“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill “Instead of facing combat in it’s suchness, quite a few systems of martial art accumulate “fanciness” that distorts and cramps their practitioners and distracts them from the actual reality of combat.” Bruce Lee I am often asked “does Krav Maga have […]

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“Instructors, if you aren’t putting everything you teach under stress and exhaustion you are teaching self defense techniques, not self defense. There is a big difference.” M. Slane Some self defense training is better than others but ALL training has flaws. The flaws are built in on purpose. Think about it, we are training to […]

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“When any person, idea, technique, school, piece of gear, team or tactic is put on a pedestal, we risk stopping progress.” Rob Pincus Today’s blog will give our readers an insight on the USKMA’s thought process when we tweak, change or delete techniques from our curriculum. None of our techniques are untouchable. If something comes […]

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“Hey man, what art do ya study, what system you in, what techniques do ya know, who’d you learn from….wow, you’re a tough dude!” No, being a tough dude makes you a tough dude. Going forward, going hard and being mean as sin is what wins a violent confrontation, not what you know. It always […]

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At the end of every one of our Krav Maga classes at our gym we run “hell drills”. They only last about 1 minute but they are the most important thing that we do for self defense. In these drills we do things like a round of punching mitts our hardest, when the instructor yells […]

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It amazes me how “military hand to hand combat techniques” have such an aura about them. I get a lot of people asking if I teach “military krav maga”. People somehow assume that military techniques must be the most lethal and, therefore, the best to learn. Military hand to hand combat training is great…if you […]

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I’ve blogged about putting whatever you are learning for self defense under stress and exhaustion before and how if you aren’t training that way you are learning self defense techniques…not self defense. When I first went to Krav Maga training back in ‘98 I was blown away by the drills they put us through. They […]

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When there was trouble Forrest ran! This was a brilliant tactic as it kept him safe (even kept him from being fried in ‘Nam). When I give lectures on self defense the first thing I tell people is “don’t be there…don’t go to stupid places with stupid people to do stupid things”. The second major […]

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When I owned gyms I got calls from all sorts of people who wanted to know if they could learn Krav Maga. They thought that they might be too old, that their physical problems might keep them from being able to participate or they may have even had a handicap. My answer was always “Krav […]

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There are several things that I see in most self defense classes that I don’t agree with. Am I right and everyone else wrong? Nah, I don’t have the ego BUT here are some things to think about. Warm ups. I don’t like wasting time! When I teach a class I feel that I have […]

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