Self Defense in Public Places and the “Diffusion of Responsibility”

Dec. 8, 2018 by

Generally, we perceive a greater sense of security in groups.  Whether we are walking through a shopping mall, traveling on the subway, or sitting a movie theatre, we often relax, taking comfort in the “safety in numbers.”    There are many

Bullying: An Introduction

Dec. 5, 2018 by

Bullying is something all of us have experienced to some degree.  I certainly did as a child, and to some extent as an adult, as did my friends, family, and acquaintances. Defining bullying is a challenging endeavour.  Barbara Coloroso offers

Gift Certificates!

Dec. 4, 2018 by

Give the gift of safety, sweat and sore muscles!  Gift certificates are available for group classes or privates.   For package options visit:  http://www.tkma.ca/schedule/ Contact Christopher Gagne at torontokrav@gmail.com with any questions or to order a gift certificate.

Escaping Chokes: Some General Points

Nov. 22, 2018 by

Chokes are among the most dangerous of assaults. Cutting off air can lead to passing out or death. Also, the attacker is likely larger and stronger than thevictim of the assault. Surviving these attacks requires quickdecision-making and precise and effective

Understanding the Problem: A Vital Aspect of Teaching Self-Defense

Nov. 14, 2018 by

A problem well stated is a problem half solved. – Charles F. Kettering  If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because theanswer is not separate from the problem. – Jiddu Krishnamurti  Before students

Getting Up Off the Ground: Some Checkpoints

Nov. 8, 2018 by

In an earlier blog (see http://www.tkma.ca/tips-for-surviving-assaults-on-the-ground/ ) we offered some general tips for surviving assaults on the ground.  One key aspect is getting up as soon as possible.  Getting up can be difficult from a physical standpoint as many adults are

Krav Maga and Decision-making: 3 Training Goals

Nov. 2, 2018 by

When people describe Krav Maga they often emphasize the physical aspect of training: striking, defending, escaping grabs etc… Often overlooked is the mental aspect of Krav Maga training, particularly decision-making. This is a vast topic so this article will focus

Deliberate Practice and Krav Maga

Oct. 7, 2018 by

Krav Maga instructors are always looking to help students improve while striving to improve their own skills. Over the years, we have seen instructors and students who steadily improve, becoming very proficient. We have also seen those who improve at

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

Beginners Welcome! Getting Started with Krav Maga

Aug. 22, 2018 by

Starting anything new can be daunting. Our first yoga class, a writing group, a musical instrument, anything new can make us anxious.  Often, there is anxiety mixed with excitement. Your first Krav Maga class might raise some doubts. Am I