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January 16, 2019by admin0

There are a few streams of Krav Maga, and Krav Maga Maleh is one of them.

For this system there are only two core principles on which all defenses are based on.

Principle 1: Natural

The first one is termed NATURAL. This means we would like to do natural movements, meaning that we don’t want to do complicated movements. Such movements should not be movements where you have to train years and years in order to perform them well or make them a second nature. Instead, we take a look at what our second nature is when it comes to reactions and movements in certain situations. We build on top of our second nature the defenses.

Principal 2: Coverage

The second principle is termed COVERAGE. Many people confuse coverage with the literal meaning. Covering as much ground as possible when it comes to protecting our body. However, what is meant by coverage is using minimum movement against maximum attacks. This means we do not want to perform one or more defenses against one attack, we would like to find defenses that could be utilized against many attacks. For example, it doesn’t matter if someone kicks with their left or right leg, or if it is a straight kick or a side kick, what matters is that whatever the attack is, you are going to use one defense that applies or “covers” a number of attacks.

Can One Defense be Used Against All Attacks?

If there was only one defense that could be used against all types of attacks, that would be the ideal, but in reality such a defense does not exist, not yet.


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December 4, 2018by admin0

Krav Maga is a form of self defense that is based on our instinctive movement. It was initially developed for the Israeli Defense Forces by Imi Lichtenfeld, and now it is being taught for civilian and police use as well.

But What is The Difference Between Krav Maga and Other Martial Arts?

Traditional martial arts include: Karate, aikido, taekwondo etc; whereas the modern martial arts include: boxing, muay thai, Krav Maga, MMA, and more.

The main difference between traditional and modern martial arts is the way of thinking behind the systems.

Traditional martial arts focus on the type of defense that would be the best defense, and the best reaction we should use against specific attacks. This reaction is the one that would be trained over and over, so as to regulate the body to react in that way by repetition. After years of training one can master those reactions and make it a second nature.

Krav Maga on the other hand, is the exact opposite in the way of thinking. Krav Maga focuses on our natural and instinctive reactions that we already have when under stress. The defense is built around these types of reactions (and not the other way around). Since this system of martial arts uses our already instinctive natural movements, it means it is easy for us to react that way to begin with (as we would react this way regardless of whether we want to or not). This is why only within a few sessions of training, you would increase your chance of defending yourself since you would already know what to do under stress.

Krav Maga focuses on real life situations too and it is an adaptive system meaning it changes as the attacks change.

Why you should try Krav Maga?

Through our Krav Maga classes you will not only discover the world of self defense, but you will also get fit. So we would like to encourage you to participate in any physical activity. Whether it is martial arts or not, getting out there and moving your body is so important. Especially nowadays when most people sit in offices in front of a computer, acquiring bad posture and not being active enough. The most important aspect of participating in a physical activity is that you enjoy it, otherwise it would become a chore and you will not persist with it. So go out there, and find that physical activity that is the most fun for you.

For more information, check out our Tip Tuesday Youtube Clip here:


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November 28, 2018by admin0

Did you know?

82% of those under 18 that are girls experience sexual assault, and only 5% of survivors report these crimes to the police. *

1 out of every 3 women will experience some type of sexual violence, and only 1 in 3 Canadians understand what sexual consent means. *

(*Statistics taken from: http://sacha.ca/resources/statistics)

These statistics are not ok! You should never be in such a position.

What can you do to protect yourself on the streets?

We would like you, your sister, your mother, grandmother, and best girl- friends to join our movement and spread awareness about the importance of self defense for women! We believe that that every woman should know these few self defense skills so please share this blog and video with your friends and family!

You do not need to train for years, or go to the gym every day. But if you practiced a few techniques, you can save your life!

Knowing some self defense technique means you will always be prepared. You will not be as scared. You will have new found confidence. You will be able to protect yourself!

The top health benefits to knowing Self Defense

  • You will be able to protect yourself in any situation
  • You will feel more confident knowing you can protect yourself
  • You will become more aware of your surroundings and be able to detect suspicious activity easily
  • You will also get fit and strengthen your muscles
  • You will learn a new skill in a fun, safe, and supportive environment
  • You will acquire self discipline and be able to set and reach your goals
  • You will improve your social skills as most self defense classes take place in a group setting

In this video we are going to review how to properly knee, elbow and palm strike. All these punches and kicks can be used in many defenses which we will be reviewing in our upcoming videos as well.

 

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our other videos, make sure to check out our Youtube channel here, for more awesome tips check out the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXrpPexA8qVwGhxt-y5faNA


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November 20, 2018by admin0

Why would someone threat you with a knife?

One thing is for sure, they don’t want to hurt you, not yet. If you show the perpetrator that you are resistive or that you want to fight back, this might lead them to changing their tactic and actually hurting you.

However, in a threat scenario, they do not want to necessarily. So why are they threatening you?

A threat knife normally occurs for three reasons, the attacker wants:

1) Information

2) to rob you (money, phone, car keys etc)

3) to abduct you- moving you from one position to another.

How can you avoid such an attack?

First of all, being aware of your surroundings can help reduce the likelihood of being attacked/threatened. Instead of taking the road less travelled at night or in a shady neighbourhood/ road, choose the busy streets with more people and traffic. Do not stop while you’re walking at night to check something in your purse, or take something out of your purse (this gives the attacker a reason to approach you).

Know where you are heading, who is around you, and who looks suspicious. Have an “escape plan”, be prepared!

One way to be prepared is to learn a few simple basic self defense skills, that anyone can learn! It doesn’t matter what level you are in martial arts, if you don’t have experience at all, or if you feel you are not fit enough to fight. At the end of the day it is not about fighting, it is protecting the most important asset- that is YOU, using a simple technique that works with anyone at all levels.

In this video we will show you exactly what you have to do to protect yourself against a knife threat situation.

Make sure to check out the video here, and tell us what you think. We believe every woman should know this skill, so please share this blog and video with your sister, your mother, grandmother and your friends!