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Situational Awareness: An Introduction

Jul. 30, 2020 by

What is situational awareness?   A quick google search offers various definitions. Wikipedia, for example, defines situational awareness as “the perception of environmental elements and events concerning time and space, the comprehension of the meaning, and the projection of the future

Uppercuts

Jul. 24, 2020 by

In Level Two of our curriculum, we introduce two new medium-range strikes, the hook punch and the uppercut.  In a recent blog, we outlined the former.  Now we are going to focus on the uppercut.   Like, hooks, uppercuts are circular

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

Palm Heel Strikes

Jul. 15, 2020 by

What is a Palm Heel Strike? A medium range strikes (arm’s length) An effective tool for striking soft and hard targets (e.g. side of the attacker’s head). Palm heel strikes are usually the first strike we learn in Krav Maga

The Hook Punch

Jul. 8, 2020 by

In our curriculum, we begin with medium-range straight strikes (palm-heel strikes and straight punches).  In Level two we move on to circular strikes – hook punches and uppercuts. In this blog, we will focus on the hook punch. This punch

Krav Maga: It’s about survival not fighting.

Mar. 4, 2020 by

“So one may walk in peace.” Imi Lichtenfeld, founder of Krav Maga Perceptions not grounded in experience or sound reasoning can be very misplaced. This certainly applies to how some people perceive Krav Maga training. Some of our students have described

Krav Maga and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA): Five Differences

Aug. 16, 2019 by

Mixed Martial Artists are among the most skilled fighters in the world. They have a broad skillset that allow them to fight standing or on the ground. They are formidable both inside and outside of the ring. There are people

Basic 1 Upper Body Strikes: An Overview

Feb. 5, 2019 by

One of the first things you learn in Krav Maga is how to protect ourselves using upper body strikes – punches, elbows etc… During training you learn effective body mechanics, how to strike at various directions, angles, and distances. The

8 Striking Principles: An Overview

Sep. 13, 2018 by

Striking is an essential part of self defense . Striking can surprise, stun, or disable an assailant and get you home safe. There are many strikes and innumerable self-defense scenarios. Memorizing effective strikes for every situation simply isn’t possible as

Beginners Welcome! Getting Started with Krav Maga

Aug. 22, 2018 by

Starting anything new can be daunting. Our first yoga class, a writing group, a musical instrument, anything new can make us anxious.  Often, there is anxiety mixed with excitement. Your first Krav Maga class might raise some doubts. Am I

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