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8-9-2021 KMD Newsletter

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Krav Maga Detroit Weekly Update

We Forge Warriors - August 9, 2021



TAKEN: Fighting the Kidnapping Attempt

Friday, August 13


Survive the Fight

Saturday, August 21

Contact Pjeter Berishaj 


Laser Tag

Saturday, August 21

Contact Jason Grose


September 11: Honoring Our Heroes

20th Anniversary

Saturday, September 11

More details to follow

KM 1 Test

Friday, October 1

TAKEN: Fighting the Kidnapping Attempt: THIS FRIDAY! 

Open to all members and guests! Please invite your friends! 




$99 KMD Members, $149 non-Members


Participants should bring a pillowcase, a spare t-shirt, or a hoodie.

Will cover fighting in and around vehicles, while bound and blindfolded.

Groin Protection and mouth guard not required, but recommended!

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Survive the Fight: August 21: Be there! 

Contact Pjeter Berishaj @ 586-219-5660 to sign up! 

September 11: Honoring Our Heroes: 20th Anniversary 

Mark your Calendars: 9/11/2021: More Details to Follow 

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We will be moving our membership platform from ZenPlanner to a new program called, SPARK!

Please be on the look out for emails from SPARK!

Please be patient as we make this transition! We think you will all appreciate the change!

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Coach's Corner: Stay Motivated: ;) 

Curriculum of the Week - 8/9/2021 


Free Work - Combatives 

360 Defenses (1-3)

Headlock from behind (bar arm/carotid)

Ground – back position – movement & front kick 

Ground – back position – getting up 


Slipping punches – moving side to side and back 

Focus mitt combination: (lt. / rt. combination – bob – rt. cross) 

Inside defense with counter vs. right punch (2 counters) 

Inside defense with counter vs. right punch (1 counter) 

Bearhugs - front w/arms caught – control hips and counterattack 

Bearhugs - behind w/arms caught 


Arm Bar From Guard

Takedown - Single Leg - Low Hyperextension 

Takedown - Single Leg - Knee Tap - Forward

Takedown - Single Leg - Knee Tap - Backward

Bearhugs - Front w/Arms Free (space) 

Bearhugs - Front w/Arms Free (no space) - Attack Nose/Eyes/Leverage on Neck

Bearhugs - From the Front (lifting) 


REVIEW - 360º Defenses

REVIEW - All Choke Defenses 

Knife - Kick Defense vs. Downward Stab

Knife - Kick Defense vs. Upward Stab

Knife - Hand Defenses (general 360º & inside defenses)

Reference Videos 



  • ALWAYS change your shoes before class, no matter what the weather is like outside.
  • REMEMBER to sign in for classes before showing up. If class shows "full," please still come - some people will sign up but not show up!
  • RESPECT all equipment and rooms. If you are utilizing the "open gym," put things back where you found them and clean up after yourself. (Put away your weights and clean up chalk)

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***KMD IS CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 5/27 -5/29. Classes resume Tuesday 5/30***