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August 16, 2019

Our Latest Krav Maga Newsletter – https://mailchi.mp/aed5b3a4ac6e/newsletter

Featured in this newsletter:

1. Congratulations To Our Newest Orange Belts!
2. Bearhug From The Front Arms Free – Leverage On The Neck (Twisting The Neck Mistakes To Avoid).
3. Long Gun From Behind – Touching (Maximizing Control Of The Weapon).
4. Side Kick With Advance (The Most Common Mistake To Avoid).
5. Foot Grab: Spinning Outward – Round Kick (The Importance Of Striking With Your Shin).
6. Bas Rutten Boxing Workout (Repeat The Last Punch).

August 15, 2019

Krav Maga Fitness Program: Bas Rutten Boxing Workout (Repeat The Last Punch).

Our Krav Maga Fitness program integrates a lot of workouts that are specific and functional to our Self Defense and Fighting training. The workout that is used most often by our students is the Bas Rutten Mixed Martial Arts Workouts.

This video shows how to modify the Bas Rutten Boxing Workout by repeating the last punch of each combination. This is a good modification for more physically fit and/or advanced students who already feel comfortable performing the regular boxing workout.

All Level 2 and above students should try this workout after they have mastered the regular version.

Repeating the last punch has the following benefits:

1. It increases the intensity of the workout by forcing you to throw even more punches per round.

2. It teaches you to break up the rhythm of your punching combinations. We normally punch from left-to-right or from right-to-left. By repeating the same side punch it will change up the rhythm of your combinations which can throw off your training partner’s defense while sparring.

3. Many of our Krav Maga self defense techniques involve throwing repeated punches from the same side. This workout will help you with those defenses that involve repeated combatives thrown from the same side.

Important Note: For the sake of this video, I performed the combinations while staying in one place. Normally, I would be using more footwork while doing the workout such as advancing in when starting the combination, retreating after finishing a combination, and circling between combinations.

– Randall

KravMagaTraining.com - Koch Martial Arts patchesAugust 14, 2019

My good dudes and dudettes! As you know, we have a dress code at the school. Tops AND bottoms should have Krav Maga on them, whether it be official branding, items you found online or the dreaded “tape of shame”. The Krav Maga branding on both the top and bottom is our official “school uniform”.

Knowing how annoying it is to wait for something in the mail, we have brought you a quick cheap solution! PATCHES!

Have some comfy pants you like training in? Throw a patch on it. Favorite shirt that hugs you just right? Throw a patch on it. Want to rep your Krav Maga training on a sweatshirt in the sub arctic conditions of South Florida? Throw a patch on it! All you have to do is buy one of these and stitch it on! Can’t sew?! That’s ok!! SIMONE CAN!!

For only $5 per patch you will never be noncompliant again!! Get them while supplies last!

-JJ

How to improve your chances against an active shooterAugust 13, 2019

How to improve your chances against an active shooter

The phenomenon of mass shooting has grown and changed over the years. So has the thinking on how best to survive one. Experts say that there is no single response that works in every situation because each one is different. Their best advice is to keep your options open, what’s known as the multi-option response.

Those options include evacuating, barricading and attacking — or run, hide, fight as they’re often termed.

Our Krav Maga training center specializes in the “attack/fight” option to mass shootings. Contact us for information about our Active Shooter Neutralization courses.

August 12, 2019

Krav Maga – Foot Grab: Spinning Outward – Round Kick (The Importance Of Striking With Your Shin).

A common mistake new Level 2 students make while performing the defense against a Foot Grab using the Round Kick is striking the attacker’s arm with their toes or foot instead of their shin.

This video discusses why it’s important to strike with your shin while performing the Round Kick to escape the Foot Grab and one reason why you might be having trouble with this and how to fix the problem.

Target Anything They Use For Breathing Or Breeding.August 10, 2019

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense teaches students to target vulnerable areas in a fight so they can do damage to an attacker and go home safe.
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We help women develop the mindset and physical skills to fight back and win if assaulted.
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Contact us to schedule a free trial lesson. Start training with us today!

Defend and Counterattack Simultaneously.August 9, 2019

Due to recent shootings, just this week I’ve been asked by three different people if we offer training to deal with these types of situations. Yes, we do! We offer Active Shooter Neutralization training. Contact us if you or your group is interested in this training!

– Randall

Krav Maga Level 2 Orange Belt TestAugust 3, 2019

Congratulations to the following students who successfully completed the Krav Maga Level 2 (Orange Belt) test this afternoon:

Back row from left to right: Greg Anderson, Doug Innocent, David Weiss.
Front row from left to right: Andrew Hall, Bari Bernstein, Ana Solorio.

The Level 2 curriculum and test reviews and hones the skills learned in Level 1, as well as covers additional punches and kicks, defenses with counterattacks against punches and kicks, defenses against various chokes, headlocks, and bearhugs, dealing with multiple attackers, along with how to handle an attacker who is on top of you on the ground.

Great job everyone!

Denise Ciparro receiving her Krav Maga yellow belt diploma.August 3, 2019

Congratulations to Denise Ciparro who last night received her Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from her Level 1 test.

Control. Damage. Get Out.August 2, 2019

In a self-defense situation we don’t want a prolonged ground fight. We teach students to fight to an advantageous position, do damage to the opponent, and get out. Many of our instructors are accomplished, high-level grapplers, and ground fighting is an important part of training here.
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Start training with us today! Contact us to schedule a free trial lesson!

Kara Kenny receives her Krav Maga yellow belt diploma.August 1, 2019

Congratulations to Kara Kenny who last night received her Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from her Level 1 test.

Austin Kuntze receiving his yellow belt diploma.August 1, 2019

Congratulations to Austin Kuntze who last night received his Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from his Level 1 test.

Ray Romero receiving his Krav Maga yellow belt diploma.August 1, 2019

Congratulations to Ray Romero who last night received his Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from his Level 1 test.

July 30, 2019

Krav Maga – Side Kick with Advance (Most Common Mistake to Avoid).

In this Student Section video we go over what the most common mistake is when students perform the Side Kick with Advance (Level 2 technique).

This video will explain what, why, and how to avoid this common mistake with this kick.

So That One May Walk In Peace.July 28, 2019

One of the many things that sets Krav Maga Worldwide apart from other Krav Maga training organizations is that our Chief Instructor Darren Levine trained with and received his black belt from Imi Lichtenfeld himself.
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Our Chief Instructor Darren Levine was training in Krav Maga in Israel before most of the Western world even knew what Krav Maga was. Darren was hand-picked by Imi to bring Krav Maga to, and teach Krav Maga in, America.
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Our history and pedigree are unique. Krav Maga Worldwide is the original source of Krav Maga training in America and under Darren’s guidance we’ve maintained Imi’s standards of training and his vision of a world where everyone can walk in peace.
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Start training with us today!

Teachers Get Free Krav Maga Training To Protect StudentsJuly 27, 2019

Teachers Get Free Krav Maga Training To Protect Students

We think this is a wonderful service that Colorado Krav Maga is offering to the teachers of their community.

Our Krav Maga training center would like to follow their lead and offer free self defense classes for the rest of the summer to all teachers in the Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade Counties

If you’re a teacher and are interested, please contact us for information and available lesson times!

Please share with any teachers that you know!

Randall and NateJuly 25, 2019

Look who stopped by the training center today! The first time I met Nate he was a 15 year old boy in my Krav Maga classes. Now the Navy has returned him as a man. It was good to see you Nate! I’m proud of you!

July 24, 2019

Krav Maga – Long Gun From Behind – Touching (Maximizing Control Of The Weapon).

In this Student Section video we demonstrate and discuss how to maximize control of the weapon while performing the defense against a Long Gun Threat from Behind – Touching (Level 5 technique).

Maximizing control of the weapon is very important for a smaller defender fighting against a larger and stronger gunman.

It's Your Life. Be Ready To Fight For It.July 23, 2019

It’s Your Life.  Be Ready To Fight For It.

Train with us at Krav Maga Worldwide and be better prepared to fight for your life, and for the things in your life that matter most. We can help you be safer, get stronger, and to live your life the way you want.
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Start training with us today! Contact us to schedule a FREE trial class.

Self-defense for women using Krav Maga techniquesJuly 22, 2019

Some ideas on how to deal with overly-angry or aggressive people at the airport or on the road comes from an expert in Krav Maga, the Israeli self-defense and fighting system.

Learn basic protection skills. Sometimes doing your part and attempting to defuse an aggressive person doesn’t work. It’s important for your safety that you equip yourself with basic self-defense skills that can stop someone from assaulting you. Most self-defense classes also teach verbal and body language skills, which can be helpful in deterring assailants in such situations.

Can Krav Maga Martial Arts Techniques Help Travelers Beat Air and Road Rage? article now featured on Forbes.com.

Krav Maga - Be the weapon.July 21, 2019

Be the weapon.

July 20, 2019

When defending the Bearhug from the Front with Arms Free – Leverage on the Neck (Level 2 technique) there are three common mistakes students make when twisting the attacker’s neck. This video explains what those three mistakes are and how to avoid them.

Train Hard. Fight Easy.July 18, 2019

Train with us and you’ll get stronger, healthier, you’ll learn how to fight back and win if you are assaulted. Whatever your goals are for training, we can help you get stronger and be safer. Start training with us today!

Krav Maga newsletterJuly 17, 2019

Our Krav Maga training center’s latest newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/be56418365b9/newsletter

In this newsletter:

1. Congratulations to our New Krav Maga Yellow Belts!
2. Kickboxing Seminar September 7 and 8.
3. Choke from Behind with a Pull (Wrist Lock Details).
4. Gun From Behind: Touching (Takeaway Against A Reverse Grip).
5. Rear Uppercut/Lead Hook/Cross Combination (Practical Application).
6. Foot Grab: Clearing Stripping Foot – Axe Kick (Pants Grab Counter).
7. Bas Rutten Boxing Workout (Straight Punches Only With Resistance Band).
8. Free Heavy Bags For Our Active Students!

July 15, 2019

Hiho! JJ here coming at you with a video I found online.

The video speaks for itself, but there was a good quote from the person that posted it over on Instagram:

“Watch your space…when they get too close watch their hands…”

Stay vigilant guys.

Krav Maga LubbockJuly 13, 2019

A student from the Krav Maga Worldwide affiliate in Lubbock, Texas used her Krav Maga skills last night to successfully defend herself in a real situation:

We have a student that had to use Krav last night, and did so successfully. She was confronted by a stranger while walking to her car. After attempting to de-escalate the situation by talking to him, the man violently grabbed her arm. She elbowed him with the other arm in the face and knee’d him in the body. The man let go and ran away after being hit with those two combatives, and our student went home with only a small bruise where she was grabbed.

We always hope that you’ll never have to use the skills we teach, but we’re glad to hear that our student is doing well (and are very proud of her for kicking ass when needed! She even had to use her opposite fighting stance!)

This is why we train and teach. If you feel like you need training like this, please reach out to us.

July 12, 2019

Krav Maga Fitness Program: Bas Rutten Boxing Workout (Straight Punches Only With Resistance Band).

Our Krav Maga Fitness program integrates a lot of workouts that are specific and functional to our Self Defense and Fighting training.

The workout that is used most often by our students is the Bas Rutten Mixed Martial Arts Workouts.

This workout shows how to shadow train using a resistance band to increase punching speed and power.

I’ve tested different resistance band and discovered the following:

1. Different brands and models of resistance bands come in different lengths, strengths and each feel differently. I currently have two different brands/models at our training center. The Everlast FIT Shadow Boxer and the TITLE Boxing Resistance Band Shadow Boxer (the one used in this video). I found the TITLE band was a little smaller and worked for better for my build. The Everlast model will work better for my larger students.

2. Most resistance bands don’t offer much resistance when throwing punches other than Straight Punches. When trying it out with Hooks, Uppercuts, and Overhands it felt awkward and didn’t provide much tension.

3. Due to reason #2 above I modified this workout by only throwing Straight Punches (Jabs and Crosses). Any left punch called out I would always throw a Jab. Any right punch called out I would throw a Cross.

4. I will continue to test out different brands and models of punching resistance bands in the future.

5. If I find a better model of resistance band that works for Hooks, Uppercuts, and Overhand Punches in the future, I will make another video demonstrating the normal Bas Rutten Boxing Workout combinations using it.

– Randall

Ancient Krav Maga. Kick To The Groin - Valid In All ErasJuly 11, 2019

Ancient Krav Maga – Kick To the Groin – Valid In All Eras  😂

Krav Maga Memes on Facebook

Krav Maga College Self-Defense Class Preparing Young WomenJuly 10, 2019

Krav Maga College Self-Defense Class Preparing Young Women

Strength isn’t how hard you can hit, even though Sydney Weber can hit hard. It is about feeling empowered when you walk out the door.

“With that confidence you’re not walking around as a victim,” Weber said….

Click the link to watch the video and read the rest of the article.

Empowered Women Empower Women.July 9, 2019

Nearly all of the questions we answer as Krav Maga Worldwide instructors start with “what if…?”. What if I’m grabbed this way? What if someone tries to do this? What if this happens? What if I’m in this position? It’s all things that people are most afraid of in terms of defending themselves.

For women especially these fears can seem overwhelming and insurmountable. Self-defense training at Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers helps women all over the world confront these what if’s, get stronger and be safer.

Learn what to do in the situations that scare you and you’ll eliminate that fear. You’ll have more control of your life. That’s what we want for our students and our respective communities.

Contact us to schedule a FREE trial class.

July 7, 2019

A question that occasionally comes up when students learn the Foot Grab: Clearing Stripping Foot – Axe Kick (Level 2 technique) is what to do when the attacker grabs your pants or is still holding on with one hand after you strip the attacker’s other hand with your Axe Kick. This video demonstrates and explains how to counter this issue.

End of sparring in Level 4 class

July 6, 2019

Everyone was exhausted but happy after we finished with rounds of sparring at the end of our Level 4 class this morning.

No Classes On July 4thJuly 3, 2019

We will be closed Thursday, July 4 in honor of the birth of this great country of ours. Have fun, be excellent to each other, and try not to blow off any limbs with fireworks. Woo! ‘MERICA!!

Train Hard. Stay Ready. Fight Back Aggressively.July 2, 2019

One of the first things we develop in students training at Krav Maga Wordwide is a fighting spirit.

We train our students to fight back as aggressively as possible for as long as it takes to get themselves safe, should they find themselves in a self-defense situation

This is a key principle in Krav Maga because in terms of self-defense we consider that we are being attacked, not attacking someone. So we are, by definition, already on the defense.

We must fight back with aggression, and to cause damage to the attacker, in order to turn the encounter in our favor.

Come train with us and start building these lifesaving skills.

June 21, 2019

After students learn punch combinations, they often have trouble applying it during sparring because they do not know the actual application behind the combination.

This video demonstrates and explains the practical application behind the Rear Uppercut/Lead Hook/Cross Combination (Level 2 technique).

Take Action.June 20, 2019

Krav Maga Worldwide training will give you the skills and mindset to take action, fight back, and win in the worst of self-defense situations. Start training with us today.

June 19, 2019

When pressure testing the defense against a Gun Threat from Behind: Touching (Level 4 technique), occasionally the gunman’s hand, or grip, will end up reversed or upside down during the control stage of the defense. When students have had this happen, they have asked how to do the takeaway against this scenario. This video demonstrates and explains how to perform the disarm when this happens.

June 15, 2019

This video goes over the fine details for executing the wrist lock while performing the defense against a Choke from Behind with a Pull (Level 2 technique). This is the most difficult aspect of this defense for new Level 2 students to learn.

New Krav Maga Yellow BeltsJune 12, 2019

Congratulations to the following students for passing the Krav Maga Level 1 (Yellow Belt) test:

Ray Romero
Ed Weiner
Justin
Luci Ungaro Flores
Denise Ciparro
Kara Kenny
Austin Kuntze

Thank you to JJ Oddone for being a testing partner for Denise!

Thank you to Mike Donovan and Alison McMahanfor taking pictures of testing.

Also, thank you to Alison for bring in snacks and Ed for bringing in pizza for everyone for after testing.

Congratulations to our new Krav Maga Yellow Belts!

To view all the pictures from testing:https://www.facebook.com/pg/KravMagaTraining/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2447771321919765

June 7, 2019

This Student Section video shows what to do if your attacker grabs your leg preventing you from finishing the Kick Off From The Guard – Knee To Chest – with space (Level 2 technique).

June 5, 2019

In this Student Section video we go over how to do a Stick Defense against an Upward Swing by combining Overhead and Horizontal Swing (Level 4 techniques) defense principles.

Control The Weapon. Counterattack Aggressively.June 1, 2019

Train to fight back, win, and go home safe. Start training with us today!

Cupping The HandgunMay 31, 2019

Good video for all the Level 4 students and other students who have learned defenses against handgun threats from the front.

The video goes over three examples of why you would want to use the two hand cupping technique instead of one hand control with a punch.

To watch the video:  Cupping The Handgun

May 30, 2019

This Student Section video shows you how to use the Back Kick (Level 2 technique) to help escape when Both Wrist Are Grabbed, Held Behind The Back (Level 2) when the attacker forces the defender’s hands up too high making the regular defense less effective.

Memorial DayMay 24, 2019

Our training center will be OPEN on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 for our regularly scheduled lessons.

We will be CLOSED Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Everyone have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

May 23, 2019

This Student Section video demonstrates and explains how to modify your switch step in order to adjust the distance while performing the Forward Leg Round Kick with a Switch (Level 2 technique).

Down Isn't Out.May 22, 2019

Train from positions of disadvantage. Know what to do if you get knocked down or taken down. Start training with us today!

May 21, 2019

Our Krav Maga Fitness program integrates a lot of workouts that are specific and functional to our Self Defense and Fighting training.

The workout that is used most often by our students is the Bas Rutten Mixed Martial Arts Workouts.

This workout shows how to shadow train the Bas Rutten Thai Boxing workout while using the SPRI Leg Resistance Band.

This workout will increase the speed in your footwork and explosiveness in your knee strikes while building strength and endurance in your hip, pelvic area, and lower abs.

Please note the following:

1. I would suggest using the lightest strength (yellow) SPRI Xercuffs. Any resistance stronger makes it difficult to move and deliver knee strike which makes you more prone to injury.

2. Be sure to keep your Fighting Stance wide and always move between combinations to build your speed and endurance in your hips.

3. Try targeting the face of your imaginary opponent, or deliver the Knee Strikes higher, if you want increased resistance in order to build more endurance and explosiveness in your knee strikes.

4. It’s recommended to do at least one round at a light speed without the SPRI Xercuffs to properly warm-up before doing rounds with the resistance band.

5. After doing a round with the Xercuffs, try the next round without the resistance band on while shadow training or on a heavy bag to notice the difference in your explosiveness.

6. Students at our Krav Maga training center can use the SPRI Xercuffs we have in our equipment section and use these workouts during Open Gym times. You can sign up for Open Gym times through our online calendar at www.KravMagaCalendar.com.

May 20, 2019

Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/ba7e67478ddf/newsletter

In this newsletter:

1. Memorial Day/Weekend Hours.
2. Choke From The Side (Attacker Is Very Close Variation).
3. Cavalier (Wrist Lock) #1 and #2 (Which One To Use).
4. Defensive Front Kick (Static vs. Aggressive Attacker).
5. Mount – Trap And Roll – Headlock or Close Choke (Defending The Free Hand Choke).
6. Bas Rutten Thai Boxing Workout (Shadow Training from the Southpaw Stance).
7. Latest Student Review Of Our Krav Maga Program.

May 18, 2019

In this Student Section video we go over the Defensive Front Kick (Level 2 technique) and how to modify the hip and torso positioning depending on whether you are throwing the kick against a static (in place) or aggressive (advancing) attacker.

May 16, 2019

In this Krav Maga Student Section video we go over whether to use Cavalier #1 or #2 (Level 4 technique) while attempting a disarm against a knife threat or attack depending on the type of resistance your attacker is giving you.

May 14, 2019

Krav Maga Fitness Program: Bas Rutten Thai Boxing Workout (Shadow Training from the Southpaw Stance).

Our Krav Maga Fitness program integrates a lot of workouts that are specific and functional to our Self Defense and Fighting training.

The workout that is used most often by our students is the Bas Rutten Mixed Martial Arts Workouts.

This workout shows how to shadow train the Bas Rutten Thai Boxing workout from the southpaw, or right foot in front, stance.

Doing this workout is beneficial for the following reasons:

1. For left handed students who want to see how to reverse all the combinations.

2. For more advanced student who want to be able to fight from both sides.

3. Be better with self defense techniques that require you to defend yourself from both orthodox (left foot in front) and southpaw (right foot in front) stances.

4. For students preparing for their Krav Maga black belt test (it is a black belt requirement to be able to throw strikes and combinations from both Fighting Stances).

5. To avoid imbalances in the body, which can lead to injury, by training both sides equally.

– Randall

Ran NakashMay 13, 2019

Why Krav Maga is not considered as a martial art in your eyes? That’s a question we are often being asked by people around the world. The answer to this question is very simple and logic….

Click here to read the entire post:  Ran Nakash

May 10, 2019

In this Student Section video we address what the defender must do if the attacker is holding the defender down in the mount position with a headlock with one arm while using their other hand, wrist or forearm to apply a choke (Level 2 technique).

Target Vulnerable Areas.May 8, 2019

There’s no such thing as a “fair fight” if your life depends on it. Start training with us today!

May 8, 2019

This video goes over how to modify the defense against Choke from the Side (Level 1 technique) when the attacker is very close to the defender while applying the choke.

Newsletter - May 7, 2019May 7, 2019

Newsletter:
https://mailchi.mp/cab1678d29e8/newsletter

In this newsletter:

1. “Krav Maga can save your life,
without throwing a single punch, block or kick.”

2. Choke from Behind against a Wall (Side Step Variation).

3. Stick Defense Against Overhead Swing – Off Angle/Dead-Side – One Step (Two Mistakes to Avoid While Doing the Stabbing Defense).

4. Front Kick with Advance from Neutral Stance (Correct Hand Position Timing).

5. Mount – Trap and Roll: Headlock or Close Choke.

6. Bas Rutten Thai Boxing Workout (Shadow Training with Elbow Strikes Substitution).

7. Review of our Krav Maga Student Section videos.

May 3, 2019

One of the many things that sets Krav Maga Worldwide apart from other Krav Maga training organizations is that our Chief Instructor Darren Levine trained with and received his black belt from Imi Lichtenfeld himself.
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Our Chief Instructor Darren Levine was training in Krav Maga in Israel before most of the Western world even knew what Krav Maga was. Darren was hand-picked by Imi to bring Krav Maga to, and teach Krav Maga in, America.
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Our history and pedigree are unique. Krav Maga Worldwide is the original source of Krav Maga training in America and under Darren’s guidance we’ve maintained Imi’s standards of training and his vision of a world where everyone can walk in peace.

May 2, 2019

I received this nice email from a fellow Krav Maga practitioner and future black belt:

“Mr Koch

Just felt the need to thank you for your thoughtful, detailed and very helpful youtube krav maga videos.

I also enjoy reading through your site: www.kravmagatraining.com

I have been training for the past 3 years with Richard Swords at his Krav Pro training center in Atlanta. I am not sure if you know him but he went with Alliance after Levine and Whitman went their separate ways.

My goal after I complete my black belt test in Dec is to get trained and certified as an instructor. Your explanations and teaching style will serve me as a prime example of how to teach students.

Finally, my stepmom lives in nearby Boynton Beach, so the next time I visit her, if I ever get extra time to sneak away and train at your center I think I would enjoy that very much.

Appreciatively

Gregg Shapiro”

Thank you Gregg for the email!

– Randall

April 30, 2019

Krav Maga Fitness Program: Bas Rutten Thai Boxing Workout (Shadow Training with Elbow Strikes Substitution).

Our Krav Maga Fitness program integrates a lot of workouts that are specific and functional to our Self Defense and Fighting training.

The workout that is used most often by our students is the Bas Rutten Mixed Martial Arts Workouts.

This workout should be used by Level 2 and above students who have already learned all seven elbows in the Krav Maga Worldwide system in Level 1 and have already learned the regular Bas Rutten Thai Boxing Workout using knee strikes.

Notice that when a knee strike is called out, I substitute an elbow strike instead.

Shadow training is an excellent warm-up and can also be done in the mirror to monitor your form and technique.

Punching combinations that include elbow strikes are a required technique for Level 2 students.

This workout is also good for more advanced students who want to integrate elbow strikes in their sparring sessions. Elbow strikes are difficult to integrate in sparring. This workout is a good fundamental drill to improve your ability to use elbows during sparring sessions.

Please note the following:

1. The use of an advance step when performing most of the elbow strikes. Elbow strikes are close range strikes compared to mid-range strikes like punches. It’s important to close the gap and get closer to your opponent when throwing elbows.

2. The free hand is always held high and my chin is down while throwing elbow strikes. The closer you are to your opponent, the more you need to cover up and protect yourself.

3. I always finish with some type of defensive movement after throwing a combination (retreat step, pivot out, cover up, etc.). Always assume there’s an opponent in front of you who wants to hit you back after you finish your combination.

– Randall

1,000,000 YouTube viewsApril 25, 2019

Our Krav Maga YouTube channel went over 10,000 subscribers last year.

Just recently it went over 1,000,000 total views.

Thank you to everyone who has subscribed and/or has watched the channel. Your support is appreciated!

And a big thank you to JJ and Glenda who helped me create the majority of the Student Section videos for this channel!

– Randall

April 23, 2019

This Student Section video shows a variation for trapping the attacker’s arm while performing the Mount – Trap and Roll: Headlock or Close Choke (Level 2 technique).

This arm trap variation is a similar movement to the Defense against Hook Punch – Covering Defense (Level 2) and makes it more difficult for the attacker to pummel their trapped arm free to prevent the defender’s roll escape.

Closed Easter SundayApril 20, 2019

We will be closed this Easter Sunday.

Happy Easter everyone!

PS – Nice Back Kick Easter Bunny!

April 19, 2019

New Krav Maga Video – Choke from Behind against a Wall (Side Step Variation).

This Student Section video shows how to use a side step variation while performing the defense against Choke from Behind against a Wall (Level 2 technique).

The side step variation works better against stronger attackers and puts the defender in a better tactical position to avoid possible secondary attacks, to finish the fight and flee the scene for safety.

Mitch Sandler letterApril 18, 2019

“Krav Maga can save your life, without throwing a single punch, block or kick.”

Thank you Mitchell Sandler for sharing this letter. Great job Mitch!

Dear Randall,

Two years ago, I came to Krav Maga, for a motivating/disciplined workout.  I got much more than I bargained for.  I’ve met great people, and learned self defense from most excellent professionals.  But there’s more.

Last month, my doctor ran a routine EKG, which came back “abnormal” twice.  Holy cow!  I was referred to a cardiologist.  During my consultation, I explained I run almost every day and two years into Kick Boxing.  he said, as he wrote on my chart, “casual exercise.”  I was pissed and said, “No, vigorous exercise!”  I was thinking of your sadistic game of “Tag” with Greg/Peter running intereference and J.J.’s deadly fight class.

This past Friday, I had the stress echocardiogram.  Picture NASA astronaut training, complete with electrodes taped to my chest, one technician looking at one screen, and another technician taking my blood pressure every three minutes.  The treadmill when faster and higher every three minutes, with the target rate of 160 BPM.  After 15 minutes, the machine was at the highest speed, and my heart rate would not go higher than 152.  It was like inside defenses at half speed.  The doctor said, “We’re going to be here all day.”

Well, the nurse technician said, I could tell you’re in good shape, and the doctor told me keep doing whatever your doing.  That said, Krav Maga can save your life, without throwing a single punch, block or kick.

Respectfully,

Mitchell Sandler

April 13, 2019

Krav Maga Video – Front Kick with Advance from Neutral Stance (Correct Hand Position Timing).

In this Student Section video we discuss being aware of correct hand position timing while performing the Front Kick with Advance from Neutral Stance (Level 2 technique).

Bearhug From the Front with Arms Free [Leverage on the Neck]April 12, 2019

I cannot tell y’all how much fun it is to teach and watch people grow as Krav Maga practitioners and as people. As you know, we have students from all walks of life and all levels of athleticism. This past Monday, in my level 2 class, we went over the bearhugs from the front. After demoing each move, I more or less sat back and watched as none of these students needed much correction. It is so very rewarding watching things click for people. Mad props to these students (Pete, Ana, Malicious Mitch) for putting in the work. And mad props to the rest of you who keep pursuing greatness in your Krav Maga practice!! We are very proud of you all….except you, Tyler.

JJ

PS – We don’t actually have a “Tyler” at our school.

April 11, 2019

Thank you to our student “B.B.” for giving us the latest review of our Krav Maga program:

“Last year at 55, I decided it was time to learn how to defend myself. I have some physical limitations due to a car accident 20 plus years ago so I wasn’t sure what type of program would work for me. I also wanted fitness to be a part of the program.

I found Krav Maga Worldwide in Pompano online. When I spoke with Randall Koch (owner, head instructor) he invited me to watch a class and learn more about the program.

From the moment I walked into the studio I was welcomed by Randall, JJ, and the other students. As I watched the class I realized that the students were helping each other learn the technique being taught. It appeared that each student was not only invested in their own success but also the success of their training partner. The culture that Randall has created is very special and I wanted to be a part of it.

Randall and JJ are both excellent teachers. They are able to watch you perform a technique as if in slow motion and tell you what you need to do to tweak the movement so it is effective. They have also been able to help me modify techniques so my limitations don’t limit my success.

Eleven months later, thanks to Randall, JJ and all my workout partners, especially Mike and Ana, I passed my Yellow Belt Test 9/29/18 and am working toward my Orange Belt.

I would high recommend Krav Maga Worldwide to anyone looking to workout hard and learn a valuable skill, safely.”

April 10, 2019

New Krav Maga Video – Stick Defense Against Overhead Swing – Off Angle/Dead-Side – One Step (Two Mistakes to Avoid with the Stabbing Defense)

This video demonstrates what the two most common mistakes are with the stabbing defense while performing the Stick Defense against Overhead Swing – Off Angle/Dead-Side (Level 4 technique).  It will explain in great details how to avoid these mistakes to ensure the defender does not get hit in the head.

Adventurous. Alone. Attacked.March 29, 2019

Thank you to our student Alison McMahan for sharing this article in our Krav Maga Facebook Student Group earlier this week.

Here’s a copy of her comment:

“This article in the NY Times about women traveling around the world alone mentions Krav Maga more than once. When solo women travelers talk about what they do to prepare to travel alone, training in Krav Maga is always on the list!”

Click this link to read the article:  Adventurous. Alone. Attacked.

March 27, 2019

Krav Maga Video – Headlock from Behind (Chin Position Strategy).

A common question that comes up from Level 1 students when we start pressure testing both defenses for the Headlock from Behind (Bar Arm) and Headlock from Behind (Carotid Choke) is how do you know which way to turn your chin when you are attacked by surprise and don’t know which type of headlock is being applied to you.

This video goes over the correct chin position strategy for these Headlock from Behind defenses.

Mike Donovan

March 22, 2019

Thank you to our student Mike Donovan for giving us this review of our Krav Maga program.

He explains how much weight he’s lost and how his health has improved since joining over three years ago.

Mike is one of the finest individuals you could ever meet… and I’m sure all his classmates would agree! We are all lucky to know him:

“I joined Krav Maga World Wide a little over three years ago and my life has changed so much for the better.

I was extremely out of shape, overweight, and had blood test numbers so out of line the Doctor’s wanted to put me on several different maintenance drugs. I was traveling down the wrong path and needed to make serious changes.

I needed to find an activity and program I would enjoy. I always wanted to learn Martial Arts and Fighting. While searching online I discovered Krav Maga Worldwide in Pompano and wanted to check it out. I was invited to watch a class and learn more.

That is when the magic happened! I was welcomed by Glenda and Randall and was very impressed by the both of them, the other students, and the school. I said to myself, “This is the real deal!!…This is where I need to be…”

At that point, I made a major decision to take care of myself and made my health a priority. I set both short and long term goals to keep me on track. My first short term goal was “Go to class, be there!” I made sure I put my Krav/workout clothes in the car the night before each class. No excuses not to go to Fitness class. That first short term goal was the building block for me to develop more short term goals, keeping me on track to reach my long term goals.

I found the Fitness and Krav Maga classes amazing, fun, and addictive! I trained, and still train, with very supportive Instructors and classmates genuinely interested in my success and keep me motivated to constantly improve.

Shortly after signing up, I noticed a change starting. My eating habits improved, the scale started to move in the right direction, the cardio was improving, and I was feeling better!!

Joining Krav Maga World Wide for the Fitness and Krav Maga Classes was the best decision I have ever made for myself!! Three years later I believe I am in the best shape of my life, turning “50” into the new “30”, losing over 50 lbs., and perfect blood test number results.

This journey continues with continuous goal setting. Also, I still make sure my workout clothes are packed in the car the night before class!

If you are looking to join a great fitness/training program, a program designed to get you in the best shape of your life through diet and exercise, and the support of Instructors and classmates to help you stick with it…YOU found it here at KMW!!”

March 21, 2019

Our Krav Maga Fitness program integrates a lot of workouts that are specific and functional to our Self Defense and Fighting training. The workout that is used most often by our students is the Bas Rutten Mixed Martial Arts Workouts. This video shows how to do the Bas Rutten Boxing Workout while shadow training. This is an excellent warm-up and can also be done in the mirror to monitor your form and technique. Note that I use a lot of footwork or movement between each combination. This will warm-up your lower body faster as well as develop good habits that carry over to sparring. -Randall

Video shows jewelry store owner pummeling 'stupid guy' with Israeli martial art Krav MagaMarch 20, 2019

74 year old man uses Krav Maga successfully against a jewelry store robbery suspect down in Hollywood, FL. Love it!

Read the article here:  Video shows jewelry store owner pummeling ‘stupid guy’ with Israeli martial arts Krav Maga

March 17, 2019

This New Krav Maga Student Section video shows how and why to use the Arm Bar From Guard (Level 3 technique) with the Triangle Choke (Level 4) in combination.

March 14, 2019

This video shows how and why you can create angles while performing the Front Kick with Advance from Fighting Stance (Level 2 technique).

March 10, 2019

Krav Maga video – Choke from the Front against a Wall (Rotational Defense Details).

This video explains how to properly move your shoulders while performing the rotational defense against a Choke from the Front against a Wall (Level 2 technique).

Aggressive Mindset and Skillset.March 7, 2019

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Krav Maga YouTube channelsFebruary 28, 2019

Did you know our Krav Maga training center’s YouTube channel is ranked in the Top 20 Krav Maga Youtube Channels in the world according to Feedspot?

https://blog.feedspot.com/krav_maga_youtube_channels/

Check out our Krav Maga training center’s YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy8-Lm8_OGgz76wkdj9IZ6Q

Take The Fight To The AttackerFebruary 21, 2019

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training teaches students to fight back and damage an attacker as quickly and aggressively as possible. We want to turn the tide of a self-defense situation in our favor and the only way to do that is to take the fight to the attacker. We don’t want any of our students to be attacked, but if they are, we want them to go home safe. Start training with us today.

Defend And CounterFebruary 14, 2019

Self-defense. Fitness. Fight. Take a free trial lesson. Start training with us today!

10,000 Hour DilbertFebruary 12, 2019

The 10,000 Hour Rule: The principle holds that 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” are needed to become world-class in any field.

There’s debate among different experts on the validity of the 10,000 Hour Rule. But I think everyone would agree that you’re going to be pretty decent at anything if you practice it 10,000 hours!

In regards to our Krav Maga program and the 10,000 Hour Rule, I want to bring up three things:

1. You do not have to practice a Krav Maga technique 10,000 hours to make it work in a real life self defense situation.

The reason is because of an important Krav Maga system principle: Techniques should be movements based on NATURAL INSTINCTS.

Example: If an attacker places their hands on your throat and chokes you to restrict your breathing, you will naturally bring both of your hands up trying to break their grip off your throat, whether you have trained or not. Krav Maga takes this natural instinct, modifies our hand motion to increase the leverage/effectiveness of our hands gripping their hands (plucking defense). Even after one training session, most of our students can do this defense effectively, even went caught by surprise, because the defense will come out naturally, or instinctively, with little to no thought.

2. I did the math and I have at least over 20,000 hours of martial arts teaching experience. This means I’m an “expert” at teaching martial arts according to the 10,000 Hour Rule. I’ve been teaching full-time since I was 17 years old and I am now 42 years old. Even if I only taught 20 hours a week over that time frame (I currently teach over 30 hours a week), you can do the math and see 20,000 hours is actually a conservative estimate. This doesn’t include the part-time teaching I was doing from ages 14-17 while I was in high school.

I’ve taught martial arts to students ages 3 – 73 years old who have a variety of athletic abilities and personalities.

In regards to Krav Maga specifically, I’m heading close to 20 years training, and 18 years teaching it.

The point being is that because of this experience, all my students will learn the techniques effectively in a safe and positive atmosphere (i.e. – I know what the hell I’m doing).

3. I just wanted to share this Dilbert comic strip because the “mental disorder” comment from Dogbert made me smile. There’s an ongoing joke with our Level 4 students (JJPierreKimTom,SimoneMike, Joey, MonicaTibor) who have all trained anywhere from 3-7 years in Krav Maga at this point. Why did we all continue training in Krav Maga when so many of our fellow students have quit over the years? The answer: We hall have to be a little “mentally off” to think coming to class and getting punched, kicked, choked, and thrown to the ground is “fun”. For some of us, it’s the highlight of our day! 

– Randall

Matt Schissler Level 1 Yellow Belt TestFebruary 9, 2019

Congratulations to Matt Schissler for passing his Level 1 Yellow Belt Krav Maga test this afternoon!

Matt is one of my hardest working students. He’s an excellent student and even better person!

Thank you JJ for being his testing partner! I can always count on you to lend a helping hand.

Randall

Greg AndersonFebruary 7, 2019

Thank you Greg Anderson for giving us this student review of our Krav Maga program:

“A friend of mine recommended I take up Krav Maga just about 1 year ago. I am very competitive and I was looking for something to challenge me and make me better. I found Randall and Krav Maga Worldwide in Pompano. I could not be happier!

Randall and JJ are truly experts in their craft. They take the time to teach you step by step and give you 100% of their focus. Randall and JJ, as well as the students in the gym, welcome you in, are friendly, and have become family. There are people of all levels of skill and athleticism that train here. We work with each, we help each other, and I have developed great friendships over the last year.

Krav Maga will give you the self confidence to handle “real life” situations. It will challenge you mentally and physically while having a ton of fun. Whether you are brand new to martial arts or have been training for years, I highly recommend Randall and Krav Maga Worldwide.”

Greg Anderson
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When Things Are Bad Be Badder.February 5, 2019

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training will teach you what do in a life-threatening situation vs. an armed attacker. Take a free trial lesson! Start training with us today.

Alison McMahanFebruary 2, 2019

Thank you Alison McMahan for giving us this student review of our Krav Maga program:

When my kid turned fourteen, she told me she wanted to learn self-defense. We did an exhaustive search online of various martial arts schools in Broward County, and visited several. Almost as soon as we stepped into Randall Koch’s Krav Maga World Wide Training Center, we knew we’d found our martial art home. Randall trains teens and adults together; young people are not separated out into another class. They are treated like adults. After a year, my older boy came to train with us too.

When you step into the Krav Maga Training center you leave your worries behind and focus on your relationship with your body. You test your speed and your skill against the punching bag and sparring partners. You overcome your internal fears. You blow off steam. You lose weight and get into shape. I am older and I have arthritis, but the training is perfect for me.

No one is on their cell phones at the center. It’s a place of complete focus on something real. Krav Maga training sharpens your mind, trains you to read other people’s body language, gives you skills to defend yourself in a street attack, and helps you become the best version of yourself that you can be. Everyone I know who sets foot in Randall’s training space stays as long as they can. People who move away will come back and train even if it’s only for a month or two. Randall is unique as a teacher, always unruffled and even-tempered. His classes are small — no more than six students at a time, often no more than two. They are offered at all hours of the day. You schedule your lessons according to your own needs. Randall helps you find people to train with. One of the best aspects of this school is how people of various belt levels with train together, because of Randall’s emphasis on keeping all of your skills up to date. The day I tested for my first belt was a very proud day for me, and I look forward to my next test.

Alison McMahan
Author
Pompano Beach, Florida

Defend And Counterattack Simultaneously.January 29, 2019

Do damage to the attacker. Turn the tide of the encounter in your favor. Go home safe. Start training with us today!

Get More From Your Workout.January 21, 2019

Many fitness classes at Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers utilize the same, footwork, striking, and movement techniques that we teach in our self-defense and fight classes. Get more from your workout. Get real self-defense skills! Contact us to schedule a free trial lesson. Start training with us today!

Know What To Do When It's "Go" Time.January 17, 2019

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