Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 230 Self-Defense and Combative Techniques
Developed for the Israel military forces and battle tested in real-life combat, Krav Maga has gained an international reputation as an easy-to-learn yet highly effective art of self-defense. Clearly written and extensively illustrated, Complete Krav Maga details every aspect of the system including dozens of hand-to-hand combat moves, over 20 weapons defense techniques and a complete physical conditioning workout program.
All the moves are described in depth from beginning Yellow Belt to advanced Black Belt, yet they are easy to learn because one of Krav Maga's strengths is its simplicity. Based on the principle that it is best to move from defense to attack as quickly as possible, Complete Krav Maga offers fast-escape maneuvers from attacks and holds. It then follows them up with specific counterattacks, including punches, kicks and throws.
The authors show how anyone (big or small, man or woman) can practice self defense by using Krav Maga to protect weak spots, exploit an assailant's vulnerabilities and turn the attacker s force against him. Complete Krav Maga teaches the reader how to get in shape, gain confidence and feel safer and more secure every day.
By James Hiromasa - July 10, 2007
I was able to get a copy of this book last weekend and WOW, it's even more detailed than I thought. I have been involved in the Martial Arts for 30 years now (since I was a kid) and I must say that not only is this book easy to follow and learn from, it includes great "Tips" for training and I must say is factually and pictorially on-the-money accurate!
For a comprehensive guide, it's laid out easily for the beginner to follow through from start to finish. DON'T try to skip through to higher level techniques, the text refers to lower level stuff that you need to know before trying the harder ones...just like Krav Maga is taught on the training floor.
I have a deep understanding of Krav Maga as I've been training in it for the last 10 years, and this book lays out the techniques exactly as they should be done. The pictures are taken from great angles too and show really good progressions. Thank you Darren and John and Krav Maga Worldwide for putting this book... read more
One of the best books.for self defense
By Book Reader "JRR" - July 27, 2007
This book is amazing. You will see that a lot of thought and work went into making this book. The self-defense techniques are grouped by belt levels in a graduated learning approach.
This book is about self-defense techniques (not so much about street, war or sport fighting). The emphasis is on defend, counter, and escape.
Each of the techniques are described in detail and illustrated with 3 to 5 pictures. This book is so well written and illustrated that it is like a text book for a class.
I highly recommend getting this book if you are interested in self-defense.
Impressive & Useful
By Michael Blitz - July 30, 2007
With hundreds of excellent photographs, COMPLETE KRAV MAGA provides readers with clear explanations of Krav Maga techniques. I teach Krav, and have already made regular use of this book as a handy reference. For the 12 years I've trained in Krav, I've hoped for a book just like this to come out. John Whitman and Darren Levine have done a terrific job in organizing and presenting a wide range of material in a format that is both user-friendly and in-depth.
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