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Straight Stab: The Magic Touch

This week, I’m covering the concept of “touch” as it pertains to the Krav Maga straight stab defense (and I’m building off last week’s video installment of inside defense). While a straight stab defense requires a potent touch, the broader sequence of “touch, turn, chop” in making a straight stab defense is…
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The Sovereign Warrior

When many of us conjure up images of a sovereign warrior, we often visualize imagery of a solitary, stoic warrior – making his or her way alone. The truth is, sovereignty isn’t about going through life alone. Rather, the sovereign warrior attains his or her sovereignty through the independent choices each makes…
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Inside Defense: The Magic Touch

It’s well past time that we engage in a discussion about inside defense to the right straight punch. To be frank, the garbage posted to Internet sites about Krav Maga in general and specifically pertaining to inside defense can and will get people hurt. I offer this truth statement knowing full well…
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Throwing Down the Gauntlet

I’m taking this opportunity to make a substantial shift in the way that I approach presenting Krav Maga techniques within the Kravology channel. I’ve watched for several years as others have posted a myriad of defenses that are simply ill-conceived or downright dangerous. My students often react in horror as they find…
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Failure to Defend: Sight Picture vs. Angle

Recently, I’ve noticed that, in specific and complex drills many students confuse the sight picture (what is seen and correlated to a defense) with a sudden change in the attacking angle – as the means to determine a defensive response. To be clear, the attacking angle (e.g. the angle a knife attack…
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Ride Share: 7 Safety Commandments

Use these 7 safety rules for ride share services. The murder of University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson continues to make national news, as people across the country both morn Josephson’s death and awaken to the reality that ride share services require riders to be prudent and cautious before entering a…
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Krav Maga: Identifying Emerging Danger

In the video below, I’m outlining a simple way to immediately identify emerging danger as an attack progresses. As a simple example, I’m illustrating a high level assessment process using straight stab attacks – where one attack is addressed by in a right handed stance and the next is addressed in a…
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A Warrior’s First Steps

If you have been reading several of the subsequent articles I’ve written about transforming your life into your own unique and authentic warrior’s walk, this article will go a long way in supporting your effort. To become a warrior in the service of the “sacred things”, it is imperative to first develop…
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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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