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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

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

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

6 Ways to Become a More Versatile Defender

Apr. 21, 2020 by

Versatile. Capable of adapting. Assaults can happen in innumerable ways, places and times. To protect ourselves we need to be able to adapt, to be versatile. Here are 6 ways to become a more versatile defender.  Train In Different Settings:

Adapt. 6 Unique Places to Train Krav Maga

Apr. 6, 2020 by

Krav Maga is designed to adapt to various circumstances in various settings. We generally train in studios but we don’t limit ourselves to these places. Why? Assaults can occur anytime, anywhere.  Here are some of the places you can learn

7 Ways Krav Maga Adapts to You.

Apr. 6, 2020 by

The wise adapt themselves to circumstances as water moulds itself to the pitcher. Chinese Proverb With such diversity, a self-defense system must have the capacity to adapt to people’s unique qualities. Every self-defense situation is unique: the attacker, the attack itself,

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