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The only Krav Maga book you need.
on 28 April 2011
Having read most books on Krav Maga, I was drawn to Mr. Aviram's book because of his background. This guy didn't just learn Krav Maga in the IDF, he TAUGHT it. Mr Aviram was the Chief Instructor to the IDF and it shows in the book - this is not sanitised "civilian" Krav or "invented" Krav - this is the real deal, written and explained by the real deal.
The chapter on the philosophy of Krav Maga - the biomechanics and instinctive simplicity of the moves - is the most in-depth, clear and easily understood I've ever read.
Mr. Aviram didn't have the benefits of a large publishing house behind him so some of the proof-reading has missed grammatical errors, and the photos are sometimes on a different page to the text, but that doesn't detract from the value of the book to anyone interested in the REAL, TRUE, PURE version of Krav Maga.
This is genuinely the only book on Krav Maga that anyone needs to own, and if used together with Mr. Aviram's DVDs "Pure Krav Maga - Self Defence Mastery" gives anyone involved or interested in Krav Maga an essential toolkit to either begin learning or to improve their skills. For the cost of a couple of lessons at the local gym, this is extremely good value for money too.
Buy the book, get the DVDs, work with a friend through the exercises and techniques. Learn REAL Krav Maga. Excellent stuff.