Krav Maga Techniques

Authentic and Relevant

Krav Maga Global (KMG) teaches authentic Krav Maga passed down from the founder/inventor of Krav Maga Imi Lechtenfeld, to our global head instructor Eyal Yanilov. Our international syllabus developed by Eyal which is taught in all KMG clubs in over 60 countries.  This syllabus has been refined over decades to ensure it is relevant to modern problems and the latest practices in teaching and fitness training. 

One of the core design components of Krav Maga is that it is a system and is based on natural and simple body reactions, so the core movements and principles you learn as a beginner will be replicated in the more advanced techniques.   Therefore with our syllabus and teaching methods you will learn relatively quickly and retain the information more readily, compared to say traditional martial arts.

Krav Maga Defences

  • Strikes:  Punches, kicks, headbutts, elbow strikes, hammer strikes...
  • Grabs:  Bearhugs, headlocks, wrist grabs, shirt grabs...
  • Armed Threats and Attacks:  Knives, pistols, rifles, sticks, stones...
  • Ground Attacks:  Takedowns, strikes, chokes and headlocks...

​Krav Maga Tactics

  • Avoidance:  Avoid or Deescalate trouble without fighting
  • Common Objects:  Using common objects and the environment 
  • Multiple Attackers: Defending against more than 1 attacker at a time
  • 3rd Party Protection:  Defending family, friends or innocent parties

Krav Maga Levels

Each class will be different with techniques from different levels of the syllabus, however your initial training will focus on defences to the most common types of attacks you are likely to encounter, along with building your fitness.  These techniques will usually be from the Practitioner Levels.  Once a strong base has been established we will continue to build with more techniques. 

The Krav Maga Global syllabus is broken into 4 levels.

  • Practitioner:  Beginner to Intermediate Levels
  • Graduate:  Intermediate to Advanced Levels.  Minimum grade to be a KMG Instructor
  • Expert:  Senior Levels which can only be awarded by Eyal Yanilov in Israel.
  • Master:  Only Eyal Yanilov (Master Level 2) and Zev Cohen (Master Level 1) 

Krav Maga Gradings

We run gradings around every 6-months where students have the opportunity to "test" against the syllabus and move up a level.  We encourage students to test because it is a great way to motivate your training and evaluate your progress.

The grading process is a physical test.  Participants will be paired up and at the instructors command demonstrate their competence in each of the techniques up to their level of the syllabus.