Brown Belt Krav Maga - Rank Requirements

All techniques from previous belts but more fluid.

Hand to hand – Ability to fight back aggressively using punches, elbow strikes, open hand strikes, knees and legs. Ability to fight with retreating.

Ground fighting

From ground to standing; against one and multiple opponents.One on one grappling; simple moves that can quickly neutralize opponent. Defense from the 'guard' position, defense from being on the bottom while top man is punching and trying to submit you.

Take downs – Wrestling and Judo moves that can quickly and effectively take an opponent down to the ground.

Release from common chokes, holds, grabs and hugs


Defense vs. Gun:

пистолет - Geweer - Armes à feu - Pistola - אקדח - Pistole

More advanced techniques, and a greater display of proficiency. The student must know how to defend against: Gun to the front and back of head, gunto side of head, gun to stomach, chest, and ribs.

Gun straight at neck,

Gun up towards neck, wrist in both positions.Gun to body, poke or point forcefully

Slap and point gun at person, he must learn to ignore the pain and to continue with defense.

Gun from slight distance, at stomach, to chest

Rifle Винтовка Fucile

Knife Attacks - Mes Aanval - Messer Angriff -

Committed Knife Attacks

Straight thrust to mid section– Jump back, block arm, redirect arm, aggressive strikes to face. (Shut down the computer)Straight Thrust to chest – Use forearm in a side turning motion, (like uchi uki block), move in aggressively with punches or push him away.

Upper strike

1. Forward aggression, 2. Back, disengage, 3. Loop arm and strip knife, 4.5. Redirect, both directions. 6. Redirect plus your forearm to his neck and takedown. (same arm that blocked and redirected)

Side strike to ribs – from a distance, (double arm block)from close up, (one arm block)

Slash to face,

Back hand slash to stomach (knife hidden behind hand); distance, and close up

Back hand Slash upper strike to torso (double forearm block, control arm or run away)

Grab and Stab

Grab Arm (wrist or sleeve) and stab

Trap Arm (Loop) and stab

Grab Shirt and stab

Grab head and stab

Handshake plus grab and stab (cross hand grab) – trapped hand (forearm) blocks strike.

Handshake plus grab and pull, thus exposing ribs (Ukraine), in such a situation you might not be able to use the cross arm forearm defense (as above); jump back, slap block with opposite hand, or kick to stomach.

Against the Wall

Knowing how to apply the gun, knife and empty handed situations with your back to the wall.

Third Party Protection

Involving guns, knives and empty handed

Seated Situations

Involving guns, knives and empty handed

Multiple Attackers

Involving guns, knives and empty handed

Kobutan – Self Defense Key Chain

Straight hand grab - press on thumb, pull forward,

Cross hand grab - point on back of hand, either release or counter grab and control.

Cross hand grab when you already have Kobutan in your hand.Bear Hug from behind – poke, or strike, or hit knuckles, or scratch across the back of the hand.

Back hand grip, strike, claw (back of neck)