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What is a Krav Maga Combat Class?

Oct. 7, 2019 by

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

Developing Combinations One Strike at a Time.

Sep. 25, 2019 by

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

Reading Strikes in a “Blink”.

Sep. 9, 2019 by

Thin slicing. “the ability of our unconscious to find patterns in situations and behaviour based on very narrow slices of experience.” Malcolm Gladwell Over the summer, during one of our classes, one of our pre-teen students looked at me, eyes

Want to Improve Your Krav Maga? Persist Like Einstein!

Aug. 21, 2019 by

It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein People often read this quote as Einstein being modest about what many call his “genius”. Recent studies about the great scientist, however, suggest that

Body Defenses: An Introduction

Aug. 12, 2019 by

An important element of Krav Maga training is learning how to move your body our of harm’s way against a punch, kick, stab, slash, knife/gun threat, grab or attempts to grab, etc… Attacks can be fast and catch us off guard,

Don’t Memorize Techniques! Be Adaptable With Krav Maga Self-Defense Principles

Jul. 31, 2019 by

To survive, a chameleon adapts to the colour of its surroundings.

Modifying Your Natural Reflexes Into Effective Self-Defense Techniques

Jul. 17, 2019 by

In our most recent blog, we outlined “What is a Reflex Defense” and explained how our natural responses take over, especially when we are surprised by an assault. Now, we are going to consider some examples of how our reflexes

5 Ways Get More From Your Self Defense Training

Jul. 10, 2019 by

As a student, you want maximum benefits from your self-defense training. Like many people you want a sense of progress, and, of course, the confidence that you could protect yourself when it counts. Krav Maga is an easy-to-learn system but

Partner Training and Realism in Practice. The Vital Role of the Attacker

Jul. 3, 2019 by

As Krav Maga instructors we strive to educate students about how real assaults can take place. This includes: • Describing situations, e.g. when and how assaults take place. • The psychology and tactics of the attacker – What is he

Favouring Focus: Practical Self-Defense

Jun. 19, 2019 by

“Jack of all trades, master of none.” In his influential book, Meditations on Violence, Rory Miller notes how many martial arts studios “promise self-defense skills and tournament trophies, discipline and self-discovery fitness and confidence, and even spiritual growth and enlightenment.”

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