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White Belt Mindset, Black Belt Attitude

Recently, a conversation with my 15-year-old produced a profound truth: the path to growth often lies beyond our comfort zones. Sharing stories of my own failures en route to a 3rd Degree Black Belt, I emphasized the invaluable lessons learned from each setback. True progress, I’ve discovered, demands a willingness to embrace…
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PEDIGREE MATTERS – MOST

Krav Maga Worldwide’s proclamation, “Pedigree Matters. Most.”, resonates profoundly within the martial sciences community. To those well-versed in the intrinsic value of lineage, this statement reaffirms a long-held belief. Yet, for others distanced from their martial roots, it stirs discomfort, even contention, highlighting the deep divide in understanding the essence and necessity…
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Are You Prepared? Are You a Sheepdog?

In today’s most prosperous societies, a troubling sickness has emerged, characterized by a victimization mindset and an evasion of personal responsibility. This perspective is often behind the motivations that drive seemingly random acts of violence, including hate crimes and active shootings. The SEALFIT Sheepdog programming addresses this by offering world-class defensive training…
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Held at Gunpoint: How Nathan Turned the Tables

In the noteworthy republication of Nathan’s compelling story, I had the privilege of delving into a conversation with him, a dedicated Krav Maga Houston practitioner who faced a harrowing ambush and gunpoint threat in his own driveway. The significance of Nathan’s narrative lies not only in the chilling encounter itself but, more importantly, in…
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Updated Holiday Survival Guide

It’s November, and in just a few days, many of us will celebrate Thanksgiving – followed by Christmas (or another holiday) less than a month later. Yes, the holiday season is upon us. This year, I’ve updated the Holiday Survival Guide to include even more ideas to keep the peace and enjoy…
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Brace for Impact, Prepare to Survive

At one point in my travels, I worked in consulting with a few different organizations. I spent a fair amount of time with customer value analysis – the relative perceived value of things – for corporations. And, I did some work in “futuring” – essentially the analysis of substantial trends (that if…
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Mask Mandate Quandary

Here in Texas, the COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted this week. As martial artists and instructors, specifically in states currently lifting mandates, we must thoughtfully consider our response. No matter how you respond, there are large segments of your student base that will be upset. That’s what leadership is…making difficult decisions based…
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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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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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