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Don’t Stand So Close to Me: 4 Reasons to Maintain Distance.

Feb. 21, 2020 by

“Don’t Stand So Close to Me” The Police During every self-defense class, we emphasize that our primary goal is not to teach you how to “win a fight” but to get you home safe. One way to preserve your safety

Situational Awareness and Campus Safety

Feb. 13, 2020 by

Assaults on or near school campuses happen all too frequently. Women are most often targeted but men have been assaulted as well.  Two examples in the GTA. In March 2018. A 23-year-old woman waiting in a bus shelter in the

5 Tactics Predators Use to Abduct Their Targets

Jan. 2, 2020 by

Abduct. Carry off or kidnap (a person) illegally by force or deception. Predator. An animal that preys on others, a rapacious, exploitive person Tactics. The plans and means adopted in carrying out a scheme or achieving some end. Safety is

Intent, Ability, and Opportunity: The Dipesh Patel Assaults in Toronto

Dec. 30, 2019 by

On November 1, Toronto police arrested Dipesh Patel for a series of sexual assaults dating back to 2015. The testimonies of the brave women he assaulted lead to his arrest. To assault someone a predator must have intent, ability, and

Shedding Inhibitions to Protect Yourself

Dec. 16, 2019 by

During our self-defense sessions, people often express the concern that they won’t be able to protect against someone larger and stronger. This is very legitimate as mass and strength can give an attacker significant advantage. We cannot deny this but

"Freezing" and Violent Assaults

Dec. 1, 2019 by

On November 20th, a group of armed thieves robbed the Tyndall Market Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Unfortunately, it was not an isolated incident. One employee Randi Chase reported how one robber punched her in the head giving her a

Krav Maga and Functional Fitness: 5 Benefits

Oct. 11, 2019 by

As self-defense instructors, our raisin d’être is to give you practical skills to save your life. This being said, there are other benefits to Krav Maga training. One of these benefits is fitness, something I like to call functional fitness. What is functional

5 Benefits of Private and Semi-Private Training

Sep. 11, 2019 by

Working on striking with focus mitts.

5 Reasons We Teach Women-Only Krav Maga Self-Defense

Aug. 9, 2019 by

Women’s Only Self Defense is one of the fastest-growing Krav Maga classes. This is not surprising since violence against women remains a pervasive problem in Toronto, Canada, and the world at large. Along with education, legal reform, and other efforts,

Parking Lot Assaults: An Introduction

Aug. 5, 2019 by

Parking lots are potential sites for various crimes, including car break-ins, muggings, sexual and physical assaults. Here are some examples in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). As these examples show parking lots assaults can vary. Let’s outline six general factors

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