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What is a Krav Maga Combat Class?

Oct. 7, 2019 by

Here in Toronto, we have the benefit of Combat Classes with a very skilled and experienced fighter Jean-Paul Jauffret (and sometimes other experts such as Tom Oliati travel here to Toronto) These are specialized classes, distinct from the other self-defense

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

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

Self Defense and Your Surroundings

Jun. 28, 2019 by

Sometimes one can be so closely involved with things that the larger context is lost to view. Brian Ferneyhough One aspect that separates Krav Maga from many other self-defense systems is its emphasis on context. In real life situations, your

Favouring Focus: Practical Self-Defense

Jun. 19, 2019 by

“Jack of all trades, master of none.” In his influential book, Meditations on Violence, Rory Miller notes how many martial arts studios “promise self-defense skills and tournament trophies, discipline and self-discovery fitness and confidence, and even spiritual growth and enlightenment.”

Why Ground Fighting is Vital to Krav Maga Self-Defense Training

May. 27, 2019 by

Our Krav Maga training devotes a lot of time to defending on the ground. Our organization, Kravolution has been working with grapplers and Mixed Martial Artists to develop our understanding of ground fighting. Through this ongoing process, the goal is

Striking Principles: Striking Vulnerable Parts of the Body

May. 26, 2019 by

There are many factors to consider when striking to protect yourself or others. One of these is striking vulnerable parts of the assailant’s body. A concise definition of “vulnerable part of the body” is parts of the human body that

Escaping Headlocks from Behind

May. 14, 2019 by

One of the more dangerous attacks is what we identify in our Krav Maga curriculum as headlocks from behind. Basic Level Two includes three variations. Arm-bar on front of the throat (windpipe) Arm-bar on the neck (carotid artery) Hand/s covering

Self Defense in Crowded Public Spaces

Dec. 11, 2018 by

With our Krav Maga school located in Toronto (the largest city in Canada), we often talk with people about safety in busy public areas.  Many of them travel via public transit(subway, bus), visit malls and stores, and enjoy outdoor venues

Self Defense and “Old Man Winter”

Nov. 30, 2018 by

It is winter in Toronto.  Yeah! The best season of the year!  Who is with me?  No? Okay, so winter is not everyone’s cup of tea (or hot chocolate).  For Torontonians, Canadians and other global communities, winter comes every year. 

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