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The ‘Krav Maga’ of Yoga

Recently, I completed a 200 hour National Certified Yoga Teacher Course with Lex Gillan, founder of The Yoga Institute, one of the oldest Yoga studios in the country. While my scope of training in Yoga has been limited, I will say confidently there is no better training available that is as comprehensive…
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Arm Drag: Tactics First

Below, I’ve put together a quick video to illustrate how a Kravist might employ an arm drag tactic to improve his/her position relative to an attacker or group of attackers. While there are several secondary actions that can be taken post arm drag – such as striking, choking, takedowns, and throws, I…
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Handgun to the Head: Threat Front

There’s a common misconception about leaving the line of fire when the context turns to handgun to the head in front. In the video below, I’m illustrating the proper technical approach to ensure both (1) clearance of the line of fire and (2) the preservation of the capacity to counterattack. Check it…
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Long Gun: Threat Front

In the video below, I’m demonstrating the optimal hand movement in making redirection of a long gun. This also includes the body defense and the entry lead by the redirecting hand. In summary, here’s a quick way to condense your thinking into action in this context. Enjoy!
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Bataan 2018

The Bataan Memorial Death March is a grueling 26.2 miles at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The event memorializes those who were taken captive by the Japanese in the Philippines during World War 2. Some 10,000 American soldiers and 50,000 Filipino soldiers were marched over 60 miles to prison…
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Headlock From the Side: Plan B

If you’ve been involved with Krav Maga for any amount of time, you likely have practiced defending headlock from the side, however, there are some subtle aspects of the defense that warrant discussion. The focus of this article is to call attention to how the defense changes if the attacker turns his/her…
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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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