CNN features Krav Maga

We always like Krav Maga being covered by media – we need more people to understand it, so more can defend themselves and go home safe.

CNN did a good job telling the origin story and explaining the core elements in a way that can appeal to people who have never heard of it before.

Krav Maga Explodes in London went to a large Krav Maga Center in London to talk to students including a a 37-year-old scientific researcher, 30-year-old investment manager, 38-year-old real estate banker to try to understand why so many in London are flocking to lean Krav Maga.

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Teaching Proper Punching

One of the great elements of Krav Maga is that it takes in good ideas from wherever they are discovered, and lets go the bad.

Mark Kaufman wrote a piece on the importance of Proper Punching technique & how he studies and incorporates lessons learned outside Krav Maga to be a better Krav Maga Instructor:

Many of the arts can teach us lessons we may have forgotten and breaking down the movement is students need sometimes, Those of us experienced take movement for granted, we do things unconsciously and although IKI Krav Maga continues to move forward (Yea!), we must still pay attention to the basics.

What is a creative way you have taught a lesson to someone else?

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that good feeling after Krav Maga

One of my girlfriends is really into Krav Maga, and she took me as a guest to a class.  Oh my goodness, it was a blast!  So much energy, so much fun, so much punching and kicking!  It’s now a full day later and I’m feeling the burn all over the place.  Random back muscles that I hardly knew existed are aching.  Don’t mistake this for a bad thing though, I love feeling sore because it means I busted out of my workout comfort zone.

Elise, The Hippie, Krav Magic

BBC does feature on KM – great videos

The BBC released an article that does a great job explaining much of the core of Krav Maga, along with history and why many people are students.

There are two excellent videos, great for sharing with anyone who has not been trained in Krav Maga before.

One video includes some history and general mindset.
The second video is shorter & is a testimonial from a 15 year old, who tells his story that lead him to train and how training in Krav Maga has effected him, his confidence, and his self-esteem.

Thanks to Kristin Wilson Keppler, author of this piece, for doing such a great job presenting Krav Maga.

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