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Fight Hard to Protect Yourself!

Jun. 6, 2019 by

Megan Berkman of Kravolution striking to defend herself.

Striking Principles: Striking Vulnerable Parts of the Body

May. 26, 2019 by

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

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

Why is it Important to Vary and Develop Your Striking Combinations?

Jan. 11, 2019 by

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

Defending Punches: An Introduction

Nov. 19, 2018 by

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

8 Striking Principles: An Overview

Sep. 13, 2018 by

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

Striking Fundamentals

May. 23, 2018 by

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

“Hands Up” 3 Reasons to Keep Your Mitts Up.

May. 9, 2018 by

“Hands Up” – 80s music duo Ottawan Possibly the most frequently used phrase in Krav Maga classes is “hands up”.  Sometimes, I am sure, it sounds like nagging. (It can sound a lot like “elbows off the table!”) There are