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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

Knife Attacks and Situational Awareness

Nov. 28, 2019 by

Knife attacks are among the most frequent and dangerous weapon assaults. Knives and other sharp objects are easy to obtain, and they can be used in numerous ways. In a previous article, Knife Assaults: 10 General Facts, we offered an overview

Movie Violence vs Real Violence

Nov. 1, 2019 by

Living in an increasingly “screen culture”, many people “learn” about violence from the movies. They know that these are choreographed scenes so don’t necessarily equate them with real violence but movies might be their primary source of “knowledge”. Some movies

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

Infighting: Some Points

Oct. 26, 2019 by

What is Infighting? Generally, it is a fight at a very close distance. Many fights end up in very close quarters where there is very little room to move and little time to react. You could be in a small

Why Passive Responses to Bullying Don’t Work.

Oct. 21, 2019 by

Tragic events such as the stabbing death of a fourteen-year-old in Hamilton and the brutal assault of a teen at St. Michael’s College in Toronto highlight the seriousness of bullying and its consequences. They also highlight a reluctance of some

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,

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

Using Common Objects to Protect Yourself: 5 Examples

Aug. 2, 2019 by

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

Four Tips to De-escalate a Potentially Violent Conflict

Jul. 26, 2019 by

Last summer (2018), I was exiting a train at the Bloor/Yonge subway station. It was crowded and as I walked toward the stairs I accidentally bump into a man. I turned to apologize and saw him squinting at me with

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