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Land That Punch!

Check out the video below if you have any interest in landing more punches. This week, I’m illustrating a simple method for moving into the fight within Krav Maga’s principle of hands/body/feet. The basic premise is two fold, (1) hide your movement with movement, and (2) use hand movement to obscure the…
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Move: Hands / Body / Feet

I was a young neophyte trainee when the principle of hands / body / feet was first introduced to me. To say I resistant to the idea is an understatement. My initial thought was – why would I ever move in way that might decrease my power? In short, this was a…
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Super S = Retention

During the Joint Lock Flow video last week, I mentioned that the Super S lock was actually utilized in the flow to support a weapon retention visual queue. This week, due to a request from Van, I’m showing how the Super S lock facilitates weapon retention. Check it out!
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Krav Maga All Strike

I’ve begun to introduce a new program and curriculum at Krav Maga Houston – it’s called Krav Maga All Strike – professional grade striking & optimized fitness. As the name implies, All Strike a progressive curriculum that allows students to focus on striking, combinations, and movement in a format that provides detailed…
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Joint Lock Flow

Back by popular demand, the video below illustrates the skill building drill I call, “Joint Lock Flow (JLF).” The purpose of this drill is to better familiarize students with many of the most salient joint locking movements within the Krav Maga system. The JLF also provides an opportunity to quickly gain repetitions…
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Review: Benchmade Barrage

In this week’s product review, you’re getting a 2-for-1 read, because this article not only reviews the Benchmade Barrage folding knife, but it also facilitates a shameless plug for Krav Maga Houston’s latest product offering. The Benchmade Barrage can be customized. However, this review features the style and finish I personally own…
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Overhead Stab: The Hook

If you’ve ever struggled with how to arrest control of an attacking arm at the point of contact during the overhead stab (or hammerfist) defense, the video below will go a long way in improving your driving and grabbing of the attacking hand. Keep two things in mind, (1) the hooking motion…
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Tripwire

This article is about living more fully and engaging or defending those sacred things we all cherish as warriors. To do these things, I’m going to utilize the metaphor of a tripwire to illustrate a potent concept. A tripwire is a military device – a small wire often attached to an explosive…
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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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