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Krav Maga Training (Outside)

Jul. 20, 2020 by

With COVID 19 and the mandatory closures of gyms, martial arts and self-defence studios, many have adapted their services. Online classes, for example, have boomed internationally. Another option is training in outdoor spaces. There are many great things about training

Palm Heel Strikes

Jul. 15, 2020 by

What is a Palm Heel Strike? A medium range strikes (arm’s length) An effective tool for striking soft and hard targets (e.g. side of the attacker’s head). Palm heel strikes are usually the first strike we learn in Krav Maga

Horizontal inward elbow strikes (front)

Jun. 22, 2020 by

One of the topics we devote a lot of time to is striking at various distances, directions and angles. Assaults can come from anywhere, so we need to develop a versatile striking arsenal.   Elbow strikes are for close range.  By

5 Ways to Create and Maintain Distance

Jun. 1, 2020 by

During our self-defense training, we remind students that distance is their friend.  But how do you create distance if someone is trying to get closer? After all, people are not always respectful of our space, and someone intending to harm you certainly

Avoidance is the Best Self-Defense

May. 26, 2020 by

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin.  One of the points we emphasize at our self-defense school is that we hope you never get involved in a physical confrontation. Avoidance, as Rory Miller writes, is

Accept Your Limitations and Go Beyond Them

May. 12, 2020 by

Once we accept our limits we go beyond them. Albert Einstein Self-defense training will highlight your abilities and limitations- physically, mentally, and emotionally. You will feel inspired as you learn life-saving skills but frustrated when you struggle with certain techniques and

Krav Maga and Appropriate Use of Force

May. 6, 2020 by

Appropriate use of force. Using force that is fitting or suitable for the situation Krav Maga teaches you to adapt to various circumstances. One vital aspect of adapting involves using the appropriate use of force.  Let us consider two examples.

The 4 W’s of Assaults. Challenging Some Traditional Assumptions

May. 5, 2020 by

Sometimes, we can sense an impending threat. Escalating abuse in relationships of various kinds, for instance, gives us many indicators – if we choose to acknowledge them. Sometimes, a “predictable assault” offers mere seconds to avoid, escape, or de-escalate a

Defending Against Distraction

Apr. 22, 2020 by

Let’s face it. Overall, our spatial awareness is horrible. We see an increasing number of accidents involving people who are distracted – often by mobile devices. When I walk in busy areas in Toronto – Dundas Square, Yonge, and Eglinton

6 Ways to Become a More Versatile Defender

Apr. 21, 2020 by

Versatile. Capable of adapting. Assaults can happen in innumerable ways, places and times. To protect ourselves we need to be able to adapt, to be versatile. Here are 6 ways to become a more versatile defender.  Train In Different Settings:

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