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The Freedom of Discipline & Consistency

The Discipline of Consistency Each warrior prepares for the battles he or she will face in life through the discipline of consistency. Warriors live in the service of those “sacred things” that are chosen through significant reflection, research, and contemplation with free will and powerful intention. In this way, warriors live, ironically, as totally…
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Breaking Rhythm to Succeed

There’s a fair amount of work to be done for most of us to discover natural rhythm in optimizing our speed, power, and balance as a trifecta of performance in self-defense. Once mastered, the concept of breaking rhythm to create confusion in our antagonist and the possibility of an “unguarded target” is…
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Fix Your Problem: Part I

In the video below, you can see how to effectively handle the issue of attack variation. On occasion, these variations create substantial danger in performing the prescribed defense. In this case, the threat is a handgun under the chin – as a right-handed gunman grabs and posts on the defenders shoulder with…
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On Being a Winner & Warrior

WINNERS I’ve been talking about the concept of “winners and warriors” for some time now, and it’s high time for me to better describe what these terms mean within the context of what I teach. You can, I hope, imagine that my definition of “winner” and “warrior” vary somewhat from the view held by popular…
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Activating Shoulder: Your Fatal Mistake

In the video below, I’m sharing information that could very well save your life someday. The subject matter is addressing weapon threats positioned to the front. The focus area is what I call, the ACTIVATING SHOULDER. The video illustrates and outlines the issue in leaving the line of fire while developing a…
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Run In With a 9MM

IGNITION Something spooked the gunman. He spun back around at me in the midst of his retreat with a sense of urgency. He again raised the pistol – leveling it at my chest from no more than 30 feet away. And then…nothing…nothing happened. The gunman turned the pistol slightly in his grip and…
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Leveraging the Left Hand

In the video below, I’m outlining the role the left hand can play in facilitating powerful self-defense. I’m using a knife take as the context for the illustration, but pay close attention to the concepts – many apply in a multitude of other defenses. Enjoy!
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ADDRESS THE DANGER: Part II

Within the discipline of Krav Maga, the first principle of self-defense is: Address the Danger. As a Kravist, you likely know this concept. Before anything else can or should happen, effective and powerful self-defense starts with the addressing of the danger. Some may believe that launching a counter-attack is the best and…
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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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