5 Apartment and Condo Safety Tips

Aug. 14, 2019 by

Apartments/Condos offer many conveniences for their residents but can also attract unwanted visitors.  Here are 5 tips to promote your safety. Change locks immediately upon moving in.  Previous tenants might have spare keys. Don’t reveal your gender on the mailbox

Parking Lot Assaults: An Introduction

Aug. 5, 2019 by

Parking lots are potential sites for various crimes, including car break-ins, muggings, sexual and physical assaults. Here are some examples in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). As these examples show parking lots assaults can vary. Let’s outline six general factors

Using Common Objects to Protect Yourself: 5 Examples

Aug. 2, 2019 by

Since our Krav Maga self-defense classes focus on everyday situations we always consider the various settings we find ourselves in.  This includes identifying common objects you can use to defend yourself.  Whether you are in Toronto or anywhere else in

Don’t Memorize Techniques! Be Adaptable With Krav Maga Self-Defense Principles

Jul. 31, 2019 by

To survive, a chameleon adapts to the colour of its surroundings.

Four Tips to De-escalate a Potentially Violent Conflict

Jul. 26, 2019 by

Last summer (2018), I was exiting a train at the Bloor/Yonge subway station. It was crowded and as I walked toward the stairs I accidentally bump into a man. I turned to apologize and saw him squinting at me with

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

Self Defense and Your Surroundings

Jun. 28, 2019 by

Sometimes one can be so closely involved with things that the larger context is lost to view. Brian Ferneyhough One aspect that separates Krav Maga from many other self-defense systems is its emphasis on context. In real life situations, your

Defending in Confined Spaces

Jun. 17, 2019 by

Some assaults occur in confined spaces such as an elevator, small room, on public transit, to name a few possibilities. These settings can have a significant impact on how you protect yourself. Here are some potential factors. Limited space. Due

Safety in Crowds

Jun. 14, 2019 by

This year the NBA’s Toronto Raptors went on an incredible playoff run culminating with them winning the NBA Championship. For the duration of the playoffs, fans gathered in Jurassic Park, an area outside of the Air Canada Centre in downtown

What is Scanning?

May. 8, 2019 by

Scan: to look at intently or quickly Rarely, perhaps never, does a class go by when an instructor doesn’t remind a student to scan.  We sometimes sound like those pull-a-string dolls that repeat phrases over and over again.  Yes, it