Striking Fundamentals

May. 23, 2018 by

We prefer not to engage with an assailant.   Avoidance is the best self-defence. There are situations, however, when you must physically protect yourself.  To protect yourself you need to strike effectively. Strikes can be used to create distance, to distract

Knife Threats: Cooperate or Fight? 7 Factors to Consider

May. 18, 2018 by

When you are confronted with someone threatening you with a knife there is a vital choice before you. Do you cooperate or do you fight? There are innumerable variables at play and every situation is unique. Generally speaking, avoidance is

Knife disarms. Only if necessary.

May. 12, 2018 by

Surviving assaults with sharp objects comprise a regular part of our training.  Such objects, after all, are readily available. Some examples. KnivesUtility knivesBroken bottlesScrewdrivers An armed attacker is obviously extremely dangerous.  A stab or cut can disable or kill. Escape

“Hands Up” 3 Reasons to Keep Your Mitts Up.

May. 9, 2018 by

“Hands Up” – 80s music duo Ottawan Possibly the most frequently used phrase in Krav Maga classes is “hands up”.  Sometimes, I am sure, it sounds like nagging. (It can sound a lot like “elbows off the table!”) There are

6 Tips For Defending in Close Quarters

May. 4, 2018 by

Many assaults happen in small spaces and/or with the assailant getting very close to you. After all, unless he has a gun or is wielding a long weapon (e.g. baseball bat) he needs to be close to control, strike, steal,