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Address the Danger

You’re in the fight of your life – and you’re losing. Worse yet, you may not realize how intensely this fight has raged on for many years now. The stakes couldn’t be higher. This is a fight for your very essence and your soul. The insidious nature of this fight is found…
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Connect To Meaning

In the video below, I’m musing about the profound connection between the Krav Maga community – instructors, students, advocates, and staff. In my view, there really isn’t a higher calling than being a teacher who advocates for others. Hope you enjoy…
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Straight Stab: The Take

Last week, I illustrated the “touch – turn” procedure for making space during a straight stab defense. One of the Kravology readers wrote, asking me to show the take. The request seemed reasonable and appropriate, so here it is…straight stab with some information on the take. Enjoy and walk in peace.
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Krav Maga’s Big Three

You might think that the big three of Krav Maga would be wrapped up in the principles of Krav Maga, and you’d be right. But, you might not be as correct as you have imagined. For the next three weeks, I’ll be writing about the big three – Kinesthetic Awareness, Deep Knowledge,…
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Making Space the Krav Maga Way

In the video below, I’m illustrating the process of “making space” during a defense of a straight stab attack. I use the reminder, “touch, turn, chop” in this procedure – with the “touch and turn” being the major movements that create the needed space. If you’re defending a straight stab attack and…
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The Forgotten Arts

Ironically, it’s never been clearer to me how dramatically Western society has moved to a place where once sacred and culturally significant life skills (and the virtues these skills imprint) are all but forgotten. The irony lies in the embedded video (that is entertaining yet subtly instructional,) as two 17-year old young…
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Create Space, Fill Space, Smash Face

In the video below, I explain the mantra “Create Space, Fill Space, Smash Face” within the context of a straight stab defense. In short, if you’re not creating space during this defense (and many others), you’re taking on an unacceptable and unnecessary amount of risk in a situation that is already high…
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Required Reading: Can’t Hurt Me

I haven’t finished this read yet, but I’m already pounding the table on this book. David Goggins – a Seal’s Seal, as they say – reveals his methodology for overcoming any adversity in this narrative. Goggins is a retired Navy Seal, and the only man ever to complete the tier one training…
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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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