8 Actionable Krav Maga Techniques – 2020

8 Actionable Krav Maga Techniques – 2020

8 Quick Convenient Krav Maga Self Defense Techniques

Updated on July 31, 2020

Why should you care about self defense?

I have always wondered what I would do if I were confronted with a dangerous attacker on the street. You don’t want to get into any sort of trouble, so it is best to avoid it, instead of using Krav Maga techniques.

In this article, I will cover Krav Maga, an amazing street fighting system used to take down your opponent quickly by serving several offensive and defensive maneuvers. 

Krav Maga is an amazing mixed martial art, containing multiple variants of an array of techniques(from Aikido, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, and Karate) that are in more cases amplified to become deadlier.

 Krav Maga is a military self-defense fighting system developed by Israel Defense Forces and Israeli Security Forces in the late 1940s to defend against armed Fascists. 

In this article, we will be focusing on a few Krav Maga techniques that should greatly help you with self-defense. Being able to protect yourself is a confidence booster, as well as a reassurance. Self-defense also brings other benefits such as boosting confidence, balance, self-awareness, and reflexes.

It would be best if you also defended yourself because the judicial power, often, left authorities as irresponsible for protecting civilians. Hence, we must protect ourselves.

How Krav Maga Works

Krav Maga is the deadliest hand-to-hand technique in the world. It combines the most lethal techniques in Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Aikido, Wrestling, and Judo. Krav Maga involves fluid motion, with defense and attack simultaneously, hitting the opponent’s pressure points and soft tissues.

Some of the most vulnerable points in the body include the eyes, neck, throat, solar plexus(abdomen), groin, ribs, knee foot, fingers, and liver. 

Most of what I am about to show here are lethal krav maga techniques.

What is Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a unique, practical hand-to-hand combat system that has several kicks, knees, punches, elbows, and much more that you can learn very fast.

Krav Maga was initially designed for survival for the military personnel, but today it is used by many worldwide.

Krav maga also uses the strongest techniques of multiple techniques like the headbutt, groin strike, eye gouges, and throat strikes for taking an opponent down fast.

mi Lichtenfeld was the originator of Krav Maga and he was a top contributor to the Nazi resistance.

1. The Horizontal Elbow Strike Krav Maga Technique

How to execute:

In the Horizontal Elbow Strike, your arms swing parallel to the floor.

With this technique, you will either strike with your forearm if you are aiming to club someone or the tip of your elbow if your intent is to break their bones.

When delivering this attack, you can implement your hips and feet to increase the power. 

For example, when elbowing with your right arm, you can tilt your hips to the right side and raise your right feet when hitting your opponent.

You have to be close enough to deliver the attack. Just remember to keep your other hand up, because when you’re that close to your opponent, it definitely isn’t safe.

I find that when I tuck by hands in(close to my chest), it makes my elbowing stronger.

2. Front(Straight) Knee Strike Krav Maga Technique

How to execute:

In the Front Knee Strike, you have to stand in the guard stance, where your hands are covering your head and one foot is slightly behind the other.

From here, you will have to drive your knee up. After that, you want to return to your original stance.

With this attack, applying the Double Collar Tie where the head of the opponent if controlled is great for doubling your impact.

You would want to aim for the head, ribs, neck, or solar plexus generally.

3. The Reverse Scissor Sweep Krav Maga Technique

How to execute: 

You have to be positioned in front of your opponent to do this attack. 

You have to your knee and push your opponent to the ground for this technique. This can easily injure you, so use this technique with extreme caution.  

4. Eye Strike Krav Maga Technique

How to execute:

When doing the eye strike Krav Maga technique, you first have to tuck your thumb in. Your fingers must be together. 

When delivering the attack you first tuck your hands near your chin and then you extend your hand out, attacking with the sides of your fingers. You should be aiming for the eye when delivering this technique.

5. Groin Kick Krav Maga Technique

groin kick krav maga self defense technique

How to execute:

It is essential to go in close contact and distract the attacker with an arm, then kicking with your chin. This technique will paralyze the attacker. This attack works best in close contact and in front of the opponent. Enjoying the content? Consider following our new social media accounts.

6. Palm Heel Strike Krav Maga Technique

palm strike krav maga self defense technique

How to execute:

When delivering the attack, your arm will go up in an upward ark. In the Palm Heel strike, you are aiming for the nose or chin. You will be attacking with the bottom of your hands only when executing this attack.

7. Stomp Kick Krav Maga Technique

stomp kick krav maga self defense technique

How to execute:

This technique is a far distance attack, the best defense against knife attacks. This is also the most effortless kick. 

The kick will involve extending your legs and using your body weight to shove the person in the opposite direction.

When executing this attack, you can hit anywhere on the chest and unstabilize their balance, although if you want full impact, try to aim for the solar plexus for lethal damage

8. Throat Strike(Chisel First Variant) Krav Maga Technique

How to execute:

When executing this attack, you have to form a proper fist, with the thumb tucking in and your fingers together. Stiffen your fist and strike out at your attacker’s throat. This works well on the side and front of the throat.

9. Additional Krav Maga Technique: The Bear Hug Escape

The bear hug is a common move when someone behind you grabs you and forces your arms to the sides of your body.

Luckily there is a handy Krav Maga self-defense technique for this.

How to execute:

The first thing to do is to make it hard for your opponent to hold you, so mimick a “fast squat” while your opponent is carrying you.

If that doesn’t get you out of the bearhug, then you want to swing your legs right and left, until your hands can reach your attacker’s groin and you can punch, or do a palm strike variant from there.


In this post, you learned multiple Martial Arts self-defense tactics revolving around the Krav Maga technique. I hope you will never have to use these Krav Maga self-defense techniques, but if you do, you will know what to do. 

Thank you very much for reading this article, and more articles like this will come very soon. Have an amazing day! If you enjoyed this, I have a full beginner guide for Krav Maga right here.