Understanding the Problem: A Vital Aspect of Teaching Self-Defense

Nov. 14, 2018 by

A problem well stated is a problem half solved. – Charles F. Kettering  If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because theanswer is not separate from the problem. – Jiddu Krishnamurti  Before students

Getting Up Off the Ground: Some Checkpoints

Nov. 8, 2018 by

In an earlier blog (see http://www.tkma.ca/tips-for-surviving-assaults-on-the-ground/ ) we offered some general tips for surviving assaults on the ground.  One key aspect is getting up as soon as possible.  Getting up can be difficult from a physical standpoint as many adults are

Krav Maga and Decision-making: 3 Training Goals

Nov. 2, 2018 by

When people describe Krav Maga they often emphasize the physical aspect of training: striking, defending, escaping grabs etc… Often overlooked is the mental aspect of Krav Maga training, particularly decision-making. This is a vast topic so this article will focus

Surviving Assaults with Blunt Force Weapons: An Overview

Oct. 21, 2018 by

Weapon assaults involve a wide variety of weapons including guns, sharp objects, and blunt objects.  The latter two – sharp and blunt – are easy to come by. Sharp objects can be knives, bottles that can be broken,…  The same

Krav Maga and “Timeline”.

Oct. 19, 2018 by

An oft-repeated term we use in Krav Maga is “Timeline.”  In most cases, a timeline refers to the distance of the assailant.  This distance has an integral role in how we defend ourselves. There is a significant difference, for example,

Deliberate Practice and Krav Maga

Oct. 7, 2018 by

Krav Maga instructors are always looking to help students improve while striving to improve their own skills. Over the years, we have seen instructors and students who steadily improve, becoming very proficient. We have also seen those who improve at

Kids Krav Maga: What Do They Learn?

Sep. 19, 2018 by

Our focus, as it is with adults, is to help kids develop the awareness and the skills be safe.  Due to their smaller size and younger age, children are more vulnerable to adults and sometimes to other kids or youth.

8 Striking Principles: An Overview

Sep. 13, 2018 by

Striking is an essential part of self defense . Striking can surprise, stun, or disable an assailant and get you home safe. There are many strikes and innumerable self-defense scenarios. Memorizing effective strikes for every situation simply isn’t possible as

Back to School: Some Tips for Campus Safety

Sep. 1, 2018 by

Sadly, Toronto has witnessed its share of assaults on and around the campuses of its post-secondary institutions(York University, University of Toronto, Seneca College, George Brown College, Ryerson…). Many students are living away from their parents for the first time.  Many

Beginners Welcome! Getting Started with Krav Maga

Aug. 22, 2018 by

Starting anything new can be daunting. Our first yoga class, a writing group, a musical instrument, anything new can make us anxious.  Often, there is anxiety mixed with excitement. Your first Krav Maga class might raise some doubts. Am I