Danger Signals: “Are You Alone?”

Aug. 18, 2018 by

There are many reasons strangers enter our homes. They might be there to fix our internet, plumbing, or furnace. They might be delivering food or other items. Perhaps, they are a door to door sales person. In most cases, they

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

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

Subways, Self-Defense, and Safe Travels

Jul. 29, 2018 by

Subways are public places but assaults still occur as people travel to work, home etc…  Two examples: In April 2013, as a subway approached Davisville station a man was stabbed in the throat.April 2010, 2 men held down and mugged

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.”

Deception: 5 Ways an Assailant Might Try to Get Close to You

Jul. 12, 2018 by

Deceive.  To mislead purposely. In 2012, a 16 year old woman was assaulted near the Broadview/Danforth intersection.  This horrible incident began when the survivor approached a man with his head down.  As she approached he asked her for “a light”

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