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Krav Maga for Kids - Self Defense Self Defense


Summary


Krav Maga is famous for being a highly effective and practical self-defense system for people of all ages, sizes, and athletic abilities. Our Krav Maga for Kids program teaches these defenses to our young students as a means of abduction and kidnapping prevention, as well as any other highly dangerous situation where their personal safety is at risk.


Overview

The Krav Maga curriculum is a well-rounded and complete personal protection system that includes the following: Combatives, Defenses/Self-Defense, and Groundfighting.


Combatives
Combatives Krav Maga defines "combatives" as the ballistic techniques used both in fighting and in self-defense. The bulk of these techniques involves punches, kicks, elbow strikes, and knees, but Krav Maga never excludes other combative actions such as biting and scratching. Think of combatives as tools to help you in a fight. They are an integral part of self-defense. Even if you're interested in Krav Maga only for self-defense and have no interest in fighting, you must learn basic combatives. While Krav Maga self-defense techniques address the danger, combative techniques are vital in order to eliminate subsequent threats. The combative techniques described here are designed to cause sufficient damage to the attacker in order to remove further threats, while keeping you relatively safe.

Defenses and Self-Defense
Self Defense Krav Maga defines "self defense" in simpler terms: The attacker has committed himself to an attack, while you are unprepared, forcing you to respond to an immediate threat from a position of disadvantage.

While such defenses as 360 Degree Defense and Inside Defense could be put into the self-defense category when used as reflex reactions against a surprise punch, in general, the self-defense category covers defenses against chokes, bearhugs, headlocks and other holds.

In more advanced phases of training, self-defense will include responses to knife and stick attacks as well as threats with a handgun. IMPORTANT NOTE: Defenses against weapons is NOT included in our Krav Maga for Kids program. We believe children are not mature enough to make responsible decisions in regards to defending against and using weapons such as a gun. Only after a student graduates our Krav Maga for Kids program and joins our teens/adult classes (visit www.KravMagaTraining.com for information about this program) they will be instructed in these type of weapon defenses. However, we do include training with foam sparring safety weapons (sticks, nunchakus, staffs, etc.). This training is excellent for coordination, upper body strength, and children find it to be a very enjoyable activity! Please watch the video below!


Several main criteria should be used to examine and understand any defense technique in Krav Maga. The technique should:
  • Be based on natural insticts/reactions.
  • Be simple and usable by people of different strengths and body sizes.
  • Work from a position of disadvantage or poor state of readiness.
  • Address the immediate danger.
  • Include a simultaneous (or nearly simultaneous) counterattack to neutralize further attacks.
  • Be comprehensive enough to cover a wide variety of scenarios.
Groundfighting
Groundfighting
What do you do when a fight goes down to the ground? This section teaches students effective techniques used by grapplers in groundfighting against opponents of all sizes. Krav Maga's main objective to groundfighting is to escape and get up as quickly as possible!

Portions of this overview courtesy of the book Complete Krav Maga.




Curriculum

Combatives
  • Stances and Movement
    • Passive/Neutral Stance
    • Fighting Stance
    • Moving in Fighting Stance

  • Hand Strikes Punches
    • Straight Punch
    • Cross-body Punch
    • Palm Heel Striking
    • Eye Strike
    • Hook Punch
    • Uppercut Punch
    • Overhand Punch
    • Punch with Advance
    • Punch with Retreat
    • Punch Combinations
    • Hammerfist to the Side
    • Hammerfist to the Back
    • Forward Hammerfist
    • Downward Hammerfist
    • Ridge Hand/Mouth of Hand

  • Elbow Strikes Elbow Strike
    • Horizontal High Elbow Strike (Elbow #1)
    • Sideways Elbow Strike (Elbow #2)
    • Horizontal Elbow Strike Backward (Elbow #3)
    • Vertical Elbow Strike Backward Low (Elbow #4)
    • Vertical Elbow Strike Backward (Elbow #5)
    • Vertical Elbow Strike Forward and Upward (Elbow #6)
    • Vertical Elbow Strike Forward and Down (Elbow #7)

  • Headbutts
    • Upward Headbutt
    • Forward Headbutt
    • Headbutt to the Side
    • Headbutt to the Rear

  • Knee Strikes Knee Strike
    • Forward Knee
    • Round Knee
    • Inward Angle Knee
    • Flying Knee

  • Kicks
    • Front Kick
    • Front Kick with the Ball of the Foot
    • Defensive Front Kick
    • Round Kick
    • Round Kick with the Ball of the Foot
    • Side Kick
    • Defensive Back Kick
    • Offensive Back Kick Kick
    • Uppercut Back Kick
    • Heel Kick
    • Axe Kick
    • Inside Slap Kick
    • Outside Slap Kick
    • Advance Step Kicks
    • Spin Kicks
    • Jump Kicks
    • Switch Kicks
    • Jump Spin Kicks
    • Kick Combinations
    • Stomp Kick
    • Sweep with Forward Kick
    • Sweep with Heel Kick
    • Sweep with Round Kick

  • Head and Hand Defenses
    • Bobbing and Weaving
    • Slipping
    • Inside Defenses
    • Inside Punch Defense with Counterattack against Left Punch Hand Defense
    • Inside Punch Defense with Counterattack against Left Punch Using Left Hand
    • Inside Defense with Counterattack against Right Punch (Two Counters)
    • Inside Defense with Counterattack against Right Punch (One Counter)
    • Inside Defense against Left-Right Combination (Two Inside Defenses)
    • Inside Defense against Left-Right Combination (Lean Back and Trap)
    • Inside Defense against Left-Right Combination (Using One Hand)
    • 360 Degree Defenses (#1-7)
    • 360 Degree Defenses (#1-7) with Counterattacks
    • Defense against Hook Punch (Extended)
    • Defense against Hook Punch (Covering)
    • Defense against Uppercut Punch
    • Outside Defenses (#1-5)
    • Outside Defense against Right Punch (Punching Defense)
    • Covering Defenses

  • Kick Defenses
      Kick Defense
    • 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)
    • 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


Defenses and Self-Defense
  • 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
    • Headlock from the Rear (forearm choke)
    • Headlock from Behind (Bar Arm)
    • Headlock from Behind (Carotid Choke)
    • Headlock from Behind (Rear Naked Choke)
    • Front Headlock

  • Bearhug Defenses Bearhug Defense
    • Bearhug from the Front with Arms Free
    • Bearhug from the Front with Arms Free (Leverage on the Neck)
    • 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)

  • Grab Defenses
    • Wrist Releases: 2 Attackers - Each Pulling Defender's Arms to Side
    • Wrist Releases: 3 Attackers - 2 Pulling Defender's Arms to Side and 1 Approaching
    • Sleeve and Shoulder Grabs
    • Lapel Grabs
    • Hair Grab from the Front or Side (Impending Knee Strike)
    • Hair Grab from the Side
    • Hair Grab from the Opposite Side or Back of the Head
    No Guns
  • Weapon Defenses
    • Defenses against Guns, Knives, and Sticks are NOT taught until after a student has graduated the Krav Maga for Kids program and has entered the Krav Maga program for Teens/Adults (visit www.KravMagaTraining.com for information about this program).



Groundfighting
  • Back Position
  • Back Position: Movement on the Ground
  • Side Position: Movement on the Ground Kick from the Ground
  • Front Kick from the Ground
  • Round Kick from the Ground
  • Side Kick from the Ground
  • Axe Kick from the Ground
  • Getting Up with Two Hands (For Beginners)
  • Getting Up with One Hand (For More Advanced Students)
  • Getting Up: Transition Kick
  • Defense against Punches, Mounted (Bucking Hips)
  • Trap and Roll against Full Mount
  • Choke with Attacker in Mount
  • Headlock while Mounted
  • Mount - Bottom Position: Elbow Escape (Shrimping)
  • Mount - Top Position (#1-5)
  • Trap Opponent's Arms to Chest to Pop Up and Out
  • Guard - Bottom Position: Kick Off from the Guard Guard Work
  • Foot Grab: Clearing/Stripping Foot
  • Foot Grab: Spinning Outward (Round Kick)
  • Foot Grab: Spinning Inward (Heel Kick)
  • Guard Reversal (Sit Up and Sweep)
  • Choke from the Side Defense - Takedown
  • Choke from the Side Defense - Kick to Face
  • Headlock from the Side Defense (Basic Positioning)
  • Headlock from the Side Defense (Attacker's Weight Forward; Leg Wrap)
  • Headlock from the Side Defense (Attacker's Weight Forward; with Space)
  • Headlock from the Side Defense (Attacker's Weight Back)
  • Escape from the Guard (Stacking)
  • Side Mount (Basic Position)
  • Side Mount (Escape from the Bottom)
  • Side Mount (Arm Lock) choke on the ground
  • Side Mount (Strikes #1-8)
  • Side Mount (Transition to Full Mount)
  • Side Mount Disengage (Knee to Belly)
  • Straddled, with Wrists Pinned (Slide Hands on Ground)
  • Straddled, with Wrists Pinned (Wrist Lock)
  • Guard - Bottom Position: Defense against Guillotine
  • Headlock from Behind on the Ground
  • Defense against Headlock from Behind



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