The IDF Step By Step Guide to Self-Defense

Krav Maga (Close-Range Combat, lit.”Touch-Fight”) is a martial arts style specially developed by the IDF to suit the army’s specific security needs. Each and every Israeli soldier, regardless of his job, must undergo training to learn the basic steps of self-defense -IDF style.

Following the prisoner negotiation for Sergeant First Class Gilad Shalit’s release with Hamas, the terrorist organization ruling Gaza, has threatened additional soldier kidnapping. In light of this, we are issuing this step-by-step guide for the common man, to protect oneself from the threat of kidnapping.

Situation #1:

An unfamiliar car stops in front of the sidewalk you’re walking on. Suddenly, from the rear door a man emerges who tries to force you into the vehicle.

IDF's Guide for Self Defense

1) Instead of instinctively resisting the attacker's pull, attack his eyes directly by shoving your fingers into the sockets to temporarily blind him.

IDF's Guide for Self Defense

2) While the attacker is unable to see, kick him as hard as possible in the groin.

3) Run away!

Situation #2:

After neutralizing the first attacker, a second comes out from the rear door and pins your arms from behind.

IDF's Guide for Self Defense

A second attacker comes out from the rear door and pins your arms from behind

IDF's Guide for Self Defense

1) Kick him in the groin with your heel

IDF's Guide for Self Defense

2) Hit him on the back of the head

IDF's Guide for Self Defense

3) After his grip is shaken, finish him by kicking his face as hard as you can

Situation #3:

Two attackers jump you; one pins your arms from behind and the other attacks you from the front.

IDF's Guide for Self Defense

1) Kick the attacker in front of you as hard as possible and then pull down your body's center of gravity by bending forward

IDF's Guide for Self Defense

2) Elbow the attacker behind you in the face

IDF's Guide for Self Defense

3) Deliver another blow to your attacker's vulnerable area

4) Victory!

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