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The Geometry of Krav Maga

Don’t mistake the geometry of movement with the geometry of Krav Maga. At times, these concepts are identical, but there are also times where the concepts diverge in dramatic fashion. The powerfully subtle differences create massive imbalances in your results. Check out the video below where I outline a few of these…
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Seeking Excellence

Seeking excellent results requires excellent self awareness and introspection. I recently asked the Krav Maga Houston teams to answer three questions in an effort to better support growth and progress throughout the Krav Maga Houston schools. While I asked three questions, I’m focusing on one question today as a means of exploring…
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Holiday Survival Guide: 3 Sure-Fire Ideas

Use Nostalgia to Bring the Family Together at the Holidays. It’s simply a fact families often gather around the holidays, and in many cases, families also argue and fight around the holidays. The result is often counted in hurt feelings, renewed grudges, and feelings of disconnect to those with whom we should…
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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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Defending A Choke With a Stick

As you practice bar arm choke defense, you might also consider the similarities between the bar arm and an attack made with a stick at the same vulnerable area of the neck. While there are several versions of this defense, I’m illustrating what I consider to be the easiest defense to teach…
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Boys Should Be Boys

Last week I wrote about the epidemic scale of fatherless children, not only in the U.S. but also around the world – ending with a recommendation (for those interested or effected by this epidemic) to read Iron John, A Book About Men by Robert Bly. Today, I’m offering what I feel is…
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Stabbing Attacks & “Research”

During class this week, a student brought up an article written by a researcher that indicated most stabs, as researched via YouTube with a sample size of approximately 250, are delivered when the attacker posts on the victim with his/her off hand or arm. In the video below, I break down this…
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Your Morning Ritual

If you haven’t decided to develop a morning ritual for yourself, I’d strongly suggest you consider creating one. Morning rituals can be as simple as a 10 minute process or as complex as an hour long process (focusing on the physical, mental, emotional, intuitive, and spirit). The idea is to set the…
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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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