Krav Maga Self Defense System: Complete 5 DVD Set AVI | English | 640x480 | 29.97 fps | Xvid 991 kbps | MP3 192 kbps 44.1 KHz Stereo | 2.23 GB Genre: elearning
Defend yourself and defend your beauty! You might need it when going out much at night, or when you want to improve your self confidence. Become the alpha male.
Includes: - Intro - Basic Combatives - The Best Defense - Line Of Fire - On The Edge
Review: “ This is a set of 5 DVD's that include the basics of krav maga self defence system. Krav maga is considered to be one of the most realistic self defence systems around, as the approach of the system is to concentrate on realistic self defence techniques, instead of sport-like aspects. I have practiced Krav maga for about 6 months now, and I purchased this set to support my training. Therefore, I had the chance to see how this instruction compares to the hands-on instruction I receive in my Krav maga class.
Generally speaking, the instruction in the films is good (or even very good). There are some techniques that are not taught in very detailed manner, but generally the instruction is good. There are also some techniques I found less than realistic for real life self defence, but generally the techniques are realistic. The techniques vary in difficulty from 1st degree (basic) techniques upward. I don't know at what level the most advanced techniques are, but I know that there is at least one 5th level technique included. On several occasions, the instructors mention that there will be more films with more advanced techniques.
The production of the films is generally speaking OK. The films have been filmed with only one camera, but usually that is enough. There are enough repetitions and narration in every technique to make it possible to understand the techniques. On top of that, they have broken most of the techniques down into learning stages, to further ease the learning. On some commercials, they mention that the set includes written instructions of every technique. There is no booklet included, however, as the instructions are written on-screen.
The set is available also on VHS, but DVD version has some extra material. Usually this means two extra techniques (there is no extra material on the Introduction film). The set includes five films: Introduction (the history of Krav maga), Basic combatives (the basic techniques), The best defense (defense against unarmed attack), In the line of fire (defense against handguns) and On the edge (defense against knife attacks). As the films are sold also separately, I have written more detailed reviews for each film separately.