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How to Defend Yourself against a Grenade using Krav Maga

Learn how to defend yourself against someone holding a grenade in this Howcast video featuring Krav Maga Master Instructor Rhon Mizrachi.


We are talking about defense against an individual that is holding a grenade. This is a question that we get a lot. I guess we get it because the art came from Israel from a situation where things like this are more common. Once again, this is a situation when you have a hostile individual, a hostage situation in a bus, in an auditorium, or in an aircraft where you have a hostile individual moving through and in his hand, there's an explosive device like this.

What you need to understand is, that if he holds it, I, as a person who is going to try to extract it and keep the other people in the room safe, will have to approach him from the rear. So if we are in an aircraft and I'm sitting in a chair, he's going to have to pass me. The same situation will be if I will be in an auditorium sitting on a chair. I will have to wait for this guy to have his back to me before I approach him.

Now once you can imagine all of this, then if he's passing me when I'm sitting, all I'm going to do is I'm going to get back into the line and attack his hand. I'm going to attack his hand again, holding it the same way a knife was held so he cannot release the grenade. From here, I'm going to put him into the line. Again, secure the grenade so he cannot let go of the handle.

Once I'm here, I'm going to kick him, lock his leg, and transfer that to me. This now, you can hit, you can hit, you're going to open up the gap, and this grenade is going to have to be taped. Just to add to it, just in case this fails, and right over here, going over that way a little, and right over here as you extract this, a grenade will fall. We got a massive problem. You got about four more seconds before this goes boom. If for any reason while you're here, you didn't manage to extract it well and it fell, the first thing that happens here, there's a punch. There's a grenade that comes to here, and there's a body that goes on top. I'm going in this direction. Thank you.

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