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The Counter is King

Here’s the deal. Don’t get lost in the technical aspects of Krav Maga. What I mean is, the counterattack is king – it’s what saves your life by scrambling the intention of your attacker. Until you master this understanding as the foundational issue of self-defense, you’re wasting your time on technical ideas/concepts…
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Archetypes: The Protector vs. The Victim

In recent weeks, several events have transpired which glaringly pointed me towards an awareness of thoughts; specifically, how what is in our mind shapes our character and in turn, our behaviors. Most recently this came up in discussion among the Advanced Training – Reclamation students and was also featured in last week’s…
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The most important article I’ve ever written

The most important article I’ve ever written about Krav Maga isn’t really about Krav Maga. Rather, this article is about how each of us approaches our lives and (by extension) our training – specifically outside ourselves. Have you ever considered that really powerful training comes from working outside yourself? Have you ever…
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Thought for the Week: Thoughts

“Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions.” We have all encountered a person in our lives who seems to be a constant source of negativity. This person seems to always see the glass as half empty, but…
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What If?

I was thinking about the substantial vacuum I’ve noticed lately in the way many people conduct themselves. It’s been so pervasive, I even had a conversation with my wife about the subject recently. The conversation turned into a “what if” talk. So, now I’m asking you: What if everyone in the U.S.…
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QUORUNDAM: Answers

I’ve received a myriad of questions regarding Chief Kirk’s QUORUNDAM, and I was able to sit down with him to discuss the meaning behind the training and the actual 24-hour crucible event. I was specifically after the significance of the process, his goals for the student trainees, and his hopes for the…
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Read this Book: Core Performance

I pulled out an older but worthy book the other day, as I reviewed some material I had clung to a few years back. As a Kravist, you’ll find this book especially helpful in securing the right knowledge for “movement training.” Properly utilizing your core is the key to explosive and effective…
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Why Do Dogs Chase Cars? Do You?

I admit this is a weird question, but it’s one worth asking. Why do dogs chase cars? Have you ever been dumb-founded as you drove along and an 18-pound dog started chasing your car…your truck? Why do small furry creatures chase my 7,000-pound Suburban? Why the heck?! The simplest answer is…because a…
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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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