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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
We prefer not to engage with an assailant. Avoidance is the best self-defence. There are situations, however, when you must physically protect yourself. To protect yourself you need to strike effectively. Strikes can be used to create distance, to distract