OPEN LETTER TO WOMEN FROM A SELF-DEFENSE EXPERT

What is the one thing all women must know about self defense? The recent reporting in TikTok and news channels of random, unprovoked attacks on women in New York City has sharply heightened public fear. While many people often view NYPD stats and news reports as a reflection of reality, they are overlooking the unreported… Continue reading OPEN LETTER TO WOMEN FROM A SELF-DEFENSE EXPERT

Tracking Makes Us Better

How Can Tracking Performance Makes Us Better? As humans, we are uniquely complex in our depth of emotional experiences, and in our ability to reflect on them and be driven by them. We navigate through life caught between logic and emotion, where logic means drawing conclusions based on facts, a straightforward approach to improvement. Undoubtedly,… Continue reading Tracking Makes Us Better

Free Self Defense Event For Jews

Self Defense As a Response To Antisemitism Krav Maga was established as a pragmatic and intuitive system for self-defense and hand-to-hand combat, crafted by Imi Lichtenfeld (also known as Imi Sde-Or) during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Its inception was driven by the necessity for Jewish communities in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, to protect themselves from… Continue reading Free Self Defense Event For Jews

Women Getting Attacked In NYC. What Can They Do?

How To Handle The Attacks On Women In NYC? With the recent news of women getting attacked in NYC, seeing numerous posts on social media, it’s pretty obvious we’re not just seeing random, one-off events. It’s a trend. Those are the attacks you have to learn about because they hit the news, while many others… Continue reading Women Getting Attacked In NYC. What Can They Do?

Case Study of Brooklyn Subway Shooting March 14th, 2024

In Brooklyn, a self-defense situation escalated on a subway, leading to a 36-year-old man being shot with his own gun. This event underscores the risks of carrying weapons for self-protection. Before deciding to carry a weapon, consider your willingness and ability to use it, understand the legal and moral consequences, and recognize how it can turn minor issues into significant conflicts. This incident highlights the importance of self-defense training that prioritizes de-escalation and understanding the gravity of using lethal force.

An Alien’s Perspective on the World of Women 

In Honor of International Women’s Day I wanted to take a moment to express appreciation for the women in our lives. We are surrounded by women who deserve recognition for what they do for us. They gave birth to us, enduring immense pain in childbirth. They fed us from their bodies, went without sleep, and… Continue reading An Alien’s Perspective on the World of Women 

Intensity vs Consistency: The balance for long-term training 

I always say that the mat is a microcosm of our society. People bring their personalities to the mat, and they express them loudly, without words, but with their bodies. I’ve identified three distinct approaches to training, and I’d like to share those insights in this article. Students’ approaches can vary as widely as their… Continue reading Intensity vs Consistency: The balance for long-term training 

HOW TO WIN A FIGHT AGAINST A BIGGER ATTACKER

Can You Win a Fight Against a Bigger Attacker? Before you continue to read this – I don’t have a magical answer to this question.  The internet is brimming with videos promising shortcuts to success, with titles like “How to win every fight,” or “Never do x y z,” and “You must do THIS to… Continue reading HOW TO WIN A FIGHT AGAINST A BIGGER ATTACKER

The Misconception of Luck and Success

What Really Powers Success? How often have you looked at a successful singer, artist, businessperson, or athlete and thought, “They’re just so lucky”? In a society that credits serendipity for success, the common saying, “You’re lucky to do what you love,” perpetuates the myth that achievements arise from chance. Yet, success is rarely a gift… Continue reading The Misconception of Luck and Success

Is It Plateau? Or Are The Metrics Wrong?

When I was in my 20s, I remember a time when I thought about how my training had become stagnant. It felt like I was not improving anymore. I didn’t see what I didn’t see and I was not challenging myself in different ways. I kept working with the same training partners, mastering the same… Continue reading Is It Plateau? Or Are The Metrics Wrong?

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