Basic Level 1 (B1): An Overview

Mar. 20, 2019 by

The Kravolution curriculum includes 11 levels. Basic 1-5, Advanced 1-5, and Expert 1. This series of blogs will offer an overview of each level. We begin, of course, with Basic 1 (B1). B1 can be divided into categories. and offers

From Bad to Worse: Don’t Leave the First Scene

Mar. 18, 2019 by

“There can be no good outcome from a violent criminal wanting to spend private time with you.” Rory Miller  Criminals who commit assaults have various motives. Criminals might commit an assault to take your property – money, possessions etc.  Other

6 Tips for Preventing and Surviving Assaults in Elevators

Mar. 15, 2019 by

In a densely populated city like Toronto, many people use elevators to access floors in high rise buildings such as apartment buildings, condos, and offices. Sometimes, these elevator trips are during busy times when we are crammed with others. Other

Mistakes as a Necessary Part of Your Self-Defense Training.

Mar. 13, 2019 by

Forget your mistakes, but remember what they taught you. Dorothy GalyeanFailure is just another way to learn how to do something right. Marian Wright Edelman A smooth sea never made a good mariner. English proverb. Self-defense training offers a physical

“Follow Your Gut”: Intuition and Self-Defense

Mar. 6, 2019 by

Intuition:  immediate apprehension by the mind without reasoning.  Empiricism: the theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience.     Reasoning: Coming to an understanding or conclusion through logical argument.   Your “inner voice, a “gut feeling”, a “hunch.”  People use

What do kids learn in Krav Maga classes?

Feb. 27, 2019 by

Parent’s naturally ask what kids learn during their Krav Maga classes. In many ways, kids’ classes resemble adult classes in that situational awareness is a priority as is prevention, avoidance, and escape. Adults classes include more explicit descriptions of assaults

Asking What If? Krav Maga Training and Thinking “Outside of the Box”

Feb. 24, 2019 by

Many of the most welcome questions from Krav Maga students begin with “What if..?” What if they don’t let go of my wrist? What if I am sitting down instead of standing? What if I am in a small space and can’t

Basic Level 1 Techniques: Preventing Chokes

Feb. 20, 2019 by

In Kravolution’s Basic Curriculum, “preventing chokes” is the first explicit example of “timeline” and decision-making.  Generally, timeline refers to when an attack is recognized and defended, evaded, or avoided.  Decision-making involves choice, choosing the best defense against an imminent attack.

6 Habits to Develop Your Situational Awareness

Feb. 11, 2019 by

While it is not always possible to prevent an assault, developing greater awareness will better your chances. In a previous blog, we offered an overview of “What is situational awareness. Now, the challenge is putting this awareness into practice. Here

Violence in the Workplace: An Introduction

Feb. 10, 2019 by

Workplace violence is an act of violence or threat of violence that occurs at the workplace, near the workplace (e.g. parking lot). It also includes workplace events or functions, work travel, and meetings at client offices or homes. There are