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Abduction Prevention: 5 Practical Self Defense Tips

Apr. 2, 2019 by

Abduction: to carry off or kidnap (a person) illegally by force or deception In May 2011, a woman was walking along Lakeshore Avenue in Toronto when two men tried to pull her into their vehicle. Thankfully, she escaped. More recently,

From Bad to Worse: Don’t Leave the First Scene

Mar. 18, 2019 by

“There can be no good outcome from a violent criminal wanting to spend private time with you.” Rory Miller  Criminals who commit assaults have various motives. Criminals might commit an assault to take your property – money, possessions etc.  Other

6 Tips for Preventing and Surviving Assaults in Elevators

Mar. 15, 2019 by

In a densely populated city like Toronto, many people use elevators to access floors in high rise buildings such as apartment buildings, condos, and offices. Sometimes, these elevator trips are during busy times when we are crammed with others. Other

“Follow Your Gut”: Intuition and Self-Defense

Mar. 6, 2019 by

Intuition:  immediate apprehension by the mind without reasoning.  Empiricism: the theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience.     Reasoning: Coming to an understanding or conclusion through logical argument.   Your “inner voice, a “gut feeling”, a “hunch.”  People use

Understanding Body Language: Some Potential Signs of Aggression.

Jan. 23, 2019 by

.Kinesics: the study of body language We often say avoidance is the best self defense.  Avoiding involves being aware of signs of danger.  Vital to this is the developing field of kinesics. The body can indicate when a person is

6 Ways to Use Your Voice to Protect Yourself.

Dec. 13, 2018 by

Self defense classes devote many hours teaching you to strike, deflect, block, escape…  Such exercises help you to understand how to use your body to protect yourself.  Training also develops your mental skills – identifying and assessing danger, adapting to

Self Defense in Crowded Public Spaces

Dec. 11, 2018 by

With our Krav Maga school located in Toronto (the largest city in Canada), we often talk with people about safety in busy public areas.  Many of them travel via public transit(subway, bus), visit malls and stores, and enjoy outdoor venues

Defending Against Larger, Stronger Attackers

Nov. 28, 2018 by

One of the more frequently asked questions Krav Maga students ask is:  “How do I protect myselfagainst someone bigger and stronger than me?” In real life, after all, assailants often chose victims smaller to better intimidate and physically overwhelm.  There is

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

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