Total Krav Maga Home Study Course

Total Krav Maga

Home Study Course


A Complete Home Study Course

Total Krav Maga is a complete home study course which will not only help you master this incredibly effective art, but allow you to earn real rank. From combatives, to self defense, to weapon defenses, and more – you will learn and earn level certifications.

  • 5 DVDs teaching all curriculum from beginner to intermediate (7.5 hours of material)
  • A detailed Home Study Manual which explains requirements, workout plans, and training tips
  • Earn real accredited rank in Krav Maga through our distance training testing program
  • Great program for beginners, or current students looking for a home training course

DVD 1 - Beginner Krav Maga - Basic Combatives

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Beginner Krav Maga is the perfect starting point for those wanting to learn this incredibly effective Israeli self defense system. On this first DVD, you will learn:

  • All Level 1-3 Combatives from the syllabus.
  • Intro to Krav Maga – Intro to Krav Maga concepts: taking the fight to the attacker, adding combatives, etc. The basic training stances are covered: neutral stance, fighting stance, and proper footwork.
  • Punches and Fighting – Basic punches (Straight/Hook/Uppercut) are covered along with a useful home practice drill. Subtle punch defenses: bob & weave, and slip. Along with practice drills.
  • Combatives – Foundational combatives: palm strike, hammer fists, front kicks, finger strikes, head butts, thrust knees, clinch positions, preemtive striking, elbows #1-7, and back kicks. Each Technique taught slow motion, angles, full explanation, application, and a home practice drill.

DVD 2 - Beginner Krav Maga - Self Defense Techniques

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Beginner Krav Maga is the perfect starting point for those wanting to learn this incredibly effective system. On this DVD, you will learn:

  • All Level 1-3 Self Defense Techniques from the syllabus.
  • Punch & Kick Defenses – Intro to the krav self defense mindset – adding combatives after any defense, disengage. 360 blocking, cover & advance, hallowing, defend the clinch, and sprawling. Each includes detailed instruction and a home practice drill.
  • Holds & Chokes – The most common and threatening attacks are reviewed, examined, and taught with precision. Choke defenses, wrist grabs, hair grabs, bear hugs, guillotine choke, and side headlock defenses/escapes. Plus other variations.
  • Ground Defenses – What happens if the fight is taken to the ground? Learn the proper ground defense position, break falls, ground kicks, clearing a grab, and standing from the ground.

DVD 3 - Beginner Krav Maga - Weapon Defenses

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Beginner Krav Maga is the perfect starting point for those wanting to learn this incredibly effective system. On this DVD, you will learn:

  • All Level 1-3 Weapon Defenses from the syllabus.
  • Gun Defenses – Intro to firearm defenses, and basic theory. Defending the most common threats: forehead, front (pushing), from behind, kneeling position, and a one-step disarm. Includes a reality training drill & bonus section.
  • Knife Defenses – Intro and basic principles for dealing with edged weapons. Defending: uppercut stab, knife from front, attack from behind, and overhead stab. With a home training drill and special features.
  • Blunt Weapon Defenses – Common blunt weapon defenses: overhead swing, understanding distance, and baseball bat style attack. Detailed breakdown and home practice drill.

DVD 4 - Beginner Krav Maga - Complete Classes for Home Training

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This DVD includes follow along classes, perfect for your home study training. Now that you know the basics – practice them in unique drills:

  • Includes 4 Complete 30 Minute long Krav Maga Classes
  • Specifically designed for home training students alone or with a partner
  • Each class includes: Warm Up, Self Defense Drills, Stress Drills, & New Inventive Ways of practicing the Krav techniques you already know

DVD 5 - The Krav Maga Workout - Total Body Conditioning + Active Flexibility

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The Krav Maga Workout is like no other. This DVD includes 2 intense, instinct-creating, sweat-pouring workouts.

  • 2 complete 30 minute workouts (one upper body focus, one lower body focus)
  • 2 flexibility routines (8 minutes), great for using after an intense krav maga practice session
  • You will be working out with your Krav Maga techniques, which doubles as practice
  • These workouts are an important part of your total body home study training regimen

The Home Study Manual

The Manual

By purchasing the Total Krav Maga Course, you will receive the manual + be an officially enrolled student. This means that you have the ability to take level certification exams if you would like to. You are not required to take rank exams or take part in our certifications, but this is available to you. An overview of the manual:

  • Explains how our distance training program works. How to learn and use the video training at home, how to log your practice sessions in the online student journal, and testing.
  • The official syllabus. The rank requirements are listed for testing and training purposes. This is a perfect guide-map for your journey from white to black belt.
  • Extra articles, notes, and questions are answered in the manual.
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Includes 10 beginner lessons. Stances, punching, combatives, defenses, a full class, a krav maga workout, a knife defense, and a gun defense.

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About the Instructor

Michael South

Michael South is a black belt Krav Maga instructor and has been a student of the martial arts for over ten years. He also holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido. He began teaching martial arts professionally six years ago and is the founder of National Martial Arts, an Oklahoma-based martial arts organization dedicated to making the world a better and safer place. He specializes in Krav Maga instruction and is an avid student of BJJ at the moment, as well as a competitor.

GMAU Krav Maga Student Membership

  • Complete Level 1-6 Curriculum Videos
  • New Class Every Week
  • Official Student Enrollment
  • Anytime Instructor Support
  • Rank Testing
  • Course Updates + New Material

Student Membership
Free Demo Account then $29.99/month

Total Krav Maga Home Study Course

  • Level 1-3 Curriculum Videos
  • Home Study Manual
  • Official Student Enrollment
  • Instructor Support + Rank Testing
  • Online Student Journal + Student Forums

Digital Edition - $129

DVD + Digital Edition - $149

What is the Difference Between Total Krav Maga & the GMAU Krav Maga Membership?


  • Pay one-time and that’s it. It includes your training material (Levels 1-3) and student enrollment.
  • Ability to test and get instructor support.
  • The videos teach all core curriculum that you need to know at each belt level.
  • It is a static program, with no new material or training being added.
  • $149 for the DVD + streaming course, or just $129 for streaming/download only


  • Includes all core curriculum from Level 1-6 (these are actually the Total Krav Maga videos)
  • Includes follow-along classes. For yellow belt we have 24 complete classes that you do in chronological order, they are around 30 minutes each. We are releasing 24 classes for each belt level. There are also extra workouts and classes.
  • Extra lessons and new material: new ground control material, talks, and a new control and restraint law enforcement unit. Every week, a new lesson or class releases.
  • Custom built website that is really easy to use and makes for a better experience interacting with your instructors (and other students).
  • You pay $29.95 a month, or $119.70 every six months.

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by Quentin Dunford on Total Krav Maga Home Study Course
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I begin to study martial arts at age 15. I mainly focused on Muay thai. And loved it. And stilk to this day still enjoy it at age 42. I thought I had all bases covered till one day it dawned on me. What if someone pointed a gun on me? What would I do? With Muay thai, I was confident that I could fight, but could I defend myself. So i began my journey into Krav Maga. And I havent stopped. Since there where no Krav classes near me, I began studying this total krav maga home class. And it has really helped and expanded my martial arts. I feel more complete addingvthis to my studies. I truly beleive there is a fight science and a self defense science. And krav Maga has helped me find the balance

A new beginning!

Hello Sensei Michael. Today is the first day in a very long time that I can honestly say, my life is headed on a positive path! I opened my email to find out that I won a Krav Maga scholarship! Unbeknownst to me, my wife selected me to be a recipient in the scholarship giveaway! This news is a serious life changer for me! As a Deputy Sheriff for 22 years, I started noticing it was a daily struggle just to make it through my shifts! One day after a responding to a call, I could barely make it back to my cruiser. I was swollen from the waist down and couldn't catch my breath. I was rushed to the emergency room where it was determined I had Type 2 Diabetes! My blood sugars were in the 700's. As far as being swollen from the waist down, several tests revealed that I had a blood clotting disorder in which immediate surgery was suggested to try and remove blood clots that had formed from my abdomen all the way down both legs! The surgery was unsuccessful and forced me into retirement fro a career that I loved and really felt I made a difference! I have always taken my self defense training through the Sheriff's Office very seriously! Before my illness, I also practiced the Shotokan Karate course and previous Krav Maga course with my children. My motto always has been, "A family that kicks together, sticks together"! Unfortunately, that all came to a screaching halt due to my illness! That is until, "NOW"! I can't begin to express my gratitude to everyone involved in selecting me for this scholarship! This has totally enlivened my spirit! The feeling I have now is that I can overcome and accomplish anything! Thnk you Sensei Michael and staff! James W Riddle.

Great addition to any training!

I've been in Tae Kwon Do since I was 6, and earned my black belt at 16. I've since trained in ju-jitsu and competed in amateur MMA. I now teach full time at a facility and wanted to add some more practical self defense classes for my students, and their parents. That's when I found this set. The videos are well done and very easy to follow. I've just now started a small class (me and one of my black belt students) just to get myself accustomed to the style but I can't wait to add more in the coming year. A big thank you to Michael, and his group, for putting all this together. I'm 100% sure I'll make this my 2nd black belt style!


'Im very familiar with Krav Maga. I know what makes a good product and what doesn't. Michael can be proud of this product. There are other DVD's that have been around for a long time, you'll see their reviews as high ratings, this should also be considered one of their contenders. While right now I have access to the online courses, the videos themselves are well done. The techniques are broken down and easy to understand. I'm a hard critic of my self defense, this passes the field test. Great resource to have if you are a Coach, an Instructor, or just someone trying to learn great self defense that doesn't have access to training locally. Its a great resource and must have for any krav Maga enthusiast.


I have been doing martila arts for the last 8 years or so and this is a whole new world! The requirements are tough, practical, and very benefitial. I was cautious trying an online martial art course but was completely wrong. If I need help, there is an instructor there to answer any of my questions and they make sure I understand (which has been more then what I've gotten from face to face conversations with my previous instructors). The courses are clear, well put together, and very easy to learn from. Thank you guys for this great chance and I highly recommend all of these courses!

An excellent home training resource

I have trained in Martial Arts on and off for 12 years and have competed in Mixed Martial Arts and amateur Muay Thai. In 2010 I suffered a back injury in training and as a result I can no longer train in MMA or grappling without being in considerable discomfort for days afterwards. After a long lay off from training I was interested in getting back into the martial arts and wanted to train at home to get myself in decent shape and learn some new techniques with a view to joining a new martial arts gym when I felt ready. I came across Sensei Michael Hodge's website by chance and after watching a few of his clips on the internet I decided that I would buy some of his instructional DVD's & enrol on the digital version of the Total Krav Maga course. The customer service I received was excellent and Sensei Michael emailed me to welcome me to the course and to assure me that if I had any questions about the course then I could email him and he would respond straight away. I also received updates on the delivery status of the DVD's that I had ordered and they arrived by airmail in just over a week(I live in the UK). The techniques are broken down very clearly in a way that anybody could understand. I consider myself to be a slow learner but I have been able to learn many new techniques after just a few weeks of studying the videos and I am looking forward to learning more. The techniques in the Total Krav Maga course are very simple but very effective and are designed to be used by anyone regardless of size, I have been practising with my girlfriend who has no previous martial arts experience and she is able to execute the techniques on me effectively and I outweigh her by almost 90lbs. For those older students out there who are concerned because Sensei Michael South and Sensei Michael Hodge seem young I can assure you that they are both very knowledgeable and very methodical in their teaching and that age is irrelevant(my attitude is that most of the worlds top sports stars are younger than me and they are at the top of their game!). Overall I am very satisfied with my purchases and am planning on trying out some of Sensei Michael's other DVD's.

Great Course!

I am doing this course at home with my 2 kids.All three of us are students.It is great fun and very bonding experience.The videos are very clear and easy to follow.The purchase experience was very satisfactory.The curriculum is well structured with clear timelines.For those who have busy lifestyle like myself and would like to spend useful time with their families,I highly recommend this course especially the new edition.

For a beginner like myself, it is exceptionally well structured

I have just purchased the Total Krav Maga DVD box set. The quality of the DVD box set packaging is extremely good, the recorded material of high quality and it was delivered on time. The supplier, ‘Ultimate Training’, was very helpful when asking questions about the product and its contents - 10/10 for service and back-up.

The quality of the recording is excellent as is the training material. For a beginner like myself, it is exceptionally well structured and extremely helpful. You see the actual Krav Maga strike or defence as it should be delivered at full speed, then in slow-motion and also from every angle. There is then a breakdown, which tells you more about the finer points of what is being done. A step by step guide takes you through the strike / defence and finally you are provided with a ‘drill’, this is a practice session that helps reinforce what you have just learnt. Brilliant!

The instructor featured on the DVDs (Michael South) speaks very clearly, is easy to understand and very concise in his instruction.

I have just started a Krav Maga Training class, and find that the Total Krav Maga DVD set is an invaluable resource that helps me reinforce what I have physically learnt, and if I’ve forgotten something in class, its more than likely explained on the DVD - just great!!!

The Krav Maga Workout DVD is excellent, as it really works your body and helps with conditioning.

I have no hesitation in recommending this Total Krav Maga DVD Box set.