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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

Krav Maga Training and the “Growth Mindset”.

Nov. 25, 2019 by

At the beginning of her book, Mindset, The Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck describes how her fascination with how people cope with failures lead her to an interesting study monitoring how children grappled with a series of increasingly difficult puzzles. She

“Design Specific Training” and Krav Maga

Nov. 21, 2019 by

In a previous blog, we introduced the concept of “deliberate practice” and how it can improve our Krav Maga training. Deliberate practice involves several elements. One of them is focused or design specific practice.   Geoff Colvin, author of Talent is Overrated:

Preparation Lessons From Jerry Rice

Oct. 30, 2019 by

I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I

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

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

Want to Improve Your Krav Maga? Persist Like Einstein!

Aug. 21, 2019 by

It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein People often read this quote as Einstein being modest about what many call his “genius”. Recent studies about the great scientist, however, suggest that

Body Defenses: An Introduction

Aug. 12, 2019 by

An important element of Krav Maga training is learning how to move your body our of harm’s way against a punch, kick, stab, slash, knife/gun threat, grab or attempts to grab, etc… Attacks can be fast and catch us off guard,

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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