A Deliberate Stranger

Apr. 14, 2021 by

“Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind.”― Kurt Vonnegut Some assailants simply attack. They might rush or ambush their target and overwhelm with brute force or threaten

Avoiding Ambush

Apr. 7, 2021 by

Ambush. A surprise attack by persons from a concealed position.  To lie in wait for.  Many assaults are ambushes.  An attacker comes from a concealed position and surprises his target.  The element of surprise startles, sometimes freezing the victim.  Assailants

A Different Kind of Animal

Mar. 30, 2021 by

When discussing assaults, people often express surprise and even disbelief. Who does that? Why would someone do that? I can’t believe it? What kind of person could do that? It is a natural response. Most of us, possessing some modicum

Don’t worry, be savvy

Mar. 22, 2021 by

 Worry. To give way to anxiety or unease.  Savvy.  Knowingness, shrewdness “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” Mark Twain  These days when we discuss distractions and safety, we often refer to cell phones and

Assaults and Civil Society

Mar. 12, 2021 by

Civil. Polite, obliging, not rude.  A couple of years ago, a Krav Maga instructor offered a workshop at a gym here in Toronto. At one point, he focused on defending against an attacker who has you pinned against a wall.  The

Varied Terrain and Krav Maga Footwork

Mar. 8, 2021 by

Terrain. A tract of land esp. as regarded by the physical geographer or the military tactician.   Footwork. The use of the feet esp. skilfully, in sports, dancing etc.   Years ago, I saw two men fight outside a bar. It was winter,

Walking, Jogging, and Abductions.

Dec. 2, 2020 by

Sadly, a google search for adduction, even when adding keywords like locations, brings up page upon page of incidents. It is quite alarming.   Many of these incidents occur as people are walking or running. Why? Perpetrators are often driving a

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