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Common Objects for Self Defense: The London Bridge Stabbings

Dec. 4, 2019 by

In a previous article, Using Common Objects to Protect Yourself, we offered an overview of how we can use common objects in our everyday life to protect ourselves. More resonating are the times when people do so in real life.

"Freezing" and Violent Assaults

Dec. 1, 2019 by

On November 20th, a group of armed thieves robbed the Tyndall Market Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Unfortunately, it was not an isolated incident. One employee Randi Chase reported how one robber punched her in the head giving her a

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

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

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

Awareness, Avoidance, and Commuter Rage.

Oct. 23, 2019 by

Like leadership debates and Black Friday sales, commuter delays can bring out the worst in people. Yesterday, the Toronto subway was closed between St. Clair and Lawrence as many people were making their way home from work. Chaos soon ensued

5 Apartment and Condo Safety Tips

Aug. 14, 2019 by

Apartments/Condos offer many conveniences for their residents but can also attract unwanted visitors.  Here are 5 tips to promote your safety. Change locks immediately upon moving in.  Previous tenants might have spare keys. Don’t reveal your gender on the mailbox

Parking Lot Assaults: An Introduction

Aug. 5, 2019 by

Parking lots are potential sites for various crimes, including car break-ins, muggings, sexual and physical assaults. Here are some examples in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). As these examples show parking lots assaults can vary. Let’s outline six general factors

Using Common Objects to Protect Yourself: 5 Examples

Aug. 2, 2019 by

Since our Krav Maga self-defense classes focus on everyday situations we always consider the various settings we find ourselves in.  This includes identifying common objects you can use to defend yourself.  Whether you are in Toronto or anywhere else in

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.

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