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Stress Training: An Essential Part of Your Krav Maga Training

Jun. 11, 2019 by

“The critical element is to overcome the shock and surprise so that you can act, to “beat the freeze.” The ideal is to prevent the situation.” -Rory Miller, Meditations on Violence At the end of our classes, we engage in

Fight Hard to Protect Yourself!

Jun. 6, 2019 by

Megan Berkman of Kravolution striking to defend herself.

Why Ground Fighting is Vital to Krav Maga Self-Defense Training

May. 27, 2019 by

Our Krav Maga training devotes a lot of time to defending on the ground. Our organization, Kravolution has been working with grapplers and Mixed Martial Artists to develop our understanding of ground fighting. Through this ongoing process, the goal is

Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink”: Some Implications for Krav Maga Self-Defense Training.

Apr. 12, 2019 by

In his fascinating book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell explores how people can make immediate assessments or “snap judgments” without consciously knowing why they know what they know. He cites numerous examples including, • In basketball,

Krav Maga Proficiency and the “Flywheel”.

Mar. 25, 2019 by

In his seminal book, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t, Jim Collins explores how good companies become better great. Though focused on business development, Collins offers some lessons that can be applied to becoming

Mistakes as a Necessary Part of Your Self-Defense Training.

Mar. 13, 2019 by

Forget your mistakes, but remember what they taught you. Dorothy GalyeanFailure is just another way to learn how to do something right. Marian Wright Edelman A smooth sea never made a good mariner. English proverb. Self-defense training offers a physical

Asking What If? Krav Maga Training and Thinking “Outside of the Box”

Feb. 24, 2019 by

Many of the most welcome questions from Krav Maga students begin with “What if..?” What if they don’t let go of my wrist? What if I am sitting down instead of standing? What if I am in a small space and can’t

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

7 Training Tips to Act Effectively Under Stress

Jan. 3, 2019 by

Krav Maga instructors strive to prepare students for real life situations.  One of the greatest challenges in self-defense is managing your stress.  Assaults, verbal and physical, can evoke various stress responses including: Reduced motor skills Tunnel vision Nausea Muddled thinking

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