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

What is Situational Awareness?

Jan. 29, 2019 by

During our Krav Maga classes, we devote a lot of training time to defending against assaults we are unable to prevent – punches, grabs, weapon assaults etc… The preference, of course, is to avoid these situations whenever possible. This involves

Understanding Body Language: Some Potential Signs of Aggression.

Jan. 23, 2019 by

.Kinesics: the study of body language We often say avoidance is the best self defense.  Avoiding involves being aware of signs of danger.  Vital to this is the developing field of kinesics. The body can indicate when a person is

Self Defense in Crowded Public Spaces

Dec. 11, 2018 by

With our Krav Maga school located in Toronto (the largest city in Canada), we often talk with people about safety in busy public areas.  Many of them travel via public transit(subway, bus), visit malls and stores, and enjoy outdoor venues

Self Defense in Public Places and the “Diffusion of Responsibility”

Dec. 8, 2018 by

Generally, we perceive a greater sense of security in groups.  Whether we are walking through a shopping mall, traveling on the subway, or sitting a movie theatre, we often relax, taking comfort in the “safety in numbers.”    There are many

Self Defense and “Old Man Winter”

Nov. 30, 2018 by

It is winter in Toronto.  Yeah! The best season of the year!  Who is with me?  No? Okay, so winter is not everyone’s cup of tea (or hot chocolate).  For Torontonians, Canadians and other global communities, winter comes every year. 

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,

Danger Signals: “Are You Alone?”

Aug. 18, 2018 by

There are many reasons strangers enter our homes. They might be there to fix our internet, plumbing, or furnace. They might be delivering food or other items. Perhaps, they are a door to door sales person. In most cases, they

When and Where Do Assaults Happen?

Aug. 4, 2018 by

When and where do assaults happen?  It is a question often asked during our training sessions.  The short answer? Anywhere and anytime.  A commonly held view is that assaults happen in “bad neighbourhoods”, when the victim is alone, and at

Subways, Self-Defense, and Safe Travels

Jul. 29, 2018 by

Subways are public places but assaults still occur as people travel to work, home etc…  Two examples: In April 2013, as a subway approached Davisville station a man was stabbed in the throat. April 2010, 2 men held down and