Krav Maga Curriculum

——————————– Level 1 ——————————–

Strike Defenses

  • 360 Defense
  • Inside Defense
  • Inside Defense v Low Straight Punch

Self Defense

  • Choke Front – 2 Handed
  • Choke Front – 1 Handed
  • Choke Side
  • Choke Behind
  • Choke Front w/ Push
  • Choke Behind w/ Push
  • Headlock From Behind
  • Wrist Releases

Combatives

  • Fighting Stance
  • Movement-Fighting Stance
  • Straight Punches
  • Punches-Left/Right combination
  • Straight Punch with Advance
  • Straight Punch with Retreat
  • Straight Punch Low
  • Palm Heel Strike
  • Eye Strike
  • Hammerfists Side
  • Hammerfists Forward
  • Hammerfists Downward
  • Elbows 1-7
  • Front Kick (groin)
  • Front Kick to a Vertical Target
  • Round Kick
  • Knees
  • Muay Thai Clinch
  • Basic Takedown Defense (changing height, moving feet)

Ground

  • Ground – Back Position
  • Ground – Side Position
  • Ground – Front Kick
  • Ground – Round Kick
  • Ground – Side Kick
  • Ground – Getting Up

——————————– Level 2 ——————————–

Combatives

  • Bobbing/weaving/slipping punches
  • Hook Punch
  • Uppercut Punch
  • Basic Takedown Defense/spinning on centerline
  • Defensive Front Kick
  • Side Kick (with and without advance)
  • Back Kick
  • Uppercut Back Kick
  • Front Kick with Advance (fighting and neutral)

Ground

  • Fall Break – Backwards
  • Fall Break – Side
  • Ground – trap and roll
  • Ground – elbow escape
  • Ground – def. v. choke full mount
  • Ground – def. v. headlock full mount
  • Ground – Punch from top position
  • Ground – Dismount
  • Ground – Kick off from Guard
  • Ground – Foot Grab Strip
  • Ground – Foot Grab Spin Inward
  • Ground – Foot Grab Spin Outward

Strike Defenses

  • Inside Defense with Counter v. Left Punch
  • Inside Defense with Counter v. Left Punch (live side)
  • Inside Defense with Counter v. Right Punch (2 counters)
  • Inside Defense with Counter v. Right Punch (1 counter)
  • Defense v. Hook (extended)
  • Defense v. Hook (covering)
  • Defense v. Uppercut
  • 360 with Counterattacks
  • Reflexive Defense v. Front Kick
  • Outside Stabbing Defense v. Front Kick
  • Defense v. Low Round Kick (absorb)
  • Defense v. Low Round Kick (shin block)
  • Defense v. Front Kick (redirect)
  • Defense v. Front Kick (stopping)

Self Defense

  • Choke Front Against Wall
  • Choke Behind Against Wall
  • Choke Behind with a Pull
  • Headlock from the Side
  • Bearhug Front Arms Caught
  • Bearhug Front Arms Free (space)
  • Bearhug Front Arms Free (neck leverage)
  • Bearhug Behind Arms Caught
  • Bearhug Behind Arms Free
  • Bearhug Front and Behind (remove arms)

——————————– Level 3 ——————————–

Combatives

  • Head-butt Forward
  • Head-butt Upward
  • Head-butt to the Side
  • Head-butt to the Back
  • Defensive Back Kick with a Spin
  • Heel Kick
  • Inside Slap Kick
  • Outside Slap Kick

Strike Defenses

  • Inside Defense vs. Left/Right
  • Inside Defense vs. Left/Right (lean back & trap)
  • Inside Defense vs. Left/Right (using one hand)
  • Outside Defenses (1-5)
  • Outside Defense v Right Punch

Kick Defenses

  • Kick Defense vs. High Round Kick (reflexive)
  • Kick Defense vs. High Round Kick (2 contact points)
  • Kick Defense vs. High Round Kick (3 contact points)
  • Kick Defense vs. High Round Kick (covering)
  • Kick Defense vs. High Front Kick

Fall Breaks/Rolls

  • High Fall Break
  • Forward Roll (regular)
  • Forward Roll/Back Fall Break
  • Backward Roll

Self Defense

  • Reverse Headlock (standing)
  • Hair grab from the Front
  • Hair grab with Impending Knee
  • Hair grab from Behind
  • Bear hug From Behind (leverage on finger)
  • Bear hug From Behind (lifting)
  • Bear hug From the Front (lifting)

Ground

  • Arm Bar from the Guard
  • Guard Reversal, (sit up and sweep)
  • Choke from the side
  • Headlock from the side, weight forward
  • Headlock from the side, weight back
  • Side mount position (including strikes)
  • Arm Lock from side mount
  • Side Mount to Full Mount
  • Side Mount Knee in Belly

——————————– Level 4 ——————————–

Combatives

  • Chops, Inside and Outside
  • Ridge Hand/Mouth of Hand Strikes
  • Swing Out Hammer Fist – Element of Surprise
  • Axe Kick
  • Spinning outside Slap Kick
  • Spinning Heel Kick
  • Sweep with Heel Kick
  • Sweep with Forward Kick

Kick Defenses

  • General Defense vs. Medium to High Kick Attacks
  • Sliding Defense vs. High Round Kick
  • Plucking Defense vs. Low to Medium Side Kick
  • Redirecting Defense vs High Side Kick
  • Sliding Defense vs. Spinning Heel Kick
  • Stopping Defense vs. Spinning Heel Kick

Stick Defenses

  • Stick, Overhead Swing
  • Stick, Overhead Swing – off angle/dead side
  • Stick Defense, Baseball Bat Swing (horizontal swing)

Knife Defenses

  • Kick Defense vs. Straight Stab from a distance
  • Kick Defense vs. Straight Stab (bail out)

Gun Defenses

  • Gun form the Front
  • Gun from the Side of the Head
  • Gun from the Side, Behind the Arm
  • Gun from the Side, in Front of the Arm
  • Gun from the Front, Pushing into the Stomach
  • Gun from Behind (touching)

Cavaliers

  • Cavalier #1 (grab Right wrist and cap, pushing down)
  • Cavalier #2 (grab Right wrist and cap, twist and push down)
  • Cavalier #3 (both hands grab wrist, thumbs on back of hand)
  • Cavalier #4 (grab wrist and deliver elbow to break)

Groundwork

  • Defense vs. Full Mount Arms Pinned (wrist lock)
  • Defense vs. Full Mount Arms Pinned (snow angel)
  • Arm Triangle from Guard
  • Leg Triangle
  • Guillotine
  • Defense vs. Guillotine
  • Takedowns – Simple, Double Leg, Single Leg

——————————– Level 5 ——————————–

Knife Defenses

  • Defense against downward stab (ice pick stab)
  • Defense against upward stab
  • Defense against straight stab
  • Defense against straight stab – live side
  • Defense against forward slash
  • Defense against backhand slash

Gun Defenses

  • Gun from behind – gun at a distance
  • Gun from the front – 2 handed technique

Long Gun Defenses

  • Long Gun from the Front – live side
  • Long Gun from the Front – dead side
  • Long Gun from the Side, behind the arm
  • Long Gun from Behind (touching)
  • Long Gun or bayonet in stabbing attack

Combatives

  • Overhand right punch
  • Front Kick/Round Kick with switch
  • Two front kicks with a switch
  • Outside slap kick and front kick with a switch
  • Two straight knees with a switch
  • Two back kicks with a switch

Throws & Holds

  • Machine-Gun Take-Down
  • One arm shoulder throw
  • Hip throw
  • Face to face flip (sacrifice throw)

Headlock Defenses

  • Headlock from behind (throw)
  • Defense against headlock while being spun inwards
  • Defense against side headlock: Neck Break

Full Nelson Defenses

  • Release using leverage on fingers
  • Release using throw/flip forward
  • Release using sweep