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Surviving Downward Stabs or “Ice-pick” Attacks.

Jul. 19, 2019 by

Footage of knife attacks often shows the assailant stabbing in a downward motion- what we call the ice pick attack. It is not a sophisticated attack but can be very strong. Avoidance and escaping are your best options as any

Modifying Your Natural Reflexes Into Effective Self-Defense Techniques

Jul. 17, 2019 by

In our most recent blog, we outlined “What is a Reflex Defense” and explained how our natural responses take over, especially when we are surprised by an assault. Now, we are going to consider some examples of how our reflexes

What are “Reflex Defenses?”

Jul. 15, 2019 by

Reflex. an action independent of the will, an automatic response…. Let’s face it. As much as we want to be aware of our surroundings, we are not always ready. We might be daydreaming, preoccupied with work or personal matters, or

Corporate Training and Self Defense: 4 Steps to Getting Started

Jul. 12, 2019 by

Businesses are diversifying their wellness programs, offering activities and services such as; yoga, mindfulness, Zumba, massage, team sports, counseling, etc… Not surprisingly, there is a growing demand for self-defense training. People want the security that comes with understanding how assaults

5 Ways Get More From Your Self Defense Training

Jul. 10, 2019 by

As a student, you want maximum benefits from your self-defense training. Like many people you want a sense of progress, and, of course, the confidence that you could protect yourself when it counts. Krav Maga is an easy-to-learn system but

Understanding How an Attacker Attacks (in Real Life): 6 Points to Consider

Jul. 8, 2019 by

A vital aspect of self-defense training is understanding how assailants actually attack in real life. Without this knowledge, you are preparing for assaults that happen only in the safety of your studio/dojo. One of the things you learn during our

Real Life Assaults on the Ground: 4 Problems

Jul. 5, 2019 by

In previous blogs, we offered some general tips about protecting yourself on the ground. Now, we want to take a closer look at some of the problems involved in real life ground assaults. Here are four factors. There are no

Partner Training and Realism in Practice. The Vital Role of the Attacker

Jul. 3, 2019 by

As Krav Maga instructors we strive to educate students about how real assaults can take place. This includes: • Describing situations, e.g. when and how assaults take place. • The psychology and tactics of the attacker – What is he