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KMD Newsletter 9.20.2021

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Krav Maga Detroit Weekly Update

We Forge Warriors - September 20, 2021


KM 1 Test

Friday, October 1

Survive the Fight 2

Saturday, October 2

Contact Pieter Berishaj to sign up:


Summer Charity Challenge Update 

KMD TEAM has logged 42,792 four count flutter kicks.

TOP THREE who already crushed it.

Shev: 8,900

Tim: 8,411

Subash: 8,006

Top three in pursuit..

Mike: 5,420

Hemanth: 5,205

Santhosh: 5,200

The goal is 8,000 by the end of September. 

Thank you for crushing it guys and being such awesome representatives of Krav Maga Detroit.

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KMD Kids Tribe 

First member of the KMD Kids Tribe, Peter, receives his first patch after completing the 1 mile ruck. What a proud moment for them both. If you’re looking for something you could do together with your kids, read cool books, spend time outdoors, train, this is something to look into. Just last week another one of the KMD Young Warriors, Akshaj, had joined in.

This is not a KMD program but we recommend it as we’ve been working with GoRuck since 2013 and they are solid. Click the link below for more info.

Good training shoes for Krav Maga? 

I have been asked what type of shoes are good for Krav Maga training. A great shoe has a smooth sole and good ankle support for all the hours your spend on your feet. Wrestling shoes work perfect for this! They meet the requirements for good support and won’t “grab” the mats which shoes with a lot of tread will. See you on the training floor! Lisa 
Coach’s Corner

Coach’s Corner 

A Different Type of Challenge

I Think, Therefore I am

- Descartes

We have attempted different challenges over the years. Most are physical mixed with some mental determination and heart. This next challenge I am proposing is all mental.

We spend so much time with work, school, training, social activities…. You know, LIFE. This challenge is to set aside distractions and allow yourself to think.

For 1 hour, just sit with your thoughts.

- no electronics (TV, Phone, Games … etc)

- No reading

- No sleeping

- No distractions of any kind

Turn the lights low (if not completely dark) and sit with your thoughts. Whatever they are just allow yourself to let your mind wander. It doesn’t matter what you are thinking, the idea is to practice mindfulness and not run away from your thoughts. 

This is you, learn to live with you. 

If an hour is too difficult start with 10 minutes and work your way up… the challenge is 1 hour can you do it?

“It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion."

-Mentant Mental Mantra - Dune

Curriculum of the Week 9/20/21 


Straight Punches / Lt/Rt Combination 

Front Kick to Groin

Choke - Front with Push 


Defensive front kick in place 

Defensive front kick vs. attacker approaching (timing) 

360º Defenses with counterattacks 

Choke from behind in place with pluck and counters 

Choke from behind with a pull 


REVIEW – Kicks – Round Kick 


REVIEW - Kick Defenses - Defense vs. Low Round Kick (using shin /absorbing) 

Kick Defenses - vs. High Round Kick (reflexive) 

Kick Defenses - vs. High Round Kick (fighting stance – 2 contact pts) 

Kick Defenses - vs. High Round Kick (fighting stance – 3 contact pts)

Kick Defenses - vs. High Round Kick (fighting stance - covering)


REVIEW – Headlock Behind – Carotid and Bar Arm 

REVIEW – Reverse Headlock 

REVIEW – Groundwork – Headlocks 

Ground Fighting – Headlock from Behind – Rear Naked Choke

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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