Military Combatives


Israel Defense Forces 

(Krav Maga)

I like the fact that this instructional video shows real-time attacks, not slo mo choreography. It depicts typically chaotic violence that does not lend itself to a he-does-this-you-counter-with-that approach. The skills shown do not require fine muscle control, and the targets are obvious. The only thing missing is Bruce Lee's principle: hit the nearest target with the nearest weapon.


Jacqueline Black said...

It is worth having a look at the Kalah system. It has its roots in Krav Maga, but adhere much closer to the rule of "hit the nearest target with the nearest weapon". You may find it interesting.

Probably the easiest way to get an overview is to look at the founder, Idan Abolnik's, facebook page. (Although his English is horrendous, as he is a born Israeli, his techniques is not.)

Craig Mutton said...

First things first. If Jaqueline Black is a pseudonym, then I applaud you for choosing a name rife with imagery. If it's your real name, then kudos to your folks.

This is the first I've heard of Kalah. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the tip.

Jacqueline Black said...

I just thought I'll stop by again with two links. The first is to a webpage, and the second is to a video in which Abolnik talks about the system.

I have to say thank you for the blog, it is thought provoking and I enjoy reading it very much.

BTW, JB is indeed a pseudonym. My real name is a bit difficult to pronounce correctly!