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June 19, 2021

Congratulations to Natalie Pozzoli, Allison Doro, Gabriel Flores and Jeannette Diaz de Flores for passing our Krav Maga Level 1 Yellow Belt test this afternoon!

June 17, 2021

This short video was created by our former Krav Maga student Doug G. Innocent.  He and his team stopped by our training center a few weeks ago and recorded all the Krav Maga and other martial arts based movements you will see in this video.  JJ Oddone and myself were in the video along with Doug.  Good looking video Doug!
-Randall

June 15, 2021

We’re lucky enough to have just a few of these pics. Krav Maga Worldwide Chief Instructor Darren Levine training with the creator of Krav Maga, Imi Lichtenfeld.
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It’s cool to revisit these pictures every once in a while for a couple of reasons. The first is that it’s Imi and Darren. The second is to show that Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training comes directly from the original source of Krav Maga.
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Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers teach self-defense as it was meant to be taught. Darren received his black belt from Imi himself. Our training and our mission come from Imi Lichtenfeld himself.
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Imi tasked Darren with spreading Krav Maga to the rest of the world so that every person could be empowered with the skills they need to defend themselves and walk in peace.
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Start training with us today! Learn more at www.KravMagaTraining.com

June 11, 2021

Congratulations to Brian Gjyli who was awarded his Krav Maga Yellow Belt diploma for passing his Level 1 test earlier this year.

June 7, 2021

Congratulations to Amanda Eysallenne who passed her Krav Maga Level 1 Yellow Belt test this morning! Thank you to Monica for being a good training and test partner for her!

May 30, 2021

Great Level 3/4 class this morning! And it was hard training as we did a mock Level 1 test to make sure our intermediate and advanced students are staying sharp on their basics.
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To have the dedication to train this hard on a holiday weekend shows why these students have progressed this far in our Krav Maga curriculum in the first place!

May 27, 2021

We will be CLOSED Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.
We will be OPEN Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30.
If you would like to reschedule your Monday lesson to a different day please let me know.
Randall

May 25, 2021

Thank you to Nicolas Heft for giving us our latest Google review!

May 24, 2021

We had a great turnout for our Abduction Defense seminar this past Saturday to celebrate our 11 year anniversary in South Florida!  It was great to see former students return for some training as well as meet new people who participated as guests of our students. It was nice to see everyone hang out and socialize afterwards!

May 21, 2021

Today we awarded Steve Servidio his Krav Maga Yellow Belt diploma from his Level 1 test last September.

Steve spent the winter working in Virginia. It’s nice to have him back in South Florida training with us again!

May 20, 2021

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense stresses simultaneously defending and counterattacking aggressively as a means of fighting back and overcoming an assault.
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Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense principles learned at the beginner levels are applicable through the most advanced levels of training, which helps bring students to a high level of proficiency in a short period of time.
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Start training with us today! Schedule a free trial class.

May 18, 2021

Our former student Doug Innocent stopped by our training center yesterday. We were finally able to award him his Orange Belt diploma from his Level 2 test in 2019. Since he moved to Miami a couple of years ago it’s been hard for him to continue his training with us.
Doug and his buddies came in to record some Krav Maga techniques for a video project he’s working on that has the theme of movement. They recorded Krav Maga techniques that have similar movements to other physical activities.
It was good to see you again Doug!

May 17, 2021

Congratulations to Sven Scherer and Matt Schissler for our Krav Maga Level 2 Orange Belt test on May 15!

May 14, 2021

5 things you need to know about Krav Maga. Thanks to http://gabecohendefense.com/ for this one.

May 13, 2021

Full contact fight classes at our Krav Maga Worldwide certified training center gives you the chance to work on your skills against resisting opponents.
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All of the classes in our self-defense, fitness, and fight programs are designed to help you become stronger and safer. Fight classes are often considered the most challenging because they are full contact. Testing yourself against a resisting opponent is a unique challenge that helps students understand how to improve.
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Start training with us today!

May 12, 2021

Hunter Anderson receiving his Krav Maga Yellow Belt diploma last night at the end of his class for passing our two hour Level 1 test.

Hunter has an incredible work ethic and maturity for a teenager! We’re fortunate to have him as a part of our Krav Maga family!

May 10, 2021

Train at our Krav Maga Worldwide certified training center and you’ll get stronger, healthier, and you’ll be prepared to fight back and win in a self-defense situation.
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Hard work pays off. We’ll push you to work hard in every class so you can reach your goals and build the skills you need to walk in peace.
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Start training today!

May 7, 2021

Are you training harder than the bad guys?!

May 6, 2021

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training will give you the skills and the mentality to fight back and win if you are assaulted.
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Our training uses instinctive movements and aggressive counterattacking. There are no rules in an assault or life threatening situation so our system was designed with no rule-set in mind. Do whatever it takes to go home safe is our mentality.
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Start training with us today!

April 29, 2021

If you’re like most people, your day-to-day life can be stressful at times. Our Krav Maga training will help you “Stay Calm Under Stress.”
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First, Krav Maga training is an intense workout! Any type of exercise will help you relieve stress from your life.
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However, Krav Maga training also involves a lot of striking drills. Every time you strike a pad with a punch, elbow, kick, or knee it gives you a constructive way to release that pent up frustration you may experience in your life. When you are stressed out nothing will feel better than hitting something, and hitting it hard!
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But what makes our Krav Maga training classes and lessons unique is our emphasis on “replicating reality” (without sacrificing safety). In our self-defense classes you will be put under stress. You will learn how to deal with real-life attacks such as being hit, choked, pinned to the ground, attacked with a weapon, etc. You will learn to perform these defenses while dealing with stresses such as fatigue, distraction, and adrenaline.
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Last week I was teaching a private lesson for Rick and he was explaining how he remained calm during a stressful meeting at his work and how Krav Maga helped him with that. After dealing with fellow students trying to punch, kick, choke, and tackle him to the ground he said dealing with stressful things at work didn’t seem like such a big deal in comparison.
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Learn to deal with the stresses of your ever day life with our Krav Maga program! Start training with us today!

April 28, 2021

All current and former students are invited to our FREE Abduction Defense Seminar on May 22 from 10:00am-noon to celebrate our 11th year in South Florida!
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We’ll have an open house for our new training center with snacks and refreshments afterwards.
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Feel free to bring a guest if you like. RSVP if you plan on attending.
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Thank you to everyone for your support the past 11 years!
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April 26, 2021

Yesterday I had a conversation with a potential student who contacted us for information. I asked her what interest her about our Krav Maga self-defense program. She said “I am South African and I live in fear of being attacked and most of all raped. I love to travel and travel by myself often but my fear is holding me back in life.”
I explained to her that our Krav Maga classes will teach her how to protect herself against a variety of threats and violent attacks that may occur in modern society such as street crimes, common battery, robbery, car jackings, sexual assaults, etc. By learning these skills she will not only learn to protect herself but, just as important, feel more confident and feel less fear.
She scheduled a trial class and is looking forward to feeling more empowered and safe.
One the main reasons why Imi Lichtenfeld created Krav Maga is “so one may walk in peace.”
Feel less fear. Have more peace in your life. Start training with us today! First class or lesson is free so you can try it out first before having to sign-up.
-Randall

April 22, 2021

Happy birthday to our instructor JJ Oddone ….
I mean Happy Earth Day everyone!
JJ doesn’t like to celebrate his birthday but we all still love him!
JJ designed this logo for us!

April 20, 2021

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense is a principal based system that is designed to keep things simple. Techniques are easy to learn and to recall under stress.
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When dealing with a firearm threat or making a firearm defense our system prioritizes getting out of the line of fire and staying out of the line of fire. As such, defenses against firearms start with redirecting the line of fire, giving the defender an opportunity to counterattack and, ultimately, take the weapon away.
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Krav Maga Worldwide’s mission is to give everyone the skills to be safer and stronger.
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Start training with us today!

April 15, 2021

Congratulations to Max Porter who was awarded his Krav Maga Yellow Belt diploma last night.

April 14, 2021

Try a free Introduction to Krav Maga Israeli Self-Defense and Fighting!
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Krav Maga (official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces) training will give you the skills you need to fight back and win if you are physically assaulted. Our self-defense training program is designed to be easily learned and easy to retain so that you can act under stress. Regular training at our Krav Maga Worldwide certified training center will not only give you these self-defense skills but it will also make you physically and mentally stronger.
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When:  Saturday, April 17 from 9:00-10:00am

April 12, 2021

Good self-defense rests on three pillars: situational awareness, verbal de-escalation, and the hands-on act of defending yourself.
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Thank you to the Krav Maga Worldwide affiliate in Houston for sharing this!

April 8, 2021

Krav Maga Worldwide training deals with fighting back in the worst of situations. Dealing with weapons is about as scary as it gets. If don’t you train tactics and develop a set of skills to use in a life-threatening situation you won’t have a chance to act when you need to.
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Training with us will get you in the best shape of your life. It will make you stronger, leaner, healthier. It will also give you the tactics and skills you need to fight back and win if your life is on the line.
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Start training with us today!

April 7, 2021

Anyone with further information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.”

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/04/06/man-pistol-whipped-shot-during-home-invasion-in-oakland-park/

April 6, 2021

All Krav Maga Black-Ops-One Shorts in the color black will be on sale for $39.99 (regular price $49.99) until April 30. You can purchase them through our website or training center.

April 5, 2021

Thank you to our student Brian Gjyli for giving us our newest 5-star Google review.

April 1, 2021

I just got off the phone with a gentleman who wants to get his 12 year old son involved in our self-defense program because of this incident. He said his mother is very worried and wants her son to be better prepared to be able to protect himself.

March 29, 2021

Congratulations to Hunter Anderson and Brian Gjyli for passing our Krav Maga Level 1 Yellow Belt test this past weekend.

March 26, 2021

March 25, 2021

The first lesson in the Krav Maga Worldwide Women’s Self-Defense Course is “Krav Maga and the Survival Mindset”.
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This lesson introduces you to the structure and goals of the Women’s Empowerment course. It covers how to tap into your Survival Mindset, deal with your fight, flight, or freeze response, and much more. This first lesson is crucial in establishing the mindset all women must have in order to protect themselves.
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– Why Krav Maga for Women?
– What to Expect
– The Survival Mindset
– Fight, Flight or Freeze
– Body Language
– Sending the Right Message
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Learn more about our Women’s Self-Defense Course: https://www.kravmagatraining.com/ser…/womens-self-defense/

March 24, 2021

If you have JLTV, you can watch the TV show Israeli Krav Maga daily.

March 23, 2021

Thank you Adam Sheehan for giving us our latest Google review:
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“I started as a complete beginner with no experience in KravMaga. Randall is a fantastic instructor who is extremely knowledgeable and genuinely cares about his students and the quality of the teaching that he provides. The lessons are invaluable in today’s environment, a great way to stay fit and a lot of fun. If you’re thinking about KravMaga, you can’t go wrong with a professional life Randall.”

March 22, 2021

At Krav Maga Worldwide we train for the worst case scenario. We train for the situation in which you have no choice but to act. If you’ve never trained to act in that sort of situation how will you know what to do? What tactics will you use? It’s scary to think about.
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We think about it every day. We train for it every day…and our training is trusted by law enforcement agencies and military units around the world as well as civilians.
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Learn what to do. Train to fight back and win when all the odds are stacked against you. We have certified training centers around the world with expert instructors who have dedicated their lives to helping people get stronger and be safer. Start training with us today.

March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 16, 2021

“I was robbed at gunpoint…I always thought if something was dramatic were to happen I would know how to handle situations. You have to train for it.”

Krav Maga isn’t just training in self-defense, it’s training for life. Check out this student spotlight on Liz Tannery to see how Krav Maga changed her life.

March 15, 2021

Rise to the level of your training!
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Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers offer unique training that not only pushes you physically and teaches you the skills you need to fight back and win if you are assaulted.
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Whether your goal is to get into great shape or to learn self-defense, we’ve got the programs, classes, and expert instructors to help you get there. Get more from the time you invest in yourself at the gym. Start training with us today!

March 12, 2021

This excellent video reinforces why our Krav Maga groundfighting curriculum emphasizes the importance of getting back up to your feet as quickly as possible.

March 11, 2021

Run when you can. When you can’t run… Krav Maga.

March 10, 2021

We currently offer Level 1 (beginner) self-defense and fighting classes five nights a week!
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Mondays: 6:00-7:00pm
Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00pm
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00pm
Thursdays: 7:00-8:00pm
Fridays: 6:00-7:00pm
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Starting next month (April) we will add Saturday and Sunday morning classes from 9:00-10:00am.
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Contact us to take a free trial class! Learn more about our Level 1 curriculum at https://www.kravmagatraining.com/services/level-1/

March 8, 2021

“Fort Lauderdale ranked 179th in ‘home and community safety,’ which is measured by metrics like presence of law enforcement, average COVID-19 cases in seven days and the number of aggravated assaults.”

March 4, 2021

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense stresses aggressive counterattacking. We develop the mindset that stopping the ongoing attack is the quickest way to make yourself safe so we train to take the fight to the attacker.
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This concept holds true and is reinforced in all levels of Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training from defenses against chokes and grabs to defenses involving weapons. If you are assaulted you cannot simply defend, you have to counterattack aggressively, neutralize the attacker, and get out of the situation.
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Our mission is to empower every person with real skills to make them safer and stronger so they may walk in peace.
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Starting training with us today!

March 3, 2021

Congratulations to Rayniel Hernandez and Rick Sitler who were awarded their Krav Maga Yellow Belt diplomas this morning.

March 1, 2021

This was our last Krav Maga class on Sunday at our old location in Pompano Beach. Great group of students who have been training with us for a while.

Come join us at our new location:

Oakland Park, FL 33334

February 25, 2021

New Location!
Four Times Bigger!
Starting March 1.

 

Oakland Park, FL 33334

February 24, 2021

In advanced levels of Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training you’ll train on complex tactics and scenarios like using improvised weapons as well as weapon vs. weapon scenarios.
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Krav Maga Worldwide’s roots as a system for training military personnel make it possible for us to offer the best and most effective training for situations like these.
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We don’t want anyone who trains with us to get in a fight, or find themselves in a situation where they have to fight for their lives…but if they do, we want them to win and go home safe.
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Our mission is to empower every person with real skills to make them safer and stronger.
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Start training with us today!

 

February 23, 2021

Samantha Pollio and Heidi Weidman were awarded their Krav Maga Yellow Belt diplomas last night for passing the Level 1 test on January 16. Congratulations you two!

February 22, 2021

A common question we get is if we have classes for beginners.

A beginner might be afraid that they can’t keep up in class or may feel intimated training with more experienced and skilled students.

Yes, we do have classes just for beginners! This is called our Level 1 class.

This entry level class introduces basic strikes such as straight punches, elbows, front kicks, and knees – the meat and potatoes of a street fight. You’ll also learn how to deal with common chokes and headlocks.

These techniques offer a clear representation of the principles of Krav Maga – ideas such as explosive movements, instinct-based responses and simultaneous defense-and-counterattack.

Even though we don’t wear belts, our Krav Maga curriculum has a belt system. Students start as White Belts and once they graduate the Level 1 curriculum they become Yellow Belts.

Learn more about our Level 1 curriculum at https://www.kravmagatraining.com/services/level-1/

Our training center kitty Shadow doesn’t understand that this is not what we mean by White Belt training. 

 

February 16, 2021

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training teaches students to fight back and do damage to the person who would damage you or others.
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In worst case scenarios like facing an armed attacker, your safety might not be assured by running, hiding, or complying. Fighting back means attacking the attacker explosively and aggressively so that we do enough damage to neutralize that person and get away.
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Starting training with us today!

February 11, 2021

Richard Bresler was Rorion Gracie‘s first student in LA, and is widely recognized as the first student of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the USA.
Richard has been been an invaluable part of the Krav Maga Worldwide instructor team at our HQ Training Centers in Los Angeles for over 20 years. His talent as an instructor has helped countless students learn to be safer and stronger. His technical expertise has helped shape the Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense ground fighting curriculum. In short, we’re lucky to have him as part of our team.
His new memoir, “Worth Defending”, chronicles his over 40 years’ involvement with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, including the almost twenty years he spent working closely alongside Rorion Gracie to grow Jiu-Jitsu through the Gracie Garages, the Gracie Academy, and the early days of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“Worth Defending” includes never-before-published photos from behind the scenes at the first UFC, as well as stories from the early “challenge match” days at the first “Gracie Garage”—in the house that Richard and Rorion shared—and the Gracie Academy. Read the story of the birth of modern MMA from someone who was there every step of the way!
Richard is a truly awesome person and his story is incredibly unique. Check out “Worth Defending” for yourself and grab an extra copy as a holiday gift for a friend or loved one!
“Worth Defending” is available in paperback and eBook. Visit Amazon.com or Facebook.com/RichardBreslerJiuJitsu to order.

February 10, 2021

https://fb.watch/3B6I4Lq9XB/

Principles of Krav Maga:
1️⃣ Address the Danger
2️⃣ Counter-Attack
3️⃣ Control and Finish
We often arrive at the control position by using the hand, wrist, and forearm to make contact with the attacker and throw knees. While it is possible that the attack will end there, nothing is guaranteed. That’s why we also train movement at the control position from a resisting opponent.

February 10, 2021

https://fb.watch/3B6I4Lq9XB/

Principles of Krav Maga:
1️⃣ Address the Danger
2️⃣ Counter-Attack
3️⃣ Control and Finish
We often arrive at the control position by using the hand, wrist, and forearm to make contact with the attacker and throw knees. While it is possible that the attack will end there, nothing is guaranteed. That’s why we also train movement at the control position from a resisting opponent.

February 9, 2021

Krav Maga Worldwide Chief Instructor Darren Levine earned his black belt from Imi Lichtenfeld, the man who created and developed Krav Maga for the Israel Defense Forces.
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Imi’s vision was that every person, not just soldiers, should learn Krav Maga so they were empowered with the skills to defend themselves and able to “walk in peace”. Imi tasked Darren with helping him make this vision a reality.
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Krav Maga Worldwide’s mission at every certified training center is true to Imi’s vision. We’re about making people stronger so they can be safer. We’re about empowering every person with real, effective, self-defense skills.
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Start training with us today!

February 8, 2021

How To Krav Maga.  😄

February 3, 2021

Our Krav Maga self-defense and fighting program is designed for both men and women.
However, we occasionally get asked if we have programs designed specifically for women.
Yes, we do!
Krav Maga Worldwide Women’s Self-Defense Course: a course specifically designed to address the epidemic of violence against women.
The Women’s Self-Defense course aims to build confidence in women, teach them to avoid potentially dangerous situations, and educate them on how to fight back in the event of an assault.
The course includes four detailed lessons:
– Krav Maga and the Survival Mindset
– Awareness and Avoidance
– Boundaries
– Fighting Back
All of these lessons work together toward the ultimate goal of teaching women how to keep themselves safe.

February 2, 2021

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training is about more than just learning to fight. It’s about survival. It’s about knowing what to do, and having the skills to do what you need to, when you absolutely must take action to defend your life or the life of a loved one.
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We train for situations like abduction, car-jacking, active shooter events, third party defense, and many more because they’re real, they’re scary, and we want our students to know what to do if they find themselves in the worst of circumstances.
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If you don’t train on these sorts of real-world, scary, situations you simply won’t have the skills or tactical knowledge you need to prevail if your life is on the line.
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Know what to do so you can fight back and win. Start training with us today.

January 27, 2021

Pluck defenses are a good introductory technique to Krav Maga because they illustrate so many of Krav Maga’s core principles:
-Instinctual Movement 👀 : Your instinctual response to a choke is to bring your hands towards your throat.
-Effective for Everyone 🧒🧓🧑: Because plucks use ⚡️speed⚡️ and ⚖️ leverage ⚖️ to attack at the weakest part of the choke, anyone can pluck.
-Easy to learn 📝 : You can learn how to capably pluck in less than an hour.
-Practical 💪 : Chokes are a common attack making plucking an essential tool in your self-defense toolbox 🧰

January 25, 2021

Overcoming challenges in the training rooms will give you the ability to overcome challenges in your every day life.
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We push each other to get better. We push each other to develop awareness, confidence, and relentlessness so there’s no quitting when circumstances are difficult or uncomfortable. These are all skills that students take with them when training is over and they go home.
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Our mission is to give people real skills to make them safer and stronger. That means both physically and mentally.
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Start training with us today!

January 21, 2021

“In short, how do we know, when we see a defense labeled “Krav Maga” that it is actually top shelf, authentic Krav Maga?”

January 20, 2021

Do you want this shirt? $30 cash money. Pre-orders from now until February 5. Talk to Randall or JJ. Don’t miss out! Last chance before this design is retired. Maybe. Possibly. We’ll see.

January 19, 2021

Identify the danger. Use your body’s natural reaction. Simultaneously defend and counterattack aggressively.
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Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense is a principle based system that teaches people to become proficient in hand-to-hand combat in a short period of time. As a self-defense system we do not consider that we are initiating a fight or conflict. In order to end a fight or an assault you must counterattack aggressively and do damage to the person who would do damage to you so you can go home safe.
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We don’t want any of our students, from any of our certified training centers around the world, to be in a situation where they must defend themselves….but if they are in that situation we want them to win. Our mission is to give people real skills that will make them safer and stronger.
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Start training with us today!

January 16, 2021

Congratulations to Heidi Weidman and Samantha Pollio for passing their Krav Maga Level 1 Yellow Belt test tonight!

January 14, 2021

Congratulations to Ted Hardie who was awarded his Krav Maga Worldwide Yellow Belt diploma last night!

January 11, 2021

Instructors who are certified by Krav Maga Worldwide, and who teach at our certified training centers, have committed themselves to our mission of giving people real skills to be safer and stronger.
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Some instructors, like Force Training Director Jon Pascal (pictured here), have made this a lifetime commitment and have worked tirelessly to help others for decades.
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Training at Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers isn’t just about learning a no-holds-barred fighting system. It’s about being able to protect yourself and the ones you love so you can go home safe.
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Safer and stronger. That’s what we want for our members and our communities. That’s the purpose behind the commitment that our certified instructors make.
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Start training with us today! First lesson is free!

January 8, 2021

“Nothing is more harmful to the world than a martial art that is not effective in actual self-defense” -Choki Motobu

January 4, 2021

…and sometimes you’re the nail. We’ve all probably felt a bit more like the nail last year. That’s the challenge. That’s the motivation. How will you know what you are really made of unless you’ve given all that you can?
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This year brings the opportunity to improve. To make positive changes and build on them. Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers are here to be a part of that. We’re dedicated to bringing our members the best self-defense, fitness, and fight training and to helping our members reach their goals.
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It’s going to be a new year, just like every year. The difference comes from you, the dedication, the fighting spirit that you bring out when that hammer is swinging in your direction again because, inevitably, it will. We’re here to help you stay ready for it.
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Start training with us today!

December 21, 2020

Training at Krav Maga Worldwide will make you physically and mentally tougher. Overcoming challenges in the training rooms teaches you skills that apply in your everyday life.
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We push ourselves to overcome and to never give up in the face of adversity and stress. It’s a mindset that builds confidence, awareness, and relentlessness.
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We provide the training but the ability is in you. Start training with us today.

December 16, 2020

Holiday Hours
December 24 (Christmas Eve): Open from 6:00am to 2:00pm, Closed from 2:00pm to 10:00pm
December 25 (Christmas Day): Closed
December 31 (New Year’s Eve): Open from 6:00am to 2:00pm, Closed from 2:00pm to 10:00pm
January 1 (New Year’s Day): Closed
If you need to reschedule your private or semi-private lesson to work around everyone’s holiday schedule, please contact me.  -Randall

December 14, 2020

Congratulations to Rick Sitler and Ray Hernandez for passing our Krav Maga Level 1 (Yellow Belt) test last night.

Rick and Ray have been training almost every night since they’ve enrolled at our training center. Not only do they both have excellent self-discipline to train consistently but are very friendly and nice people.

Congratulations Rick and Ray!

October 30, 2020

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense stresses simultaneously defending and counterattacking aggressively as a means of fighting back and overcoming an assault.
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Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense principles learned at the beginner levels are applicable through the most advanced levels of training, which helps bring students to a high level of proficiency in a short period of time.
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Start training with us today!

They’ll both start their Level 2 training later today!

October 19, 2020

Congratulations to Alex Lvovsky and Ted Hardie for passing our Krav Maga Level 1 (Yellow Belt) test this past Saturday night!

Alex and Ted having been taking semi-private lessons at our training center for the past 4 months. They are both a pleasure to train because they are hard workers and very friendly.

Their good work ethic showed during the 2 hour test as both their fitness levels were excellent!

They’ll both start their Level 2 training later today!

October 17, 2020

One of the most difficult aspects of the defense against Bearhug from Behind with a Lift for new Level 3 students is accurately landing the Uppercut Back Kick on the attacker’s groin. This Student Section video explains the correct trajectory for this kick and how to properly train it on pads, shields, bags, etc.

September 24, 2020

We’re not exactly sure where or when this term originated but a front kick to the groin is often referred to as a “Krav Maga Handshake”.
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Front kick to the groin is one of the first techniques taught in Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense Level 1. It’s a staple in our system because nobody can condition their groin against taking damage and a kick to the goin is always going to have an effect on an attacker if it lands.
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We teach things like groin strikes, eye gouges, throat strikes, and other techniques that would be considered illegal in a sanctioned sport fight. Our philosophy is that nothing is dirty or illegal if it means winning a fight for your life and going home safe.
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Training at a Krav Maga Worldwide certified training center has changed the lives of many people….its also saved the lives of many people. Start training with us today.

September 17, 2020

Broward County has moved to Phase 2. This means we’re allowed to resume Krav Maga public group classes.

Starting this week we will have Level 1 (beginner) classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6-7pm.

Level 2/3 is Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 7-8pm and Saturdays from noon-1pm.

We now can also do public semi-private lessons on other days and times. Please us if you’re interested in scheduling semi-private lesson with other students. Lesson times are available from 6:00 in the morning until 10:00 at night, 7 days a week.

September 11, 2020

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.

In regards to Bas’ boxing workout, a common question is what’s the difference when Bas calls out “4” and “3 plus a Right Straight“. This video demonstrates and explains the difference between the two combinations.

September 9, 2020

Congratulations to Steve Servidio for passing his Krav Maga Level 1 (Yellow Belt) test this afternoon!

Steve was a collegiate wrestler and has trained in Aikido, Taekwondo, and Boxing. He is an excellent student who asks very thoughtful questions during his lessons! He appreciates how realistic and effective the techniques and training drills our in Krav Maga.

Great job Steve! It’s always a pleasure to work with you!

September 8, 2020

In this video we go over several tips for completing a Double Leg Takedown (Level 3 technique) on a larger person.

September 4, 2020

In this video we provide two answers to the question of where to set the foot down after throwing a Spinning Heel Kick (Level 4 technique).

September 3, 2020

We will be open for lessons throughout Labor Day weekend.

September 2, 2020

Krav Maga Worldwide training deals with fighting back in the worst of situations. Dealing with weapons is about as scary as it gets. If don’t you train tactics and develop a set of skills to use in a life-threatening situation you won’t have a chance to act when you need to.
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Training with us will get you in the best shape of your life. It will make you stronger, leaner, healthier. It will also give you the tactics and skills you need to fight back and win if your life is on the line.
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Start training with us today!

August 28, 2020

In this Krav Maga Fundamentals video we discuss the following four benefits of slow motion training:
1. Functional Warm-Up
2. Body and Injury Evaluation
3. Avoid Bad Habits
4. Make Effective Corrections

August 27, 2020

We train hard, stay ready, and know how to fight back and win in a life-threatening situation.
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If you don’t train to defend against the worst case scenario, like dealing with an armed attacker, how will you know what to do if you ever find yourself in that situation?
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Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense is about training to fight back and win against real-world dangers. We don’t want anyone in our KMW community to find themselves in a life-threatening situation…bit if they do, we want them to fight back, win, and go home safe.
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Walking in peace is the ultimate goal of Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training. That’s what we want for everyone.
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Start training with us today!

August 21, 2020

In this Student Section Self-Defense video we demonstrate how to use the Neck Leverage technique from Level 2 Bearhug Defenses as a variation for defending Bearhug from the Front with a Lift (Level 3) when your arms are free.

August 20, 2020

Congratulations to Blake Boginsky for passing the Krav Maga Level 1 (Yellow Belt) test this afternoon!

Blake has been taking three lessons a week all summer, as well as practicing on his own, to be proficient enough to pass the Level 1 test.

In our Krav Maga program the youngest we’ll accept a student is 12 years old as long as they are both mentally and physically mature enough to handle the aggressive type of training we do.

Blake just turned 13 last week. He is the youngest student I’ve ever promoted in my 19 years of teaching Krav Maga!

To be honest, 12 and 13 year old students are my least favorite students to teach. They generally don’t put forth much effort, have sloppy techniques, and don’t have a true appreciation of the self-defense and fighting skills they are learning.

But not Blake! He almost always worked hard and showed good focus during his lessons. When I would give him a correction, he would actually implement it. When I would tell him what he needed to practice on in order to improve, he would come back the next lesson showing those improvements. It was obvious to me that he actually put in the work on his own because he always showed improvement when he returned to his next lesson.

His dad Ed signed him up to make sure he wouldn’t be a victim of bullying in school. When they first started he told me how some of the kids at Blake’s school were bigger then he is as an adult! To best prepare Blake for this, he served as his training partner during the lessons. And neither Ed or I went easy on Blake! We worked him hard including many different live self-defense and sparring drills to simulate real fights.

I’m proud of what both Blake and Ed accomplished this summer! They will continue on to Level 2 training during the school year.

Randall

August 20, 2020

Tomorrow we’re going to publish our first video that’s in 4K resolution. However, we’ll see if YouTube actually will give the option to view them in 4K after they our published.🤞🏽

Besides being in 4K resolution, future videos will have a shorter intro and ending so you can watch multiple videos on playlists more efficiently.

Tomorrow’s video is titled Krav Maga – Bearhug from the Front with a Lift (Arms Free Neck Leverage Variation).

August 19, 2020

If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way to get it done. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse not to do it.
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There’s nothing more important to each and every Krav Maga Worldwide certified training center than empowering people with the skills they need to be stronger and safer.
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Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers are striving every day, overcoming all sorts of different challenges, to continue to spread the vision that Imi Lichtenfeld had for Krav Maga when he entrusted our Chief Instructor Darren Levine with bringing the system to the world.
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Imi wanted every person to be able to walk in peace and that vision is evident in the endurance and effort that Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers show every day.
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Start training with us today!

August 18, 2020

Newsletter – https://mailchi.mp/060260f4f3e4/newsletter

* Congratulations Vanessa Wildman for passing the Level 1 (Yellow Belt) test!
* Hair Grab – Impending Knee Strike (Common Issues and Questions)
* Fundamentals (Two Ways To Fix Almost Any Balance Issue)
* Inward Angle Knee (How To Get More Power)
* Sit Out (Inside Single Leg Takedown Variation)
* Bas Rutten Thai Boxing Workout (Repeat The Last Knee)

August 17, 2020

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.

For those of you who feel the 3 minute Thai Boxing workout is too easy, try this workout. Add an extra Knee Strike at the end of each combination. It is suggested to start with 2 minute rounds because this workout variation will be much harder than the standard Thai Boxing workout.

August 15, 2020

I just read this very detailed and informative article titled “Self-defence against knife attacks, evidenced based approach.”  I would recommend all Level 4 and above students, and anyone else with an interest in surviving a knife attack, read this article:

-Randall

August 14, 2020

In this Krav Maga Fundamentals video we demonstrate the two ways to fix almost all balance issues regardless of the technique you’re performing:

1. Place your feet wider (widen your base).
2. Bend your knees (lower your center of gravity).

August 13, 2020

Tomorrow I’m going to publish the first video to a new playlist or series titled “Krav Maga Fundamentals”.

Krav Maga Fundamentals videos will cover the principles and rules behind almost all techniques in the Krav Maga system and curriculum.

The first video is titled “How To Fix Almost All Balance Issues”.

-Randall

 

August 12, 2020

If you hit the ground in a fight and the person you are fighting is still standing, know how to maintain a good position, make damage if possible, and get up. Work to improve your position while maximizing the weapons you have at your disposal.
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That’s a metaphor for some of the challenges that Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers are facing right now. Training conditions aren’t ideal but there’s no stopping, there’s no quitting, there’s no let down in our dedication to bringing the best possible self-defense training to make people safer and stronger.
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We often talk about the lessons we learn on the mat being applicable to facing challenges and problem solving in other aspects of our lives. This year has been a great example of that. No giving up. No let down. Fight your way out and survive.
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The Krav Maga Worldwide community as a whole has really risen to the challenge of continuing to train and build the skills to be safer and stronger during a time when training conditions haven’t been ideal. All of our certified training centers, their instructors, staff, and members have been an amazing example of the idea that down is NOT out. Keep pushing hard. Walk in peace!

Contact us to schedule a free trial lesson.

August 11, 2020

In this Student Section video we address the two most common questions from students in regards to the Inward Angle Knee (Level 3 technique):

1. Why would I use the Inward Angle Knee instead of the Round Knee (Level 1)?
2. How do I get more power in the Inward Angle Knee?

 

August 6, 2020

The videos are in the same order as listed in our curriculum binders.
 
We don’t yet have a video for every technique in the Level 4 curriculum.

 

August 5, 2020

As I told of my Level 3 students last night during their open gym time, I plan on making a lot more Level 3 videos in the near future.

 

August 4, 2020

For our Level 2 students, we now have a YouTube playlist just for them that matches our Level 2 curriculum: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlBPsLOBd690uINUAsqPI1ktaQh7lqAEa
Please note that we don’t yet have a video for every technique listed in the Level 2 curriculum.

 

August 3, 2020

We added a new Level 1 playlist to our YouTube channel. The playlist includes Level 1 techniques listed in the same order as our training center’s curriculum.
This way our new students can find the techniques they want easier: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlBPsLOBd69353W20zQgFk6SC_DuRFIOg

 

August 2, 2020

While performing the defense against a Back Mount – Choke from Behind while Mounted (Level 2 technique), smaller students have trouble getting to their knees against larger training partners to do the standard defense. In this video we show how to do a rotational defense which is a good backup technique for smaller students.

 

July 30, 2020

Know how to use your hands to make damage to anyone who would make damage to you.
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Here’s a look at some of the fundamental strikes that Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense teaches students in Level 1. We wrote an in-depth blog about fundamental striking with the hands a few months back. The link will be below if you want to learn more.
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Basically students in Level 1 learn fundamental striking with the hands that includes straight punches, palm heel strikes, eye gouges, throat strikes, and hammerfists. Students learn how to utilize these strikes in all sorts of directions and learn to find high-value targets on opponents.
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Some of these strikes would be considered illegal or a foul in a sanctioned sport fight…but Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense was created without consideration for rules or fair competition. We teach students to use whatever means necessary to fight back, win, and go home safe.
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https://www.kravmaga.com/krav-maga-striking-hands/

 

July 27, 2020

In this Krav Maga Student Section Self Defense video we discuss five common issues/questions that come up when performing the defense against a Hair Grab with Pull – Impending Knee Strike (Level 3 technique).

 

July 24, 2020

Congratulations to Vanessa Wildman for passing the Krav Maga Level 1 (Yellow Belt) test this morning.

She has been training 4-6 hours a week this summer to learn and be able to perform the Level 1 curriculum techniques while under stress.

Her excellent work ethic, natural ability, and mental toughness allowed her to complete and pass the Level 1 curriculum faster then just about any other student I have taught.

She will continue learning techniques from the Level 2 and above curriculum before heading off to Emory University in Atlanta next month. She is now more prepared to protect herself while away in college. She plans on continuing her Krav Maga training when she returns home during college breaks.

It has been a pleasure teaching you so far Vanessa! From everything I’ve seen when training you, you have a very bright future! -Randall

July 21, 2020

In order to be well-rounded in self-defense striking techniques, students must learn to fight from long range, mid range, and close range (standing and on the ground) and how to throw strikes from all ranges from different angles and in different directions.
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The Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense system teaches students to use elbows in seven different directions in order to be effective at making damage against an attacker at close range. It’s one of the fundamental things that students learn in Level 1.
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Our mission is to make people stronger and safer. Empowering people with skills to defend themselves in close range scenarios where many assaults happen is essential. When used correctly elbows can deliver fight-ending power and we want all of our students to have this skill so they can protect themselves and go home safe if they are assaulted.
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Start training with us today! Contact us to schedule a free trial lesson!

July 20, 2020

Newsletter – https://mailchi.mp/ca0fc06e0678/newsletter

In this newsletter:

* COVID-19, Private Lessons, Semi-Private Lessons, Open Gym
* Full Nelson: Leverage The Fingers (Importance of Pinching Your Elbows)
* Side or Back Kick/Hammerfist (Common Mistakes to Avoid)
* Sit Out (Inside Single Leg Takedown Variation)
* Bas Rutten Thai Boxing Workout (Left Knee-Right Straight Combination)

 

July 19, 2020

In this Krav Maga Student Section video we teach how to do the Inside Single Leg Takedown as a variation when the Taking the Back and Double Leg Takedown Sit Out options (Level 4 techniques) do not work, as well as the reasons why they might not work.

 

July 14, 2020

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. In this video we answer a common question from our students who ask how to properly do the Left Knee-Right Straight combination that Bas calls out in his Thai Boxing workout.

 

July 11, 2020

From 1991-1994 I worked part-time, and from 1994-2009 full-time, as a Taekwondo instructor back in my hometown of Newport, Oregon.
I know longer teach Taekwondo because the majority of the techniques and concepts you learn in that style are not practical for self-defense and fighting like our Krav Maga curriculum is.,
 
However, one aspect of Taekwondo, and other traditional martial arts, that I miss teaching was the mental or character skills required to become a true martial artist and a success in life.
I was reminded of this a few years back when I reconnected with a former student through Facebook. His name is Michael and he started training under me in 1994 when he was 5 years old. I taught him over the next 6-7 year where he eventually earned his 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo.
What resonated with me was a message he sent thanking me for being his TKD instructor and that he still remembers to this day and uses many of the character skill lessons he learned in my classes.
That 5 year old is now 31 years old, engaged to his fiance and working as a biology teacher in Baltimore.
This is just one of many examples of former child students, who are all now adults, who have reconnected with me and mention it’s the character lessons they remember and still use to this day in their everyday life.
I still own the character skills curriculum book that I started using as an TKD instructor over 20 years ago. It’s in a massive 4″ binder, contains over 1,000 pages, weighs about 20 lbs., and is broken down into 18 separate character traits and 13 different leadership skills.
It’s these character traits and leadership skills that determine the success of a person in both their martial arts training and in life.
The first character trait is Confidence.
Over the next 2 months I’m going to share the adult version of these Confidence lessons that I use to teach my TKD students through our student only Facebook group.
As adults we already know what Confidence is and what many other character traits are and why they’re important. However, we all could use a reminder from time-to-time, especially when things get difficult with our Krav Maga training or our daily life.
-Randall

 

July 6, 2020

It comes from you.
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One of the first things that Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training teaches and instills in students is fighting spirit. The idea that you won’t stop. The idea that you won’t quit. The idea that you will keep fighting back if you are assaulted….and the ability to manifest that with your physical skills.
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Really, though, the fighting spirit is yours. Krav Maga Worldwide training shows you where it is and how to use it. When students become able to tap into their fighting spirit and apply it in training, it’s a huge source of pride for instructors.💯
Don’t forget why you started training. Don’t stop pushing to get better. To get stronger and be safer.
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Training conditions have changed for the time being but the world’s best self-defense system has not. Threats are still out there. Fighting spirit is still in you.

July 2, 2020

This morning we received our 5,000 like for our Krav Maga training center’s Facebook page.  Thank you everyone for following us!

July 1, 2020

I’ve had several student ask me to record a video of myself doing the Level 2 warm-up drill that we often do at the beginning of class. They want to make sure they are doing it correctly when training on their own during open gym times at our training center or at home.

I just uploaded this video to our student only Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1967013023593395/

If you want a copy of the Krav Maga Level 2 warm-up audio MP3 file, please contact me. I’ll reply with an email through Dropbox that will contain a download link.

-Randall

June 30, 2020

Krav Maga vs. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:  https://www.kravmaga.com/krav-maga-vs-bjj/

June 29, 2020

I was planning on going to the beach (not really) this Independence Day weekend but since the beaches will be closed I’ve decided to keep our Krav Maga training center open.

If you want to train this Friday, Saturday or Sunday you can schedule your lesson or open gym time on our online calendar: https://kravmagacalendar.as.me/schedule.php

Have a fun and safe holiday weekend everyone!

-Randall

June 25, 2020

Self defense. Fitness. Fighting. Krav Maga Worldwide training programs will keep you in shape and ready to fight back and win in a self-defense situation. Come train with us!
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Whether you are big or small, male or female, young or old, you can use Krav Maga to protect yourself.

April 11, 2020

This video addresses the common student question/concern that a handgun can damage the defender’s hand when performing our Krav Maga defenses against handgun threats:  https://www.facebook.com/ARMSINCORPORATED/videos/1752645978113554/

April 10, 2020

I just watched an interesting video on pressure testing knife defenses: https://youtu.be/dsZt2FyTqvk
These two are very high level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. Despite their world class fighting skills, they were both cut up a lot!
A few things that I’ve learned over the years when pressure testing knife defenses:

-Randall

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April 9, 2020

Right now the best and safest way for you to be training with us is at home is with Krav Maga Worldwide’s online Academy courses.
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Our mission is to empower every person with real skills to be safe and strong. That mission hasn’t changed even though circumstances have.
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We’ve got Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense courses, Kids self-defense courses, Women only self-defense courses, and more on our online Academy right now.
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You and your family can work a full training program with us from the safety of your own home.
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www.kravmagaworldwideacademy.com
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Keep training. Stay safe, strong, and healthy.
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April 4, 2020

Now’s the time more than ever…but, ultimately, it’s always the time to stay strong so that your actions can help others be strong.

Now’s just a time when we’ll have to prove it more often.


April 4, 2020

If you need to borrow any equipment to help you with your training at home, please let me know. We have plenty of gloves, focus mitts, Thai pads, jump ropes, bungees, striking shields, replica weapons, etc. that can be used by any of our students.


April 3, 2020

All active students at our training center have free access to the Krav Maga Worldwide Kids Self-Defense program online training at www.KravMagaWorldwideAcademy.com.
I just watched the entire Kids Self-Defense program. I learned a couple new drills and technique details that I haven’t seen before.
 
For our students who are parents, I would suggest teaching your children these lessons. Not only will they be more prepared to deal with bullies, but you will also stay sharp on your own Krav Maga training. Many of the techniques taught in the kids program are similar to what is taught in the adult program.
The Kids Self-Defense program is over 85 minutes long and is divided into 5 sections:
What is the Krav Maga Worldwide Kid’s Program?

How is KMW Kids different from other kids self defense or bully prevention programs?

  • Types of Bullying
  • Bullying Broken Down
  • Leveling the Power Imbalance
  • The Importance of Body Language
  • Using Your Voice
  • Continuum of Bully Prevention
Stances
  • Introduction to Stances
  • Passive Stance
  • Defensive Stance
  • Fighting Stance
  • Conclusion
Strikes
  • Introduction to Hand Strikes
  • Straight Punches
  • Hammerfist
  • Final Thoughts on Hand Strikes
  • Introduction to Leg Strikes
  • Front Kicks
  • Final Thoughts on Leg Strikes
  • Introduction to Elbow and Knee Strikes
  • Elbow Strikes
  • Knee Strikes
  • Final Thoughts on Elbow and Knee Strikes
Strike and Choke Defenses
  • Introduction to Strike and Choke Defenses
  • Punch Defenses
  • Choke Defenses
  • Conclusion
Headlock, Bearhug, and Grab/Pull Defenses
  • Introduction to Headlock, Bearhug and Grab/Pull Defenses
  • Headlock Defenses
  • Bearhug Defense
  • Grab/Pull Defense
  • Conclusion

-Randall


April 2, 2020

These videos are available to download through our Facebook Active Students Only Group.  If you’re an active student you can request to join the group.
Here’s how you can practice your Level 1, 2 or 3 defenses against Straight Punches at home without a partner.
I created six videos you can use to practice your Straight Punch defenses:
  • Straight Punches with left hand only.
  • Straight Punches with right hand only.
  • Straight Punches alternating from left to right hand.
  • Straight Punches done randomly with left and right hand.
  • Left/Right Straight Punch combination (for Level 3 defenses)
  • Shows examples of how to use the videos to practice your defenses against Straight Punches.
Each video is about one minute long.
You can download each video and play them on whatever device you want.
I like to use VLC media player for the videos because they have a lot of useful features.
You can download this VLC media player for free: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
Here’s a list of training tips for these videos:
  • If your technique or timing is not quit right practice left or right hand only. Then move on to alternating from left to right hand before moving on to random attacks.
  • If your technique or timing is off you can slow down the video by right clicking the video in VLC media player, go to Playback, then Speed, then select Slower (fine) or Slower.
  • If the speed is to slow and you need more of a challenge, do step #2 but select Faster (fine) or Faster.
  • If you want to train your defenses against an opponent who stands in the Southpaw (right foot in front) Stance, go to the top menu and select Tools, Effects and Filters, Video Effects, Geometry, Transform, Flip horizontally. Detailed instructions: https://www.vlchelp.com/rotating-video-in-vlc-media-player/
  • To train for longer than 1 minute rounds, put the video to play on a loop. Click the loop button towards the bottom of VLC media player. Instructions: https://videoconverter.wondershare.com/vlc/loop-videos-using-vlc.html
In the near future, I’ll come up with more videos for practicing defenses against other punches and kicks.
-Randall

April 1, 2020

Krav Maga – Side or Back Kick/Hammerfist (Common Mistakes to Avoid)

In this Combatives Student Section video we go over common mistakes to avoid/suggestions when performing the Side or Back Kick/Hammerfist Combination (Level 2 technique).


March 31, 2020

I received Ray Ray and Kara’s orange belt diplomas in the mail today for their Level 2 test on February 23. Hopefully, in the near future we will be able to award the diplomas to them in person.

March 27, 2020

Krav Maga – Full Nelson: Leverage The Fingers (Importance of Pinching Your Elbows)

In this Self-Defense Student Section video we go over the following reasons why pinching your elbows to your ribs while performing the Defense against a Full Nelson: Leveraging the Fingers (Level 3 technique) is important:

1. Preventing the Full Nelson from being fully locked in the first place. (Position of Prevention).
2. Preventing the Full Nelson from being re-applied after you Leverage the Fingers.
3. Making the actual escape from the Full Nelson and transition to counterattacks easier.


March 26, 2020

Broward Country orders everyone to stay at home to fight coronavirus

Bad news. We have to cancel all individual Open Gym times now.

March 26, 2020

Thank you to Ed Weiner with Pro-Tech Air for installing an ultraviolet (UV) light to our training center’s air conditioning unit.

UV light sterilizes mold, bacteria, and viruses. Just another step we’ve taken to keep our training center as clean and disinfected as possible.

This is the best video I found on YouTube explaining how indoor air quality is improved when using UV light with your HVAC.

-Randall


March 25, 2020

I’m doing a little spring cleaning and took out all the martial arts and boxing equipment out of my storage unit and put it in the box truck.

I use to resell martial arts and boxing equipment online for a living. This is my remaining inventory from this business.

I’m giving away for FREE any of this equipment to my students who want it!

There are gloves, shin/instep guards, forearm guards, kicks, mouthguards, groin protectors, martial arts uniforms, training pads, and martial arts weapons (and yes, JJ, wooden swords).

Let me know if you want to come on down and take a look at the inventory and take home some of the equipment to help you with your training at home. I promise to stay 6 feet away. 😀

Ed was not nice enough to stop by and drop off some palettes that I needed. He was able to find some good items that he and his daughter can use to practice at home.

-Randall

March 24, 2020

Krav Maga Fitness – Level 1 Self Defense (Individual Practice on Heavy Bag)

In this Krav Maga Fitness video we go over how to practice all the Self-Defense techniques from the Level 1 curriculum individually on a heavy bag.

This video will give you an example of how to practice the Self-Defense techniques from any level individually on a bag.

This is a great way to stay sharp on your Self-Defense techniques without a training partner while getting in a good workout!

March 23, 2020

Effective today, our training center is now closed as ordered by Broward County.  We will not be teaching lessons during the closure.

We know many of you are going through similar struggles with being out of work now.  If you need to cut back on your expenses and freeze your membership with us, please contact me directly.

I will keep all current student memberships as active unless I’m asked to freeze it.  If you can afford it, please keep your membership active.  If you want our training center to still be open after this epidemic ends, keeping your membership active will increase our chances of us staying in business.

In return for keeping your membership active, you as a student will get the following:

  • FREE access to Krav Maga Worldwide Academy online training.  The new KMW Insider section on the Academy includes FREE lessons for each Krav Maga Level (1, 2, 3, and Advanced), which are updated every week and follow the official KMW curriculum.  All active students will receive an email later this morning with registration and login information.
  • Access to the 172+ Student Section videos which have more details, variations, and troubleshooting ideas for the techniques you have learned in our classes as well as what you will learn through the new KMW Insider.
  • If you need a place to train, you can sign-up for Open Gym times at www.KravMagaCalendar.com and use our facility.  Important NoteOnly one person at a time is allowed to use the Open Gym times!  And as always, after you finish training please wipe down all the equipment you use with the disinfectant spray and cleaning rags that are in the closet.
  • You can upload videos of yourself training and send JJ or I the link to the videos to receive corrections and feedback on your techniques.
  • If you need to borrow training equipment such as small and big shields, focus mitts, replica training weapons, etc. please contact me and you can take them home and use them for training while we are closed.

Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or need help with anything at all.

Stay healthy!  Stay safe!

-Randall


March 22, 2020

All ACTIVE students: Please check your email inbox (or spam folder) tomorrow morning as I will send you information on how to access FREE Krav Maga Worldwide training online from your home!
If you have contacted me to freeze your membership, you will not receive this email. However, if you want to change your membership status back to active, please contact me directly and you will also have access to all the Krav Maga Worldwide training online.
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I received this email from Krav Maga Worldwide Headquarters:
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Krav Maga Worldwide Family,

 

Now that many students are unable to come into your school, we know that one of your biggest challenges is to continue to provide them with high-quality training. That’s our challenge too. We developed a solution we’d like to share with you, which will help foster your students’ growth and development in the Krav Maga system even when they’re training at home.

As briefly outlined in yesterday’s email, we created a series of online video lessons that parallel KMW’s curriculum (Levels 1, 2, 3, and Advanced), so members stay engaged in their training and enrolled with you.

As you may know, several years ago we launched an online training resource – Krav Maga Worldwide Academy. This week, we created a special “Subject” on the Academy called KMW Insider that’s FREE and available only for KMW students around the globe.

KMW Insider provides your students with regularly updated online lessons for each KM level (noted above), as well fitness classes and other helpful resources. For your kid members (or students who have kids at home) we’ve opened up the online Krav Maga Kids Self-Defense course for FREE on the Academy. In addition, for students who want to purchase other courses from the Academy, they’re welcome to do so with a 35% discount coupon code – KMWStudent.

Details on how your students can register and receive access to these online resources are included in the student email template below.

We encourage you to invite your active students to participate in KMW Insider and the Kids Self-Defense course, FREE OF CHARGE, as a thank you for supporting you during this difficult time.

Please note: This online service is exclusively for active KMW students. For this reason, we request that you do not share this information on social media, but rather send it to your active students individually via email or private group messages. To make that easier, we’ve included an email template below you can use when informing your students.

Thank you all for your continued dedication to providing the best in reality-based self defense training.

Stay safe. Stay strong.

The Krav Maga Worldwide HQ Team.


March 21, 2020

On Monday I will post our newest Fitness video on how to practice all the Self-Defense techniques from the Level 1 curriculum individually on a heavy bag.

This video will give you an example of how to practice the Self-Defense techniques from any level individually on a bag.

This is a great way to stay sharp on your Self-Defense techniques without a training partner while getting in a good workout!

March 20, 2020

In this Student Section video we go over how to Escape from the Guard – Sit Back and Strike the Groin (Level 2 technique) when your opponent has a Collar Tie and Overhook.


March 20, 2020

I received this email late last night from Krav Maga Worldwide Headquarters. I’ll give everyone an update when I get more details.  As of March 20, we are not closed yet.  -Randall

Dear KMW Affiliates and Instructors,

The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to unprecedented challenges; not just for KMW school owners and instructors but also for our communities, near and far.

As Krav Maga instructors, we know how to respond to threats in simple and effective ways. We know how to adapt to circumstances and our environment. We know how to fight!

Over the past week, we’ve had a team of 10 key KMW personnel working around the clock to bring you new tools to help your students continue to progress while they can’t train at your school.

Tomorrow, we’ll be announcing details of a robust online training resource that will be FREE for students of active Krav Maga Worldwide affiliates. This online training will help ensure your students can continue their Krav Maga training while at home.

We will send you details that you can give to your students about how to access this online resource.

Please be on the lookout for additional details tomorrow.

Be safe. Be strong.

The Krav Maga Worldwide Team

March 19, 2020

Our members and the experience they have training with is what motivates us.
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Their testimonials say it all about the reasons they started and continued their training with us.
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We’re going to keep fighting. For our members. For Imi’s vision. For Krav Maga Worldwide.


Escaping Closed Guard

March 19, 2020

Tomorrow we will upload our newest Krav Maga Groundfighting video titled Escaping the Guard – Sit Back and Strike the Groin (Escaping the Collar Tie and Overhook).


Choke out the coronavirus!

March 18, 2020

JJ and I have spoke to most of our students directly since the Coronavirus situation has started. We are a small, tight knit training center so it has been easy to stay in direct contact with most of our students.

However, I still want to give you all an update on how we’re dealing with the Coronavirus situation to make sure we are all the same page and to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings.

Our training center is open with our regularly scheduled lessons. We will continue to stay open unless ordered to close.

I have made the decision to stay open for the following reasons:

⦁ Unlike most gyms, we keep our student count to less than 10 people which meets most recommended guidelines. Our average group class is about 4 students. That number is even less since the Coronavirus outbreak.
⦁ Due to poor hygience habits and being constantly around each other, kids are the biggest source of catching a virus. With that in mind, we do not teach children under 12 years old. Almost all our students are adults except for 6 of them. And those 6 students who are under 18 , none of them train in any of our public small group classes. They either take private lessons or semi-private lessons with their family or another friend.
⦁ More than 90% of our students are adults. And as adults they can make the best decision for themselves and their family whether it is in their best interest to continue training or not.
⦁ None of our students are under contract. Every student membership is month-to-month. So students have the option to freeze their program until they’re ready to return. No one is required to continue their membership just because I decided to keep the training center open.
⦁ Well before the Coronavirus outbreak, we cleaned and disinfected our training center 7 days a week. And we will continue to do so.

I have some thoughts in regards to training:

⦁ If you feel comfortable to continue training with others, we will maintain the same class schedule. A class will only be canceled if we don’t have the minimum 2 students.
⦁ If you feel more comfortable with the 6 foot distance rule, we can easily have 3 students training at the same time on the heavy bags and maintain this distance. We can do this for our smaller group lessons by request. Or you can train with classmates on your own without an instructor by scheduling open gym times at www.KravMagaCalendar.com.
⦁ If you don’t feel comfortable training with others, consider taking private lessons. All my current private lesson students are still training with me as of this date. And it’s easy for myself and the student to stay 6 feet away from each other during the lesson if requested. You can schedule a private lesson at www.KravMagaCalendar.com or by contacting me.
⦁ If you don’t feel comfortable training with anyone, take advantage of the open gym times and workout at our training center on your own. We have time slots between 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Check for available time slots at www.KravMagaCalendar.com. If you have trouble navigating the calendar please contact me so I can assist you. Maintain your fitness level and Krav Maga skills with open gym times. As always, please clean all the equipment you use (cleaning supplies are in the closet) after you finish your workout.
⦁ Watch the instructional videos posted on our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/KravMagaOnline. Many martial arts schools are now offering their students live classes online to try and maintain their memberships and keep their business afloat. I’m not even going to bother with this because all our students already have access to hundreds of hours of instructional videos for free on our YouTube channel. Our Student Section playlist currently has 171 different instructional videos, including every single technique listed in the Level 1 curriculum. And JJ and I will continue to add one or two new videos each week.
⦁ In our Facebook student only group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1967013023593395, I will start uploading videos on training tips and suggestions when working out alone either at home or at our training center during open gym times. These videos should be helpful to keep you staying sharp if you are unable or unwilling to train with partners. And before you complain to me that this unfair because you are not on Facebook: It takes 5 minutes to create a Facebook account and just use it exclusively for our student group. I know we already have some students who have done this.

Finally, just stay in contact with us if you have any needs or concerns. JJ and I are both easy to get a hold of via phone call, text, email, Facebook/Instagram message, or posting in our Facebook student group. Don’t be shy and just contact us if you need anything at all. We are here for you!

Thank you everyone for your support!

-Randall

March 16, 2020

Krav Maga – Inward Angle Heel Kick

This Combatives video is about a unique technique we call the Inward Angle Heel Kick. It’s a combination of the Inward Angle Knee (Level 3 technique), Heel Kick (Level 3), and Axe Kick (Level 4). For those of you who do sparring on a regular basis, you will have fun adding this to your sparring game.


Get In Shape. Learn To Fight.

March 14, 2020

Get more from the time you put in at the gym. Train at our certified Krav Maga Worldwide training center and you’ll learn how to fight AND you’ll get in the best shape of your life.
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Training in self-defense, fitness, and fight classes at Krav Maga Worldwide will help you build strength, gain flexibility, lose weight…and you’ll learn skills that will keep you safe.
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The best part is, training with us is just as fun as it is challenging.
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Schedule a FREE trial class.

March 13, 2020

Krav Maga – Gun From The Side, In Front Of Arm:  Touching (Live Side Back Take Prevention)

In this Student Section video we demonstrate and explain a few tips on how to prevent the gunman from taking the defender’s back while performing the defense against a Gun Threat from the Side, in Front of the Arm: Touching on the Live Side (Level 4 technique).


Krav Maga - Gun From The Side, In Front Of The Arm: Touching (Live Side Back Take Prevention

March 12, 2020

Tomorrow (Friday) we’re going to upload our newest weapon defense video titled Krav Maga – Gun From The Side, In Front Of The Arm: Touching (Live Side Back Take Prevention).


March 8, 2020

Pictures from the Self-Defense class we taught for Palm Beach Synagogue on March 8. Nice group of people to work with!

Pictures from the Self-Defense class

Video from the Self-Defense class


March 7, 2020

From the ISR Matrix Clutch seminar this past weekend. I learned a lot and liked how the techniques are organized in an effective system. Everyone else also spoke positively of the seminar. I look forward to learning more in the future and integrating the techniques in our Krav Maga curriculum.

March 6, 2020

Krav Maga – Headlock from Behind (Rear Naked Choke Escape)

In this Student Section video we go over the standing Rear Naked Choke Escape (Level 1 technique at our training center).

JJ will share how he used this exact same defense in a real-life situation after only 4 months of Krav Maga training!


Be Brave Enough To Suck At Something New

March 5, 2020

Be brave enough to try something new like Krav Maga.

6 Reasons Why Failure is Actually Good for You


Krav Maga Training For Senior Citizens

March 4, 2020

Krav Maga Worldwide training is perfect for senior citizens! Our system was designed to empower every person with real skills to be safe and strong, so they may walk in peace.

Senior Citizens who train at Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers enhance their own personal safety, can benefit from overall improvement in health and fitness, are able to build confidence and energy, and become part of an incredibly strong community!

Check out this article at this link to learn more:  Krav Maga Training For Senior Citizens


Krav Maga for Men and Women

March 3, 2020

This is the next Self-Defense course we’re teaching for Palm Beach Synagogue.


Should you be practicing right now?

March 2, 2020

Should you be practicing right now?


Sometimes my mind wanders off to a happy place where I'm allowed to punch people in the throat and there are cute puppies and free candy.

March 1, 2020

Sometimes my mind wanders off to a happy place where I’m allowed to punch people in the throat and there are cute puppies and free candy.  😂

February 28, 2020

Krav Maga Fitness – Bas Rutten All-Around Fighting Workout (Switching Stances Variation)

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 you how to switch from orthodox stance (left foot in front) to southpaw stance (right foot in front) for each striking combination.

There’s two ways when to switch stances:

1. Switch stances after each striking combination.
2. Switch stances only after you sprawl (defense).

This video shows a combination of both variations listed above.

This is a more challenging workout for those who already feel very comfortable doing the workout from the orthodox stance. It teaches you how to seamlessly throw combinations from both orthodox and southpaw stances.

– Randall


Train Hard. Stay Ready. Act Decisively.

February 27, 2020

Train for the worst situations possible.
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Know what to do when things are bad. Train in a such a way that you are able to maintain focus and act decisively in the toughest of times.
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Krav Maga Worldwide training is about being able to react, fight back, win and go home safe. We’re never training from the position of being the attacker. We train for self-defense, not offense, so we must consider the worst circumstances and how to overcome them.
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Krav Maga Worldwide training makes people safer and stronger. Physically and mentally. It’s about being ready. Staying ready and having the skills to fight back, win, and go home safe. Every time.
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Click the link in to schedule a FREE trial class:  https://www.kravmagatraining.com/contacts/

February 26, 2020

Why women should train Krav Maga street defense.


It Never Gets Easier. You Get Stronger.

February 25, 2020

Train at a Krav Maga Worldwide certified training center 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.
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Our mission is to empower every person with real skills to be safe and strong so they can walk in peace.
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Start training today!
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Contact us to schedule your FREE Krav Maga Self Defense Trial Lesson:  https://www.kravmagatraining.com/contacts/


Self Pro Krav Maga

February 24, 2020

Guest instructors Jacques Levinet from France, Frank Weber from Germany, and Gery Jacoby from Luxembourg taught many of the techniques from their system Self Pro Krav Maga to our instructors and advanced students this past weekend


Ray Romero and Kara Kenny passing the Level 2 (Orange Belt) Krav Maga test

February 23, 2020

Congratulations to Ray Romero and Kara Kenny for passing our 3 hour Krav Maga Level 2 (orange belt) test tonight!

February 20, 2020

This is why counterattacks are so important in our knife and other weapon defenses.


Train From Positions of Disadvantage

February 17, 2020

Knowing what to do when the fight hits the ground, or when someone is trying to take you to the ground, is an important part of training at Krav Maga Worldwide. 👊

You can’t develop the skills to deal with these situations unless you train on them and work from being at a disadvantage sometimes. 💪

Start training with us today!  Click the link to make an appointment for your free trial lesson: https://www.kravmagatraining.com/contacts/


10 Years Anniversary

February 16, 2020

Today is the 10 year anniversary of our Krav Maga Worldwide Official Training Center for Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

I want to thank Glenda Barton who was both my business and personal partner. She moved with me from Oregon to Florida to open our training center. She was also our manager from 2010-2016, taught all the fitness/conditioning classes and gave new students their introductory Krav Maga lesson during that time period.

Thank you to the following people who were/are our training center’s Krav Maga instructors over these past 10 years who helped train so many of our students:

Jacob Guevara Sr., Natalie Israel SklarQuinones Gabriel, Nicolas HeftJJ Oddone and Pierre Correia.

Thank you to these advanced level students who are the foundation of our student body. They all started between 2012-2015 and have stuck with us to the present:

Joey Annerino, Tibor SandorMonica BondarKim Praitano, Simone McFakeMike Donovan and Tom Schafer.

I will always consider all these instructors and advanced students as my family. I love all of you!

Thank you to the hundreds of students over the past 10 years who have trained with us and supported our Krav Maga program

Randall


If someone breaks into YOUR house, YOU are the first responder.

February 15, 2020

If someone breaks into YOUR house,
YOU are the first responder.

Start training TODAY.
First lesson is free!
Schedule your trial lesson: https://www.kravmagatraining.com/contacts/


Chip Carpenter

February 14, 2020

Thank you Chip Carpenter for giving us this review of our Krav Maga program!

I just wanted to write a few lines to express my deepest gratitude for all you are doing for the people seeking self defense classes here in Broward County Florida. I have been around the block enough to know that there is no perfect program for everyone but for those who are out there looking for a proven self defense system that is taught (to the Israeli military) by dedicated and caring people with a serious skill set, than look no further! This is not about ring sports folks! This is about street reality and all the best ways to get home safely from any potential threat to you or your loved ones. Randall and JJ are the most passionate instructors I have ever known and they are committed to your success as a student. What touched me most after my first free class was the way all the students work to help each other to better themselves. It’s a fun environment that also (as an added benefit) helps to get you into the best shape of your life! At 55 years old I have never felt more competent in my ability to defend myself and there’s so much I’ve yet to learn. Pompano Beach is lucky to have you sharing these skills with us! Thank you both so much!

Chip Carpenter
Poker Dealer Isle Of Capri


ISR Matrix Clutch Module

February 13, 2020

ISR Matrix Clutch Module workshop March 7 from noon to 2pm. There will be a maximum of 12 participants allowed. Contact Joey at 312-543-0496 for availability and payment.


Jason Statham training Krav Maga

February 11, 2020

Training Krav Maga is an important part of my life. It gives me great skills, strength and power.”  – Jason Statham


'Me Too' Nigeria style: women opt for martial arts over marches

February 9, 2020

Frustrated by one of the world’s highest rates of sexual assault, poor law enforcement and tribal taboos that keep people quiet about gender violence, some Nigerian women are breaking with tradition to take self-defense classes.

‘Me Too’ Nigeria style:  women opt for martial arts over marches

February 7, 2020

Krav Maga – Edged-Weapon Threats From The Front (Control Training Tips)

In this Student Section video we go over suggestions and training tips for controlling the weapon properly while performing defenses against Edged-Weapon Threats from the Front (Level 4 technique).


The Little Book of Talent

February 6, 2020

I just finished reading a book titled The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle.

My student Dr. Joe was nice enough to gift it to me.

I’m going to add this book to the recommended reading list for our Krav Maga students.

The book is easy to read and has 52 tips to improve your skills in any field, including Krav Maga.

– Randall


Krav Maga Worldwide dog tags

February 5, 2020

I received this nice card and dog tags from Krav Maga Worldwide Headquarters last month.

Thanks KMW HQ for the unique gift!

– Randall


Self-Defense Workshop for DPR Construction

February 4, 2020

On January 23 we taught a Basic Self-Defense Workshop for the employees of DPR Construction in Fort Lauderdale.

Many of the ladies who participated mentioned how they don’t always feel safe when working on job sites in unsafe neighborhoods.

In the two hour workshop we taught basic defenses against the two most common forms of assault: Punches and Choke from the Front.

Thank you to Candice at DPR Construction for organizing the event!

Thank you to Staisha at hōm – center for embodied awareness for hosting the workshop!

A big thank you to Alec Barr for being an assistant instructor for the workshop! Alec is one of our Krav Maga students at our training center who also works as an engineer for DPR Construction. I awarded Alec is Krav Maga Yellow Belt diploma at the end of the workshop from our Level 1 test on December 15.

The next Krav Maga workshop we have scheduled is an Active Shooter Neutralization Course for the teachers at Crystal Lake Community Middle School on February 20.

Contact me for information if your organization is interested in hosting us for a customized self-defense course for your members!

– Randall


Defend and Counterattack.

February 2, 2020

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense stresses defending and aggressively counterattacking simultaneously as a means of fighting back and overcoming an assault.
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Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense principles learned at the beginner levels are applicable through the highest levels of training, which helps bring students to a high level of proficiency in a short period of time.
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Start training with us today! First lesson is free to try out the program.


Hurt Them Worse.

January 31, 2020

Fighting is simple, really. Do more damage to the other person than they do to you. Hurt them worse than they hurt you. Simple in theory, difficult in application. Physically and mentally.
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For some people learning to be aggressive is a major challenge. The thought of punching or kicking someone else, even if that person was going to hurt them, is alien and sometimes scary. Some people have no idea how to stand up for themselves and no ability to make their body work for them in that way. Training at Krav Maga Worldwide gives people the physical abilities and the mentality to fight. To fight for themselves. To fight for their loved ones. To walk in peace.
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Krav Maga Worldwide training is for anyone who wants to gain these kinds of skills and to get in amazing shape along the way. Get more from the time that you spend working out. Get real self-defense skills, both physical and mental.
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Try a free class!

January 14, 2020

Krav Maga – Choke From The Front – One-Handed Pluck (Importance Of Knowing It On Both Sides)

In this Student Section video we go over many reasons why you should know how to perform the Choke from the Front – One-Handed Pluck (Level 1 technique) defense on both the left and right sides.


Scott, Lisa, Hunter, and Harrison DeVona

January 12, 2020

Congratulations to the DeVona family (ScottLisa, Hunter, Harrison) who awarded their Krav Maga Worldwide Yellow Belt diplomas from their Level 1 test on December 15.

January 10, 2020

Krav Maga – Forward Roll (Preventing the Barrel Roll)

In this Student Section video we go over the common beginner mistake of doing a Barrel Roll instead of a Forward Roll (Level 3 technique).

The Barrel Roll and Forward Roll difference is explained. We demonstrate how to keep your body aligned for a proper Forward Roll through the use of two different drills.

January 7, 2020

Krav Maga – Jab/Cross/Lead Hook/Rear Elbow Combination (Distance and Footwork)

In this video we go over important footwork details to make sure you are at the correct distance while performing the Jab/Cross/Lead Hook/Rear Elbow Combination (Level 2 technique).


Gregg Shapiro earning his Krav Maga black belt

January 4, 2020

I received this nice email from Gregg Shapiro after he tested for and passed his Krav Maga black belt test last month:

Hi Randall

I passed my 6+ hour black belt test. Whew, it was tough but I feel like I have so much technical knowledge in my head right now that I want to store it in a safe place in my head forever.

I was thinking that you need to write a Krav book called “Krav Maga Supercharged – perfect your techniques” or something similar to that. Your videos are so helpful and informative and I can watch them again and again. I know ultimately you still have to train and practice. While training I can sometimes pull up a visual memory of some tip in one of your videos and really internalize it.

Anyway, have a great holiday season and happy new year!!

Gregg

Congratulations Gregg on your black belt! And thank you for the email!

January 3, 2020

Krav Maga Fitness – Bas Rutten All-Around Fighting Workout (Offensive Takedown Variation)

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 you how to do the All-Around Fighting Workout but substitute shooting in for a takedown instead of sprawling (Level 2 technique) when “defense” is called out.

This workout is good for any Level 3 students who have started learning takedowns. This video demonstrates the Double Leg Takedown with a Drop Step (Level 3). However, you can use Single Legs (Level 3) or any other type of takedown.


Iron Sharpens Iron.

January 2, 2020

We push each other to get better. We push each other so that we are all stronger, safer, and better prepared to fight back and win.
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That means sometimes your best friend is the one trying to punch you in the face or choke you out. Come train with us and we’ll help you, too!
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First lesson is free! Contact us to schedule your trial lesson!


Know What To Do When It's "Go" Time.

January 1, 2020

At Krav Maga Worldwide we train for the worst case scenario. We train for the situation in which you have no choice but to act. If you’ve never trained to act in that sort of situation how will you know what to do? What tactics will you use? It’s scary to think about.

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We think about it every day. We train for it every day…and our training is trusted by law enforcement agencies and military units around the world as well as civilians.
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Learn what to do. Train to fight back and win when all the odds are stacked against you. Our certified training center has expert instructors who have dedicated their lives to helping people get stronger and be safer. Start training with us today. First lesson is free!
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December 27, 2019

Krav Maga – Defense Against Guillotine Choke – Guard – Bottom Position (Forearm To Throat Variation)

In this video we address two important things in regards to the Defense against Guillotine Choke – Guard – Bottom Position (Level 4 technique):

1. Two main reasons why the standard defense fails and how to fix it.

2. How to use your forearm to the attacker’s throat or chin in order to escape this choke in case the standard defense doesn’t work because the attacker is too long and/or drives his hips forward.

December 24, 2019

Krav Maga – Defense against Front Kick (Redirecting with Shin/Inside Defense Combination)

A common question from students when they learn the Defense against Front Kick – Redirecting with Shin and Inside Defense (Level 2 techniques) is how to know which defense to use when your attacker or sparring partner throws the Front Kick (Level 1).

This video explains three tips you can use to better defend the Front Kick to your groin or stomach using these two defenses.

December 20, 2019

Krav Maga – Kick Defense against Knife Attack from a Distance (Side and Back Kick Variations)

In this video we go over how to use the Side Kick and Back Kick (Level 2 techniques) for the Kick Defense against Knife Attack from a Distance (Level 4) when the attack is from an off-angle.


YouTube channel

December 19, 2019

I received this nice email last week:

Hey Randall,

My name is Jackson. I train Krav in Los Angeles. I just want tell you that I really appreciate the videos that you have posted online breaking down the techniques.
The way you break it down and explain everything is so clear and some of the best I have Ever seen. If I ever come to Florida I would love to train at your gym.

Thank you

You can view all the videos through our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/KravMagaOnline/featured

JJ Oddone awared his Krav Maga Worldwide instructor diplomaDecember 18, 2019

Last night JJ Oddone was awarded his instructor diploma for passing Phase C of the Krav Maga Worldwide instructor program on October 25.

Everyone at our training center is proud of you JJ!

Train for free this month, don't pay until JanuaryDecember 17, 2019

Train in December for free!  Don’t pay until January.  Contact us for more information.

December 16, 2019

Krav Maga – Bearhug From Behind Arms Caught (Over Wrists Counter).

In this video we discuss what to do when the attacker performs the Bearhug From Behind Arms Caught (Level 2 technique) but does it over the defender’s wrists.

Krav Maga Level 1 (Yellow Belt) TestDecember 15, 2019

Congratulations to the following students who passed the Level 1 (Yellow Belt) test this afternoon:

Alec Barr
Harrison DeVona
Hunter DeVona
Lisa Micheletti DeVona
Scott DeVona

Thank you to JJ Oddone for being Harrison’s testing partner.

Good job everyone!

– Randall

December 13, 2019

Krav Maga Fitness – Bas Rutten Thai Boxing Workout (Same Side Kick Variation).

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 you how to do the Thai Boxing workout but instead of finishing each combination with cadence style striking (left punch-right kick, right punch-left kick), this variation of the workout finishes each combination with the same side leg kicking (left punch-left kick, right punch-right kick.

This workout is a good challenge for students who already feel very comfortable with the cadence style striking combinations. It’s a good way to break up the rhythm and confuse your sparring partner or opponent when throwing combinations at the them.

– Randall

December 12, 2019

Excellent video posted by the Krav Maga Worldwide affiliate in Houston.

“I remember the door opening, he pulls me by my wrist, he whispers in my ear ‘it’s okay, it’s okay’ and I remember saying…no it’s not. I honestly don’t know where I’d be if I wasn’t here. It’s teaching me that it’s okay to be connected to something. I needed this. I can’t function without this. I really needed this. I feel like I have a purpose in life now and being on the other side of fear I feel like I can do anything now.” – Ashley Harris

Down Isn't Out.December 11, 2019

Whether you are comfortable being on the ground and fighting or not, you should be training on the fundamentals of what happens when you hit the ground in a fight.
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It doesn’t make sense to only train from superior or dominant positions in a ground fight. You have to know what to do if you find yourself in a spot that you don’t want to be in. Krav Maga Worldwide training will give you the skills and mindset to fight back, win, and go home safe.
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Start training with us today. First lesson is free!  Contact us to schedule your trial lesson.

December 9, 2019

Krav Maga – Headlock From The Side On The Ground – Weight Back (Principles Of Leveraging The Neck)

In this Student Section video we go over the defense against a Headlock from the Side on the Ground – Attacker’s Weight Backward (Level 3 technique) with the focus on understanding the principles of leveraging the attacker’s neck at the beginning of the escape.

Thank you to Geoffrey Gluckman, the creator of the Muscle Balance and Function Development (MBF) System, from whom I learned the concept of body deviations. And thank you to Michael Jen who demonstrated how to apply MBF principles to BJJ and grappling training.

Let's Get Together For The HolidaysDecember 8, 2019

Our student Job has been nice enough to offer and host a holiday get together for our students at his home. Stop by anytime between noon and 4pm on December 15.  Contact us for the address.

Student uses his Krav Maga techniques to survive a real life knife attack.December 7, 2019

Student uses his Krav Maga techniques to survive a real life knife attack.
“I didn’t even think, it all just happened automatically…”

December 6, 2019

Krav Maga – Overhand Punch Defense Against Hook Punch (Three Important Details).

In this Student Section video we go over three important details that are often neglected by new Level 3 students when they first learn the Overhand Punch Defense against a Hook Punch.

Striking Seminar with Edir “Belico” TerryDecember 5, 2019

Coach Edir is a professional mixed martial arts competitor & coach with
over 15 years experience training in Muay Thai, Boxing, Shotokan Karate
and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Coach Edir is also a striking coach at Freestyle
Fighting Academy in Miami, FL.

You can find Coach Edir’s line of training gear and apparel at
edirterry.com.

DATE/TIME: January 11, 2020 / Noon-2:00pm
LOCATION: HOM Center for Embodied Awareness
4901 NE 12th Ave, Oakland Park, FL 33334
COST: $50

COURSEWORK: Offensive striking patterns incorporating punches, kicks, elbows &
knees; defensive maneuvers; introduction to clinch fighting

GEAR: boxing gloves (required); shin guards (recommended)

Contact Joey at (312) 543-0496
for payment and availability
by January 4th

Teach Your Daughters to Hit People Who Touch ThemDecember 4, 2019

JJ Oddone passing Phase C of the Krav Maga Worldwide instructor courseDecember 3, 2019

Congratulations to our very own JJ Oddone for passing Phase C of the Krav Maga Worldwide (KMW) instructor course from October 19-25 in Annapolis, Maryland!

Read more in our latest newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/d448350b785b/newsletter

December 2, 2019

Krav Maga – Stick Defense Against Baseball Bat Or Horizontal Swing (Disarm Variation).

In this Student Section video we go over how to disarm the stick from the attacker if his grip gets reversed, or the stick is upside down while performing the Stick Defense against Horizontal Swing (Level 4 technique).

Kick Butt. Rest. Repeat.December 1, 2019

Be safer. Get stronger. Know what to do if you have to get into a fight and defend yourself or your loved ones. That’s what our training is all about.
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We hope everyone had a safe, happy, and restful Thanksgiving….then gets back to training hard and pushing to be stronger and safer every day!
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First lesson is free! Contact us to schedule your lesson.

November 30, 2019

Just in time for the holidays, new Krav Maga Worldwide workout apparel now on display and available for purchase at our training center.

November 29, 2019

Krav Maga – Hostage Position from Behind (Making the Plucking Defense Stronger)

In this Student Section video we go over how to make the plucking defense stronger while defending the Hostage Position from Behind (Level 2 technique).

Happy Thanksgiving!November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

We’ll be closed Thursday, November 28.

We’ll be OPEN the rest of the week, including the weekend, for our scheduled lessons.

Get your butt here this weekend so we can work you out because you got fat from overeating on Thanksgiving! 🙂

November 26, 2019

Here’s an excellent video by Joseph Valtellini explaining the differences between how you defend in kickboxing and how you defend in MMA because of the glove size difference.

Many of the MMA style defenses he demonstrates are also built into our Krav Maga curriculum. We do similar defenses because you and your attacker will not be wearing any gloves in a street fight.

Thanks to our student Joey for sharing this video!

November 25, 2019

Krav Maga Fitness – Bas Rutten Thai Boxing Workout (Defensive Techniques 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 shows you how to do the Thai Boxing workout but instead of doing a knee or kick at the end of each punching combination you substitute a defensive technique.

The defensive techniques can be against any type of attack such as punches and kicks.

This workout will develop good habits for sparring and fighting by teaching the student to be prepared for their opponent to attack back after they finish a punch or punching combination.

Here are some of the defensive techniques I use in this video:

1. Defense against Low Round Kick – Using the Shin (Level 2 technique)
2. Defense against Hook Punch – Covering (Level 2)
3. Slipping Punches (Level 2)
4. Weaving (Level 2)
5. Bob (Level 2)
6. Defense against Hook Punch to the Ribs – Covering (Level 2)
7. Bobbing and Weaving (Level 2)
8. Footwork – Retreat and Circling (Level 1)
9. Shoulder Roll/Philly Shell
10. Clinch/Tie-Up (Level 3)
11. Inside Defense (Level 1)
12. Straight Punch with Retreat (Level 1)
13. Inside Defense Low (Level 1)
14. Defense against High Round – Three Points of Contact (Level 3)
15. Inside Defense against Middle to High Front Kick (Level 2)

You can use and defensive movement that you know and integrate them with this workout.

Once a student feels comfortable with this workout and want a faster, more intense pace, they can add defensive movements to the Bas Rutten Boxing workout.

November 23, 2019

Which self defense instructor is the expert, amateur, and fraud?

November 22, 2019

Our newest Student Section video is titled Krav Maga – Headlock From The Side On The Ground – Attacker’s Weight Forward; with Space (Shoulder Lock/Pull).

In this video we go over the defense against a Headlock from the Side on the Ground – Attacker’s Weight Forward; With Space (Level 3 technique) using shoulder lock/shoulder pull escapes in combination with each other.

Krav Maga at Palm Beach SynagogueNovember 21, 2019

Here’s the next Krav Maga class we’re teaching at Palm Beach Synagogue.

Krav Maga breast cancer awareness shirt 2019City of Hope donation

November 20, 2019

I want to thank all the students at our training center who purchased a Krav Maga breast cancer awareness shirt last month. All the profits were donated to City of Hope. We raised $440.07.

A BIG thank you goes to JJ Oddone for designing the shirts and getting them printed up!

Thank you everyone!

– Randall

Side Headlock on the Ground escapesNovember 19, 2019

Defenses against a Side Headlock on the Ground

There are many differences in the ground game for sport competition, such as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and a real-life self-defense situation.

One of those differences are the type of attacks you will face on the ground and the type of techniques you must learn and practice to counter it.

An example of an attack, or hold, that you see often in street fights but not often in MMA or BJJ competition is the side headlock.

The side headlock is not used often in MMA/BJJ competition because they are limited in their ability to use submission holds and strikes while applying it. They are also vulnerable to losing the hold and having their back taken when fighting another skilled competitor.

However, in a street fight it is common for an untrained attacker to naturally put the defender in a headlock. This becomes even more of a problem if the attacker is much larger and stronger than you (no weight classes in street fights). Even worse is if the attacker has a background in Judo or wrestling (many kids wrestle growing up), then they have been trained to use the headlock, or similar, to pin their opponent on their back. It is even possible for the defender to get neck cranked and receive a catastrophic injury if they don’t know how to escape!

Many MMA and BJJ gyms do not train a lot on side headlock escapes because it’s not a common position they’ll be in when rolling in the gym or in competition.

But for Krav Maga and real fights the side headlock escapes (standing and on the ground) are a very important part of our curriculum and they are drilled constantly.

This video demonstrates one of many side headlock escapes our Krav Maga students learn.

Regardless of what style of martial art you train in, if one of your main goals is to learn how to protect yourself in a real situation, don’t neglect training your side headlock escapes!

November 18, 2019

Krav Maga – Defense Against High Round Kick – Covering The Ribs (3 Drills To Keep Your Elbow Tight).

A common mistake that is made when executing the Defense Against High Round Kick – Covering the Ribs (Level 3 technique) is not keeping the elbow tight to the ribs. This mistake leaves the defender’s ribs exposed and more likely to get kicked.

This video demonstrates and explains three progressive and corrective drills a student can practice to force them to keep their elbow tight to their ribs while performing this kick defense.

Krav Maga Level 4 sparringNovember 17, 2019

Krav Maga Level 4 sparring.

Krav Maga defines “combatives” as the ballistic techniques used both in fighting and in self-defense. The bulk of these techniques involves punches, kicks, elbow strikes, knees, sweeps, and throws, but Krav Maga never excludes other combative actions such as biting and scratching. Even if you’re interested in Krav Maga only for self-defense and no interest in fighting, you must learn basic combatives, While Krav Maga self-defense techniques address the danger, combative techniques are vital in order to eliminate subsequent threats. The combative techniques are designed to cause sufficient damage to the attacker in order to remove further threats, while keeping you relatively safe.

In order to teach students how to perform combatives on a resisting attacker, it must be pressure tested through the use of sparring. We use a progressive system of sparring in our curriculum:

Level 1 (Yellow Belt): Sparring is optional but not required.
Level 2 (Orange Belt): Touch contact sparring is required.
Level 3 (Green Belt): Light contact sparring is required.
Level 4 (Blue Belt): Moderate contact sparring is required.
Level 5 (Brown Belt): Heavy contact sparring is required.
Level 5 (Black Belt): Full-contact sparring is required.

This video is an example of our Level 4 students sparring with moderate contact. They work hard but also have fun and try to learn from each other.
Everyone spars everyone regardless of gender or size because you don’t get to pick who your attacker is in a real life self-defense situation.

Train To Fight Back And Win.November 15, 2019

We’re teaching a new Introductory Krav Maga class every Friday from 4-5pm at 5th Element Combat Fitness & CrossFit YP1 in Oakland Park. Contact them for information:  https://www.5thelementcf.com/

November 14, 2019

This video demonstrates Hand Defenses Against a Knife Attack using 360 Degree Outside Defenses (Level 4 technique). Specifically it addresses the common issue of students not maintaining a 90 degree angle on the higher (positions #1 and #2) and lower (positions #6 and #7) 360 Degree Outside Defenses. It will explain the importance of maintaining a 90 degree angle, why this mistake often happens, and how to fix it through the use of a particular training drill.

Krav Maga - Handgun Threat to the Third Party (Defender to the Side)November 13, 2019

The majority of our students follow our curriculum which takes a person from a beginner to an advanced Krav Maga practitioner in a structured and progressive manner.

However, we do have some students who want to learn very specific techniques from our curriculum. This afternoon I had a private lesson with a new student who works executive protection. His concern is that he won’t always be armed when working security in certain countries that will not allow him to carry his firearm. He wanted to learn empty hand defenses against armed assaults. He did research online and found our Krav Maga training center to be the most reputable in the area for this type of specific training.

We did two hours of basic defenses against handgun and knife/edged weapon threats. Due to his profession, I made a point of showing him defenses that work for both personal and third party protection.

One of the defenses I taught him was defending a Handgun Threat from the Side, In Front of the Arm (Touching). In this video, I showed him how to use this exact same technique for a defense against a Handgun Threat to the Third Party (Defender to the Side). This follows an important Krav Maga principle: One defense must work against a variety of attacks.

We offer customized training for all types of individuals and organizations such as women’s self-defense, youth groups, security, etc. We offer both private and small group lessons at our training center or we can train your organization at your location. Contact me to discuss your specific needs and I can create a training syllabus based on those needs.

– Randall

Rory MillerNovember 12, 2019

“In the extreme moment, only force can stop force.” -Rory Miller

Thank you, Veterans.November 11, 2019

Thank you to all who have served.

Marketer Brothers interviewNovember 7, 2019

This morning I did an interview with Marketer Brothers about my martial arts and business background, and specifically about Krav Maga. Thank you Carlos Salguero and Pablo Ricardo Salguero for the interview!

Randall

November 7, 2019

After we teach our students the basic application of the defense against Headlock from the Side (Level 1 technique), we ask the attacker to pressure test it or offer resistance. A common issue that comes up when we pressure test it is the attacker can drag the defender to the ground while the defender attempts the takedown from leveraging the neck. This video addresses how to prevent being dragged to the ground through the use of proper body positioning.

Paul Zuckerman receiving his Krav Maga Yellow Belt diplomaNovember 6, 2019

Congratulations to Paul Zuckerman who received his Krav Maga Yellow Belt diploma from our Level 1 test on September 15.

Get More From Your WorkoutNovember 5, 2019

Krav Maga Worldwide training is about making people stronger and safer, every day.
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Whether your goal is to get in the best shape of your life or to learn skills that could save your life, we have the training that will get you there.
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Start training with us today. First lesson is free!

Jessica Chin Fong receiving her Krav Maga yellow beltNovember 2, 2019

Congratulations to Jessica Chin Fong who received her Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from our Level 1 test on September 15.

Job de Ojeda receiving his Krav Maga yellow belt diplomaOctober 19, 2019

This morning Job de Ojeda received his Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from our Level 1 test on September 15. Congratulations Job!

Train Hard. Fight Easy.October 18, 2019

Contact fight classes at Krav Maga Worldwide give you the chance to work on your skills against resisting opponents. Touch contact for beginners, light to moderate contact for intermediate students, and full contact for advance students. 👊🏻

All of the classes in our self-defense, fitness, and fight programs are designed to help you become stronger and safer. Fight classes are often considered the most challenging because the contact. Testing yourself against a resisting opponent is a unique challenge that helps students understand how to improve. 💪🏻

Start training with us today! First lesson is free!

Robin Goodwin receiving her Krav Maga yellow belt diplomaOctober 16, 2019

Tonight Robin Goodwin was awarded her Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from our Level 1 test on September 15. Congratulations Robin!

Krav Maga class at Aztec RV Resort in MargateOctober 16, 2019

Every Tuesday from 7-8pm we have a Krav Maga self defense class available to all residents of Aztec RV Resort in Margate. The classes are at the clubhouse.

The classes are coordinated by Ken Barrett. Please contact him if you wish to participate.

We had a good group of people training last night!

Kenson Delva receving his Krav Maga yellow belt diplomaOctober 15, 2019

Congratulations to Kenson Delva! This morning he was awarded his Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from our Level 1 test on September 15.

Sven Scherer receiving his Krav Maga yellow belt diplomaOctober 14, 2019

Congratulations to Sven Scherer who tonight received his Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from our Level 1 test on September 15.

Train To Fight Back And WinOctober 12, 2019

Krav Maga (official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces) training will give you the skills you need to fight back and win if you are physically assaulted. Our self-defense training program is designed to be easily learned and easy to retain so that you can act under stress. Regular training at our Krav Maga Worldwide certified training center will not only give you these self-defense skills but it will also make you physically and mentally stronger.

Get in great shape. Learn real self-defense skills. Start training with us today! First lesson is free!

recording Krav Maga trainingOctober 11, 2019

I added a second camera in the training center. The purpose of it is to record students training so they can observe their performance and see what techniques they are doing well and which ones need improvement.

The camera is set to detect motion and immediately start recording. So we should get a recording of every lesson from now on.

If a student requests it, I will upload a video of them training to our student only Facebook group so they can monitor their progress.  If you’re an active student of our training center but are not a member of our private student group, send us a request to join.

Now students can see what JJ and I see when teaching them.

Randall

Krav Maga Worldwide sweatshirtsOctober 11, 2019

If you’re looking for a sweatshirt for this winter, Revgear is doing a one time order for these Krav Maga Worldwide sweatshirts.

They’re $44.99. Order due date is October 20. Contact me to place your order.

Randall

Luciana Ungaro Flores receiving her Krav Maga Yellow Belt diplomaOctober 10, 2019

Congratulations to Luciana Ungaro Flores who received her Krav Maga Yellow Belt diploma from our Level 1 test on June 12.

Good to have you back Luci!

Krav Maga newsletterOctober 4, 2019

Our Krav Maga training center’s latest newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/68766386a631/newsletter

In this newsletter:

1. Congratulations to our newest Yellow Belts!
2. Choke With A Push (Rotational Defense Tips).
3. Cavalier Wrist Locks (Preventing The Knife From Switching To The Attacker’s Other Hand).
4. Jab/Cross/Bob and Weave/Cross Punch Combination (Circling Up Footwork).
5. Foot Grab: Spinning Inward – Heel Kick (Two Common Mistakes To Avoid).
6. Bas Rutten Boxing Workout (Warm-Up/Cool Down with Heavy Bag, Face Mask & Arms).
7. Latest Reviews of our Program.

October 3, 2019

Krav Maga Fitness – Bas Rutten Boxing Workout (Warm-Up/Cool Down with Heavy Bag, Face Mask & Arms).

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 perform the Bas Rutten Boxing Workout on a heavy bag with the Title Boxing Heavy Bag Striking Mask and MaxxMMA X-Arms attached to it.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

1. In this video I’m performing this as a warm-up before, or a cool down drill after, a hard heavy bag workout. This is why the punches are not performed at full power.

2. I’m intentionally not wearing gloves as I want to feel the impact of my punch on the mask to make sure I’m striking with my two large knuckles and that my wrist is straight. This is vital for Krav Maga since you will not be wearing hand wraps or gloves to protects your hands in a real life self-defense situation. But I am hitting lightly to avoid a potential mishit which could lead to an injury.

3. Each punch lands on the point of the chin to increase the chances of scoring a knockout while improving punching accuracy.

4. The purpose of the arms is to teach you how to throw punches and punch combinations around an opponent’s guard. This is important for Krav Maga students who having started sparring and what their heavy bag training to better carry over to sparring.

5. Notice I change my positioning (left/center/right) while performing the punch combinations. This teaches you to adjust your punches based off the angle, as well as to develop good defensive habits by not staying directly in front of your opponent all the time.

6. The MaxxMMA X-Arms can moved to replicate different guard positions. In this video I positioned them in the basic guard/orthodox stance. But the guard can be changed to simulate a southpaw stance, as well as a high guard, low hand guard, Philly Shell, etc. You can also adjust the arms to replicate guards that are commonly used in specific martial arts styles. Also position the arms similar to the way your sparring partners that you train with hold them.

7. By training at a slower speed it allows me to focus more on my technique such keeping my hands up, good pivots, snapping punches back to the chin, proper footwork, etc.

– Randall

Krav For The Cure ShirtSeptember 30, 2019

Remember how disappointed or annoyed everyone was when the breast cancer shirts got cancelled? Pepperidge Farms remembers. So Ran’all and I said “Nah. NAH! We doing special shirts.”

Heres the deal: you have until Friday at noon to pre-order your shirts or you can’t has. All proceeds go to the Marni Fund. They are $30 American Dollars a piece unless you show me written proof that you have left me your 1970 Dodge Challenger in your will. Notarized.

What: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SHIRTS

How Much: $30

When: YOU HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY AT NOON TO GET ONE! OR ELSE YOU GET NADA!

Be awesome.

JJ

PS: All sizes are unisex

September 30, 2019

Krav Maga – Foot Grab: Spinning Inward – Heel Kick (Two Common Mistakes To Avoid).

This Student Section video addresses two common mistakes with the Heel Kick while performing the defense against a Foot Grab: Spinning Inward (Level 2 technique).

Real World. Self-Defense.September 26, 2019

Real World. Self-Defense.

Train at Krav Maga and develop the skills and mentality to fight back and win in situations where you have no choice but to defend yourself and/or your loved ones.
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Contact us to schedule your first lesson for free!

September 24, 2019

Be Stronger.  Be Safer.  Be Confident.

Matthew Thomas receiving his Krav Maga yellow belt diplomaSeptember 22, 2019

Congratulations to Matthew Thomas who this morning received his Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from our Level 1 test on August 24.

Mark Gerhardt receives Krav Maga yellow belt diploma

 

September 21, 2019

Congratulations to Mark Gerhardt who this afternoon received his Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from our Level 1 test on August 24.

Learn The Principles Of Fighting, Then Add The Element Of The Gun.

September 20, 2019

Krav Maga Level 1 (Yellow Belt) testSeptember 15, 2019

Congratulations to the following students who passed our Krav Maga Level 1 (Yellow Belt) test this afternoon:

  • Jessica Chin Fong
  • Kenson Delva
  • Job de Ojeda
  • Robin Goodwin
  • Sven Scherer
  • Paul Zuckerman

Each student had to demonstrate 36 Combatives, 21 Self Defense techniques, and 10 Groundfighting techniques over a physically demanding two hour test.

Great job everyone!

Testing Pictures

Archways Employee Health and Wellness FairSeptember 13, 2019

This afternoon we have a booth at the Archways Employee Health and Wellness Fair. Meeting nice people and explaining to them the benefits of Krav Maga self defense and fitness training.

September 13, 2019

Debra Eckerling’s Jewish Bucket List. Episode Seven: Krav Maga

Krav Maga is the first thing the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) uses to train new soldiers to get up to speed and ready for combat. But it’s also as much about a mindset as it is about fighting.

I first learned about Krav Maga when I interviewed Amir Perets for the Journal last year. He’s the Israeli who popularized the discipline in Los Angeles. I decided to add taking a class to my Jewish bucket list…

Andrew Hall receiving his Krav Maga orange belt diplomaSeptember 12, 2019

Congratulations to Andrew Hall who received his Krav Maga orange belt diploma from our Level 2 test on August 3. We miss you Andrew!

Aggressive Counterattacks.September 6, 2019

Instinctive movements. Aggressive counterattacks.
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We train students to fight back aggressively and by any means necessary because the ultimate goal of our training is for our students to go home safe.
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No technique is considered “dirty” or “cheating” or “unfair” if we’re dealing with a scenario in which lives are on the line. We don’t want our students to have to fight…but if they do have to fight, we want them to do damage and get away from the dangerous situation that forced them to take action.
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Start training with us today! Contact us to schedule your first lesson for free!

Krav Maga Breast Cancer AwarenessSeptember 5, 2019

 

Order by next Monday, September 9th…and help be a part of Krav for a CURE!

  • Men’s Krav Cure Shirt (Black): $24.99
  • Women’s Krav Cure Shirt (Black or Pink): $24.99
  • Krav Cure Rally Towel (Black or White): $9.99
  • Krav Cure Classic Trucker Hat: $19.99

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to help find a cure for Breast Cancer in the name of Marni Levine: https://www.kravmaga.com/marni-fund/about-the-marni-fund/

Contact me to place your order. 🙏💟👍

Randall

Attackers Don't Care If You've Found Your Spiritual CenterSeptember 5, 2019

Ana Solorio and Bari Bernstein awarded their Krav Maga orange belt diplomas.September 4, 2019

Congratulations to Ana Solorio and Bari Bernstein, who this afternoon, were awarded their Krav Maga orange belt diplomas from our Level 2 test on August 3.

Ed Weiner receiving his Krav Maga yellow belt diplomaSeptember 4, 2019

Congratulations to Ed Weiner who this afternoon was awarded his Krav Maga yellow belt diploma from our Level 1 test on June 12.

Why the difference rate is so low in IsraelSeptember 4, 2019

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September 3, 2019

Krav Maga – Jab/Cross/Bob and Weave/Cross Punch Combination (Circling Up Footwork).

In this Student Section video we go over the Jab/Cross/Bob and Weave/Cross Punch Combination (Level 2 technique) with the concept of using “circling up” footwork while performing the Bob and Weave to place you in best position to land the last Cross.

David Weiss receiving his Krav Maga orange belt diplomaAugust 31, 2019

Congratulations to David Weiss who this afternoon was awarded his Krav Maga Orange Belt diploma from our Level 2 test on August 3.

Greg Anderson receives his Krav Maga orange belt diplomaAugust 29, 2019

Congratulations to Greg Anderson who tonight was awarded his Krav Maga Orange Belt diploma from our Level 2 test on August 3.

August 29, 2019

The Healthy Habits Of Krav Maga Martial Arts

This attorney chose Krav Maga as his “healthy habit” because he finds it fun and challenging.

Hurricane DorianAugust 29, 2019

Despite Hurricane Dorian, I plan on being open and teaching lessons this weekend.

If anyone has private lessons this weekend and needs to cancel, please let me know.

We were going to be closed on Monday anyway for Labor Day. I always have Mondays off but JJ needs the day off so he can spend time with his children Killface, Olivia, and Jose Canseco.

Be safe this weekend everyone!

Life Is Tough So Get Tougher.August 28, 2019

Training at Krav Maga Worldwide will make you physically and mentally tougher. Overcoming challenges in the training rooms teaches you skills that apply in your everyday life.
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We train to overcome and to never give up in the face of adversity and stress. Come train with us. Get tougher.

August 26, 2019

Krav Maga – Cavalier Wrist Locks (Preventing The Knife From Switching To The Attacker’s Other Hand).

In this Student Section video we go over the following four tips to preventing the attacker from switching the knife over to their other hand while performing the Cavalier wrist locks (Level 4 technique):

1. Keeping a “cap” on the attacker’s hand.
2. Cross facing the attacker with your shin and knee.
3. Lifting up on the attacker’s arm.
4. Rotating and angling the attacker’s hand and arm away from their body.

Krav Maga prevents bullying, instills discipline, confidenceAugust 25, 2019

“Krav Maga is unlike karate, jiu-jitsu and other martial arts in that it has no rules,”

Krav Maga prevents bullying, instills discipline, confidence

Mark Gerhardt and Matthew Thomas Krav Maga Level 1 (Yellow Belt) TestAugust 24, 2019

Congratulations to Mark Gerhardt and Matthew Thomas for passing their two hour Level 1 (Yellow Belt) Krav Maga test this afternoon.

The Level 1 test goes over the basics of self defense and fighting such as Krav Maga’s fighting stance and movement, various punches, kicks from standing position as well as from on the ground, elbows and knees, and how to defend against punches, chokes, headlocks and wrist grabs.

Great job you two!

August 22, 2019

Krav Maga – Choke With A Push (Rotational Defense Tips).

In this Student Section video we go over the following four tips to make the rotational defense better for both Choke from the Front with a Push and Choke from Behind with a Push (Level 1 techniques):

1. How to remember which hand to bring up.
2. The important of stabbing (instead of ‘windmilling’) your arm.
3. Timing the arm stab with your step.
4. Timing the pivoting/rotation of your feet with your step.

Defend and Counterattack Simultaneously.August 21, 2019

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training teaches students to defend and counterattack simultaneously whenever possible. As a system based on the side of self-defense, we aren’t looking to initiate a fight, so focusing just on defending an attack isn’t going to help gain initiative in a physical encounter. Our training teaches students to start fighting back right away. To make damage to an attacker at the same time as making a defense so that we have the best chance of winning the fight and going home safe.

KravMagaTraining.com shirtAugust 21, 2019

New school shirts designed by JJ.

Available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL.

$29.95.

While supplies last!

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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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  😂

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