Creatures of Habit: Assaults and Location.

Nov. 12, 2020 by

From mid-January to early March 2018, a group of attackers terrorized a series of victims in the Yonge and Eglinton area in Toronto. They robbed these people with unarmed threats, as well as knife and gun threats. They took items

Khabib, Goldilocks, and Training Resilience

Nov. 3, 2020 by

Recently, a friend of mine sent me a video of now-retired MMA champion Khabib Nuragomedov swimming against a river’s strong current in very cold water. The current tested his stamina while the cold temperatures added an extra stressor to the

Pandemics and Potential Violence.

Oct. 27, 2020 by

On October 25, after an alleged argument over social distancing in a Liquor store in Toronto, one of the participants followed the other and shot the other in the parking lot and fled the scene. The victim died in a

Challenging our Image of Violent Criminals: Age

Oct. 10, 2020 by

In previous articles, we explore how we need to expand our sense of who assailants are. Many of us, inspired by cinema, books and other pop culture influences, have an image of those who commit violent crime. Close your eyes

6 Ways Assailants Conceal Sharp Weapons

Oct. 2, 2020 by

In Toronto, a series of recent stabbings has raised concerns about knife violence. One question that people often ask is how assailants conceal the knife – at least enough to get close to a victim. Knives, after all, are close

Krav Maga Training and the Power of Habit

Sep. 6, 2020 by

Habit. A settled or regular tendency or practice. A mental constitution or attitude. In his fascinating book, The Power of Habit, Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg explains the transformative effect of a habit.   His

Situational Awareness: An Introduction

Jul. 30, 2020 by

What is situational awareness?   A quick google search offers various definitions. Wikipedia, for example, defines situational awareness as “the perception of environmental elements and events concerning time and space, the comprehension of the meaning, and the projection of the future

Taking Safety Into Your Own Hands

Jul. 28, 2020 by

 You are the last line of defense in safety. It boils down to you. Kina Repp, Safety Speaker. Kina Repp’s quote is worth pondering. Societies have professionals – firefighters, security guards, soldiers, and police officers, – whose role is to

Uppercuts

Jul. 24, 2020 by

In Level Two of our curriculum, we introduce two new medium-range strikes, the hook punch and the uppercut.  In a recent blog, we outlined the former.  Now we are going to focus on the uppercut.   Like, hooks, uppercuts are circular

Krav Maga Training (Outside)

Jul. 20, 2020 by

With COVID 19 and the mandatory closures of gyms, martial arts and self-defence studios, many have adapted their services. Online classes, for example, have boomed internationally. Another option is training in outdoor spaces. There are many great things about training