Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Understanding Outside Defenses

Krav Maga training includes various terms to help students understand techniques and tactics. Some topics, however, are inherently confusing.  One of these is differentiating between outside and inside defenses.  
Outside defenses involve your arms or legs moving outward away from the body to block or redirect an incoming strike/grab - armed or unarmed. 

Some examples:
  • 360 defenses
  • Defense Against Roundhouse Kick
  • Defense vs Knife Slash
  • Outside Defense vs Straight Punches
Here are some photos of outside defenses.  Our next article will focus on inside defenses.

360 vs ice pick attack from side

360 defense vs ice pick from front
P2 diagonal/up (no.4) vs straight punch