When you see a trained fighter throw punches they seem to flow with ease. Punching, as many of us learn, is not as easy some make it look. One reason is that it is not a natural movement. If you
Here in Toronto, we have the benefit of Combat Classes with a very skilled and experienced fighter Jean-Paul Jauffret (and sometimes other experts such as Tom Oliati travel here to Toronto) These are specialized classes, distinct from the other self-defense
Silhouette of a man performing a roundhouse kick.
When you see a high-level instructor Krav Maga instructor like Megan Berkman, Jean-Paul Jauffret or Tom Oliati perform a striking combination you might say… What just happened!? Then, when you try to emulate the combination it doesn’t quite look the
Megan Berkman of Kravolution striking to defend herself.
There are many factors to consider when striking to protect yourself or others. One of these is striking vulnerable parts of the assailant’s body. A concise definition of “vulnerable part of the body” is parts of the human body that
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
As self-defense practitioners we all have our favourite striking combinations. These are the ones we have frequently practiced and feel most confident performing. Some people feel very comfortable punching but are less adept at kicking. Others might want to rely
Many assaults involve punches. Learning how to defend against such attacks comprises a significant part of our training. Punches pose a serious problem as they can come from various directions, angles, and heights. Here are some basic factors to consider when