A.J. Draven, one of the top Krav Maga practitioners and most recognized instructors in the world has released his second self-defense tutorial for men and women to learn in the comfort of their own home. This week, the fitness instructor taught triple threat Alyson Stoner and actress/dancer Lindsay Taylor (dancer for Lady Gaga, Meghan Trainor and more) how to defend themselves with a “Hammerfist strike”. Watch here
Draven explains, “The hammerfist is a great tool to use to get started in your self defense training. It doesn’t take long to learn, and you can generate a good amount of power behind the strike to do damage to someone attacking you. It also takes less practice to master than a typical punch, because you are using the padded part of your fist, instead of your knuckles. This protects your hand and makes it less likely that you will hurt yourself while striking than if you were doing a standard punch, which if done incorrectly, can lead to wrist, hand, and finger injuries.”
In this video, he teaches Alyson Stoner and Lindsay Taylor how to throw a strong and effective hammerfist strike and a high-energy drill to work and perfect this technique that will improve their cardio conditioning, knowledge of their body mechanics and building aggressiveness to use if ever needed in a situation where defending themselves was required, making this a great overall workout as well as a move that can help save your life.
Last week Draven launched his YouTube channel, which features free Krav Maga self-defense tutorials to help empower women to feel confident and protect themselves against violence. Additionally, his channel will offer fitness workouts, nutritional recipes and more.
A.J. Draven is the creator of the Krav Maga and Get Fit Challenge programs and one of the founders of Project Level Up, one of the fastest growing health and fitness companies in the world. Draven has opened the door to effective self-defense training and improved fitness for thousands upon thousands of people, paving the way to fulfill his dream of taking the intimidation out of self defense training and making it accessible for people of all shapes and sizes looking to build confidence, feel strong, and be empowered. His challenge program is now in close to 400 martial arts gyms worldwide, and almost 2000 locations in total are using his Project Level Up App to run their challenges and train along with him with his at-home workout videos. And in Hollywood, AJ has been featured on all of the major networks both coordinating and choreographing fight sequences or appearing as the go-to expert in self defense themed reality/docu-shows. He is often hired to train actors for roles requiring stunts/fighting skills, with the list including: Tomb Raider, Alias, Being Human, and The League. He was one of the main motion capture actors in the blockbuster video game Halo 4, and has been the lead role in 3 action feature films airing on Showtime, The Movie Channel, Netflix, and the SYFY channel.
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