Tragic events such as the stabbing death of a fourteen-year-old in Hamilton and the brutal assault of a teen at St. Michael’s College in Toronto highlight the seriousness of bullying and its consequences. They also highlight a reluctance of some
We teach organizations how to survive workplace violence but as always, we strongly advocate prevention. Prevention, of course, requires awareness knowledge, and vigilance. As Gavin DeBecker, author of The Gift of Fear, writes, “there are almost always several people in
As autumn approaches, families begin preparing for another school year. There are numerous tasks- buying schools supplies, sorting out the logistics of getting back and forth to school, before and after school programs, and much more! One general concern is
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
In our most recent blog, we explored the problem of shirt grabs. During this blog, we will explore how to defend against these assaults. As with all assaults, we advocate avoidance as the best self-defense and understanding the context of
Our focus, as it is with adults, is to help kids develop the awareness and the skills be safe. Due to their smaller size and younger age, children are more vulnerable to adults and sometimes to other kids or youth.
ONE OF THE more gratifying developments we have witnessed over the past decade is the increasing number of women training in Krav Maga. Various Krav Maga schools across the world have noted this and it is certainly the case in
“Jack of all trades, master of none.” In his influential book, Meditations on Violence, Rory Miller notes how many martial arts studios “promise self-defence skills and tournament trophies, discipline and self-discovery fitness and confidence, and even spiritual growth and enlightenment.”