Krav Maga

Even the best of fighters can sometimes find themselves on the ground. Eyal Yanilov shows you his take on countering a knife attack from that position in this EXCLUSIVE video!

Eyal Yanilov and his krav maga defenses against variations of the front kick were featured as the cover story for the March 2011 issue ofBlack Belt(which happened to be the third of five special 50th Anniversary issues leading up to the June 2011 50th Anniversary Collector's Issue). In this exclusive martial arts video filmed during the photo session for that issue, the krav maga expert shows you how to defend against a knife attack from the ground position.

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You're on the ground. An attacker launches a front kick at you. What do you do? In this exclusive video, respected krav maga master Eyal Yanilov shows you a technique which may allow you to open up an escape route and emerge unharmed.

Eyal Yanilov is, by far, one of the most respected krav maga practitioners in the world today. He is currently listed as "master level 3/expert level 8" in krav maga — the highest rank krav maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld ever awarded to any student. Eyal Yanilov's official title today is chief instructor of Krav Maga Global, the organization he founded in 2010 to spread real krav maga to the world. In the cover story for the March 2011 issue of Black Belt, Eyal Yanilov demonstrated a series of krav maga defenses against variations of the front kick. In this exclusive video, Eyal Yanilov demonstrates his "disable and defend" moves.

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Five attack scenarios, five krav maga options by Imi Lichtenfeld's highest ranked disciple!

In the turbulent world of krav maga, there’s perhaps no name that’s more respected than Eyal Yanilov. Born in 1959, he started training in the Israeli martial arts when he was 14. He began his Israeli martial arts education under Eli Avikzar but then shifted to Imi Lichtenfeld, founder of the system. Imi Lichtenfeld was so impressed by the aptitude of Eyal Yanilov that he made him his assistant. The Israeli martial arts master tasked his disciple with committing the art’s principles and techniques to paper. The first fruit of the assignment was the Israeli martial arts book Krav Maga: How to Defend Yourself Against Armed Assault, co-written by Imi Lichtenfeld (as Imi Sde-Or) and Eyal Yanilov and published in 2001, three years after the founder passed away.

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In this video excerpt from his 6-DVD set, Krav Maga Personal Protection, krav maga security expert Alain Cohen addresses the question: Is krav maga effective against kicks? Watch as he shows you several techniques for handling such a situation!

When Israeli officials want their soldiers to beef up their fighting skills, they send them to train in krav maga. For Israel's elite law-enforcement officers, soldiers and bodyguards, however, their training option of choice is krav maga security — a reality-based, close-quarters-combat system founded by Alain Cohen. Krav maga security is, of course, based on the Israeli martial art of krav maga. However, it takes the art in interesting directions — both mentally and physically — to make it especially appealing to security professionals. But is krav maga effective in situations involving kicks? In this exclusive krav maga video excerpt from his comprehensive six-DVD set Krav Maga Personal Protection: The Israeli Method of Close-Quarters Combat, Cohen presents options for handling a kick.

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This is the second part of Black Belt's exclusive interview with Darren Levine, head of the Los Angeles-based Krav Maga Worldwide.
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