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Krav Maga and Functional Fitness: 5 Benefits

Oct. 11, 2019 by

As self-defense instructors, our raisin d’être is to give you practical skills to save your life. This being said, there are other benefits to Krav Maga training. One of these benefits is fitness, something I like to call functional fitness. What is functional

What is Relational Bullying?

Oct. 9, 2019 by

Relational. belonging to (e.g. a group or club) or with (kinship) Reputation. What is generally said or believed about a person’s character or standing Sabotage. Deliberate damage, to wilfully destroy In a previous blog, we offered an overview of bullying

Get a Leg Up! An Introduction to Leg Strikes

Oct. 2, 2019 by

Silhouette of a man performing a roundhouse kick.

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

How People Used Chairs to Defend Against Knife Attacks in Sydney, Australia

Aug. 19, 2019 by

In Sydney Australia, around 2 pm on August 13th, 2019, a knife-wielding man (Mert Nay, 21) ran the streets stabbing people. During these horrible attacks, people ran and others protected themselves using objects in their vicinity. One man, for example,

Four Ways Krav Maga Improves Your Functional Fitness

Jul. 29, 2019 by

As self-defense instructors, our raisin d’être is to give you practical skills to save your life. This being said, there are other benefits to Krav Maga training. One of these benefits is fitness, something I like to call functional fitness.

Self-Defense and Public Stabbings

Jul. 22, 2019 by

Toronto has witnessed some high profile public stabbings. Some examples: • Just after 3 pm, on December 2015, Rohinie Bisesar fatally stabbed Rosemarie Junor at a Shoppers Drug Mart in the underground PATH system below Bay and Wellington streets. Bisesar

Surviving Downward Stabs or “Ice-pick” Attacks.

Jul. 19, 2019 by

Footage of knife attacks often shows the assailant stabbing in a downward motion- what we call the ice pick attack. It is not a sophisticated attack but can be very strong. Avoidance and escaping are your best options as any

Modifying Your Natural Reflexes Into Effective Self-Defense Techniques

Jul. 17, 2019 by

In our most recent blog, we outlined “What is a Reflex Defense” and explained how our natural responses take over, especially when we are surprised by an assault. Now, we are going to consider some examples of how our reflexes

What are “Reflex Defenses?”

Jul. 15, 2019 by

Reflex. an action independent of the will, an automatic response…. Let’s face it. As much as we want to be aware of our surroundings, we are not always ready. We might be daydreaming, preoccupied with work or personal matters, or

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