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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

When and Where Do Assaults Happen?

Aug. 4, 2018 by

When and where do assaults happen?  It is a question often asked during our training sessions.  The short answer? Anywhere and anytime.  A commonly held view is that assaults happen in “bad neighbourhoods”, when the victim is alone, and at

Tips for Surviving Assaults on the Ground

Aug. 2, 2018 by

 Many assaults end up on the ground.  You can fall, trip or slip.   An assailant might hit you, push or pull you to the ground. In real situations, you are not falling on a soft mat but rather on a

Learning Krav Maga: Ask Questions.

Jul. 21, 2018 by

“The greatest gift is not being afraid to question.” – Ruby Dee “How are you going to find out about things if you don’t ask questions?” ― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables When one teaches, two learn.  – Robert

7 Traits of an Effective Krav Maga Practitioner

Jul. 6, 2018 by

Over the past 13 years, I have seen many Krav Maga students and instructors progress at various levels. The ones who become the most proficient have the following traits: Consistency. Three, two, even one session a week consistently over a

Knife disarms. Only if necessary.

May. 12, 2018 by

Surviving assaults with sharp objects comprise a regular part of our training.  Such objects, after all, are readily available. Some examples. Knives Utility knives Broken bottles Screwdrivers An armed attacker is obviously extremely dangerous.  A stab or cut can disable