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Home Invasions. 9 Tips to Promote Your Safety.

Jun. 15, 2020 by

There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home. Rosalyn Carter Ideally, our home is our sanctuary, where we feel safe. Unfortunately, homes can be a target for criminals who are seeking property or a demented gratification from

Avoidance is the Best Self-Defense

May. 26, 2020 by

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin.  One of the points we emphasize at our self-defense school is that we hope you never get involved in a physical confrontation. Avoidance, as Rory Miller writes, is

The 4 W’s of Assaults. Challenging Some Traditional Assumptions

May. 5, 2020 by

Sometimes, we can sense an impending threat. Escalating abuse in relationships of various kinds, for instance, gives us many indicators – if we choose to acknowledge them. Sometimes, a “predictable assault” offers mere seconds to avoid, escape, or de-escalate a

Defending Against Distraction

Apr. 22, 2020 by

Let’s face it. Overall, our spatial awareness is horrible. We see an increasing number of accidents involving people who are distracted – often by mobile devices. When I walk in busy areas in Toronto – Dundas Square, Yonge, and Eglinton

Assessing Sounds and Self-Defense Awareness.

Feb. 26, 2020 by

.There is no way to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar net of our senses.  Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses.  Sound thickens the sensory stew of our lives, and we depend on them to

Don’t Stand So Close to Me: 4 Reasons to Maintain Distance.

Feb. 21, 2020 by

“Don’t Stand So Close to Me” The Police During every self-defense class, we emphasize that our primary goal is not to teach you how to “win a fight” but to get you home safe. One way to preserve your safety

Situational Awareness and Campus Safety

Feb. 13, 2020 by

Assaults on or near school campuses happen all too frequently. Women are most often targeted but men have been assaulted as well.  Two examples in the GTA. In March 2018. A 23-year-old woman waiting in a bus shelter in the

Are You Ready? Understanding Krav Maga Stances.

Jan. 6, 2020 by

Stance. An attitude or position of the body.Readiness. Level of preparation. Stances are perhaps the most boring topic for Krav Maga students. I have yet to witness a fist pump and a “yes!” after announcing we are covering stances in

5 Tactics Predators Use to Abduct Their Targets

Jan. 2, 2020 by

Abduct. Carry off or kidnap (a person) illegally by force or deception. Predator. An animal that preys on others, a rapacious, exploitive person Tactics. The plans and means adopted in carrying out a scheme or achieving some end. Safety is

Intent, Ability, and Opportunity: The Dipesh Patel Assaults in Toronto

Dec. 30, 2019 by

On November 1, Toronto police arrested Dipesh Patel for a series of sexual assaults dating back to 2015. The testimonies of the brave women he assaulted lead to his arrest. To assault someone a predator must have intent, ability, and

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