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Joint Lock Escapes 1-3

In the video below, I take a minute to discuss the Krav Maga Houston joint lock flow drill and how we also train to defeat joint locks – ultimately incorporated into training at advanced levels where weapon retention becomes the focus. Check it out!
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Our Right to Self Defense Questioned

If you’ve been following the news in Houston, you may have seen the second trial of Terry Thompson, who was being tried again (after a hung jury where 11 of the 12 jurors were ready to find him not guilty) for the murder of John Hernandez. While I don’t have all the…
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Edged Weapons Defenses: CDP

In the video below, I’m illustrating one of the foundational issues in making edged weapons defenses – the transition from redirection or outright blocking to dynamic entry and finally control position. When done properly, this process is highly effective; however edged weapons attacks provide an added level of complexity that handgun and…
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Holiday Survival Guide 2018: Part 1

Survive and thrive this holiday season in three simple steps. It’s November, and in less than 21 days, many of us will celebrate Thanksgiving – followed by Christmas (or another holiday) in just under 55 days. Yes, the holiday season is upon us. This year, as part of the holiday survival guide,…
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Long Gun: CDP

In the video below, I’m illustrating one of the foundational issues in making long gun defenses – the transition from redirection to the dynamic entry and finally control position. When done properly, this process is highly effective; and unlike handgun, the long gun provides more surface area for which to not only…
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Analogies

Through the years, I’ve employed hundreds of hacks to support my Krav Maga training, as well as, to bolster teaching classes where making new concepts accessible to students quickly is of essence. While I’ve never been accused of being a master of analogies, simple ways of connecting ideas and concepts that most…
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Worth Your Time and More

In today’s charged, hypersensitive environment, I find it highly inspirational and wholly centering for my mind and perspective to actively seek out and make time for video and audio of past and present day Medal of Honor ceremonies. These events and the content shared therein remind us of the true nature of…
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Handgun: CDP

In the video below, I’m illustrating one of the foundational issues in making handgun defenses – the transition from redirection into the entry and control position. When done properly, this process is highly effective; if you make a common mistake, not so much. Check it out!
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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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