Whether you're new to self-defense and Krav Maga, or you're looking to freshen up your knowledge because you may not have a Krav Maga training facility near you, this blog is a great place to start for beginners and more advanced practitioners for tactical combat and self-defense techniques.
I don’t think there has been a more important time in modern history to know self defense. A very common question I get asked is: what self defense is the best? Well, the true answer is: for what situation? The question can’t truly be answered by itself without a few follow up questions: For who? In what situation? Against whom?
I’m going to answer those questions for you and several more in this post in order to get you to understand the differences between different martial arts and their pros and cons and thus, make an educated decision for yourself as to what martial arts or self defense system is right for you.
BJJ, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has become very popular in recent years since the Gracies introduced it in the U.S. in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). BJJ revolutionised the world of martial arts and is still a huge part of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). However, due to its popularity, BJJ has branched off into its...
The formula for winning a fight is pretty easy: It’s about landing as many strikes as possible and not let your opponent do the same to you. Yes, that’s very oversimplified but if you have ever done any type of sparring or been in a fight, you know you will jam some strikes and miss a whole lot more from not being close enough. In fighting, be it boxing, kickboxing, or MMA, you often hear commentators talk about a fighter, “Being able to find his/her range,” or “Not being able to find his/her range.”
Some believe a ring or cage fight is different from a street fight and that the dynamics change the basic fighting principles.
Yes and no, is the answer to that statement. Yes, there are many more variables in a street altercation, such as space, weapons, multiple attackers, etc. However, there are also a lot of similarities. A punch is a punch and a kick is a kick and whether you’re standing...
I’ve been asked this more times than I can count and I figured it’s time to answer it once and for all.
“It can’t be done, can it?” you might be thinking right now.
It can’t be done. And if you’ve seen some online video with some “martial art guru” using his mind to defend it, it’s not real unfortunately. Still, I get asked about it a lot, as if there was some magic that you can learn in martial arts. Sure, you become more combat savvy, so that you know how to be aware of your surroundings and what to do to make yourself less of a target but you will never get another pair of eyes in the back of your neck.
Unfortunately, people often have this idea that martial arts will give you some magical powers. They will certainly give you powers you never thought were possible but there’s no magic to it. There’s only hard work, dedication and commitment....