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Worth Your Time and More

In today’s charged, hypersensitive environment, I find it highly inspirational and wholly centering for my mind and perspective to actively seek out and make time for video and audio of past and present day Medal of Honor ceremonies. These events and the content shared therein remind us of the true nature of…
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Handgun: CDP

In the video below, I’m illustrating one of the foundational issues in making handgun defenses – the transition from redirection into the entry and control position. When done properly, this process is highly effective; if you make a common mistake, not so much. Check it out!
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Handgun Threat: Presentation Front

In the video below, I’m illustrating a vital concept in the handgun threat to the front defense. The bridge between redirection and “getting in” to facilitate and manage control of the handgun, as well as, the counter-attack is the method in which we utilize our arms, shoulders, and body defense as a…
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Stay Focused

I’ve been watching the political insanity that’s been in the headlines lately, and while I don’t have an opinion to share here, there is a bigger issue at hand for Kravists. That is, how do we frame our perspective and approach to adversity? What is the most potent means of managing ourselves while…
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Straight Punch: Leaking Power

In the video below, I’m demonstrating how power can leak from a straight punch. By utilizing the body as a foundation and backstop of sorts, a straight punch or palm heel strike can be much more effective through the contact point. Check out the video below, and as always walk in peace…
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Marni Levine

Many of you likely know that October is Breast Caner Awareness month, and I sadly assume many of you have been directly or indirectly (but powerfully) affected by this scourge of a disease. While therapies and research continue, cancer continues to be one of a handful of the plagues of our time.…
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Knife Threat: Posting Right

This week, I’m highlighting my thought process in dealing with a knife threat posted to the neck at my right side. While there are several ways to defend this threat while maintaining the Krav Maga principles, I have a preference based upon my skills and deficiencies. In all cases, my goal is…
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Wouldn’t It Be Great If…

I was talking with a student recently about her vocation, her passions, and the opportunities that were opening up for her in life. She was, in some respects, overwhelmed by the potential that lies ahead – as well as, the very real issue of living with integrity and authenticity. At times, these…
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Holiday Retention and Fun

Every year, around the holiday season, student attendance can become sporadic for obvious reasons. If you teach any of your programs in a manner that requires the class to move (more or less) as one unit, you might consider implementing some “holiday fun training” into your curriculum to ensure those that attend…
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I Can’t Do That…yet!

Kids Grow When Encouraged to Apply Effort to Any Problem, Reenforcing That It’s Effort That Gets Results. In the United States, it is common to hear the well-intentioned phrase, “Oh, you’re so smart,” or some variation of this statement, reinforcing in our children what Stanford University Psychologist, Carol Dweck, considers to be a…
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The LASER Process: Convert More Leads

Lead Tracking, Management, and Conversion is Critical Part of Developing Your Business. We’ve recently begun tracking our promotional efforts by getting more serious about how we measure and manage our lead stream. While this process directly applies to managing a self-defense school, the process can be adapted to almost any business paradigm.…
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Critical Life Skills

Self-Defense Capacity Is Perhaps The Most Overlooked Critical Life Skill. I don’t think we can over-estimate the importance of understanding the magnitude and impact that teaching Krav Maga can be for our students and for us. The reality is – if we forget this truth, we do a disservice to our students…
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Futuristic Weaponry

There Seems to Be No End to the Innovation Being Poured Into Weaponry. Over the next decade, advancements in modern warfare will look as if they belong in a science fiction film. Expect to see some dramatic technological changes emerging in our mission to protect our soldiers, the homeland, U.S. citizens and…
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The Beginning of the Beginning: My Krav Journey

Krav Maga has Changed the way I Approach Life for the Better I have trained in Krav Maga for two and a half years, and in that time, my life has changed drastically. Simply put; Krav saved me. Unless you knew me before I began Krav, you would not understand that statement. If…
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Joint Lock Flow Drill

People are often surprised when I introduce our basic joint lock flow drill. The surprise comes from a lack of consideration (or knowledge in the case of relatively new students) around our weapons take-away techniques. In their purest format, Krav Maga weapons take-aways are joint locks that have been repurposed. The basic joint lock…
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