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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

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

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