Krav Maga Masters


Over the coming weeks, we will be featuring content from some of Krav Maga’s Masters.

Gabi Noah, Eyal Yanilov, Avi Moyal, Haim Gidon, Haim Zut, Eli Ben Ami, Eli Avikzar and of course Imi Lichtenfeld.

If you have any great footage, make sure you reach out and ensure that is featured right here in Krav Maga Magazine.


Itay Gil on letting go of ego in drills — and real life

Another Itay Gil video, another great explanation of what the real possibility of such an attack would be like. No static stick-em-ups here!

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Itay Gil’s gun to side disarm

Itay Gil demonstrates a well thought out (and tested) variation of the handgun to the side disarm.

This is the beauty of Krav Maga right here. As Itay says, it didn’t take long for the student to learn the technique.

Simple. Effective. This is Krav Maga.

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Demo Clip — Itay Gil

Itay Gil briefly explaining the origins and nature of Krav Maga and the differences between it and traditional martial arts.

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Jason Iannarino —How KRAV MAGA Changed My Life

I am a stand up comedian, a road comic. I have been for over 20 years. Being a comedian it is easy to pick up some bad habits. I found a way to pick up all of them. Two years ago I was drinking a bottle of whiskey every night. Not just a little bottle, but the “are-you-trying-to-kill-yourself?”, death wish sized bottles that you get at the liquor store. Not to mention the fact that I was smoking a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, eating fast food every day, and a number of other unmentionable, but equally horrible, habits.

One day I decided to make some changes. I checked into some AA meetings and swore to turn my life around. Unfortunately for me, AA meetings seemed to really depress me. I would walk out of the meetings thinking “Boy, that was depressing. I sure could use a drink!” Not a good idea.

I decided that instead of going to a bar every night, I would try to find a more positive place to spend my time. I thought, why not find a gym, or take up some sort of martial art? So I got online and started doing my homework.

It seemed to me that most martial arts fell into one of two categories: sports or self-defense. At 39 years old, I knew I did not want to compete in any sort of fight competitions. I wanted to find something that was purely self-defense. After days and weeks of research, I kept hearing about this thing called “KRAV MAGA.” I had never heard of it, but apparently it is the official self-defense combat system for the Israeli Special Forces and Mossad agents. (Probably some of the toughest people on this green earth!)

I decided to give it a try. I signed up for my first class. It was a game changer. They pushed me to my limits and made me do things I never thought I would be capable of. It wasn’t easy, and in fact, I almost puked several times that session. Literally puke. It wasn’t for sissies, but somehow, I got through it. I was hooked. I started going to classes four and five days a week. I started training one-on-one with black belts. They told me it would take six months to pass my level two test but after hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, I passed my level two test in just over three months!

I lost 45 pounds, all beer belly. I stopped smoking cigarettes. I stopped drinking. I stopped fast food, soda, and all of my other bad habits. I changed my diet. I changed the way I treated other people. My mission to quit drinking turned into a mission to improve other aspects of my life. I started to want to be a better man. I started to be less selfish, and consider others. I stopped womanizing. I started to adopt the warrior spirit and a better person. Now, when I take my shirt off and look in the mirror, I no longer cringe at the sight of a bloated, beer-bellied, dirt ball, and instead, I see a mean, lean muscled warrior with damn near six-pack abs. I treat people better. I make better decisions. I started to love myself.

I made the necessary changes in my life to become a better man. If I can do it, anyone can do it. You can do it! Why not sign up for a class? It may change your life. It may even SAVE your life! It did mine!

Jason Iannarino is a stand up comedian and actor. Published with permission.

FEKM Demonstration

Very slick demonstrations from the main instructors of the FEKM (European Federation of KM) and Richard Douieb.

Fantastic skill and aggression shown with technical nous, a real quality video.

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Eyal Yanilov — neutralize a pistol threat from behind

Demonstration with Eyal Yanilov and Alberto Diomedi of how to neutralize a pistol threat from behind.