Beginner Krav Maga: Basic Combatives

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Beginner Krav Maga is the perfect starting point for those wanting to learn this incredibly effective Israeli self defense system. On this first DVD, you will learn:

  • Intro to Krav Maga –  Intro to Krav Maga concepts: taking the fight to the attacker, adding combatives, etc. The basic training stances are covered: neutral stance, fighting stance, and proper footwork.
  • Punches and Fighting – Basic punches (Straight/Hook/Uppercut) are covered along with a useful home practice drill. Subtle punch defenses: bob & weave, and slip. Along with practice drills.  
  • Combatives – Foundational combatives: palm strike, hammer fists, front kicks, finger strikes, head butts, thrust knees, clinch positions, preemtive striking, elbows #1-7, and back kicks. Each Technique taught slow motion, angles, full explanation, application, and a home practice drill. 
Price: $19.99

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DVD Details

  •  Instructor: Michael South
  • Length: 92 Minutes
  • Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate
  • Format: DVD, Region Free (plays in DVD players worldwide)

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“I have been practicing the martial arts for 38 years and have been teaching for 23 years and I found this and the other Krav Maga DVD produced and taught by Michael Hodges to be excellent resources for the practice of Krav Maga and for anyone who wishes to learn the basics of effective and efficient self-defense. I am also a police instructor and full-time police officer and I am integrating some of these basic, yet effective, techniques into my training program for the officers who serve on my police department.

Mr. Hodges’ teaching style is very straightforward and is appropriate for students and instructors who learn from a variety of learning modalities such as Visual (Mr. Hodges shows you the techniques), Aural (hearing – Mr. Hodges explains the techniques), and Kinesthetic (Mr. Hodges has the student actually do the techniques with him).

I am also a university professor part-time and a researcher and have a Ph.D. in Education and from my professional background and experience I am aware of what effective learning methodologies looks like; Mr. Hodges has hit the nail on the head with his instructional techniques.

Overall, the cost is fantastic and an outstanding bargain! Do yourself a favor if you are a Krav Maga practitioner, enthusiast, or a martial artist who wishes to add some basic and solid techniques to your training program and purchase both of Mr. Hodges’ Krav Maga videos; you will not be disappointed!”

-John M. Landry, Ph.D.

The two Krav Magra DVDs gave good instruction in how to disable an assailant and break free. I have had training in Army military police and Judo classes. This is much better than sport Judo.
Its better to view the videos with a work- out partner; pausing the DVD to try a few of what you have learned. You will learn faster by having actual practice as you learn.

-John, from Eugene

Good start up DVD. Shows the very basics…Assists with technique which is vital to doing the moves correctly. Slow enough to allow you to stay with the video. I would recommend this video to my friends.


The videos take an excellent approach to self defense. Basic, yet thorough in their content and how they approach the topic of serious self defense in today’s troubled world, which by the way may be in your back yard. These videos were easy to follow and the techniques were well explained and staged for the beginner and early practitioner. I have some background in Aikido from many years ago, and I chose these videos and the techniques taught here to be able to end a serious situation before it gets worse. FYI one should always avoid conflict and be aware of your surrounding and potentially dangerous situations. Never go looking for trouble no matter how confident you are in your abilities. Be prepared but be wise!


-Excellent seller. DVD’s r filled w/ golden nuggets 4 learning.

-Great product everything yousaid and more THANK YOU A-1+

-Great E Bayer, Great product Mr. Hodge has the right stuff.

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