The design, as with most Krav movements, is intended to be an advancement of casual movements. Hands in a defensive, or offensive, position you ‘push’ your palm towards the face of the opponent. Creating an inward angle that deflects the punch with power but does so with minimal movement. The forearm should be left at a 45 degree angle, just nudging the attack away from your body.
With hands in a passive or aggressive position, you should lean your arm out, elbow at a 45 degree angle, and slide the incoming punch to the adjacent arm. The movement is simple, and therefore over thinking makes it easily tricky – your forearm should move foreward at the 45 degree angle; brushing the arm enough that it slides out of your way, letting the punch miss your body.
This information is for Brady J. Frey's personal training records & is not intended as a replacement for live, professional Krav Maga training. I am in no way responsible for your disregard to this warning. Please contact me if you have questions.