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Principle-Based Thinking

This week, I’m responding to an email question based upon the video tutorial from last week – where I discussed the issue of being hooked during a defense of an overhead knife attack. This week, I’m presenting the question that was posed and some points worth thinking about. Check it out!
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The Most Powerful Way

After the passing of over 35 years or training and teaching (20+ years in Krav Maga), I’ve come to the conclusion that the most powerful way to support students in learning Krav Maga (and almost anything else for that matter), is to create opportunities (often through repetition) to explore the various facets of…
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Fix Your Problem: Hooked by the Knife

At times, while training overhead knife attack defenses, students become entangled at the point of defense – leaving the knife hooked around the defending wrist. In the video below, I explain how and why this happens – as well as, what to do to avoid this outcome. Check it out! https://vimeo.com/310401031
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Start Your Year with Gratitude

Gratitude is the antidote to many of the ills that humans experience. Experiencing sadness? Gratitude can be a remedy. Angry? Gratitude can help. Envious or resentful? Gratitude is the answer.  According to the research of Robert Emmons at UC Berkley, people who rate high in gratitude are more likely to experience the following:…
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Happy Holidays

As we celebrate the holidays and the passing of another year, I’m left with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I find myself among family and friends, a powerful and uplifting Krav Maga community, and with much for which to be thankful. I pray and hope each of you find time in your…
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The Highest Skill Set: Part 2

This week, we continue with the concept how to think like a Kravist, and dive deeper into the thinking exercise posed last week – focused on the reasons we choose to set up in our fighting stance (and how to understand those reasons by thinking about the 4 principles of Krav Maga). …
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Start Your New Year’s Resolutions Now: Part 3

In part three of this series, I want to invite you to consider your resolutions and goals within a framework that supports prioritization of those goals, perhaps even a stage gate for each to either pass through as worthy or be discarded as unworthy. One of the most well known methods for…
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The Highest Skill Set: Part 1

In the multi-part video, I’ll walk you through the highest skill set – the capacity to think like a Kravist. That is, to utilize the principles of Krav Maga to assess and confront danger. For these purposes, I’m going to limit the topic context to assessment – as opposed to motor skill…
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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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