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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

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

Motivation: Some Takeaways from The Last Dance

Jun. 9, 2020 by

Motive. a factor or circumstance that induces a person to act in a particular way. My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a

5 Ways to Create and Maintain Distance

Jun. 1, 2020 by

During our self-defense training, we remind students that distance is their friend.  But how do you create distance if someone is trying to get closer? After all, people are not always respectful of our space, and someone intending to harm you certainly

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

Being Safe vs Being “Right”

May. 20, 2020 by

Right. Morally or socially correct Just. Acting or done in accordance with what is morally right or fair.  “A power struggle collapses when you withdraw your energy from it. Power struggles become uninteresting to you when you change your intention from winning

Accept Your Limitations and Go Beyond Them

May. 12, 2020 by

Once we accept our limits we go beyond them. Albert Einstein Self-defense training will highlight your abilities and limitations- physically, mentally, and emotionally. You will feel inspired as you learn life-saving skills but frustrated when you struggle with certain techniques and

Krav Maga and Appropriate Use of Force

May. 6, 2020 by

Appropriate use of force. Using force that is fitting or suitable for the situation Krav Maga teaches you to adapt to various circumstances. One vital aspect of adapting involves using the appropriate use of force.  Let us consider two examples.

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

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