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March of the 300: Part II

This week, I’m sharing another video from my crucible – 240+ miles in 8 days on an elliptical. I’m not entirely sure that I can adequately convey with words the things and thoughts I was feeling during the process. What I hope is that something I said during these moments of reflection…
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The Magic Pill

Many of you know me as “Chef Alvin”, and I’m a diehard Krav Maga enthusiast. It’s been an honor to train beside many of you that show up and train with an effort that lifts me and supports my efforts at becoming more warrior-like for those around me everyday. When Chief Kirk…
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March of the 300: Part 1

In the Battle of Thermopylae, made famous in modern society by the movie 300, King Leonidas marches with 300 of his most fierce warriors from Sparta to the Thermopylae – also know as the Hot Gates. The march for Leonidas and his warriors was an attempt to stall the pressing and massive forces…
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Required Reading: Primal Endurance

If you’ve read the “March of the 300: Part 1” in this newsletter, you may or may not know that the entire 240+ miles of work this march required was done using the principles of Primal Endurance. I relied nearly exclusively on MIND BODY FUEL nutrition with a healthy does of F…
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F BOMB – Fat Adapted Fuel

Starting next week, I’ll be posting articles about my attempt to complete the Spartan march from Sparta to The Hot Gates where King Leonidas confronted the Persian King and his massive army. It’s a slog of a run – over 240 miles in eight days. But that’s not the point. I’m trying…
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Multi-Threat Shield

Check out this quick video introduction to a massively powerful tool for your toolbox. This is a multi-threat shield dressed up like a briefcase. Armor it up to defeat high-speed rifles, easily defeat pistols and shotgun blasts, utilize the shield to defend against knife attacks, or use the unit as a striking…
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Active Shooter: Long Gun Front

While I despise talking about active shooters, recent tragic events near Houston have increased questions from my students about confronting a gun in close range. While a three-minute video isn’t intended to create a solution, I’m covering the basics in the video below. Pay special attention to the defensive variations that can…
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Warrior Yoga: Embrace, Release, Transcend

Over the course of this current week, Krav Maga Houston is offering trial classes for the new ELITE programming, which will officially be starting on Monday, June 18th. However, for the past several weeks I have been ruminating over a myriad of ideas to focus on during some of the first Warrior…
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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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