    • Choke from the Front against a Wall
    • Choke from the Behind against a Wall
    • Choke from Behind with a Pull

  • Headlock Defenses
    • Headlock from the Side
    • Defense against Headlock from the Side: Being Spun Inward
    • Defense against Headlock from the Side: Neck Being Cranked
    • Headlock from the Rear (Forearm Choke)
    • Headlock from Behind (Bar Arm)
    • Headlock from Behind (Carotid Choke)
    • Headlock from Behind (Rear Naked Choke)
    • Headlock from Behind (Attacker Jumps on Defender)
    • Front Headlock

  • Bearhug Defenses Bearhug Defense
    • Bearhug from the Front with Arms Free
    • Bearhug from the Front with Arms Caught (with Space)
    • Bearhug from the Front with Arms Caught (No Space)
    • Bearhug from the Front (with Lift)
    • Bearhug from Behind with Arms Free
    • Bearhug from Behind with Arms Caught
    • Bearhug from Behind (with Lift)

  • Full Nelson Defenses
    • Defense against Full Nelson: Leverage on the Fingers
    • Defense against Full Nelson: Forward Throw
    • Defense against Full Nelson: Sweep

  • Grab Defenses Wrist Release
    • Wrist Release: Same Side Hand - Elbow to Elbow (Thumb Up)
    • Wrist Release: Same Side Hand - Circle Away (Thumb Down)
    • Wrist Release: Opposite Hand - Elbow to Elbow (Thumb Up)
    • Wrist Release: Two Hands Held High - Circle Away (Thumb Down)
    • Wrist Release: Two Hands Held Down from the Front - Elbow to Elbow (Thumb Up)
    • Wrist Release: Two Hands Held Behind the Back
    • Wrist Release: One Wrist Held by Two Hands
    • Sleeve and Shoulder Grabs
    • Lapel Grabs
    • Hair Grab from the Front
    • Hair Grab from the Side
    • Hair Grab from the Back

  • Takedowns Takedowns
    • Takedown #1: Simple Takedown
    • Takedown #2: Double-Leg Takedown
    • Takedown #3: Toe-Pick
    • Takedown Defense: Muay Thai Clinch
    • Takedown Defense: Sprawl


Groundfighting
  • Guard
      Guard Work
    • Push Off/Getting Back to your Feet
    • Scissor Sweep
    • Elevator/Hook Sweep
    • Spinning/Flower Sweep
    • Arm Drag/Taking the Back
    • Back Sweep
    • Sit Up and Sweep
    • Posture in Guard
    • Uncrossing the Ankles
    • Hug-Around-Chest Guard Pass
    • Leg-on-Shoulder Guard Pass
    • Arm-Between-Legs Guard Pass

  • Mount
      Mount
    • Mount Escape: Trap & Roll (Bridging)
    • Mount Escape; Shrimping
    • Mount Escape: Foot Drag
    • Mount Escape: Bench Press/Push
    • Mount Escape: Backdoor
    • Top of Mount: Control
    • Top of Mount: Transition to Standing

  • Side Mount
    • Side Mount: Pin
    • Side Mount: Transition to Knee-on-Belly Position then Standing
    • Side Mount: Transition to Mount
    • Side Mount Escape: Shrimping/Pulling Guard Side Mount
    • Side Mount Escape: Bench Press Escape (Various Directions)
    • Side Mount Escape: Underhook/Go to Knees

  • Scarf Hold/Side Headlock
    • Scarf Hold/Head and Arm Pin
    • Sitting Up Escape
    • Leg Wrap Escape Scarf Hold
    • Going to your Knees Escape
    • Bridging Escape
    • Backdoor Escape

  • Modified Scarf Hold
    • Modified Scarf Hold Pin
    • Modified Scarf Hold Escape: Pulling Guard
    • Modified Scarf Hold Escape: Going to your Knees

  • Reverse Scarf Hold
    • Reverse Scarf Hold Pin
    • Reverse Scarf Hold: Transition to the Mount
    • Reverse Scarf Hold Escape: Pulling Guard North/South Position
    • Reverse Scarf Hold Escape: Going to your Knees

  • North/South Position
    • North/South Pin
    • North/South Escape: Taking the Back
    • North/South Escape: Pulling Guard
    • North/South Escape: Bridging Reversal
    • North/South Escape: Going to your Knees

    choke on the ground
  • Back Position
    • Back Control: Face Down
    • Back Control: Face Up
    • Back Escape from Turtle Position: Rolling to Guard
    • Back Escape from Turtle Position: Multiple Takedowns
    • Back Escape Face Up: Posture & Escape
    • Back Escape Face Up: Defense Against Headlock & Escape



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Will Zander
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I recently was the victim of an an unarmed (and unprovoked) assault!:( thanks to your expert instruction I was able to defend myself effectively against a larger opponent. Thank you both so much! I will have to refine my avoidance strategy (some people won't take no for an answer.) I sustained injuries for sure but it could have been alot worse. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!"


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