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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. 

Self Defense for Senior Citizens

Self Defense for Senior Citizens

There are many groups in society that struggle with being able to defend themselves. Predators, who are also cowards, look for prey that will give them what they want, whatever that may be, with as little of a struggle as possible. They certainly don’t want someone who is willing to fight back. 

There can’t be a worse feeling than that of helplessness. To constantly walk around with a  constant feeling out of not being in control is a terrible sensation. To make matters worse, violence against people 60+ increased by 53% between 2008 and 2016 according to U.S. News. From 2002 to 2016, nonfatal assault rose 75.4%. An estimated 1 of 6 seniors will experience some type of violence and the worst part? 58% of the assailants are either related or know the victim.

hate crimes against senior citizens statistic

No one should have to live in constant fear and in a state of helplessness, regardless of religion, sexual orientation, race, size, gender or age. Yet, violence against...

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How to Learn Self Defense

How to Learn Self Defense

Out of everything I get asked about martial arts, I think, “How do you learn self defense,” and “How do you learn to fight,” are the two most common things people ask. To anyone looking to learn how to defend themselves, I want to first say, congratulations on the first step. Krav Maga can sometimes feel intimidating especially if you’re a survivor of any sort of violence. Even if you’ve never been accosted but want to take the necessary precautions to get safer, Krav Maga can seem overwhelming. You have the technical combatives of punching, kicking, knees, and elbows, then there are the aggression drills, fatigue drills, defensive tactics, and stress drills which will all test your mindset and may cause you to go into fight or flight mode, and finally there’s the potential emotional catharsis that comes with the mental hurdles you overcome each time you train. Deciding to learn how to defend yourself is a big step...

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The Difference Between MMA and Krav Maga - UFC 259

I often get asked why I do both MMA and Krav Maga and most of the time, people don’t really understand the difference. If you look at a lot of the combatives, strikes, defenses, etc, there’s a lot of similarities: Punches, kicks, knees, elbows, submissions and takedowns are all part of Krav Maga. Yet, they serve completely different purposes. Here’s the best explanation I can give:

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)

Mixed martial arts is a sport. By nature, sports have confines, rules, regulations, and procedures. This is a controlled environment and because of that the athletes are still (relatively) safe. There is a referee, whose core job objective is to ensure a fight is stopped before too much or irreparable damage is caused to either party. You fight because you want to fight and if you fight professionally, you get paid to fight. When I would fight, I would sign a contract, I would know who I was fighting, what time we were fighting, at what weight and where we were...

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Which Self-Defense Systems is the Best?

Which Self-Defense Systems is the Best?

 

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

What it is 

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...

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