Hi Richard here,
Thanks for visiting my blog. If you don’t know me, I have over 30 years experience in Martial Arts. I practice continually, but I am also interested in learning about new fighting arts that come across my radar. Case in point… Krav Maga (aka Israeli Ju Jitsu)!
Krav Maga is quite a new fighting system that was founded in the 1930s, around the period of the 2nd World War. You’ll find more information about it elsewhere on this blog. But for now, here is my summary and review of a rather good set of Krav Maga Training Videos that I recently studied from…
Guy Dars Full Contact Krav Maga Training Videos Review
Guy Dars Krav Maga Training Videos is a pack of 41 Krav Maga training video clips and a Krav Maga ebook. All downloadable to your computer that can be viewed on any e-Reader of your choice (iPad, laptop, smart phone, etc, etc). Likewise the ebook can be ‘read’ on your reading device or you can print it off. For myself I simply used my laptop computer both to view the Krav Maga videos and the krav maga book.
I have to confess that at first the prospect of viewing 41 separate Krav Maga videos was a bit daunting. But after getting stuck in I found it to be a surprisingly good method of instruction as opposed to – for instance – a regular Krav Maga DVD or simply a Krav Maga training book. I’ll explain why in a moment. First, let’s look at what is covered in the videos and ebook.
The Krav Maga Training Videos
Our Krav Maga lessons starts off firstly with a set of 17 Krav Maga video clips which cover off the basics – 10 video clips going through Krav Maga hand strikes – punching, hammer blows, elbow and forearm strikes. And 7 Krav Maga videos covering off the Krav Maga kicks – thrust kicks different directions, roundhouse kicks, knee strikes, and how to strike with different parts of the foot.
With the basics covered off, we then get to the next set of 14 video s in which the above Krav Maga moves are applied to real attack / defence situations with an unarmed opponent.
And finally a set of 10 video clips showing Krav Maga personal protection applications against armed opponents.
The Presentation of the Video Krav Maga Techniques
The Israeli Krav Maga techniques are presented as a series of short video clips, each clip lasting just a couple of minutes. The techniques are firstly presented at full speed, and then in slow motion. Then they are repeated. And whilst the Krav Maga is being demonstrated Guy Dars is giving an audio commentary. The commentary explains the technique and highlights details of the Krav Maga moves that you might otherwise miss.
And like me, you’ll want to replay the move until you completely know them – and since this is a series of individual video clips, is real easy to do!
The Krav Maga ebook
Guy Dars Krav Maga ebook is not so much a detailed step by step explanation of Krav Maga combat as a workbook to compliment the video series. For instance, I would find myself reviewing a section of the book and then working through the relevant Krav Maga video lessons.
And here is another great way to use the Krav Maga ebook. When you download your purchase you also get an audio version of the videos. At first I couldn’t really figure out what that was all about – what was the point of the audios? That was until I used the audios in conjunction with ebook.
Using the Krav Maga Audio
You see by reading the Krav Maga book and listening to the commentary at the same time allows you to focus on the technique ‘visually’ whilst absorbing the detail of the moves presented in ‘audio’ manner. You understand that learning something by audio and visually at the same time is mutually supportive. Plus that some people respond better to visual than audio and vice versa.
My Likes And Dislikes With The Krav Maga Training Videos
Clear and precise instructions in three complimentary formats (video clips / audio / manual).
The basic moves well covered and then logically shown in combat attack and defense situations – against both armed and unarmed opponents.
Captures the simplicity and effectiveness of Krav Maga in an accessible and easy to learn manner.
In order to absorb the Krav Maga moves, it is a great idea to practice them with a krav maga practice partner. Unfortunately Guy Dar does not suggest a practice method. A bit surprising really since he is a qualified, experienced Krav Maga teacher and presumably does have training routines and programs.
And I’ll admit that it’s actually not that difficult to do, to create your own training regime from the material. In fact I can help you out if you want…
How To Use The Krav Training Maga Training Videos Course?
If you decide to get this training course and you want to know how I used the video series in order to learn Krav Maga fighting from the course, then flick me an email at Richard (AT) KravMagaTrainingVideos.org and I’ll send you an easy to follow program that I have created in order to learn Krav Maga.
In Summary, this is certainly a very proficient piece of training material if you are interested in mastering Krav Maga. The Krav Maga video clips make it a cinch to grasp the basics and then move on to the applications against fighting opponents. And despite the fact that a training regime is not proposed, it is fairly easy to create one. And in any case I can send you a program if you want.
*Update: 22/11/2012. Research has found that people interested in Krav Maga Training have been getting great results using from these Training Videos. For example Jon Phipps says this:
” Krav Maga in no time at all. This is a simple to learn system.
No gimmicks, no fluff, the information presented can save your life. High quality video and top notch instruction.
Good work. I highly recommend! “
Unlike a number of other so-called martial arts as well as self-defense methods, Krav Maga has not been around for very long. A new combat system widely recognized for it’s deadly effectiveness. It’s a no fluff, all out fighting system that designed to take out your opponent ASAP.
The roots of Krav Maga tend to be known, but it may be difficult in order to pinpoint precisely at exactly what point this type of “contact combat”, an extremely loose meaning of it’s name, actually has been around since.
Krav Maga Training With Guy Dar
I came across Guy Dar when I was researching the Krav Maga Self Defense system. I had already viewed a couple of books on the subject, but I wanted to see some Krav Maga video clips to see the art in action, to get a better idea of this famous fighting system.
After I searched Krav Maga online with Google I came up with a quite a few Krav Maga video training clips. Some were actually quite good, and not just crass promotional material (though there was a fair bit of that as well). And so this led me to Guy Dar, an Israeli Krav Maga master, who teaches full contact Krav Maga! (with protection I assume). I discovered that in addition to his regular classes and seminars he also has produced some rather interesting online training material – check it out here. Read More…
What Is Krav Maga Self Defence?
The best way to understand what is Krav Maga Self Defence is to consider it’s history, development, and in particular the surroundings in which the Krav Maga fighting system came about.
Its founder is Imi Lichtenfeld, Hungarian at birth, Imi seems to have been a natural athlete from a young age, being well versed – and winning awards nationally and internationally – in gymnastics, wrestling and boxing. When you also consider that Imi’s father was both a policeman and a self teacher then you can see Imi would have had the ingredients to become an accomplished fighter. Read More…
Kicks used in Krav Maga are a very effective way to end a fight, and so well worth practicing. Guy Dar covers kicks reasonably well in his video series. There are two main kick weapons to practice – the foot and the knee.
Ideally you’ll be wearing shoes. Shoes will protect your feet from impact damage and makes your foot tougher so that it hurts your opponent more. If you are bare foot then make sure that you don’t land the kick with your toes first otherwise you’ll hurt yourself more than the other guy! If barefooted you still can make contact with your heel or your instep. Read More…
Krav Maga is among the widely utilized martial arts types for self- protection. It has simple origins – formal wrestling and boxing training and ‘street fighting’. As you might expect with such modest origins, it offers a simplicity which is easy to understand, yet efficient. Let’s find out about Krav Maga methods.
It was developed in Israel by Imi Lichtenfeld circa 1930. It soon gained recognition for it’s efficiency and was subsequently used to coach army personnel. It had been affiliated within the year 1975.
In part Krav Maga aims to leverage the fighters’ inbuilt instincts when facing intimidating situations. It’s therefore regarded as being much more practical within real-life circumstances.
The primary principle associated with Krav Maga is to strike opponents’ susceptible places such as throat, groin, eye, etc.
Listed here are several techniques utilized in Krav Maga to protect against the actual enemies. A few of the techniques will be briefly explained below: Read More…