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Understanding How an Attacker Attacks (in Real Life): 6 Points to Consider

Jul. 8, 2019 by

A vital aspect of self-defense training is understanding how assailants actually attack in real life. Without this knowledge, you are preparing for assaults that happen only in the safety of your studio/dojo. One of the things you learn during our

Defending Against Shirt Grabs

Jun. 26, 2019 by

In our most recent blog, we explored the problem of shirt grabs. During this blog, we will explore how to defend against these assaults. As with all assaults, we advocate avoidance as the best self-defense and understanding the context of

Safety in Crowds

Jun. 14, 2019 by

This year the NBA’s Toronto Raptors went on an incredible playoff run culminating with them winning the NBA Championship. For the duration of the playoffs, fans gathered in Jurassic Park, an area outside of the Air Canada Centre in downtown

Striking Principles: Striking Vulnerable Parts of the Body

May. 26, 2019 by

There are many factors to consider when striking to protect yourself or others. One of these is striking vulnerable parts of the assailant’s body. A concise definition of “vulnerable part of the body” is parts of the human body that

Escaping Headlocks from Behind

May. 14, 2019 by

One of the more dangerous attacks is what we identify in our Krav Maga curriculum as headlocks from behind. Basic Level Two includes three variations. Arm-bar on front of the throat (windpipe) Arm-bar on the neck (carotid artery) Hand/s covering

What is Stalking? A Brief Introduction.

May. 12, 2019 by

The subject of stalking pervades our culture. Mainstream movies such as Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, The Cable Guy and more recently, the Netflix original You focus on the topic as do songs such as Every Breath You Take by

What is Scanning?

May. 8, 2019 by

Scan: to look at intently or quickly Rarely, perhaps never, does a class go by when an instructor doesn’t remind a student to scan.  We sometimes sound like those pull-a-string dolls that repeat phrases over and over again.  Yes, it

Tricks Predators Use to Abduct People

Apr. 24, 2019 by

Abduct: carry off or kidnap (a person) illegally by force or deception Trick: an action or scheme undertaken to fool, outwit, or deceive. Predator: a rapacious, exploitive person… In a previous blog, we outlined some general tips around abduction prevention.

Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink”: Some Implications for Krav Maga Self-Defense Training.

Apr. 12, 2019 by

In his fascinating book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell explores how people can make immediate assessments or “snap judgments” without consciously knowing why they know what they know. He cites numerous examples including, • In basketball,

Mistakes as a Necessary Part of Your Self-Defense Training.

Mar. 13, 2019 by

Forget your mistakes, but remember what they taught you. Dorothy GalyeanFailure is just another way to learn how to do something right. Marian Wright Edelman A smooth sea never made a good mariner. English proverb. Self-defense training offers a physical

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