Top 5 Online Resources to Learn Krav Maga


Top Five Online Resources to Learn Krav Maga


In recent years, Krav Maga has become a popular topic for many online forums, websites and Youtube channels. Consequently, finding good video tutorials can be a tedious endeavour, particularly for the layman. 

So, whether you just want to get started with Krav Maga, or you're already a passionate practitioner looking for more advanced techniques, here is my selection: the five best Youtube channels I've found and followed over the years. 

If only 5 could be bookmarked, these would be the must-haves.

Disclaimer: this is not a ranking but simply a list of the most useful online resources I've found so far.

== Watching videos cannot replace proper training! ==


#1 - Kevin Mack Krav Maga (kmxbox)


Logo Atlantic Krav Maga Affiliation: Krav Maga Nation (KMN)
Lineage: 

Imi Lichtenfeld => Alan Feldman => Kevin Mack

Youtube channel:
youtube.com/user/kmxbox

Website: kravmaganation.net

Atlantic Krav Maga was founded in 1981 in Philadelphia, by local instructor Alan Feldman who had trained in Israel under Imre (Imi) Lichtenfeld. Kevin Mack, the actual head-instructor, is a black-belt under Alan Feldman.

With a large sample of techniques and regular new posts, Kmxbox' Youtube channel is a great place to learn classic Krav Maga. Although sometimes a bit lengthy, videos are clear with a great deal of informative details.



#2 - Krav Maga Worldwide


Logo Krav Maga Worldwide
Affiliation: Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA)
Lineage: Imi Lichtenfeld => Darren Levine

Youtube channel:
youtube.com/user/KMWKravMaga

Website: kravmaga.com

Krav Maga Worldwide was created in 1999 to help spread Krav Maga training across the United States and around the globe. The founder of Krav Maga Worldwide, Darren Levine, is a 6th degree black belt under Imi Lichtenfeld and recipient of a Founder's Diploma from the father of Krav Maga himself.

KMW produces good quality videos which they keep short (mostly under 3min) and to the point. They infuse their videos with a wacky but refreshing sense of humour but explanations are clear with sensible tips. Overall, it's a good sample of Krav Maga techniques which are well suited for a civilian context.



#3 - Krav Maga Training Italy


Logo Krav Maga Training Italy
Affiliation: International Krav Maga Institute (IKMI)
Lineage: ?

Youtube channel:
youtube.com/user/theKravMagaTraining

Website: kravmagatraining.it

Krav Maga Training Italy's Youtube channel offers a good sample of fighting techniques with informative and detailed explanations. 


On top of the general quality of the videos (with English subtitles), we greatly appreciate that a number of tutorials uses CCTV and phone footages of street fights to illustrate their points.


#4 - Kalah (AKA True Krav Maga) - Idan Abolnik


Logo Kalah / True Krav Maga
Affiliation: Independent
Lineage: Imi Lichtenfeld => Eli Avikzar => Boaz Aviram => ? (IDF curriculum)

Youtube channel: 

youtube.com/channel/UCzXRFx83dDUo87Yw5xFdpEA

Website: truekravmaga.co

If you want rough, tough, military-style, no bullshit techniques, Idan Abolnik's Youtube channel is THE place. 


With his strong experience as spec op soldier in Golani Unit (and then as an operative with the firm Golani Israeli Security Specialists), South Africa based Idan Abolnik logically puts lots of emphasis on weapons (knifes and guns). 

The guy stands so strongly behind his system that he demonstrated some guns-disarm techniques with live rounds! Don't try that at home though.

Unfortunately, the channel has been discontinued (last post was in April 2013), and video material is now mainly published on Idan Abolnik's Facebook page


It's a shame really because it is much easier to share Youtube's material than Facebook's. The channel would be also significantly improved if videos had titles and descriptions.

Don't expect sleek, studio/professionally -made educational tutorials there; we're talking about raw training footages here. 


Who cares though, techniques are some of the best I've seen around and the guy clearly knows what he is talking about. Additionally, the sheer number of videos makes for the rough edges.


#5 - Urban Krav Maga (UKM) – Stewart McGill


Logo Urban Krav Maga
Affiliation: Independent  - British Combat Association
Lineage: Imi Lichtenfeld => Eyal Yanilov => Stewart McGill

Youtube channel:
youtube.com/user/stewartkrav

Website: urbankravmaga.org


Urban Krav Maga draws on the experience of Stewart McGill and his team across a range of martial arts and their application. 

The system was designed to incorporate the best of those arts and that experience. It is based around the attacks that actually happened to people in a civilian context (namely Western Europe) according to Police reports and responds to issues raised by students by looking to tailor solutions that worked for different people. 

It emphasize leverage and covers what to do if attacked by a bigger opponent for both men and women and thus relies less on punching power than other systems.

The addition of Leo Negao (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt under Fábio Gurgel and multiple BJJ world champion, renowned Vale Tudo and MMA fighter) to Stewart McGill's team, has led to a highly enhanced ground-fighting game, making Urban Krav Maga one of the best all-around systems out there.

Although the number of videos on the Urban Krav Maga's Youtube channel does not match that of other channels in this selection, the videos are good with clear and detailed explanations. We can only wish there were more videos. You'll find most videos on their Facebook page.


More recently, as to early 2016, the Urban Krav Maga team has set up a video course on Udemy.com. The course is all about giving people the knowledge they need to defend themselves against the most common street attacks with a series of detailed instructional videos. Fifteen lectures over an hour. Good material.

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