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The Glass is Half Full. Defying Defeatism

Nov. 20, 2020 by

Defeatism. An excessive readiness to accept defeat.   During the COVID-19 pandemic, I talked with people who lamented that social distancing made Krav Maga training impossible or compromised to a point where training is futile. Certainly, the pandemic has restricted our

Creatures of Habit: Assaults and Location.

Nov. 12, 2020 by

From mid-January to early March 2018, a group of attackers terrorized a series of victims in the Yonge and Eglinton area in Toronto. They robbed these people with unarmed threats, as well as knife and gun threats. They took items

Khabib, Goldilocks, and Training Resilience

Nov. 3, 2020 by

Recently, a friend of mine sent me a video of now-retired MMA champion Khabib Nuragomedov swimming against a river’s strong current in very cold water. The current tested his stamina while the cold temperatures added an extra stressor to the

Pandemics and Potential Violence.

Oct. 27, 2020 by

On October 25, after an alleged argument over social distancing in a Liquor store in Toronto, one of the participants followed the other and shot the other in the parking lot and fled the scene. The victim died in a

Krav Maga Training and the Power of Habit

Sep. 6, 2020 by

Habit. A settled or regular tendency or practice. A mental constitution or attitude. In his fascinating book, The Power of Habit, Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg explains the transformative effect of a habit.   His

Taking Safety Into Your Own Hands

Jul. 28, 2020 by

 You are the last line of defense in safety. It boils down to you. Kina Repp, Safety Speaker. Kina Repp’s quote is worth pondering. Societies have professionals – firefighters, security guards, soldiers, and police officers, – whose role is to

Krav Maga Training (Outside)

Jul. 20, 2020 by

With COVID 19 and the mandatory closures of gyms, martial arts and self-defence studios, many have adapted their services. Online classes, for example, have boomed internationally. Another option is training in outdoor spaces. There are many great things about training

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

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

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