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Knife Attacks and Situational Awareness

Nov. 28, 2019 by

Knife attacks are among the most frequent and dangerous weapon assaults. Knives and other sharp objects are easy to obtain, and they can be used in numerous ways. In a previous article, Knife Assaults: 10 General Facts, we offered an overview

Krav Maga Training and the “Growth Mindset”.

Nov. 25, 2019 by

At the beginning of her book, Mindset, The Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck describes how her fascination with how people cope with failures lead her to an interesting study monitoring how children grappled with a series of increasingly difficult puzzles. She

“Design Specific Training” and Krav Maga

Nov. 21, 2019 by

In a previous blog, we introduced the concept of “deliberate practice” and how it can improve our Krav Maga training. Deliberate practice involves several elements. One of them is focused or design specific practice.   Geoff Colvin, author of Talent is Overrated:

Casting a Wider Net: Bullying and “Bystanders”

Nov. 17, 2019 by

Bystander. One who is present but not taking part in a situation or event: a chance spectator There is no innocent bystander.  William Burroughs  Often, when we think of bullying. we focus (sometimes exclusively) on the bully and the person being bullied. Left

Knife Assaults: 10 General Facts

Nov. 14, 2019 by

Recent events including the October 7th stabbing death of 14-year-old Devan Bracci-Selvey outside of Winston Churchill High School in Hamilton and a tragic death arising from a knife attack at a Hallowe’en party in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood, have heightened an

20+ Questions for Basic Level 2 (The Sequel)

Nov. 11, 2019 by

Everyone loves a sequel! Godfather Part II, Jaws 2, Grease 2, The Empire Strikes Back, Rocky II, Terminator 2, Hot Shots Part Deux, Sharknado 2, etc… A good sequel can build upon the first or (oops Grease 2) utterly slip

Hallowe’en Stabbings in Toronto

Nov. 6, 2019 by

On Hallowe’en night on a generally quiet street in the Annex in Toronto, the Theta Delta Chi fraternity hosted a party of over 200 people. At one point one 19-year-old male and a 15-year-old girl were denied entry. Instead of

Realtor Safety

Nov. 4, 2019 by

Over the past years, we have seen a significant number of realtors being assaulted. These assaults range from theft, sexual assault, and murder. Various reports suggest such incidents are rising sharply.  Some examples. · Calgary police charged a man in

Movie Violence vs Real Violence

Nov. 1, 2019 by

Living in an increasingly “screen culture”, many people “learn” about violence from the movies. They know that these are choreographed scenes so don’t necessarily equate them with real violence but movies might be their primary source of “knowledge”. Some movies

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