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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

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 an effective Krav Maga technique? A Five-Step Criterion.

Aug. 28, 2019 by

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

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,

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,

5 Reasons We Teach Women-Only Krav Maga Self-Defense

Aug. 9, 2019 by

Women’s Only Self Defense is one of the fastest-growing Krav Maga classes. This is not surprising since violence against women remains a pervasive problem in Toronto, Canada, and the world at large. Along with education, legal reform, and other efforts,

Don’t Memorize Techniques! Be Adaptable With Krav Maga Self-Defense Principles

Jul. 31, 2019 by

To survive, a chameleon adapts to the colour of its surroundings.

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

Understanding How an Attacker Attacks (in Real Life): 6 Points to Consider

Jul. 8, 2019 by

A vital aspect of self-defense training is understanding how assailants actually attack in real life. Without this knowledge, you are preparing for assaults that happen only in the safety of your studio/dojo. One of the things you learn during our

Real Life Assaults on the Ground: 4 Problems

Jul. 5, 2019 by

In previous blogs, we offered some general tips about protecting yourself on the ground. Now, we want to take a closer look at some of the problems involved in real life ground assaults. Here are four factors. There are no

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