Self Defense Blog

My Cup is Empty

Krav Maga is a unique self defense system since it incorporates what it considers the best of breed techniques from every martial art system. Those who closely observe our movement patterns and striking methods will see elements of Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, Aikido, Judo and Jiu Jitsu, as well as countless other systems that specialize in a particular weapon or defensive strategy. The philosophy of Krav Maga is simple: if the techniques do not work for everyone, they are not kept. Imi Lichtenfeld, Krav Maga's founder, was quoted as saying, "you must not change to fit Krav Maga, Krav Maga changes to fit you".

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So you find yourself in a place where some beer-soaked knucklehead has decided to prove his alpha position by making you his punk....


What you'll find with most unskilled fighters is that their first move is to push/shove you backwards. The purpose in shoving you is to intimidate you, throw you off balance and allow himself a full head of steam for that big hay-maker of a punch. I submit that the best strategy for a fight (other than to never get into one),



I have been involved in the martial arts for over 20 years. Like most students of the arts, I have come to appreciate what takes place between two willing combatants in the ring, cage or octagon. The athleticism, speed, grace and raw power of each participant can be awe inspiring. A well timed strike that causes the knockout or a finely tuned joint manipulation that creates



Today's blog is to chime in on a most curious, yet absurd, series of conversations I have been privy to recently.
Somewhere in the ether it became conventional wisdom that women are not the warriors that men are. Having just watched the Strikeforce MMA
main event this past weekend between two female combatants, I was struck by the number of male viewers who dismissed the level of ferocity, quality technique and overall
heart these women displayed in the cage. I actually heard a guy say



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