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What is an effective Krav Maga technique? A Five-Step Criterion.

Aug. 28, 2019 by

Criterion. A principle or standard that a thing is judged by. (criteria is the plural form). Many techniques are explored when a Krav Maga organization like Kravolution looks for solutions to various assaults. Some are dismissed. Some are modified. Some are

Krav Maga (Civilian): What Topics Do We Cover?

Aug. 7, 2019 by

One of the most frequently asked questions new students ask is “What Does Krav Maga cover?” Great question! When I began training in Krav Maga I didn’t have any sense of the vast number of topics it can cover. As

Escaping Headlocks from Behind

May. 14, 2019 by

One of the more dangerous attacks is what we identify in our Krav Maga curriculum as headlocks from behind. Basic Level Two includes three variations. Arm-bar on front of the throat (windpipe) Arm-bar on the neck (carotid artery) Hand/s covering

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

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

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.

Basic 1 Upper Body Strikes: An Overview

Feb. 5, 2019 by

One of the first things you learn in Krav Maga is how to protect ourselves using upper body strikes – punches, elbows etc… During training you learn effective body mechanics, how to strike at various directions, angles, and distances. The

4 Tips for Level Testing

Dec. 19, 2018 by

Testing can be an effective way to evaluate your progress and highlight what you need to work on.  To prepare for testing I suggest the following: Consistent training. Would you run a half marathon without training?  I did 15 years

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 “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,

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