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How to Do a Krav Maga Front Kick

March 8, 2018

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Yes, I said it. Front Kick to the groin. In today’s post, we will teach you the best way to do a frontal kick in Krav Maga style. 

Why a front kick to the groin? First of all it’s a SELF-DEFENSE move. This is a not a legal move in any competition or ANY tournament whatsoever. Not even in The Octagon or in the early 90’s. So let’s get that out of the way. It’s a self-defense move to protect yourself from an opponent.

Quick Summary:

Krav Maga is a military self-defence and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces. A combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, Wrestling, Aikido, Judo, Karate along with realistic fight training. This fighting style focuses more a real life scenarios as a self-defense martial arts.

Why It Works:

A kick to the crotch can often cause abdominal pain and nausea. Translation: Your opponent will be doubled over in discomfort, leaving you to flee. And you must flee! No man deserves to be kicked in the groin and then get pound upon. It’s a victory with no merits.

How to:

  1. Thrust knee high and forward

  2. Keep hip behind the kick

  3. Recoil hips returning to stance

Step 1

krav maga front kick 1

Step 2:

krav maga front kick 2

Check in next week for more self-defense moves in our “How to” series.

Be Safe!


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