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Kravology Exclusive with Darren Levine: The Untold Story – Part 1 – Republished

Remembering the heritage and history of your Krav Maga training is paramount to your sense of connection with those who worked for decades to create and improve the world’s most effective self defense system. With this mind, we have elected to republish a watershed interview with Darren Levine, Founder’s Diploma Holder & US Chief…
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Joint Manipulation & Krav Maga

One of the widely misunderstood concepts of joint manipulation – as it pertains to Krav Maga – is the idea that we must apply maximum force to a joint. This can often be seen in the way many Kravist approach weapons takes, more specifically edged weapons. For our purposes, maximum force implies…
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Prepare for the Fight: It’s all a Game!

Well, I was totally wrong. I have told my students to stop referring to violent attackers as adversaries for over two decades. But in researching and understanding the mechanisms and processes that unfold in a high stress situation, I’ve come to learn that everything is a competition – and your attacker, whether…
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Checkmate: Parent Your Kids

My youngest son was asked to memorize a poem for school, and I thought this assignment would be a great opportunity for us to work together. However, the school made the requirement that the poem must be a published poem not written by the students. Not allowing the assignment to derail my…
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Mask Mandate Quandary

Here in Texas, the COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted this week. As martial artists and instructors, specifically in states currently lifting mandates, we must thoughtfully consider our response. No matter how you respond, there are large segments of your student base that will be upset. That’s what leadership is…making difficult decisions based…
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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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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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