This book is the real deal! It was written by the Founder Imi Sde-Or and his Senior disciple and follower Eyal Yanilov. It is the only authorized comprehensive manual to Krav Maga! It has been written extremely well! well laid out, structured and very easy to read! It demonstrates every concept and principles of the techniques well. I'm currently a student of Krav Maga training with a man who was taught Krav Maga by Eyal Yanilov himself in Israel. This book gives very good insight into, and really does give the Krav Maga system the true justice it deserves for being such an easy, simple, foolproof, effective and reality based system to learn!
The book as the title dictates is defense against armed assailants. It has detailed information about stick fighting, Knife defense, gun defense, multiple assailants, improvised weapons and hostage situations (focused at protection of friends, relatives etc. from attack)
I have bought a unauthentic Krav Maga Manual that cost me more than this book and it is a fraction of the thickness and is completely useless compared to this book! I felt that most of the concepts were miss taught and the book has been poorly produced. I fully recommend this book and advise against getting other Krav Maga manuals off any other authors. I'd also say that this book is for ANYONE! who wants to learn practical self defense techniques which could save their lives some day! and against going to other systems and arts. I have personally been there and done most of them. The only system that isn't fooled by a real defense situation! That has been tested and refined so much that it is almost fool proof is Krav Maga.
I Look forward to when they release the soon to come defense against 'unarmed assailant' I have already Bought my copy when it is released!!