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The Red Pill and the Blue Pill: A Metaphor for Self-Defense
At the beginning of the 1999 sci-fi blockbuster hit The Matrix, the protagonist Neo is presented with a consequential choice. He is offered a red pill, which would allow him to understand the world outside of his “matrix” of false reality. The alternative is taking the blue pill, which would return him to the blissful… Continue reading The Red Pill and the Blue Pill: A Metaphor for Self-Defense
A New Form Of Warrior – The Incompetent, Yet Loud Keyboard Warrior.
The internet, and particularly social media platforms, has made it easier than ever for people to connect with each other. Information has become available to everyone from anywhere and people can consume information about anything they wish to learn. Many online platforms foster a sense of community where individuals with shared interests or experiences can… Continue reading A New Form Of Warrior – The Incompetent, Yet Loud Keyboard Warrior.
Jordan Neely choked to death on a New York City subway train.
Self Defense or Excessive Force? A grand jury is expected to review the case and determine if criminal charges should be brought against the subway rider who applied the deadly choke-hold. The person who choked Neely is identified as Daniel Penny, a 24-year-old Marine veteran who was questioned by the police and later released. Jordan… Continue reading Jordan Neely choked to death on a New York City subway train.
How Technological Advancements Have Changed Kids’ Physical Activity Levels
Technology has changed the way we live our lives in many ways, and the way we raise our children is no exception. In recent years, there has been a growing concern about the amount of time that children spend with screens and the inevitable negative consequences of the consumption of social media. One of the… Continue reading How Technological Advancements Have Changed Kids’ Physical Activity Levels
Violence: A Changing View
How Society Views Violence Over the Years Violence has been a part of human society since the beginning of time. It has been used to solve problems, gain power, and express anger and frustration. At one point in history, violence was seen as a legitimate way to achieve these goals. But in recent years there… Continue reading Violence: A Changing View
The Power of Positive Words
The words that come out of your mouth, therefore create the reality you inhabit. We often hear the phrase “words have power,” but did you know that they can also have a profound impact on the growth and health of living things? Recent studies suggest that when we speak positively to plants and use encouraging… Continue reading The Power of Positive Words
The ethics of self-defense
Self Defense As a Core Value The ethics of self-defense is a complex issue with no simple answers. There are many different factors to consider, such as the severity of the threat, the imminence of the threat, and the alternatives to using force. I recently came across a study called “Practice Evil” that contradicted everything… Continue reading The ethics of self-defense
Be The Kind Stranger
Courageous Kindness A stranger helped a woman in New York City on the subway after she was verbally harassed and followed onto her train. The woman shared on social media how a man named Michael read the situation and came up with an ingenious tactic to help her out of harm’s way. Michael pretended… Continue reading Be The Kind Stranger
What Kind Of a Stalker Are You Dealing With?
The Five Kind Of Stalkers Stalking affects millions of people around the world and can be dangerous. It is a form of harassment that can cause severe psychological and emotional distress for the victim. It is often based on obsession (a persistent unhealthy preoccupation with a particular person) and can stem from various factors, such… Continue reading What Kind Of a Stalker Are You Dealing With?
Inside a Stalker’s Mind
How to Handle A Stalker? Over the years, many people who sought self defense training with us reported being stalked by an ex-partner, obsessive neighbor, or someone they didn’t know. I can only imagine how scary it might feel when you are being watched and observed by a random person or by a person you… Continue reading Inside a Stalker’s Mind
Thoughts Of Flexibility and Strength
The Power of Flexibility: A Lesson from Two Trees Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in nature and reflect on its teachings. During my hike, I came across a fascinating sight – two trees. One was thick and strong, but broken from a previous storm, while the other was smaller and… Continue reading Thoughts Of Flexibility and Strength
Florida Woman Inspiring Others to Learn Self Defense
Krystal Berry – Self Defense Case Study The story is about Krystal Berry, a woman who is being hailed as a hero for defending herself against an attacker at her gym in Florida. Despite having no background in self-defense, Berry was working out when a man began making inappropriate comments toward her. When she asked… Continue reading Florida Woman Inspiring Others to Learn Self Defense
People Who Fight Each Other Make Better Friends
Why People Who Train Martial Arts Together From Strong Friendships? You never know who you’ll meet and what kind of friendships you’ll forge in martial arts. One of the most rewarding experiences as a martial artist is making friends on the mat. Whether you’re a beginner or have years of training, the bond you form… Continue reading People Who Fight Each Other Make Better Friends
The Full Principles Guide To “What is Krav Maga”
How Do You Know If You Train Krav Maga Currently? Krav Maga, a self-defense and combat system, has been a topic of much debate and confusion in recent years. With so many different training methods and interpretations of the system, it can be difficult to understand precisely what Krav Maga entails. This variation in teaching… Continue reading The Full Principles Guide To “What is Krav Maga”
How to become a Krav Maga Instructor
Becoming a Krav Maga Instructor: The Ultimate Guide Krav Maga is a highly effective self-defense system that has gained popularity worldwide in recent decades. With its focus on real-world scenarios and practical techniques, Krav Maga is an ideal choice for individuals looking to improve their self-defense skills and protect themselves from potential danger. For those… Continue reading How to become a Krav Maga Instructor
Sorites paradox and its effects on Krav Maga Training
The Acclimation of Dust and the Importance of Staying Vigilant in Your Pursuits Earlier this month, I was faced with a powerful lesson as I went about my routine of cleaning the windows at the studio. As I was wiping down the glass, I noticed how dirty the cleaning rag had become, and I couldn’t… Continue reading Sorites paradox and its effects on Krav Maga Training
Being An Up Stander Is A Form Of Leadership
Bystander VS Up stander Being a bystander and being an up stander are two very different things. A bystander is someone who witnesses an event or situation but chooses not to get involved or take action. An up stander, on the other hand, is someone who takes a stand against injustice and takes action to… Continue reading Being An Up Stander Is A Form Of Leadership
Martial Arts Belt Testing As a Microcosmos
What I learned from level testing in Krav Maga As the year begins, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on our personal growth over the past 12 months. One way to do this is by conducting a self-evaluation, examining which areas we have excelled in and where we fell short. It’s also… Continue reading Martial Arts Belt Testing As a Microcosmos
Discipline vs Motivation
The Difference Between Discipline & Motivation It’s January, and like every year, we all promise ourselves that we will do something awesome, finally making a much-needed change in our lives and our attitude. Modes are like season; they change. For a goal worth pursuing, we can’t trust “motivation.” I have seen it year after year;… Continue reading Discipline vs Motivation
Self Defense Is Mandatory When Riding NYC Subway
Getting Attacked On The Way To Work. This The Reality Of NYC 2023 I have been getting a lot of emails from students recently, sharing their experience of the commute in NYC’s public transportation. Here’s another attack that you won’t see in the stats of the NYPD for 2022, yet this, and many others alike,… Continue reading Self Defense Is Mandatory When Riding NYC Subway
How To Be A Good Partner In Krav Maga
“AS A PARTNER, YOU ARE A HUGE PART OF YOUR PARTNER’S GROWTH” The Ten Commandments For Being A Good Partner For many people, just inquiring via email or phone about any fighting style is scary. If you’ve never been on the mat before and are not sure what to expect, I can see how it… Continue reading How To Be A Good Partner In Krav Maga
Be Your Own Hero
Be Your Own Hero A few weeks ago, a student of mine was attacked in the streets of Brooklyn. Her crime was being Jewish. I took a pledge early on in life that I would train anyone who is willing to be trained to protect themselves against evil and make sure that “never again” is… Continue reading Be Your Own Hero
How To Make Good Decisions
How To Make Good Decisions “If you want something you’ve never had, You must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” As 2022 is reaching its end, we are filled with hope that the upcoming year will bring us joy, success, and happiness. Life, indeed, can change in a matter of seconds, and much… Continue reading How To Make Good Decisions
Krav Maga, Leadership and Bravery
Are You Brave Enough To Be A Leader? We need brave leaders Henry Kissinger said, “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” This requires a lot of courage! Because most of the time the one who leads has only been at the… Continue reading Krav Maga, Leadership and Bravery
Having Your Back in New York City
One of my students wrote about his experience I thought it would be a great thing to share with you. Do something amazing, Tsahi Shemesh Having your Back It’s hard to believe it has already been 2 years since my mother passed away. The last 10 years of her life she suffered the ravages from… Continue reading Having Your Back in New York City
An Honorable Escape
Why An Honorable Escape Is So Important Many years ago, I had an issue with my upstairs neighbors. My ceiling and their floor were paper thin. Anything they would do up there, I would hear – maybe 10 times louder than what he thought I could hear. At the time I was building the Upper… Continue reading An Honorable Escape
Mental Toughness “The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.” Martin Luther King Jr. encompasses the idea of mental toughness. Many people may perceive themselves as tough without ever being in a position where they are… Continue reading Mental Toughness
How Learning Krav Maga Changed My Life
“How Krav Maga Changed My Life” Yes, I know, you think you’ve read it before. How I did “x” and it made me so much better, I ended up where I always wanted . Nope. This isn’t one of those A straight to Z stories. This is a story of a battle that I fight… Continue reading How Learning Krav Maga Changed My Life
How We Can Help Heal Trauma & Anxiety?
Last month we held an in-studio ‘Krav-Talk’, and our guest speaker talked about his life training and how his trauma has shaped him into the man he is today. The talk’s conclusion was “what happened to you doesn’t define you, but it does shape you”. The first question I am often asked by new students is… Continue reading How We Can Help Heal Trauma & Anxiety?
What If I Started Training Krav Maga Earlier
What If I Started Training Krav Maga Earlier? I took my first class at KME in early 2022. I still remember how excited I was. I sat on the train fast approaching the UWS studio, not sure what to expect but ready for whatever lay ahead. As soon as my feet touched the mat, I… Continue reading What If I Started Training Krav Maga Earlier
Is Krav Maga Difficult To Learn
Is Krav Maga Difficult to Learn? A common question that arises when people call to inquire about Krav Maga is “Is Krav Maga Difficult To Learn”. In short, the answer is no. Krav Maga isn’t difficult to learn. It was developed for the underdog to help the helpless defend themselves against attackers of all shapes… Continue reading Is Krav Maga Difficult To Learn
What’s To Recession and Krav Maga?
With the possibility of an incoming US recession bubbling to the top of the google trending list, and as high-profile business leaders and financiers on wall street chime in on social media, we are all left wondering what the immediate future holds for us, our country’s economy, and our personal way of life. Historically, there’s… Continue reading What’s To Recession and Krav Maga?
What Women Do To Keep Safe
The Macho Paradox With crime on the rise in the city, it’s increasingly important to be prepared at all times. It seems like almost weekly viral videos show some form of attack on the subway or in the street. In addition to these widely publicized attacks, there are also a great number of attacks that… Continue reading What Women Do To Keep Safe
5 Safety Tips for Girls Leaving for College
5 Safety tips for girls leaving for college The new school year is fast approaching and for thousands of young women that means leaving home to be on their own for the first time. This experience can be both liberating and exciting, but it’s also important to remember the dangers that can arise when being… Continue reading 5 Safety Tips for Girls Leaving for College
What is the Best Martial Art for Self Defense
Which Martial Arts is best for Self Defense. First, let’s review the difference between Martial Arts & Self Defense Growing up, I was always under the impression that Martial Arts and Self Defense were essentially the same things. It wasn’t until I began learning the intricacies of each that I realized how different they are.… Continue reading What is the Best Martial Art for Self Defense
What to do when you witness a violent crime in NYC
What to do when you witness a violent crime in NYC The Bystander Effect As New Yorkers, we live in a city that prides itself on minding its own business. We see a lot, and we hear a lot. From an early age, we’re taught not to get involved in other people’s arguments, refrain from… Continue reading What to do when you witness a violent crime in NYC
Does Krav Maga Involve Sparring?
Sparring is a form of training practiced in many combat sports. It is essentially ‘free-form’ fighting with enough rules, protective gear, consent, and respect to minimize injuries as much as possible. Krav Maga is a non-competitive fighting style. There is no way to apply the techniques we teach in class in a “fair” or competitive… Continue reading Does Krav Maga Involve Sparring?
Why Are We Holding Level / Belt Testing In Krav Maga
Skills Assessment & Grading – Is It Necessary For My Progress? Skills assessment is a critical component of any successful structured training program. This holds true for every form of education and training – Krav Maga is no different. Throughout the year, Krav Maga practitioners train according to material fitting for their level. Levels ensure… Continue reading Why Are We Holding Level / Belt Testing In Krav Maga
Goodbye Letter From Raz Chen
Seven years ago, Tsahi invited me to come to New York and spread Krav Maga. I knew it would be an amazing adventure, but I could never have imagined the journey I would take. I had the pleasure of working with so many incredible students. Whether it was only a single lesson, or every day… Continue reading Goodbye Letter From Raz Chen
What Makes You A Black Belt?
When I started training in Krav Maga, back in the late ’80s of the last century, I didn’t know quitting was even an option. I had the honor of being trained by great people who learned directly under the founder of the system,
Recovering From Trauma With Krav Maga / Self Defense Training
How much attention our students give to the instructors may vary from time to time. I’ve noticed they will pay closer attention when we teach something they feel is relevant to them.
Limits, Like Fear, Are Often An Illusion
We all know the old story of the baby elephant and the rope. Baby elephants were traditionally trained by tying one of their front legs to a peg that limits them from moving around.
How Krav Maga Changed My Academic Performance
How Krav Maga Changed My Academic Performance Recently, one of our teen students had to write an essay and decided to write about his journey with Krav Maga Experts. This essay, written from the “student’s perspective” puts into words what academic research had proven; Learning self-defense improves academic performance¹ ², increases self-esteem², and a sense… Continue reading How Krav Maga Changed My Academic Performance
Personal Story – Self-defense trains us for many kinds of violence
There are different kinds of violence, not all of them are physical and not all motives to use violence are the same. In the gym, we train to respond to Physical Violence & Sexual Violence mostly. In fact, most of the time it’s the Emotional Violence happens, even when the ‘aggressor’ isn’t a violent person,… Continue reading Personal Story – Self-defense trains us for many kinds of violence
What Yom Kippur Is All About?
This week we are observing Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur marks the end of the Days of Awe or Days of Repentance. It is a time for self-reflection. According to Jewish tradition, on this day we will be judged for all we have done in the past year. We repent to God asking for forgiveness of our… Continue reading What Yom Kippur Is All About?
How many hours do I need to train until I can feel safe?
How many hours do I need to train until I can feel safe? The short answer is there’s a big difference between feeling safe and being safe. So perhaps it’s the wrong question to ask. The self-defense journey starts even before you step on the mat. It takes courage to start, especially when you don’t… Continue reading How many hours do I need to train until I can feel safe?
Warning Signs and Red Flags for Sexual Violence – Rape Prevention Training
The truth of life is that we don’t get to pick when bad things happen. We don’t normally wake up and know that the events of the day will change our lives forever. All we can do is train our minds and body so that, if that day comes, we can be ready: We can be… Continue reading Warning Signs and Red Flags for Sexual Violence – Rape Prevention Training
Love Isn’t About Protection, It’s About Empowerment
Love Isn’t About Protection, It’s About Empowerment
From The Beginning To a Post-COVID Beginning
In July 2020, I wrote the letter below to the KME community. I had no idea what the rest of the year would look like. I didn’t know if we were going to survive all Covid restrictions and absolutely couldn’t guess the road bumps and setbacks I had to deal with soon after I published… Continue reading From The Beginning To a Post-COVID Beginning
Best Way To Handle Violence? Cut It Off From The Start
I hope everyone is getting some socially distant outside time. The weather is beautiful, and the sunshine is great for getting some Vitamin D. Also, the 21 class challenge is still going, and I’m excited to add more names to the list of winners. Unfortunately, the topic of the week is a lot sadder. We… Continue reading Best Way To Handle Violence? Cut It Off From The Start
Covid-19 & Domestic Violence
I’m proud of everyone who completed the 21-day challenge; your most significant reward is already granted! Those who were able to accomplish 21 classes in 21 days have reported a difference in muscle tone and fitness level. Well done! I hope you all saw you were capable of a lot more training than you thought.… Continue reading Covid-19 & Domestic Violence
Let’s Talk About Your RoundHouse Kicks
Congratulations to those who won the 21 Krav Challenge. Expect an email for your reward. For everyone else, try again for next month! As a part of our constant effort to provide our students with a broad approach to training, we created a mobility program that will assist with your practice. Here’s a link to… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Your RoundHouse Kicks
2020 Feels Like A Kick To The Groin
First, I hope everyone is almost done with the 21 Krav Day Challenge. I know a few people who have already finished, and I can’t wait to announce the award. We are starting to begin the process of slowly returning to lives to normal. It’s a very stressful time for many of us, who… Continue reading 2020 Feels Like A Kick To The Groin
Escaping Arm Grabs. Before It’s Too Late
We are almost done with our 21 class challenge and I hope you all are on the way. I am preparing the surprise for you all and I know you will enjoy it. For those who missed out, we’ll be doing it again next month, with an additional challenge for those who won this month. … Continue reading Escaping Arm Grabs. Before It’s Too Late
21 Challenge Progress – Week 2
Since we announced the 21 challenage, many of you got on board! I am really excited to have the prize for those who complete it, but I’m also excited to see the changes in you for pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. I hope you have gotten the chance to try new teachers and… Continue reading 21 Challenge Progress – Week 2
21 Classes Challange
I’m excited to announce the June KravMaga 21 challenge, for Krav Maga Experts’ students to make a commitment to take at least 21 online Krav Maga classes overall. We started the count from June 1st. 21 classes (all classes count, including power and mobility and stretch) Those who complete the challenge will get a… Continue reading 21 Classes Challange
What Did You Learn in 70 Days of Quarantine?
Dear Krav students We are in the tenth week (70 days as of my writing today) of quarantine since the last class at Krav Maga Experts happened and we were ordered to shut down by order of the government in order to maintain the safety of the students and staff. Since then, we’ve been… Continue reading What Did You Learn in 70 Days of Quarantine?
Five Steps To Achieve Your Goal
People like to lie to themselves. We all do it in different ways, but the result is usually the same. It takes us off the course of our goals and distracting our attention. We lie to ourselves that we’re too tired to go to the gym. If there was a thousand dollar check waiting at… Continue reading Five Steps To Achieve Your Goal
7 Ways To Improve Your Training
My parents raised me to always think for myself and question the world around me. They never wanted me to follow orders blindly but to constantly learn for myself what’s the right thing to do was. I know it’s much easier to just command obedience but my parents wanted me to have as much freedom… Continue reading 7 Ways To Improve Your Training
IDF Spirit (Part II)
Last week, I began with a discussion of the 10 Principles of the IDF. I did it on one of the most emotional days of the year for me, in honor of my uncle who I never even got to meet. This week, I want to continue. (6) Professionalism Being professional means doing your work… Continue reading IDF Spirit (Part II)
The Spirit of Israel
On November 24, 2009, my life changed forever. The day before, I was a civilian, a teenager who just finished high school. On that day, I became a soldier for the state of Israel. When I entered the army, I received a document called “Ruach Tzahal” (Spirit of the Israeli Army) which would be the… Continue reading The Spirit of Israel
Never Again Since 1948
Today is Yom Hashoah, the memorial for the 6 million Jewish people murdered, and for the survivors who endured unspeakable suffering and terrible loss. The Holocaust was systemized state-terror bent on destroying everything Jewish. To put it in perspective, half of the Jews in Europe and one-third of Jews overall in the entire… Continue reading Never Again Since 1948
My Real-Life Experience, Using Krav Maga
I arrived at Krav Maga Experts at the age of 15, a scared, overweight, and constantly nervous kid. Over the years, my instructors not only became father figures who helped me overcome many of my great obstacles, (Including all three prior mentioned obstacles,) but just as importantly taught me how to be situationally aware, and… Continue reading My Real-Life Experience, Using Krav Maga
Active Shooter Training – Life-Saving Information
Active Shooter Training – Life-Saving Information What does it take to see a weapon pointed at you and react? Most people’s default response is to freeze. Would you know what to do? According to the Gun Violence Archive, 272 mass shooting incidents have already occurred in 2018, as of October. Active shooter situations… Continue reading Active Shooter Training – Life-Saving Information
The First Time I Participated In An Active Shooter Training
Active Shooter Workshop at Krav Maga Experts: Student’s Review It’s becoming an all too familiar scene with the major media outlets reporting an active shooter incident that it’s either taking place as “Breaking News” or has already happened. In any case, there are multiple injuries, fatalities and another family mourning the senseless death of a… Continue reading The First Time I Participated In An Active Shooter Training
How Training in Krav Maga can Help Improve your Professional and Personal Life
By now, most people have heard of Krav Maga in New York. If you are new to the world of self-defense training, Krav Maga is a self-defense and fighting system developed by the Israeli Defense Forces. Krav Maga courses in New York City have become extremely popular over the last few years because they serve… Continue reading How Training in Krav Maga can Help Improve your Professional and Personal Life
My Old ME – VS – My New Me
Hello everyone and welcome back to the KME blog! Today, I’m going to talk a little bit about myself and how the study of Krav Maga has affected me and helped me become a stronger person, both physically and mentally. Women don’t generally have it easy in society–never have. We are often harassed, dictated to… Continue reading My Old ME – VS – My New Me
Interview With An Expert – Markus Anderson
We are blessed with a great team of instructors. Markus Anderson, who came all the way from Denmark to join our international team. Markus dedicated a significant part of his life to practicing and teaching martial arts. After running his own club in Copenhagen, training the Danish army, and special police units he decided to dedicate his… Continue reading Interview With An Expert – Markus Anderson
7 Things I Didn’t Know About Krav Maga
Hello Everyone! Welcome back to the KME blog! Today, after doing two back-to-back Krav classes, Strike and Krav Maga, I went over the exercises I improved on since coming here, and the ones that needed some more work. My punches have become stronger and more focused, though the pivoting on my feet could probably use… Continue reading 7 Things I Didn’t Know About Krav Maga
My First Experience With Krav Maga in NYC
We approached the familiar old building on 12th street and University Place–usually, my younger sister and I went there for doctor visits. Today, I would be sitting in a class that my sister had started taking earlier that summer. No, it wasn’t her typical ballet classes that she used to dominate in. It was something… Continue reading My First Experience With Krav Maga in NYC
70 Years Of Krav Maga
As Israel celebrates 70 years of existence, we can stop to reflect on the fact that in so short a time a nation under constant siege from hostile states has contributed so many positive inventions for the rest of humanity. Most of the technology used today whether it’s a mobile phone, computer chip, Facebook, anti-virus… Continue reading 70 Years Of Krav Maga
Bruises Aren’t a Sign Of Weakness!
We don’t need to protect women, we need to teach them how to protect themselves. We don’t need to empower, we need to let them be strong. This is a wonderful repost from @luminousarchitecture – I took a bit of a beating training P3 fight tactics last night at Krav Maga Experts – Park Slope… Continue reading Bruises Aren’t a Sign Of Weakness!
How Self-Defense Helps You Lose Weight
How Self-Defense Helps You Lose Weight It’s that time of the year! In a few minutes, the ball will drop in Times Square to usher in the New Year. The countdown begins, the crowd gets more excited, you are happy the old year is out and hope for a better year ahead. As the New… Continue reading How Self-Defense Helps You Lose Weight
The Element Of Surprise (History Lesson)
How Israel Won Four Bigger Armies In Six Day? The Krav Maga system is known to the element of surprise as the most important element in winning a fight. Best to hit your enemies and catch them off guard when they least expect it. This was the case of the Six Day War of 1967.… Continue reading The Element Of Surprise (History Lesson)
The First Time I Had To Use My Krav Training
2/21/18 Over the years, we received dozens of thank you letters from our students. We decided to share some of them on our blog. Maybe, tomorrow it’s going to be you. “Dear KME instructors, I want to say thank you for the last 1.5+ years of your excellent instruction and investment in my growth as… Continue reading The First Time I Had To Use My Krav Training
How To Find Your New Year’s Resolution
Once again the New Year’s Eve ball has dropped in Times Square under freezing, cold conditions and it is one more year filled with resolutions you probably won’t keep. But why is it that most resolutions are never fulfilled? Most of the times we are merely unrealistic in our expectations. The key to success… Continue reading How To Find Your New Year’s Resolution
The Gift of Self Defense
The Gift of Self Defense The holidays are here, and for those of us who celebrate Christmas, the anticipation builds as we go online or store shopping for gifts. We try finding that special gift for those close to us and hoping they will like it and not having to join the many in the… Continue reading The Gift of Self Defense
Training during hard times
The Importance of Continuing Training during Rough Times Many times we hear the phrase, “What goes around comes around,” or, “If you work hard enough, you’ll see the fruits of your labor.” Unfortunately, sometimes life doesn’t turn out to be what we expect despite working hard trying, to move up the ladder of success. Instead,… Continue reading Training during hard times
Is Fear Good Or Bad For You
Does Fear Help or Hurt you? Fear is a natural reaction to a real threat or how we perceive danger. It is triggered by adrenaline followed by more blood pumping into our arms and legs to run faster and away from danger. Less blood circulates in the stomach area which is why we feel light… Continue reading Is Fear Good Or Bad For You
Self-Defense and the Law, what are my rights?
Self-Defense and the Law, what are my rights? When we are learning a self-defense technique like Krav Maga taught professionally by certified instructors, we’re told to go all the way in making sure our aggressor is completely neutralized and will no longer be a threat to us or our loved ones. We go through different… Continue reading Self-Defense and the Law, what are my rights?
Why You SHOULD NOT Trust Pepper Spray For Self-Protection
Why you should NOT trust pepper spray for self-protection Pepper spray is a popular self-protection weapon used around the world for those feeling vulnerable when they venture out into the streets. It is also used by police as a crowd control method when protests get out of hand. Pepper spray comes in different forms like… Continue reading Why You SHOULD NOT Trust Pepper Spray For Self-Protection
What To Expect – My First Krav Maga Test?
Krav Maga has a reputation of a Hard-Core fighting system. Many people are afraid to put themselves to test. We asked a student to write about his experience. Enjoy the reading! I remember being nervous about my first Krav Maga test for Practitioner Level 1. All of us who tested were. You simply don’t know… Continue reading What To Expect – My First Krav Maga Test?
What Makes KME Instructors Different
These days we hear about Krav Maga in popular Netflix series like “Jessica Jones,” where the lead character’s sister, a controversial radio talk show host, takes private Krav Maga lessons to defend herself from danger and threats. As the world becomes more volatile and unstable for different reasons, we see in social media iPhone videos… Continue reading What Makes KME Instructors Different
My Frist Krav Maga Class
My First Time Doing Krav Maga I was registered for a Krav Maga class at noon on a Sunday. The entire morning I anxiously awaited my first go at Israeli self defense. The only self defense classes I had previously taken were in high school gym class. We would attack a male volunteer in my… Continue reading My Frist Krav Maga Class
7 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Krav Maga
Krav Maga is for Everyone Despite the fact that law enforcement, military, and para-military groups train in some aspects of Krav or another, this self-defense discipline is designed for everyone regardless of fighting experience. When you go to your first-time class expect to see all types of persons from all walks of life including the… Continue reading 7 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Krav Maga
Krav Maga Techniques
Self Defense Technique – Bear hug from behind In this tutorial, Krav Maga Expert Instructors, Tsahi and Raz teach a defense against a rear bear hug while your arms are free. If someone grabs you from behind, this usually comes by surprise. The attacker will try to control you while picking you up, hold you while… Continue reading Krav Maga Techniques
How To Find a Krav Maga Trainer
Find your Krav Maga Trainer / Krav Maga School We live in a digital world. We rely on Siri for recommendations and trust her answers. We swipe right for the next date and ask our phones to order us food. No one has time to spare anymore, especially in a great city like NYC. But,… Continue reading How To Find a Krav Maga Trainer
Do Women Stand a Chance Against Men in a Real Fight?
Can Women Win A Real Fight Against A Man? Both men and women are capable of being aggressive and violent when the need arises. While is true that men are generally stronger than women it doesn’t mean a woman can’t fight a man. A lot depends on social conditioning from childhood. In many parts of… Continue reading Do Women Stand a Chance Against Men in a Real Fight?
10 Core Principles Of Krav Maga
10 Core Principles of Krav Maga (Non-Competitive Self Defense) The goal in Krav Maga is to keep one safe. In a violent situation; there are no rules. You need to do anything in your power not to get hurt. What does “everything in your power” mean? Taking preventative measures comes first. Be aware and avoid… Continue reading 10 Core Principles Of Krav Maga
How Krav Maga Principles Can Be Applied To Everyday Life
We know Krav Maga is a very efficient, precise and expert method of self-defense, however there are other benefits of Krav Maga that spin off from this discipline and that you can apply to your everyday life when confronted by any problem. We can summarize this with Awareness, Assessment and Action. As you begin your… Continue reading How Krav Maga Principles Can Be Applied To Everyday Life
Bruises in Krav Maga
As a general rule, we all avoid getting hurt in any way. No reasonably normal person enjoys getting hurt and much less having visible bruises on the body. However, if you are committed and consistent with your Krav Maga training, attending many classes during the week and possibly even sparring, then at some point or… Continue reading Bruises in Krav Maga
Why Krav Maga for Self-Defense?
Why Krav Maga for Self-Defense? Krav Maga is an effective Israeli self-defense system that has been tested and proven over the years. In Hebrew, Krav Maga translates to contact combat, and it conditions your mind to always be aware of your surroundings for impending danger. Once you’re able to recognize a dangerous situation beforehand it’s… Continue reading Why Krav Maga for Self-Defense?
The Body Language of a Badass
The Body Language of a Badass You hear the word “badass” used a lot lately. If you Google the definition of “badass” you get “a tough, uncompromising person.” The word is not recent, it comes from the 1950s gang underground culture, and like many trends from the underground eventually become mainstream. So why does everyone… Continue reading The Body Language of a Badass
Grant Your Child a Better Future With Self Defense For Kids
Grant Your Child a Better Future You hear about it frequently, from friends, family and the media: Bullying. It has become a persistent problem affecting all children of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds everywhere including here in New York City. In worse cases, the outcome has been fatal with the victim committing suicide because either… Continue reading Grant Your Child a Better Future With Self Defense For Kids