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On this page, you’ll find a menu with links to the video clips illustrating the techniques found in the Elite Defence Academy Krav Maga Syllabus, from Yellow Belt to Brown Belt 2 level.

Simply click on the link describing the technique / technique group / tutorial, and you’ll be taken to the video for those techniques.


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Module 1: Defenses against wrist grabs / shirt grab / followed by attempted punch or head butt.

Module 2: Gun Holdup – mid level (Hook and Lock).

Module 3: Defense against the Sucker Punch.

Module 4: Defense against chokes: front, side, rear, rear naked, and bent over choke.

Module 5: Defenses against icepick knife holdup.

Module 6: Defenses against grabs (hair, shoulder etc) and hugs from behind (incl. pin against wall).

Module 7: Defenses against low weapon holdup / “Window Of Opportunity” holdup positions.

Module 8: Defenses against a rushing attack (tackle, swing, attempted grab).

Module 9: Frontal Rape Position defences (using the Guard position).

Module 10: Defense against rear mugging (One person behind, accomplice/s in front, weapon at front or back).

Module 11: Defenses against Icepick knife attack (committed attack as well as with attacker using leading arm to bar the defender).

Module 12: Tutorial: How to use a knife, pen, or other sharp object for self defense (very basic).

Module 13: Defense options against a knife slash / bottle slash.

Module 14: Defensive options while being in a Mount (punches / choke / wrists held / forearm choke).

Module 15: Defenses against a tight front hug / body press (free standing / against wall).

Module 16: Defending against a chest shove followed by haymaker punch.

Module 17: Defending against an attempted strike to the head with bottle, stick, or other object.

Module 18: Defenses against knife holdup to throat (conventional as well as icepick, front and rear).

Module 19: Dealing with a carjacking scenario through compliance / Defenses vs in-vehicle threat or attempted abduction.

Module 20: Defenses against aggressive kicks.

Module 21: Tutorial: How to use a short stick, extendable baton, or rolled up magazine for defense.

Module 22: Defense against a low or straight stab with a knife.

Module 23: Defenses against pistol-whipping.

Module 24: Rear prone, bent over table, or multiple attacker rape defences.

Green Belt


25 . The “Big 3” sequence of strikes – eyes, throat, groin.

26 . The Stab Punch.

27 . The Parry Punch.

28 . Elbow strikes: upward, across, downward spike.

29 . Clinch and knee strikes.

30 . The groin kick.

31 . The push kick.

32 . The Thai kick.

33 . The scoop kick.


34 . The “paddle wheel” parrying principle.

35 . The “hands into empty space” parrying principle.

36 . The “elbow shield” parrying principle.


37 . The Bicycle Wheel (vertical, diagonal, horizontal)

38 . The Wrist Pluck for low level holdup.

39 . The Hook and Lock performed from a rear and side holdup.

40 . The Scoop and Hug performed from a rear and side holdup.

41 . Disarm vs gun to side of head, hostage style: “Gun Twist” disarm (Variants allowed).

42 . Disarm vs gun to back of head / neck, hostage: “Sit & Turn” disarm (Variants allowed).

43 . “Clap Hands” disarm vs gun presented past your own body (hostage, gun aimed at someone else).


44 . The Hook and Lock vs a knife holdup from the rear.

45 . The Scoop and Hug vs a knife holdup from the rear.


46: The “Slap and Trap” principle vs icepick stab, straight stab, and slashes.


47 . Collar Hook into Alien Face.

48 . Collar Hook into Elbow Spike.

49 . Collar Hook into Arm Drag.

50 . Collar Hook into Passing The Head.

51 . Collar Hook into Foot Sweep.


52 . Applying low and high Side Control; Escaping from attempted Side Control.

53 . Applying the Rear Naked Choke, and escaping attempted RNC (standing & ground).

Blue Belt


54 . Relaxed “Systema style” striking: floating punch, straight punch, backfist.

55 . “Double Strikes”: delivered to 2 opponents simultaneously, to 2 parts of an opponent’s body simultaneously, and compression striking.

56 . The Supported Strike: either a swung strike, or a pushing strike, Tai Chi-style.


57 . Wrist hold with chest pat (preventing a punch or weapon draw).

58 . “Window of Opportunity” or Arm Drag against holstered or lowered weapon.


59 . Lever knife disarm #1 vs icepick stab – “salute” grip with twist forward to strip knife away.

60 . Lever knife disarm #2 vs icepick stab – bring knife down to the right and strip it away using the Hook and Lock / shoulder lever.

61 . Lever knife disarm #3 vs icepick stab (in the event of missing the wrist in #1) – bring the knife down and strip away as in #2 or #8.

62 . Lever knife disarm #4 vs rising / straight stab – “swing” technique, strip knife away using left wrist, shoulder, or elbow.

63 . Lever knife disarm #5 vs forehand slash – “swing” technique, same strip out as #4.

64 . Lever knife disarm #6 vs backhand slash – same as #4 and #5.

65 . Lever knife disarm #7 vs reverse grip (icepick grip) slash – swing down, do same as #2, #3 or #8.

66 . Lever knife disarm #8 vs horizontal icepick stab (stitching) – swing down and lever knife away from body using left wrist.

67 . “Strike Out” knife disarm, high and low level.


 68 . The Americana from mount or side control.

69 . Defenses vs Americana.

70 . The Armbar from mount or side control.

71 . Defenses vs Armbar.

72 . The Arm Triangle Choke from mount or guard.

73 . Defenses vs Arm Triangle Choke.

74 . The Kimura from the guard.

75 . Defenses vs Kimura.

76 . The Knee Arm Break from the guard.

77 . Defenses vs Knee Arm Break or Armbar from the Guard.

Brown Belt 1


78 . The “Rugby Ball” disarm applied with one hand.

79 . The “Thumb Grab” disarm.

80 . The “X-Grip” disarm.

81 . The adapted “Push / Pull” disarm, or Alien Face Takedown, or any rear takedown / weapon control technique vs a gun held high and out of reach (often combined with a frontal push or grab from the opponent).

82 . Gun disarm, kneeling, gun to forehead – rising “Bicycle Wheel” disarm.

83 . Gun disarm, kneeling, gun to back of head – rotate and modified Armpit Hug disarm with takedown.

 84 . Gun to back of head, lying on stomach with opponent on top of you – “Hug and Shrimp” disarm.


85 . Knife or gun presented from front – Hook ‘n Lock, Strike Out, or Elbow Drag disarm.

86 . Seated vs rear hostage knife to throat – “Clasp Hands” disarm.

87 . Knife or gun in hand of someone walking past – Elbow Drag disarm.

88 . Knife or gun presented as holdup across a table – “Across the body” posture break and disarm.

 89 . Knife stabbing attack across table – “Across the body” parry / posture break and disarm.


90 . Frontal holdup mid / high level – Modified Hook and Lock disarm.

91 . Frontal holdup low level / out of reach – Alien Face Takedown.

92 . Rear holdup – Modified Hook and Lock or Modified Scoop and Hug disarm.

93 . Rifle or shotgun cradled in hip – Push and Rip disarm.


94 . Stab with garden fork or spade – Modified Hook and Lock disarm.

95 . Swinging attack with chain or electric cable or sectioned weapon – Wrist Wrap disarm.

96 . Swinging attack with axe – Recoil Strike disarm.

97 . Rear choke with cable, rope or wire – Turn and Hug disarm.


98 . Applying the Scissor Choke from mount or half mount.

99 . Defenses vs Scissor Choke.

100 . Applying the Leg Triangle Choke from guard.

101 . Defenses vs Leg Triangle.

102 . Applying the Reverse Armbar from Side Control.

103 . Applying the Omoplata from the guard.

104 . Defenses vs Omoplata.

105 . Standing Anaconda Choke / Guillotine into rolling / lying finish.

106 . Defenses vs standing Anaconda, D’Arce, or Guillotine chokes.

107 . Gun / Knife disarm using Hook ‘n Lock or Armpit Trap against mounted opponent, weapon presented near face.

 108 . Knife disarm vs a stabbing attack with opponent sitting on you – “Steeple” method with armpit trap and roll off, or Hook and Lock with bridge.

109 . Sparring: the trainee must be able to spar empty-handed at a level of 80% of real-life intensity of force and speed.

Brown Belt 2

110 . Handgun Familiarity: The student is required to attend at least one basic handgun course which includes a range shoot. This can be done through EDA, or through any recognized shooting club or instructor if the student cannot get to an EDA facility or course.

Documentary proof of the student’s attendance must be produced in order to qualify for grading.

111 . Basic competence in the fundamentals of the Piper Knife System:
– The shimmer
– The chest pass
– The “washing hands” knife pass
– The basic flanking step
– The close range overhand stab
– The body spike

112 . Basic competence in the use of single and double stick:
– Setup and safety
– Grips and holds
– Basic stances
– Footwork and stepping drills
– Fundamental strikes
– Blocking and parrying techniques
– Twirling and stick manipulation
– Simple double stick twirling and manipulation
– Double stick partner striking drills
– Single and double stick sparring

113 . Basic Combat First Aid: The trainee is required to study the short tutorial (which will be provided separately from this document), and will have to answer questions regarding these skills (as well as possibly demonstrate certain techniques) at the Brown Belt 2 grading session.

114 . Improvised weapons: the student will be expected to demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic categories of improvised weapons.

115 . Sparring: the student will be expected to be able to spar realistically at a grading using knife, stick, or improvised weapons.