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
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
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
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
Since our Krav Maga self-defense classes focus on everyday situations we always consider the various settings we find ourselves in. This includes identifying common objects you can use to defend yourself. Whether you are in Toronto or anywhere else in
The Kravolution curriculum includes 11 levels. Basic 1-5, Advanced 1-5, and Expert 1. This series of blogs will offer an overview of each level. We begin, of course, with Basic 1 (B1). B1 can be divided into categories. and offers
In Kravolution’s Basic Curriculum, “preventing chokes” is the first explicit example of “timeline” and decision-making. Generally, timeline refers to when an attack is recognized and defended, evaded, or avoided. Decision-making involves choice, choosing the best defense against an imminent attack.
One of the first things you learn in Krav Maga is how to protect ourselves using upper body strikes – punches, elbows etc… During training you learn effective body mechanics, how to strike at various directions, angles, and distances. The