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Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method--for Fitness and Self-Defense

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Master the moves of krav maga—the international self-defense and physical fitness sensation

Increasingly popular around the world, krav maga is the renowned hand-to-hand Martial Arts defense fighting designed by the Israeli military forces. Swift, powerful, and simple, it is an effective method for fending off any kind of attacker—and it is also an amazing workout.

Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 6th 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin
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This book is a great book for a beginner to Krav Maga. It discusses philosophy, basic strikes and combatives very well. The illustrations leave much to be desired, but they do their job sufficiently. It also has a detailed introductory 12 week workout and training plan. Read in tandem with Beginners should read this book in tandem with Levine's "Complete Krav Maga" book since the illustrations are much better.
Michael Watkins
This book was as good as it could be without taking the class. A link to some video demonstrations would have been nice for the visual learners. The book explained a lot and offered a lot of good info, but when it comes down to it...I just need to take a class and learn it the traditional way.
Habibi bahri
as a karate and jet kune do practicioner

this book do not offer anything new to me. the technique and philosophy can be found in any other books.

what I like is the training programme at the end of the book.
Mark Love
I am highly motivated to get started with my training now.
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