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Mastering krav maga: Essential safety and self-defense strategies with David Kahn (award-winning author and producer)

David Kahn is a seven-time award-winning author, a non-practicing lawyer, and serves as the original non-profit Israeli krav maga association U.S. chief instructor. David has also been featured in more than two dozen national periodicals including the New York Times, USA Today, men's health, Esquire, GQ, LA Times, fitness, New Yorker, New York magazine, LA Times, police magazine, special operations report, soldier of fortune and national geographic.

This course is built around 80 essential videos supported by key book excerpts from seven-time award-winning author and producer David Kahn (https://www.davidkahnkravmaga.com/david-kahn). He has taught tens of thousands of civilians along with more than 250 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. David has also taught all five branches of the U.S. military including some of its top special operations units.

Krav maga is designed to work for anyone regardless of athleticism, skill, size, or gender. It is axiomatic that one needs to only master a few core instinctive movements and counter-attacks to defeat nearly any manner of attack.  Accordingly, course participants are taught a few instinctive essential tools to counter and defeat some of the most common unarmed violent street threats and attacks including defending against This specialized course focuses on the following essential safety strategies and tactics:

What will you learn in this course? 

  • Conflict avoidance and de-escalating yourself
  • Disengagement and legal strategies
  • Understanding the difference between anger and rage   
  • Recognizing your own triggers
  • Contending with road rage     
  • Escape
  • Defending the most common attacks
  • Pushes
  • Arm and shirt grabs
  • Straight punches
  • Hook punches
  • Sucker punches
  • Straight kicks
  • Headlocks
  • Sucker punches
  • Combined shirt grabs and punches
  • Rear bear hugs
  • Front hand chokes
  • Rear arm chokes
  • Takedowns
  • How to fall down safely
  • Blunt weapon threats and attacks
  • Edged weapon threats and attacks
  • Firearm threats and active shooter

Essential self-defense concepts also included are:

  • Self-defense vs. mutual combat 
  • Tactical footwork and positioning

Responsible people pursue Israeli krav maga training to shield themselves from violence; not to orchestrate violence. Travis trains and prepares himself to face down the unfortunate, ugly specter of violence. Krav maga training, by both necessity and resultant design, focuses on the realistic and brutal nature of a physical assault. This self-defense and fighting system is designed to thwart and neutralize any type of threat or attack. The key survival ingredient is your mindset. Those who train physically and mentally to preempt and, if necessary, thwart violence with overwhelming counterviolence will respond differently from people who do not condition themselves. 

You, the Kravis, when threatened or attacked must unleash a torrent of overwhelming counterviolence. (This assumes there is no peaceful option and the circumstances are legally justified.) Krav Maga's goal is to neutralize an attacker quickly and decisively. If you must defend yourself, krav maga enables you to effectively stun, incapacitate, and, if necessary, control your attacker. Your honed, instinctive reaction will turn the table on your attacker(s) immediately. Krav maga tactics are designed as defensive capability multipliers. A few mastered krav maga techniques are highly effective in most situations. When properly learned and practiced, these tactics will become first nature.

Not all krav maga is the same®. Filmed in HD, these materials are for both beginner and advanced students breaking the material down by belt levels. Award-winning author (6 books) and videographer David Kahn received his advanced blackbelt teaching certifications from grandmaster Haim Gidon, 10th dan. David trains the public, celebrities, law enforcement, the U.S. and British militaries, and NFL players. 

“Having served as a Navy SEAL for more than 25 years, I recognized premier training when we did it. This is krav maga delivered at its highest level; a phenomenal force multiplier. David provides instinctive, brutally efficient tools to prevail in a violent hand-to-hand combat situation. His professional insights and tactics are dead-on serious; no-nonsense. I highly recommend David’s krav maga approach to everyone." 

S. (ret.) senior chief petty officer, U.S. navy

David Kahn United States chief instructor for the Israeli Krav Maga association received his advanced blackbelt teaching certifications from grandmaster Haim Gidon, the world’s highest-ranked krav maga instructor. David is the only American to sit on the IKMA board of directors. The united states judo association also awarded David a fifth-degree blackbelt in combat jujitsu. David has trained all branches of the U.S. military including the united states marine Corps ’ special operations command (MARSOC) along with the royal marines. He has also taught at many respected hand-to-hand combat schools including at the naval special warfare advanced training command (Coronado), naval special warfare TRADE 2 (Little Creek), Marine Corps Martial Arts School of Excellence, Quantico, (MACE), and U.S. Army Combatives School (Fort Benning), the 5th and 19th SFG hand-to-hand combat instructors, along with USAF spec ops and SERE instructors. David has also trained more than 230 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies including having taught at the FBI Academy (Quantico) and is a certified instructor by the state of New Jersey police training commission. PBA 130 awarded David a lifetime achievement silver card for his pro bono LE work. Mainstream media regularly feature David including men’s fitness, GQ, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Penthouse, Fitness, Marine corps news, Armed forces network, and special operations report. 

David authored the books krav maga (2004), Advanced krav maga (2008), Krav maga weapon defenses (2012), krav maga professional tactics (2016), krav maga defense (2016), krav maga combative (2019), and krav maga fundamental strategies (2021). David also produced the mastering krav maga DVD series, volumes I-IV along with the mastering krav maga online program. David earned his BA cum laude from Princeton University in 1994 and his JD from the University of Miami in 1998.


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David Kahn, IKMA United States Chief Instructor and Award-Winning Author, received his advanced black-belt teaching certifications from Grandmaster Haim Gidon and is the only American to sit on the IKMA board of directors. The United States Judo Association also awarded David a fifth-degree black belt in combat jujitsu. David has trained all...


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Language: English
Level: All levels
Skills: Martial Art, Self-Defense, Essential Safety
Age groups: All ages
Duration: 13 hours 37 minutes
109 Videos
27 Documents
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