KPE 287 Skills: Week III & IV
KPE 287 Skills: Week III & IV
INSTRUCTORS: Daniel Frankl, Ph.D., Associate Professor, and Andrew Cornwell, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Krav Maga skills described in this Page are reproductions of skills originally developed by Emi (Imi) Lichtenfeld. All rights to a commercial reproduction of these materials are reserved to Emi Lichtenfeld and Daniel Frankl, Copyrightę 1996-98, Daniel Frankl, Ph.D.

"KRAV MAGA" (Contact Combat) SKILLS:
Week III & IV


Basic Outlet Stance
Demonstrations by: Daniel Frankl and Andrew Cornwell
"narrow" stance
front view

"narrow" stance
side view
Fingertip blow
to Suprasternal
Notch
The outlet stance used in Krav Maga is designed for a balanced mix of stability and potential for mobility in any desired direction. Take note of the variation in defensive/attacking posture: depicted on the left is a "square" universal posture (against attack from various directions); depicted on the right is a narrower frontal profile (used primarily against one frontal attacker). The preemptive, defensive left tip of fingers blow to the Suprasternal Notch is most efficient when originating from a "narrow profile" outlet stance.

Elbow Blows

The Roundhouse Elbow Blow
Roundhouse
Elbow Blow
(front view)

To effectively execute a Roundhouse Elbow Blow from a narrow outlet stance, the right foot's heel must be up and out, and the toes must drag forward to allow smooth inward hip rotation, and a powerful finish with elbow (note elbow's position at the end point).


Right Front Blow
rear view front view
side view
When attempting the right front punch, the rational for holding the right heel up and slightly out becomes apparent. It allows better range, added power and speed, and a variety of quick movement and kicking options. Failing to place the right foot's toes (heel up and out) on the ground may result in right knee injuries as a result of powerful right front punches.


The Right Fist Uppercut Blow

Uppercut
front view
Uppercut
side view
Take note of the tightly formed fist (with thumb locking fist on the outside), and the "column" style line of gravity cutting through the fist, wrist, and forearm. The power behind an effective (right fist) uppercut blow originates at the right supporting toes and bent knee. All effective blows must reach past (15-20 inches) the intended target.



The Right Fist Roundhouse Blow
Roundhouse
front/side view
Roundhouse
rear view
Take note of the the right arm's elbow position (at, or slightly above shoulder height), angle at the elbow (~90 degrees), and the "column" style line of gravity cutting through the fist, wrist, and tip of the elbow. The power behind an effective (right fist) roundhouse blow originates at the right hip and is facilitated by an agile and flexible right knee and supporting toes. All effective blows must reach past (15-20 inches) the intended target.


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