The Israeli Unarmed response method, A “MUST” for Protection Operatives

The best training programs for improving the functions under high stress situations, resulting from crises or violence. This method has been taught to thousands of civilians in Israel from all walks of life. Businessman and housewives, old and young have all successfully learned this method, and through experience it has proven itself time after time to be extremely well suited for the private citizen, as well as the law enforcement officers or soldiers.


For thousands of years the mankind has been aided by various and special methods for protection. Most of these methods were important for man’s need to defend himself from the dangers characteristic of the various areas around the world and of each period in the history of the human race.

Similar to the evolution that the world underwent, the unarmed protection methods are also going through an evolutionary process.

The Israeli unarmed protection methods are also going through this evolutionary process. Emerged in an environment where violence, mostly of a political nature, was rife. It has had an ample opportunity to be tested and improved under real-life conditions, proving itself to be an ideal means of defending oneself in the face of extreme danger.  Krav Maga, which means “Contact Combat” in Hebrew, is the official martial art of the Israeli Defense Force and National Police. It is a martial art created solely for the purpose of self-defense, devoid of any religious or philosophical elements.

Krav Maga is specifically designed for rapid skill acquisition and maximum effectiveness. A fundamental basis of Krav Maga is using the body’s instinctive reactions in responding to a threat, which means that Krav Maga need not be studied for many years for it to become practical. Even a relatively small amount of training can greatly enhance an individual’s defensive capabilities.

Krav Maga is composed of two integrated parts-self-defense and hand-to-hand combat.

Self – Defense is the foundation of the discipline. It consists mainly of discreet techniques designed to counter a variety of specific, realistic attacks (chokes, holds, locks and various strikes are examples of such attacks).

The beginning movement for each technique is the instinctive reaction to a given attack-in other words, how you would automatically react to such a situation.

Powerful counters designed with the aid of biomechanics, kinesiology and psychology are melded to these reactions in order to create an integrated and effective technique. The advantages to this user-friendly approach of grafting learned responses to instinctual reactions are significant – faster learning and greater retention.

The instinctive,” last minute” nature of these defenses also makes them uniquely suited to realistic scenarios in which attacks occur at unexpected times and in unforeseen manners.

The Krav Maga has been developed to assist the law enforcement and the entire security establishment’s personnel from the civilian and governmental sectors who must deal with a different kind of reality then a civilian. The basic difference is that a civilian can choose to avoid certain situations, whereas the security units of all kinds have to deal with a given situation, neutralize the danger, using reasonable force and still obeying the law.

KM defines the needs of the specific unit and tailor made the training program especially for them.

Krav Maga is considered one of the most effective methods of self-defence, combat ability, and improvement of both mental and physical abilities. The method is easy to learn, and it is based on the use of reflexive movements and responses, which it implements with various techniques. Krav Maga places emphasis on the mental and technical preparedness of the trainee.

The Krav Maga method has long ago spread beyond the borders of Israel, and is taught in Europe, the United States, and Australia, in the civilian and security sectors. Professionals, who were exposed to the method in various security institutions and the art of combat, testify that the method has important and vital characteristics:

  1. The techniques and exercises are very practical and are very effective for practical situations in the street.
  2. One who practices the method can reach high expertise through a relatively short training period.
  3. The trainee’s ability to deal with real and pressured situations rises considerably and continues for a long time.

This unique method has received international recognition as an innovative and highly practical unarmed protection method, and more recently has been taught to, law enforcement agencies, and security personnel worldwide.

These are crucial factors to be considered in the implementation of a defensive tactics program because most people in our society cannot afford the luxury of prolonged training periods for themselves or for their personnel.

The ultimate goal is to keep the trainee safe from harm and to give him or her confidence and security they need. The method curriculum is designed to prevent injury to oneself and also limit injury to the other party only as required to stop the aggression.

This very same system has been taught to thousands of civilians in Israel from all walks of life. Businessman and housewives, old and young have all successfully learned this method, and through experience it has proven itself time after time to be extremely well suited for the private citizen, as well as the law enforcement officer or soldier.

Easy to learn, Practical & Effective, Easy to Retain

Technical and Practice

  • The art of Presser points.
  • Legs techniques.
  • Knees techniques.
  • Hands and legs defense.
  • Elbows techniques.
  • Release from haggling- all direction.
  • Release from hand, hair, and strangulation situation.
  • Defense against guns.
  • Defense against knifes.
  • Defenses with sticks.
  • Special ground techniques for man and women.
  • Knife ground defense.
  • Strangling ground defense.
  • Arm locks ground defense.
  • Free ground fighting.

 Operational Fitness

  • Strength training
  • Endurance training
  • Speed training
  • Agility drills
  • Determination drills
  • Aggressiveness & Hand to Hand Combat
  • Types of attack
  • Attack & Defense techniques
  • Disarming the assailant – firearms, knifes, clubs, hand grenades etc
  • Controlling, Restraining and Taking-down techniques
  • Passage through a crowd