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

Beginners Welcome! Getting Started with Krav Maga

Aug. 22, 2018 by

Starting anything new can be daunting. Our first yoga class, a writing group, a musical instrument, anything new can make us anxious.  Often, there is anxiety mixed with excitement. Your first Krav Maga class might raise some doubts. Am I

Danger Signals: “Are You Alone?”

Aug. 18, 2018 by

There are many reasons strangers enter our homes. They might be there to fix our internet, plumbing, or furnace. They might be delivering food or other items. Perhaps, they are a door to door sales person. In most cases, they

Subways, Self-Defense, and Safe Travels

Jul. 29, 2018 by

Subways are public places but assaults still occur as people travel to work, home etc…  Two examples: In April 2013, as a subway approached Davisville station a man was stabbed in the throat.April 2010, 2 men held down and mugged

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.”

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

“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