We have great respect for traditional regimented martial arts, but in a street fight, all those rules and regulations go out the window. When it comes to no-holds-barred street fighting, Krav Maga does an excellent job of teaching practitioners self defense. Since a head-level punch is one of the most common offensive moves in a street fight, we thought we’d share this video from Krav Maga Worldwide on how to deflect it.

Obviously this video’s experienced instructor makes deflecting a punch look easy, but with a little practice, this is a skill anyone can master. We also like that this technique sets your opponent up for additional offensive strikes. This holds true to Krav Maga’s philosophy of quickly disabling aggressors by always looking for an opening to counter-attack.

If you’re interested in learning more about Krav Maga for self defense, check out KravMaga.com.

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