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Knife Threat: What’s Next

Last week I discussed the switch (or skip) step in the context of a knife threat. This week, we’re going to continue the concept of knife threat – specially, the concept of the defender controlling the knife with both hands prior to a counterattack. This is an advanced concept, focusing on the…
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The Long Hard Road

As we continue to celebrate the Krav Maga Houston 20 Year Anniversary, I cannot help but think of the many people that have been instrumental in supporting the school and me through these many years. The list of these good people has grown quite long, and this reflects how blessed I am…
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The Switch Step

Lately, I’ve had quite a few questions about the Switch Step – also sometimes called the Skip Step. The movement is prolific in fighting styles, in that the Switch Step quickly allows for a change of the fighting stance (from dominant side to non-dominant side and vice versa), as well as, providing…
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Required Reading: The Culture Code

If you’re familiar with Daniel Coyle’s work, including The Talent Code – you’re going to enjoy reading The Culture Code. Coyle study of how highly effective groups and organizations succeed is a gem. Coyle assessments are developed through research and observation and delivered from his unique, often novel, perspective. Interestingly, most of…
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Chief Kirk’s New Book

If you’ve heard the rumor that Chief Kirk is writing a book that details lessons learned from over 20 years of Krav Maga training, teaching, coaching, observing, and experimenting in his own life – you’ve heard correctly! Maybe the coolest thing about this project is the co-development of a companion website that…
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20th Year Celebration: Part 1

“When you’re learning something, ask yourself are you prepared to go deep, are you prepared to ask questions of yourself and work outside of class. What are you going to do to ensure that you get out of the process of training what you need?” – Chief Kirk Earlier this year, I…
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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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