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How to Do a Krav Maga Inside Defense against a Kick

Learn how to do an inside defense against a kick from Krav Maga Master Instructor Rhon Mizrachi in this Howcast video.


We're doing an inside defense against a straight kick to the groin or to the midsection. This is a defense that is executed from passive stance. Please, Vladimir, kick. One more time. Slow. One second. Because my hands are down, I should say slow. The first motion is always getting out of the line of that kick. Because my hands are down, the fastest direction to the foot is just here. It's one single motion. If my hands were up, then I could have done many other things that might have been a little bit more useful. But right now, this is the most direct way to make sure that the kick passed and I'm safe.

By the way, the contact is to his heel, not to his thigh. And that is, the higher you go up, the more mass you're going to have to move. And, obviously, because we don't rely power on power, I'm going to have to move the least amount of mass and I strike with a right punch to the face. Thank you.

Please, two legs side by side. One, is just the footwork: pushing off of the right foot. One. And get your legs low. Again, and one. Again, and one. Right now, the right hand is going to come to your left cheek. The right hand is going to almost heel strike his foot away. One. Again, with your knees bent, one. Again, one. Again, one. Stay there.

You bring your left hand to your face, and you strike with the right in a pivot. Again, and one, two. Again, one, two. Again, one, two. All in one. And one,. A little quicker. A little quicker.

Please, Vladimir, start kicking. Please, when you kick, retract the foot back. Again. Again. Again. Change places. Again. Again, big pivot. Again. Smooth. Thank you.

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