Four Ways Krav Maga Improves Your Functional Fitness

Jul. 29, 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.

Self-Defense and Public Stabbings

Jul. 22, 2019 by

Toronto has witnessed some high profile public stabbings. Some examples: • Just after 3 pm, on December 2015, Rohinie Bisesar fatally stabbed Rosemarie Junor at a Shoppers Drug Mart in the underground PATH system below Bay and Wellington streets. Bisesar

Surviving Downward Stabs or “Ice-pick” Attacks.

Jul. 19, 2019 by

Footage of knife attacks often shows the assailant stabbing in a downward motion- what we call the ice pick attack. It is not a sophisticated attack but can be very strong. Avoidance and escaping are your best options as any

Modifying Your Natural Reflexes Into Effective Self-Defense Techniques

Jul. 17, 2019 by

In our most recent blog, we outlined “What is a Reflex Defense” and explained how our natural responses take over, especially when we are surprised by an assault. Now, we are going to consider some examples of how our reflexes

What are “Reflex Defenses?”

Jul. 15, 2019 by

Reflex. an action independent of the will, an automatic response…. Let’s face it. As much as we want to be aware of our surroundings, we are not always ready. We might be daydreaming, preoccupied with work or personal matters, or

Corporate Training and Self Defense: 4 Steps to Getting Started

Jul. 12, 2019 by

Businesses are diversifying their wellness programs, offering activities and services such as; yoga, mindfulness, Zumba, massage, team sports, counseling, etc… Not surprisingly, there is a growing demand for self-defense training. People want the security that comes with understanding how assaults

5 Ways Get More From Your Self Defense Training

Jul. 10, 2019 by

As a student, you want maximum benefits from your self-defense training. Like many people you want a sense of progress, and, of course, the confidence that you could protect yourself when it counts. Krav Maga is an easy-to-learn system but

Partner Training and Realism in Practice. The Vital Role of the Attacker

Jul. 3, 2019 by

As Krav Maga instructors we strive to educate students about how real assaults can take place. This includes: • Describing situations, e.g. when and how assaults take place. • The psychology and tactics of the attacker – What is he

Self Defense and Your Surroundings

Jun. 28, 2019 by

Sometimes one can be so closely involved with things that the larger context is lost to view. Brian Ferneyhough One aspect that separates Krav Maga from many other self-defense systems is its emphasis on context. In real life situations, your

Defending in Confined Spaces

Jun. 17, 2019 by

Some assaults occur in confined spaces such as an elevator, small room, on public transit, to name a few possibilities. These settings can have a significant impact on how you protect yourself. Here are some potential factors. Limited space. Due