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Choke from the Side: Elbow Focus

In the associated video, I’m illustrating the extreme benefits associated with contextualizing Krav Maga’s plucking defenses around the movement and placement of the elbow. The elbow is the arbitrator between the hand (which often plays a major role in defending) and the shoulder (the rotational axis where the arm is attached to…
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Body Awareness Drill

In the video below, I’m sharing an exercise that I lead my students through to better focus attention and express the process through which I have benefitted over the years. This exercise is intended to create extraordinary awareness of and attention to the hands, feet, and elbows to facilitate powerful defenses, optimized…
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Required Reading: Tim Ferris

I’m recommending an author this week, as opposed to a specific book. Tim Ferris is a clever fellow who has written several books. His logical approach to assessing and addressing challenges is wholly unique. If you are hearing his name for the first time, check out The Four Hour Work Week, Tribe…
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Krav Maga & Indy Cars

This week, I’m continuing to explore the choke front / two hand plucking defense while building on last week’s video. The concept for this video is speed – how fast and how rhythmically should we attempt to complete a defense. The answer can be found in an analogy about Indy car drivers,…
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Choke Front: Two Hand Pluck Defense

If you think you know Krav Maga, check out my multi-part series on deep Krav Maga starting with choke from the front using a 2-hand plucking defense. To start the New Year, I thought I’d start at the beginning. While most Kravist believe that he or she has deep knowledge about Level…
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Punching Footwork: The Dance

In the video below, I’m outlining a solid way to think about the footwork that supports punching in combinations. While the direction the foot is pointed is important, the implications of pointing the feet are much more so. This is true because the feet essentially open and close the hips and create…
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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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