Krav Maga Experts' Blog

June 17, 2024
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How to Be a Good Training Partner

In recent weeks, I have had several conversations with new members who are still learning the “code of conduct” on the mat. By that, I mean understanding what it takes to be a good partner during training sessions. This essay aims to address all those questions and concerns, exploring the qualities and behaviors essential for… Continue reading How to Be a Good Training Partner

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June 10, 2024
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What You Must Pack for a Long Hike?

As summer is approaching, many of us are busy planning experiences that will recharge our spirits. Some of us seek nature and wilderness hikes, while others prefer luxurious hotels and sunbathing. No matter what kind of trip you plan, you must pack a bag that meets your needs. Most of us ensure that our packing… Continue reading What You Must Pack for a Long Hike?

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June 3, 2024
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Proper Body Alignment & Injury Prevention Class

Do You Know Why You Keep Getting Injured In Training? Let’s face it, training Krav Maga can be hard on the body. When I started training in 2019, I left every class with at least one fresh bruise until I finally figured out the problem was ME and my lack of control of power. Later… Continue reading Proper Body Alignment & Injury Prevention Class

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May 27, 2024
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Case Study: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Cassie Ventura

The newly surfaced video of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs assaulting his former girlfriend, Cassie Ventura, has shocked many, shedding light on the pervasive issue of domestic violence. This case offers important self-defense lessons that everyone should learn from. When I first saw this video online, I didn’t know who Sean ‘Diddy’ was. My initial reaction was… Continue reading Case Study: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Cassie Ventura

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May 20, 2024
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The Fastest Way To Learn Krav Maga

The month of May is always the time that many parents and young girls start thinking about self-defense classes before college. I couldn’t agree more – self defense is an essential life skill, especially when you are aware of the statistics of assaults on college campuses. However, learning quickly is rarely the best way to… Continue reading The Fastest Way To Learn Krav Maga

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May 13, 2024
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Balancing Gratification and Discipline

Level testing is an important part of the tradition of practicing martial arts and is a very significant tool for the learning process of each student. These tests offer a fantastic opportunity for students to assess their strengths under pressure and identify weaknesses that may not always be apparent to them or which they may… Continue reading Balancing Gratification and Discipline

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May 6, 2024
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Antisemitism Doesn’t Need a Reason, But an Excuse.

Never Again? On Monday, Israel paused to remember the six million Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust. Eighty years later, we find ourselves reliving the same historical mistakes. Now, more than any other year since the Holocaust, we are reminded of why Krav Maga had to be invented. It Starts With Education As… Continue reading Antisemitism Doesn’t Need a Reason, But an Excuse.

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April 29, 2024
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Your Wisdom Is Your Currency

In a world dominated by commerce, where nearly everything carries a price tag and can be purchased via an app, some things remain beyond the reach of trade. Wisdom, for example, stands out as a remarkable exception. Even with everything being turned into products, like health, learning and fun, wisdom doesn’t come so instantly. In… Continue reading Your Wisdom Is Your Currency

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April 22, 2024
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Passover – The Holiday Of Freedom

Passover is a celebration for Jews, marking their liberation from 400 years of slavery in Egypt. Every year, we gather around the dinner table to celebrate and educate our children about how, through signs and wonders, we overcame a powerful nation intent on our destruction. Imagine generations raised in slavery, unfamiliar with any other way… Continue reading Passover – The Holiday Of Freedom

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April 9, 2024
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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

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April 1, 2024
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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

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March 30, 2024
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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

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March 30, 2024
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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?

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March 18, 2024
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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.

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March 11, 2024
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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 

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March 4, 2024
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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 

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February 25, 2024
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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

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February 19, 2024
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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

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February 12, 2024
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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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February 5, 2024
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The Paradox of Self-Defense Choices

In the United States, we are culturally conditioned to avoid conflict and uphold peace at almost any cost. This tendency to adopt a “sweep it under the rug” approach is something I’ve observed in many individuals around me. This observation inspired this article, as it underscores a vital point: avoiding a conflict does not necessarily… Continue reading The Paradox of Self-Defense Choices

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January 29, 2024
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The Weight Of Neglect  

Do You Consider a Two Pound Weight Heavy? In the world of physical fitness, a 2-pound weight doesn’t command much respect. It’s seen as too light to offer any real challenge or benefit. However, this inconsequential weight can transform into a significant challenge when held continuously over time, especially if held with an outstretched hand.… Continue reading The Weight Of Neglect  

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January 22, 2024
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Transforming Fear Into Power: The training mat as a form of exposure therapy

Last week’s article seems to have sparked many questions and responses about fear as a barrier to starting training. So, I’ve decided to share my approach to training, offering readers a glimpse into my methodology. Fear, an integral part of the human condition, manifests in various forms. It can arise as a rational response to… Continue reading Transforming Fear Into Power: The training mat as a form of exposure therapy

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January 15, 2024
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The Science Behind the Transformation

When people step into a martial arts class, they often choose to do so to improve their physical self defense skills and not to seek a complete “make-over” or major life change. But, often enough, they are embarking on a journey far beyond their initial expectations. Seeking to acquire a new skill, they unknowingly set… Continue reading The Science Behind the Transformation

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January 8, 2024
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a Life Lesson From an Apple Seed

During the challenging times of the pandemic, my son and I decided one day to embark on what seemed like a pretty trivial endeavor – sprouting an apple seed. This small project unexpectedly unraveled a journey filled with profound insights on growth, teaching, and learning. I found that the lessons I learned from the metaphorical… Continue reading a Life Lesson From an Apple Seed

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January 1, 2024
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Why Do New Year’s Resolutions Fail?

Happy New Year! Let us hope that 2024 will bring peace and sanity to the world. Throughout my years as a self-defense teacher, I’ve seen the same “New Year’s Resolution Rush” to the studio. “My resolution is to learn self-defense.” I think it’s a fantastic resolution, yet, statistically, over 50% quit by February. Why did… Continue reading Why Do New Year’s Resolutions Fail?

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December 18, 2023
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The Key For De-Escalation

A spontaneous conversation inspired this article. A stranger asked me for some advice about de-escalation. As he asked his questions, I began to realize how far his approach was from mine. Intrigued to understand his point of view, I researched on Google what the public’s take could be and what our education system officially preaches… Continue reading The Key For De-Escalation

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December 14, 2023
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Open Letter To The Jewish Communities Around The Globe

Embracing Jewish Identity: Defying Fear with Pride In a world where antisemitism has cast a wide  shadow, many Jewish people call on their loved ones to hide Jewish symbols, much like in the 1930s in Europe. However, history teaches us that hiding didn’t end well for the Jews: six million of them were massacred by… Continue reading Open Letter To The Jewish Communities Around The Globe

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December 11, 2023
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Even a small light illuminates great darkness

Illuminating the Darkness: A Call to Shine Collectively In the spirit of Hanukkah and Christmas, offering a little bit of light seems timely. Each act of kindness, understanding, and compassion becomes a building block in the construction of a brighter future. Whether it’s a small gesture or a selfless deed, all acts contribute to a… Continue reading Even a small light illuminates great darkness

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December 4, 2023
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Krav Maga and Martial Arts: Cross Training – Why It Is Important and When You Should Do It

What is the difference between Krav Maga and martial arts, and why is it important to begin cross-training once you reach an intermediate level? To answer that question, it’s important to clarify first what Krav Maga is and what the primary goals of the system are. Krav Maga’s primary focus is self-defense. The ultimate goal… Continue reading Krav Maga and Martial Arts: Cross Training – Why It Is Important and When You Should Do It

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November 27, 2023
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Mastering Balance: A Guide to Optimal Martial Arts Training

In recent months, I have been asked the question by many students – “How do I optimize my training to get the best results?” So many kept their gym membership for months, but they had no intent to lift weights and gain significant muscle tone, just “to be fit.” So, I decided to write this… Continue reading Mastering Balance: A Guide to Optimal Martial Arts Training

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November 20, 2023
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Why Gratitude Is Important During Hard Times

The world appears to be caught in a relentless cycle of upheaval since 2020 – navigating the challenges of Covid-19, witnessing conflicts in Russia and Israel, and facing an unsettling rise in racism against Jewish communities across the world, particularly in NYC, home to the largest Jewish population outside of Israel. In the face of… Continue reading Why Gratitude Is Important During Hard Times

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November 13, 2023
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The Day I Got Attacked In New York For Being Jewish

On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, I found myself under attack on the street without any provocation. This occurred while I was holding the hands of my two young children. The motive behind this assault was undeniably clear – antisemitism. It’s still a struggle for me to understand how someone who views themselves as a defender… Continue reading The Day I Got Attacked In New York For Being Jewish

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November 6, 2023
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The Influence of a Good Teacher Can Never Be Erased

In Memory Of Yossi Shmueli Almost every one of us has had a teacher who has profoundly influenced our lives, someone who left a lasting mark on our hearts and minds. When is it time to express our gratitude to them? Just last Tuesday, I got another reminder from Mother Nature that there’s no better… Continue reading The Influence of a Good Teacher Can Never Be Erased

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October 30, 2023
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What Doesn’t Break Us Makes Us Stronger

This is not a history lesson about any ongoing conflict between Israel and terrorist organizations. This is a lesson in resilience. What can we learn from the hardships Israelis faced during times of war? The past few weeks have reminded us of some very dark days in human history. Humanity has once again exposed its… Continue reading What Doesn’t Break Us Makes Us Stronger

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October 23, 2023
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What I Can’t Accept I Must Change

I’ve always been an advocate for social justice, raising my voice for communities facing inequality and hatred, whether it’s people of color, LGBTQ, Ukrainians, or any other group that requires support. Krav Maga Experts has openly supported all of those causes without facing any backlash. However, one KME member has left the studio because they… Continue reading What I Can’t Accept I Must Change

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October 16, 2023
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BEING A SOLIDER IN THE IDF IN TIMES OF CONFLICT

NEVER AGAIN IS NOW I grew up in Israel, and like most other citizens, at 18 became a soldier. When it was my turn to defend the people, the state, and its symbols, I fought in a number of wars. I have never shared what I saw as a soldier, but in the wake of… Continue reading BEING A SOLIDER IN THE IDF IN TIMES OF CONFLICT

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October 9, 2023
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Stabbing in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn NYC – Ryan Carson Case Study

Ryan Carson, a 32-year-old activist residing in Brooklyn, met a tragic end when he fell victim to another fatal stabbing in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He was murdered in a senseless act by a stranger who took offense to Ryan merely looking in his direction, and trying to calm him down as he kicked a motorcycle parked… Continue reading Stabbing in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn NYC – Ryan Carson Case Study

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September 24, 2023
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Time for Forgiveness, Self-Reflection, and Redemption

Today we observe Yom Kippur, a significant day in the Jewish calendar that marks the culmination of the Days of Awe or Days of Repentance. In tradition, Yom Kippur serves as a time of deep self-reflection and introspection, as per Jewish tradition. On this day, we believe that our actions and deeds from the past… Continue reading Time for Forgiveness, Self-Reflection, and Redemption

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September 21, 2023
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Krav Maga is a necessity, a Legacy and a Tool

A Reminder of History and the Commitment to Prevent Its Repetition: Krav Maga as a Legacy and Tool A couple of days ago I read in the New York Times that in recent years there has been a troubling resurgence of neo-Nazism. Neo-Nazi groups in Germany and across Europe have attempted to co-opt martial arts as a… Continue reading Krav Maga is a necessity, a Legacy and a Tool

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September 18, 2023
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Why Martial Arts Schools Swear by Uniforms, and Why It’s Important

The Power of Uniformity: Why Martial Arts Schools Swear by Uniforms, and Why It’s Important In our world of diverse cultures and unique identities, it’s fascinating to explore the many ways in which communities forge their distinctive sense of self. From countries and regions down to neighborhoods and even households, each pocket of society holds… Continue reading Why Martial Arts Schools Swear by Uniforms, and Why It’s Important

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September 11, 2023
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9-11-2001 Never Again

Never again 9/11 On September 11th, 2001, the world changed forever. Anyone of us who was living at that time can remember where we were when the news hit. It was clear that it wasn’t just “another disaster”; it wasn’t a force of nature that was bigger than us all. It was a great evil… Continue reading 9-11-2001 Never Again

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September 4, 2023
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Will AI Make Us More Violent?

AI is starting to become integrated into our daily lives; in every activity, subject and industry. At this point in time, we have excitement over the technology’s rapid advancement and the time it saves over lengthy tasks. But everything comes with a price. When we start realizing how expensive the price is, it may be… Continue reading Will AI Make Us More Violent?

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August 28, 2023
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The Irreplaceable Human Touch: Why AI Can’t Replace Krav Maga

AI (artificial intelligence) is the latest news. It helps many individuals complete projects much faster and often at a higher level than they could do so independently. Undoubtedly, it will help keep costs down for many businesses as production increases and the need for physical manpower decreases. On the other hand, many friends of mine… Continue reading The Irreplaceable Human Touch: Why AI Can’t Replace Krav Maga

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August 14, 2023
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Back to Yourself is Going Backwards

In the journey of life, one thing remains certain: change. From the moment we take our first breath to the last, we are in a constant state of flux. I often hear people say, “I want to get back to myself,” I am tired of being in a setback and not being able to move.… Continue reading Back to Yourself is Going Backwards

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August 7, 2023
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If You Fight With a Crazy Person, You Already Lost.

In recent years, violence in New York City public transportation has become an increasingly frequent phenomenon, leaving many people feeling disempowered, scared, and helpless. Again and again, I receive emails from students or random people who seek advice about what to do when witnessing or being a part of a violent situation. Last week, I… Continue reading If You Fight With a Crazy Person, You Already Lost.

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July 31, 2023
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I Analyzed 1000 Street Fights. Here’s What I Learned.

Street fights are a common occurrence, and nowadays, they are happening more and more in NYC. They can happen anywhere, any time, and for any reason. According to a 2022 report by the National Institute of Justice, there has been a recent increase in violence and street fighting in the United States. The report found… Continue reading I Analyzed 1000 Street Fights. Here’s What I Learned.

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July 29, 2023
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Why do people fight in NYC? 

Why do people fight in NYC?  Fighting is a complex behavior that can be motivated by a variety of factors. Today, I will explore some of the most common reasons why people fight, and what function this action is fulfilling a social role. What are the different types of fighting? There are many different types… Continue reading Why do people fight in NYC? 

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July 24, 2023
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Do you fear public speaking?

Do you fear public speaking? Fear of public speaking, also known as glossophobia, is one of the most common phobias in the world. It is estimated that about 75% of people experience some level of fear when speaking in public, and about 15% of people have a severe fear that interferes with their daily lives.… Continue reading Do you fear public speaking?

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July 17, 2023
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Fighting skills are not just to hurt bad guys.

First, allow me to share a personal story; Sometime in 2015, I entered the subway station at West 18 Street. I was pushing a stroller, with my firstborn son in it. As I got into the station, I heard screaming and saw that a public freakout was quickly forming. I saw dozens of men and… Continue reading Fighting skills are not just to hurt bad guys.

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July 10, 2023
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Life Lessons We Should Learn From Kids

My most important title is “father.” And while I dedicate an extensive amount of time to keeping my kids safe, educated, fed, and entertained, I have also learned more from them than I ever expected to. Today, I want to explore some of the life lessons adults can learn from kids. We will discuss the… Continue reading Life Lessons We Should Learn From Kids

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July 3, 2023
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True Freedom Comes From Within

Today we are celebrating the birth-day of the concept of freedom in the “land of the free.” While I have many thoughts on this, I decided to focus today on what happens if you lose your freedom. Or, rephrased as a question – Are you free? Losing freedom comes in different forms, not only when… Continue reading True Freedom Comes From Within

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June 26, 2023
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The Solution to Sexual Violence

Allow me to share one of the countless stories I have received from my students, which highlights a common pattern. What connects these stories is the lack of education in self-defense, personal boundaries, and the ever-changing societal norms. The student who wrote the testimony below chose to remain anonymous. She brought up a very interesting… Continue reading The Solution to Sexual Violence

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June 19, 2023
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Why Relaxing Makes You Anxious

If you ever researched Krav Maga on Youtube, you probably found some big, bulky men breaking necks and throwing their opponents around a room with full-on aggression. Then you came to train with us, and one of the first things you heard me say is, relax, breathe, don’t be tense. Stop being aggressive. Don’t respond… Continue reading Why Relaxing Makes You Anxious

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June 12, 2023
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The Recipe for Success

People often attribute “passiveness” to the achievements of those who excel in their craft. However, success is a multifaceted outcome that relies on talent, hard work, and even a bit of luck. While some individuals possess innate talent, their success is not solely based on luck. Talent alone is not enough; it requires dedication, guidance,… Continue reading The Recipe for Success

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June 5, 2023
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Before Resilience Comes Pain

I came across a beautiful story that reminded me of a conversation I had with a dear friend of mine. Our discussion was about the unexpected and sometimes devastating turns our life journey may bring. Wisely, my friend went on to tell me about the upside of forest fires and how it makes way for… Continue reading Before Resilience Comes Pain

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May 29, 2023
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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

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May 22, 2023
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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.

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May 8, 2023
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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.

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April 24, 2023
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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

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April 17, 2023
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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

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April 10, 2023
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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

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April 3, 2023
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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

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March 27, 2023
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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

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March 20, 2023
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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?

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March 13, 2023
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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

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February 27, 2023
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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

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February 20, 2023
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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

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February 13, 2023
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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

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February 6, 2023
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The Full Principles Guide To “What is Krav Maga”

How Do You Know If You Train Krav Maga Correctly? 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”

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February 5, 2023
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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

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January 30, 2023
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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

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January 25, 2023
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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

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January 23, 2023
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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

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January 14, 2023
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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

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January 3, 2023
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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

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December 27, 2022
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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

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December 16, 2022
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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

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December 12, 2022
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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

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November 27, 2022
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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

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October 10, 2022
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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

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September 26, 2022
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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

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September 16, 2022
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Mental Toughness

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

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September 6, 2022
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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

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September 4, 2022
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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?

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August 26, 2022
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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​

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August 17, 2022
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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

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July 20, 2022
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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?

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July 10, 2022
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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

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June 28, 2022
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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

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June 20, 2022
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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

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June 7, 2022
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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

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May 7, 2022
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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?

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April 29, 2022
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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

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April 4, 2022
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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

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January 28, 2022
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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,

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January 11, 2022
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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. 

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January 3, 2022
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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.

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November 5, 2021
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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

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September 20, 2021
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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

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September 14, 2021
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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?

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September 10, 2021
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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?

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August 12, 2021
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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

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July 22, 2020
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Love Isn’t About Protection, It’s About Empowerment

Love Isn’t About Protection, It’s About Empowerment

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July 19, 2020
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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

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July 15, 2020
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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

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July 10, 2020
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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

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July 3, 2020
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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

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June 24, 2020
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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

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June 18, 2020
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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

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June 10, 2020
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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

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June 2, 2020
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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

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May 26, 2020
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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?

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May 19, 2020
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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

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May 13, 2020
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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

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May 6, 2020
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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)

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April 28, 2020
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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

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April 21, 2020
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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

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December 11, 2018
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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

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November 1, 2018
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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

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October 22, 2018
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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

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September 7, 2018
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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

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July 13, 2018
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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

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June 18, 2018
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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

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June 11, 2018
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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

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June 4, 2018
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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

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May 12, 2018
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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

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April 24, 2018
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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!

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March 12, 2018
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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

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February 23, 2018
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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)

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February 21, 2018
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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

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January 8, 2018
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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

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December 19, 2017
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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

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December 15, 2017
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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

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November 2, 2017
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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

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October 16, 2017
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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?

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September 11, 2017
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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

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September 5, 2017
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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?

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August 14, 2017
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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

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July 10, 2017
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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

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July 10, 2017
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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

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June 8, 2017
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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

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June 8, 2017
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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

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May 31, 2017
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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?

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April 26, 2017
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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

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April 26, 2017
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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

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April 3, 2017
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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

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April 3, 2017
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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?

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April 3, 2017
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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

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March 17, 2017
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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

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