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Fight Hard to Protect Yourself!

Jun. 6, 2019 by

Megan Berkman of Kravolution striking to defend herself.

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

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.

Abduction Prevention: 5 Practical Self Defense Tips

Apr. 2, 2019 by

Abduction: to carry off or kidnap (a person) illegally by force or deception In May 2011, a woman was walking along Lakeshore Avenue in Toronto when two men tried to pull her into their vehicle. Thankfully, she escaped. More recently,

6 Tips for Preventing and Surviving Assaults in Elevators

Mar. 15, 2019 by

In a densely populated city like Toronto, many people use elevators to access floors in high rise buildings such as apartment buildings, condos, and offices. Sometimes, these elevator trips are during busy times when we are crammed with others. Other

“Follow Your Gut”: Intuition and Self-Defense

Mar. 6, 2019 by

Intuition:  immediate apprehension by the mind without reasoning.  Empiricism: the theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience.     Reasoning: Coming to an understanding or conclusion through logical argument.   Your “inner voice, a “gut feeling”, a “hunch.”  People use

Defending Against Larger, Stronger Attackers

Nov. 28, 2018 by

One of the more frequently asked questions Krav Maga students ask is:  “How do I protect myselfagainst someone bigger and stronger than me?” In real life, after all, assailants often chose victims smaller to better intimidate and physically overwhelm.  There is

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

Deception: 5 Ways an Assailant Might Try to Get Close to You

Jul. 12, 2018 by

Deceive.  To mislead purposely. In 2012, a 16 year old woman was assaulted near the Broadview/Danforth intersection.  This horrible incident began when the survivor approached a man with his head down.  As she approached he asked her for “a light”