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The Hook Punch

Jul. 8, 2020 by

In our curriculum, we begin with medium-range straight strikes (palm-heel strikes and straight punches).  In Level two we move on to circular strikes – hook punches and uppercuts. In this blog, we will focus on the hook punch. This punch

Horizontal inward elbow strikes (front)

Jun. 22, 2020 by

One of the topics we devote a lot of time to is striking at various distances, directions and angles. Assaults can come from anywhere, so we need to develop a versatile striking arsenal.   Elbow strikes are for close range.  By

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

Stress Training and Level Tests

Dec. 9, 2019 by

Any time our performance is being evaluated-exams, dance or music recitals, driver’s test etc…- stress is along for the ride. To me, this is a good thing. Performing self-defense techniques under the stress of a testing environment is another way

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

20 Plus Questions for Your Basic Level 1 Test.

Oct. 18, 2019 by

Learning Krav Maga self-defense goes far beyond performing various techniques. You must understand why we execute techniques the way we do, when to use them, and the general principles involved.  Here are 20 plus questions you should be able to

What is an effective Krav Maga technique? A Five-Step Criterion.

Aug. 28, 2019 by

Criterion. A principle or standard that a thing is judged by. (criteria is the plural form). Many techniques are explored when a Krav Maga organization like Kravolution looks for solutions to various assaults. Some are dismissed. Some are modified. Some are

Krav Maga (Civilian): What Topics Do We Cover?

Aug. 7, 2019 by

One of the most frequently asked questions new students ask is “What Does Krav Maga cover?” Great question! When I began training in Krav Maga I didn’t have any sense of the vast number of topics it can cover. As

Escaping Headlocks from Behind

May. 14, 2019 by

One of the more dangerous attacks is what we identify in our Krav Maga curriculum as headlocks from behind. Basic Level Two includes three variations. Arm-bar on front of the throat (windpipe) Arm-bar on the neck (carotid artery) Hand/s covering

What is Scanning?

May. 8, 2019 by

Scan: to look at intently or quickly Rarely, perhaps never, does a class go by when an instructor doesn’t remind a student to scan.  We sometimes sound like those pull-a-string dolls that repeat phrases over and over again.  Yes, it

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