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,
To survive, a chameleon adapts to the colour of its surroundings.
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
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
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
“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.”
“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
Megan Berkman of Kravolution striking to defend herself.
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
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,