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“Design Specific Training” and Krav Maga

Nov. 21, 2019 by

In a previous blog, we introduced the concept of “deliberate practice” and how it can improve our Krav Maga training. Deliberate practice involves several elements. One of them is focused or design specific practice.   Geoff Colvin, author of Talent is Overrated:

Infighting: Some Points

Oct. 26, 2019 by

What is Infighting? Generally, it is a fight at a very close distance. Many fights end up in very close quarters where there is very little room to move and little time to react. You could be in a small

Awareness, Avoidance, and Commuter Rage.

Oct. 23, 2019 by

Like leadership debates and Black Friday sales, commuter delays can bring out the worst in people. Yesterday, the Toronto subway was closed between St. Clair and Lawrence as many people were making their way home from work. Chaos soon ensued

Training and Teaching in a Culture of Improvement

Oct. 16, 2019 by

“Being good at whatever we want to do-playing the violin, running a race, painting a picture, leading a group of people- is among the deepest sources of fulfillment we will even know. Geoff Colvin As a Krav Maga instructor (and

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

5 Benefits of Private and Semi-Private Training

Sep. 11, 2019 by

Working on striking with focus mitts.

Knife threats. What does he want?

Aug. 26, 2019 by

Threats with knives or other edged weapons such as bottles, screwdrivers, utility knives, are relatively common because such objects are readily available and easy to carry and conceal.  For the assailant, the edged object is used to intimidate someone to

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,

Krav Maga (Civilian): What Topics Do We Cover?

Aug. 7, 2019 by

One of the most frequently asked questions new students ask is “What Does Krav Maga cover?” Great question! When I began training in Krav Maga I didn’t have any sense of the vast number of topics it can cover. As

Using Common Objects to Protect Yourself: 5 Examples

Aug. 2, 2019 by

Since our Krav Maga self-defense classes focus on everyday situations we always consider the various settings we find ourselves in.  This includes identifying common objects you can use to defend yourself.  Whether you are in Toronto or anywhere else in

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