“If you are not putting everything you are doing under stress and exhaustion you are learning self defense techniques, not self defense.” M. Slane I have blogged on this subject several times. It amazes me that self defense arts and systems teach techniques that look effective but have never been put under stress, exhaustion, the […]

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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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The theme of many of my blogs has been that techniques don’t save anyone…fighting with hatred and rage does. Fighting like an animal does. Krav Maga won’t save you. Krav Maga with rage and going first, going hard & going forward will. Freddie Roach Jr. tells the story of being attacked by three guys at […]

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“No matter how enmeshed a commander is with his plans he must from time to time consider the enemy” Winston Churchill In Krav Maga every technique in our curriculum has been put under stress, exhaustion and realistic attack scenarios. Techniques that look good in a gym may completely fall apart in the real world. Techniques […]

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I am often told (by well meaning folks who are proud of their art) that a certain technique they are doing is better than what we teach in Krav Maga for a particular situation. I am even told that entire systems or arts are better. My response is “It may well be but what exactly […]

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We do this very drill with law enforcement officers in our LE training. We have one officer with a training knife five feet away draw that knife and sprint towards the other officer to see if he can get his handgun out of the holster and trained on the attacker before being stabbed. We then […]

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FIVE POPULAR SELF DEFENSE THOUGHTS…AND WHY THEY ARE WRONG!! 5) TAKE IT TO THE GROUND. Brazillian Ju Jitsu is an amazing art. If my son were to learn one system I would want it to be BJJ. It’s chess-like strategies are amazing. The perfect art for one on one school yard type fights. HOWEVER… How […]

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The last thing we do at the end of a level 3 test is to have the group gear up and spar…one student vs. two or three attackers at the same time. This is always an eye opener. No matter how good we are two or more on one is a very bad situation. The […]

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