Published by
Skyhorse (2014-07-15)
Original language
Sports & Active outdoor recreation


Use Your Body as a Weapon

by Aviram, Boaz

This training manual is ideal for anyone curious about Krav Maga.

This noncompetitive self-defense technique began in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). The guide's author, Boaz Aviram, has been a member of the IDF for years. Krav Maga brings together skills and training from many martial arts, ranging from jiujitsu to judo to boxing. It shares with is students critical lessons in maintaining awareness and making each strike count in self-defense. In its instructional and updated edition, Krav Maga: Use Your Body as a Weapon teaches athletes about their own anatomy and muscles to help them avoid injury.

Aviram provides concrete and reliable information on how to tackle your opponent int he more efficient and effective way. Some methods include:
- Paying attention to possible escape routes
- Using your opponent's weakest areas to your advantage
- Using common objects at hand to fight with
- Preemptive counterattacks

This book offers the basic philosophy and use of hand-to-hand training as it began, and the author meticulously describes the basis of each skill to help the reader and athlete understand it clearly. With more than 1,000 photos and 150 techniques, Krav Maga: Use Your Body as a a Weapon belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in this technique.

Boaz Aviram is the third in a lineage of IDF Fighting Fitness Academy Krav Maga Chief Instructors and has taught sky marshals of the Israel Aviation Authority, as well as numerous US and European federal and local law enforcement agencies. He lives in New York, New York.

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