Body Defenses: An Introduction

Aug. 12, 2019 by

An important element of Krav Maga training is learning how to move your body our of harm’s way against a punch, kick, stab, slash, knife/gun threat, grab or attempts to grab, etc… Attacks can be fast and catch us off guard,

5 Reasons We Teach Women-Only Krav Maga Self-Defense

Aug. 9, 2019 by

Women’s Only Self Defense is one of the fastest-growing Krav Maga classes. This is not surprising since violence against women remains a pervasive problem in Toronto, Canada, and the world at large. Along with education, legal reform, and other efforts,

Don’t Memorize Techniques! Be Adaptable With Krav Maga Self-Defense Principles

Jul. 31, 2019 by

To survive, a chameleon adapts to the colour of its surroundings.

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

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

Real Life Assaults on the Ground: 4 Problems

Jul. 5, 2019 by

In previous blogs, we offered some general tips about protecting yourself on the ground. Now, we want to take a closer look at some of the problems involved in real life ground assaults. Here are four factors. There are no

Shirt Grabs: The Problem

Jun. 24, 2019 by

Assailants will sometimes grab your shirt (or jacket, blouse, etc…) to control you, throw you off balance, and to intimidate. The can grab with one hand or two and from any direction. As always we strive to avoid or prevent

Favouring Focus: Practical Self-Defense

Jun. 19, 2019 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-defense skills and tournament trophies, discipline and self-discovery fitness and confidence, and even spiritual growth and enlightenment.”

Stress Training: An Essential Part of Your Krav Maga Training

Jun. 11, 2019 by

“The critical element is to overcome the shock and surprise so that you can act, to “beat the freeze.” The ideal is to prevent the situation.” -Rory Miller, Meditations on Violence At the end of our classes, we engage in

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