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Morning Ritual: Navigate Your Day

If you’ve never considered a morning ritual, now is the time. The process is a vital key in “winning the day”. A morning ritual will require that you awaken 30 minutes earlier, but the cost is well worth the benefit. To start, sit up straight, breathe through your nose (anchoring your breath…
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Another Look: Assaulted at Gunpoint

I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Nathan, a Krav Maga Houston practitioner who was recently ambushed and held at gunpoint in his driveway. How he handled the attack and came through it relatively unscathed is a testament to his instincts and his training. One of the first concepts students in…
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Required Reading – Sort Of

I was just talking with the QUORUNDAM candidates, and as we discussed some of the physical training required to prepare for QUORUNDAM. I directed each of these folks to review the library of exercises (as a means of growing and/or confirming knowledge on the subject of varied, multi-joint exercise) at SealFit.com. So,…
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The Power Pluck

There are plenty of ways to perform a pluck in Krav Maga, and thoughts on the subject vary. As for me, I place emphasis on how closely related my plucking motion is to the instinctive response, and how powerfully I can move across a specific range of motion. In the video below,…
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March of the 300: Part IV

The video update below continues to mark the process of covering 240 miles of work over an eight-day period on an elliptical. As you might imagine, the process provided me plenty of time to think. As I considered my young boys and my older children, I was able to access some clarity…
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March of the 300: Part III

In the videos below, I’ve crossed the halfway mark of the 240-mile, 8-day march. I can almost taste success. My legs and knees are holding, and my muscles are actually starting to feel stronger. There’s a palpable momentum that’s washing over the entire process. Here’s the issue: there’s still a ton of…
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The Warrior Ideal: Ethos & Leadership

I was recently talking with a student who had been seeking an employment opportunity near her hometown. She had been searching for an extended time, and thankfully, the opportunity arose to not only move home but to do so with a great job inside a solid company. She was excited to have…
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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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