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Active Shooter: Long Gun Front

While I despise talking about active shooters, recent tragic events near Houston have increased questions from my students about confronting a gun in close range. While a three-minute video isn’t intended to create a solution, I’m covering the basics in the video below. Pay special attention to the defensive variations that can…
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Warrior Yoga: Embrace, Release, Transcend

Over the course of this current week, Krav Maga Houston is offering trial classes for the new ELITE programming, which will officially be starting on Monday, June 18th. However, for the past several weeks I have been ruminating over a myriad of ideas to focus on during some of the first Warrior…
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Mind Body Fuel – Your Transformation

I don’t really know where to start. Is it the realization that most of what I’ve been taught about nutrition since childhood is not only false but extraordinarily harmful and disease causing? Is it the key to quality of life through nutrition and subtle lifestyle changes? Maybe I should start with the…
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How to Break Out of Prison

The best thing to ever happen to you is waiting one step outside your comfort zone! Safety, security, control, low stress levels, predictability…this all sounds great, right? These are the elements of the comfort zones that confine us to a prison of stagnation. Comfort zones are the behaviors and routines that minimize…
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Required Reading: Primal Blueprint

This book is required reading! In this landmark work, Mark Sisson and Brad Kearns bring decades of collaboration, research and PhD level studies in producing a powerful argument around the concept of metabolic efficiency, keto-adapted performance, longevity, and avoiding metabolic syndrome (diseases powerfully linked to diet, including heart disease and diabetes).
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Krav Maga Shortest Long Line

In the video below, I’m quickly debunking a common misconception about redirecting a muzzle off the body across the shortest line. As a general rule, redirecting across the shortest line is the best solution. Finally, I provide a quick exercise that training partners can utilize to discover the shortest line off the…
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A Warriors Edge: Peril or Promise

Every attribute of a Warrior lifestyle is derived from courage, loyalty, selflessness, the will to endure adversity, to fight for others and what we stand for. However, at a much deeper level, each Warrior recognizes he/she has enemies within – habits, weaknesses and addictions that cause each to do harm to ourselves…
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Handgun Front & Inside Defense

If you’re struggling with handgun from the front defense, check out the video below. I’m illustrating to how to utilize the concepts of inside defense to straight punch as a means of processing and correcting errant movements. Enjoy!
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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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