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

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

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

Why Are More Women Practicing Krav Maga?

Aug. 9, 2018 by

ONE OF THE more gratifying developments we have witnessed over the past decade is the increasing number of women training in Krav Maga.  Various Krav Maga schools across the world have noted this and it is certainly the case in

Nervous About Your First Krav Maga Class? 6 Ways to Feel Better

Jul. 24, 2018 by

It is natural to feel nervous before your first Krav Maga class.  You walk into the studio, there are various people – some look friendly, some don’t.  Some might be practicing moves that you don’t understand but look intimidating. You

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

Why We Focus on Self-Defence

Jul. 14, 2018 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-defence skills and tournament trophies, discipline and self-discovery fitness and confidence, and even spiritual growth and enlightenment.”

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

Your First Krav Maga Class

Apr. 29, 2018 by

What to Expect, What to Bring It is natural to be a little nervous(and excited) before your first Krav Maga class as it can be with other first experiences(e.g. I was nervous before my first hot yoga class).  Here are

What does a Krav Maga class look like?

Apr. 22, 2018 by

When people inquire about our self-defence classes they often ask “what does a class look like?” By way of a general answer, we describe classes(e.g. 1 hour) as divided into three parts. 1. Warm up To warm up your muscles