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Entering: Fight for Your Life

In the video below, I’m starting a five part series to combine and collapse several skill-building drills into a single, more comprehensive drill that powerfully informs the Kravists ability to move to control position and effectively move in and out quickly in ending the violence. Check it out!
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Stressed Out, Freaked Out, and on the Edge

Someone once said that being worried is simply a profound lack of imagination. That rings true to me. Simply put, stress and anxiety are “given life” through the narrowing of one’s perspective. Think about this concept. When your perspective narrows, it becomes much more difficult to see that the future holds a…
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Punch like a Pro

Ever wanted to know how to make a powerful, efficient punch that lands with alarming frequency? Here’s the key. Check out the video below. This is interesting stuff. I noticed – during a defensive knife seminar – that my students were benefitting from holding a training weapon during punching sequences. The results…
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The End of Days

Die to yourself. This is one of the foundational goals of the warrior. A warrior’s purpose is to serve something outside of him or herself – something greater than one’s self. There was a time (not so long ago) when this concept felt foreign to me – even mildly insane. The selfish,…
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Knockout Punching on the Move

This week I’m covering the concept of punching while moving, and I’m offering up a drill that will substantially improve this skill. Try this with your training partner (or with your students), and remember to start with a 3-1 ratio (3 punches for every one step into an opposite or changing stance).…
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Collision Course

In this life, as many of us mutter through the difficulty born from the chronic effects of tragedy, deeply held regret, betrayal, and profound disappointment in the circumstances, people, and systems all around us, we can also find hope in the knowledge that we are all – if we are ready for it…
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Focus Mitt Excellence

To begin mastering focus mitt work use these three concepts! In this video, I’m covering three additional concepts (the first concept, “dots” was featured last week in the video showcase) to round out the four basic concepts needed to begin to master focus mitt work and the basic technical skills that should…
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A Warrior’s Balance

We have, for years, been told that each of us must find balance in our lives. We’ve heard that, without balance, our health and happiness would suffer. And while I am all for balance, I started thinking years ago about what the operational and practical aspects of balance might be for 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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