The Body: Weapons & Ranges

Posted: March 13, 2018 by urbantacticskravmaga in Krav Maga Principles
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If you seriously intend on learning to defend yourself you must understand range. Range means how close you have to be to another person in order to use your body’s weapons.

  • Long range (LR) – Kicks etc..

 

 

Groin Flick Kick 3

Example: Groin Flick Kick/Groin jab. All kicks are long range.

 

 

  • Medium Range (MR) – Punches etc…

 

Eye Flick

Example: Eye Flick. All punch or attacks with extended but not completely locked out arms are medium range attacks.

 

  • Short Range (SR) – Elbows, Knees, Grabbing etc…

 

Krav Maga Knee 4

Example: Knee Any attack that can be done from a clinch or control point is a close range attack

 

  • Control point (CP) – Reference point 1, Reference point 2, Point of Dominance etc..

 

Reference point 1 takedown grip 1

Example: Reference point 1 control, or live side control. Controls are positions in which you have broken down the opponent and are controlling their body in some way.

 

As much as you can you should keep your distance in the long range region prior to conflict. This allows you to assess the overall situation while still being able to attack your opponent if you need to.  If you need to pre-emptivley (PE) Strike, you should usually start from your long range as you properly assessed and kept your distance. If you decide you need to fight instead of run, attack in whatever range you are in and begin closing the distance. Once you have done this, you can control, and disengage or control and take down, depending on your skill, objective and what will most effectively stop the threat for the situation.

One of the best ways to become effective at closing the distance and learning your ranges is to spar. While learning self defense techniques does not require sparring, it is a MUST if you are serious about your training.

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