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Krav Maga Training and the Power of Habit

Sep. 6, 2020 by

Habit. A settled or regular tendency or practice. A mental constitution or attitude. In his fascinating book, The Power of Habit, Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg explains the transformative effect of a habit.   His

Taking Safety Into Your Own Hands

Jul. 28, 2020 by

 You are the last line of defense in safety. It boils down to you. Kina Repp, Safety Speaker. Kina Repp’s quote is worth pondering. Societies have professionals – firefighters, security guards, soldiers, and police officers, – whose role is to

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

What is Practical Self-Defense? 5 Elements

Mar. 31, 2020 by

Practical. feasible, realistic, concerned with what is possible When we ask people why they come to us for self-defense training (and why they stay) they usually answer: “It’s practical.” Of course, we love this answer because our goal is to

Assessing Sounds and Self-Defense Awareness.

Feb. 26, 2020 by

.There is no way to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar net of our senses.  Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses.  Sound thickens the sensory stew of our lives, and we depend on them to

Why Passive Responses to Bullying Don’t Work.

Oct. 21, 2019 by

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

What is Relational Bullying?

Oct. 9, 2019 by

Relational. belonging to (e.g. a group or club) or with (kinship) Reputation. What is generally said or believed about a person’s character or standing Sabotage. Deliberate damage, to wilfully destroy In a previous blog, we offered an overview of bullying

Potential Warning Signs of Workplace Violence

Sep. 21, 2019 by

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

7 Tips for Safely Walking to School

Sep. 1, 2019 by

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

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

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