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Connect the Dots for Powerful Punches

Want a surefire way to improve the speed and power of your punching combinations? Use the “connecting dots” method. Here’s how… The video below provides an illustration of the drill I’ve had success with lately in teaching students how to punch in combination – both in throwing and retracting the punches powerfully…
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Counterattack Now!

We recently completed a F.A.S.T. (Fear Adrenal Stress Training) Seminar at Krav Maga Houston, and the consensus is that the training was invaluable. The reality for most is that the “fight” element at the end of the training against the “bullet-man suited-up Krav Maga instructor” is the first experience of an all-out…
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Knife Attack Feud: Part 2

Last week I posted a video to assess the issues that arose in another knife attack video (where guys featured were training and failing). As a result, I had several questions came in from Kravology subscribers. The most pressing question was…” What if the counter fails, is sub-optimal, or misses all-together.” In…
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Knife Attack Feud

Ok, so maybe this isn’t a feud. In fact, to be precise, the video below is in response to a video posted previously by another group that prompted several inquiries from Kravology subscribers. The Kravology video below (which includes the other group’s video that generated the questions) addresses the issues associated with…
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Breaking Down Attacks on Video

A word to the wise, don’t get caught up watching thousands of videos of violent attacks with the intention of analyzing and breaking the videos down by identifying perceived points of failure – until you have identified the common denominator in all (or nearly all) successful defenses. Without an understanding of the…
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Beware the Snake Oil Salesman

This is an article I wrote 10 years ago. Unfortunately, the contents still hold true. Buyer beware – a phrase so important and transcendent that the phrase has been found written in the Latin language from long ago. When you train to save you life, train with a professional. Beware the snake oil…
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How to Hook like a Pro

Check out the video below as we build on a concept from the last week – that is, using props to develop the correct movement and angle of attack in punching. This week, I’m focused on the left (lead) hook punch. Keep in mind that deception in throwing the hook punch is…
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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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