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Long Gun Defense Disasters

Making mistakes early in defense is detrimental to the rest of your technique. This is especially true when dealing with a weapon. In this video, Chief Kirk breaks down 3 of the most common mistakes made when re-directing a long gun and how to fix them. https://www.youtube.com/embed/KefetTVt1jY
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Krav Maga Master Class

As Kravists, we often correctly spend significant time training and focusing on the Krav Maga principles – particularly as these principles directly relate to making self-defense. Specifically, it is my experience that Kravist focus on (1) Addressing the Danger, (2) Counterattacks, and finding (3) Control. However, few focus on the connection between…
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Weak Krav Maga

This year, I have decided (after much internal debate) to call out weak Krav Maga posted on YouTube and other channels. The downside to this approach is the potential to discourage others or otherwise confuse the viewers of these videos (should they stumble across Kravology). And, while I cannot point out every…
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Deep Krav Maga 2021

We start 2021 with this singular ideal in mind…to understand the Krav Maga system itself as a powerful means of unlocking the code in each defense therein. The article below is required reading. Admittedly, this is a voluminous subject, and my condensed summary in the video below (along with an elementary demonstration), simply…
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It’s nearly Christmas…

Yes, the holiday season is upon us. This year, I’ve updated the Holiday Survival Guide to include even more ideas to keep the peace and enjoy your family and friends. To do so, I must first address the issues that arise as families gather together and celebrate the holidays. Often, quarrels break…
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Failing Forward Fast

As you shift your perspective around failure, you will come to see that failure really is the Father of Success. As warriors in this life, we must seek out worthy goals, be prepared to apply effort in seeking success by learning from failure, and (above all) must create the emotional space (by…
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How Warriors Use Failure to Succeed

Last week, I posted an article on the subject of failure and its link to success. This week, I’m extending the idea of failure as a path to success. Warriors seek out failure during their training (in everyday life) as the critical feedback necessary to move ever closer to lasting and repeatable…
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Failure and the Path Forward

Failure is feedback. It’s really that simple, despite the warped meaning being ascribed to failure by prevailing social and cultural norms. The scarlet letter of failure is so pervasive throughout our social fabric that the fear of failure often corrupts any attempt at success for many in our world. More deep-seated personal…
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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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