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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

6 Habits to Develop Your Situational Awareness

Feb. 11, 2019 by

While it is not always possible to prevent an assault, developing greater awareness will better your chances. In a previous blog, we offered an overview of “What is situational awareness. Now, the challenge is putting this awareness into practice. Here

Corporate Self Defense Training: What Topics Do Our Clients Want to Explore?

Jan. 31, 2019 by

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

Bullying: 7 Reasons Why Adults Often Don’t Notice.

Jan. 17, 2019 by

When it comes to child or teen bullying adults are usually the last to know. Even conscientious parents and authorities (teachers, camp leaders, etc…) frequently don’t notice bullying until it is well-established or it is too late. Why does this

Getting Up Off the Ground: Some Checkpoints

Nov. 8, 2018 by

In an earlier blog (see http://www.tkma.ca/tips-for-surviving-assaults-on-the-ground/ ) we offered some general tips for surviving assaults on the ground.  One key aspect is getting up as soon as possible.  Getting up can be difficult from a physical standpoint as many adults are

Surviving Assaults with Blunt Force Weapons: An Overview

Oct. 21, 2018 by

Weapon assaults involve a wide variety of weapons including guns, sharp objects, and blunt objects.  The latter two – sharp and blunt – are easy to come by. Sharp objects can be knives, bottles that can be broken,…  The same

Krav Maga and “Timeline”.

Oct. 19, 2018 by

An oft-repeated term we use in Krav Maga is “Timeline.”  In most cases, a timeline refers to the distance of the assailant.  This distance has an integral role in how we defend ourselves. There is a significant difference, for example,

Kids Krav Maga: What Do They Learn?

Sep. 19, 2018 by

Our focus, as it is with adults, is to help kids develop the awareness and the skills be safe.  Due to their smaller size and younger age, children are more vulnerable to adults and sometimes to other kids or youth.

8 Striking Principles: An Overview

Sep. 13, 2018 by

Striking is an essential part of self defense . Striking can surprise, stun, or disable an assailant and get you home safe. There are many strikes and innumerable self-defense scenarios. Memorizing effective strikes for every situation simply isn’t possible as