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

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

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.”

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

Women Punching in white and black

4 Guidelines for Protecting Yourself

Jun. 5, 2018 by

During our Krav Maga classes, we spend a lot of attention to detail.  These details involve the body mechanics of striking, deflecting, blocking, releasing holds and much more.  All of this, however, is in the context of some of the

Striking Fundamentals

May. 23, 2018 by

We prefer not to engage with an assailant.   Avoidance is the best self-defence. There are situations, however, when you must physically protect yourself.  To protect yourself you need to strike effectively. Strikes can be used to create distance, to distract

Knife Threats: Cooperate or Fight? 7 Factors to Consider

May. 18, 2018 by

When you are confronted with someone threatening you with a knife there is a vital choice before you. Do you cooperate or do you fight? There are innumerable variables at play and every situation is unique. Generally speaking, avoidance is

Knife disarms. Only if necessary.

May. 12, 2018 by

Surviving assaults with sharp objects comprise a regular part of our training.  Such objects, after all, are readily available. Some examples. Knives Utility knives Broken bottles Screwdrivers An armed attacker is obviously extremely dangerous.  A stab or cut can disable

“Hands Up” 3 Reasons to Keep Your Mitts Up.

May. 9, 2018 by

“Hands Up” – 80s music duo Ottawan Possibly the most frequently used phrase in Krav Maga classes is “hands up”.  Sometimes, I am sure, it sounds like nagging. (It can sound a lot like “elbows off the table!”) There are

6 Tips For Defending in Close Quarters

May. 4, 2018 by

Many assaults happen in small spaces and/or with the assailant getting very close to you. After all, unless he has a gun or is wielding a long weapon (e.g. baseball bat) he needs to be close to control, strike, steal,