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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

Palm Heel Strikes

Jul. 15, 2020 by

What is a Palm Heel Strike? A medium range strikes (arm’s length) An effective tool for striking soft and hard targets (e.g. side of the attacker’s head). Palm heel strikes are usually the first strike we learn in Krav Maga

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

6 Tips for an Effective Straight Punch

Feb. 5, 2020 by

When you see a trained fighter throw punches they seem to flow with ease. Punching, as many of us learn, is not as easy some make it look.  One reason is that it is not a natural movement. If you

What is a Krav Maga Combat Class?

Oct. 7, 2019 by

Here in Toronto, we have the benefit of Combat Classes with a very skilled and experienced fighter Jean-Paul Jauffret (and sometimes other experts such as Tom Oliati travel here to Toronto) These are specialized classes, distinct from the other self-defense

Get a Leg Up! An Introduction to Leg Strikes

Oct. 2, 2019 by

Silhouette of a man performing a roundhouse kick.

Developing Combinations One Strike at a Time.

Sep. 25, 2019 by

When you see a high-level instructor Krav Maga instructor like Megan Berkman, Jean-Paul Jauffret or Tom Oliati perform a striking combination you might say… What just happened!? Then, when you try to emulate the combination it doesn’t quite look the

Reading Strikes in a “Blink”.

Sep. 9, 2019 by

Thin slicing. “the ability of our unconscious to find patterns in situations and behaviour based on very narrow slices of experience.” Malcolm Gladwell Over the summer, during one of our classes, one of our pre-teen students looked at me, eyes

Fight Hard to Protect Yourself!

Jun. 6, 2019 by

Megan Berkman of Kravolution striking to defend herself.

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