Learn How To Defend Yourself: Krav Maga 101

Learn how to defend yourself — IDF Style! For the first time ever, Cpl. Rachel Shir, one of only three female Krav Maga instructors in the IDF, teaches you the basic concepts behind the world-renowned self-defense system.

Krav Maga is a self-defense system that was invented by the Israel Defense Forces in order to ensure that both combat and non-combat soldiers know how to stay safe in every situation. All IDF soldiers are taught how to defend themselves from abductions, stabbing attempts and much more.

Cpl. Rachel Shir demonstrating how to face an attacker

Cpl. Rachel Shir demonstrating how to face an attacker

The IDF places tremendous importanceon efforts to thwart Hamas’ attempts to abduct IDF soldiers. Following the Gilad Shalit deal in which more than 1,000 terrorists were released from Israeli prisons, Hamas has broadcast its desire to kidnap more IDF soldiers and exchange them for more Palestinian prisoners. As part of the efforts to thwart these attempts, all IDF soldiers must go through a number of basic Krav Maga lessons.

IDF Soldiers Train in Krav Maga

The scenarios included violent rioters trying to physically harm soldiers.