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First Aid Training Benefits for Krav Maga Instructors

First Aid Training Benefits for Krav Maga Instructors and Students

Generally, training in Krav Maga and Martial Arts is relatively safe.

If you are a qualified Krav Maga or Martial Arts Instructor, your training would've given you the tools to create a training environment that minimises risks and a teaching format that prevents injury. When these elements are carried out correctly, injury does not usually happen. However, Relying on something to never happen, isn't the best tactical approach - as with all things self-defence: Preparation is Key! That's why anyone who is in the role of 'Instructor' or 'Coach' in any self-defence, martial art or combat sport needs to have a basic understanding of what to do.

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Tips on How to Build Your Krav Maga School

Interview with Danny Zelig:

In today's post, our Senior Instructor, Kurt Colpan interviews Danny Zelig, a highly successful Krav Maga Instructor and business owner of Tactica Krav Maga Institute.

Bio

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Danny Zelig is a premier self-defense expert and instructor. He is a 2nd generation Israeli Krav Maga instructor of Imi Lichtenfeld. He has been training in Krav Maga since 1983. An infantry combat veteran of the IDF, he holds multiple certifications in Krav Maga, starting with a Military Krav Maga Instructor certification in 1987, through the IDF at the Wingate Institute - Military Division. He offers civilian, law enforcement, and military instructor training, as well as special topics training around the world. He founded Tactica and the Tactica Krav Maga Institute.

 

Kurt: Danny, tell me a little about yourself and your Krav Maga story?  

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Top 10 Mistakes That Hold Students Back

Top 10 Mistakes That Hold Students Back   Doubting themselves   This may be one of the most seen mistake students make in Krav Maga and in real life nonetheless: living in a constant state of fear and self-doubt. The problem with self-doubt is that is going to get in the way of your training because you will spend your time worrying about what others think of you or second guessing every move you make. “Curing” self-doubt is a process, but the beauty of Krav Maga is that it will also train your brain to go into a more confident and happier state. Here are a few mechanism to deal with self-doubt:

  • Stop comparing yourself to others.
  • Don’t think about what everyone else thinks of you.
  • Make a decision and correct it down the way is necessary.
  • Balance negative thoughts.
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Ask A Trainer #5 with Andrew Chan

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Andrew Chan, G3 Instructor of Krav Maga Systems at Perth.

Lo Cocilovo asks:

How do you protect your family when out in public eg restaurant or shopping?

Andrew answers:

A lot of it comes down to awareness and prevention. If i see people who make me feel uneasy (e.g, their body language sends out signals to those around them that they're looking for trouble), I avoid them and shepherd my friends/family to avoid them too. When I sit down in a public place to eat, I try to choose a seat where I can see my surroundings and peoples' comings and goings easily if possible (e.g. with my back against a wall).  

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7 Qualities Of a Good Krav Maga Student (Infographic)

We want our students to achieve what they want and have the best training experience. With that in mind, we feel that the best way to optimize your training and get a good performance is by following some basic concepts and developing a process.To jump start this process, let's first start with an Infographic on 7 qualities a good Krav Maga student should have!

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Krav Maga 101 - Basic Equipment

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Krav Maga is very popular for its realistic training techniques, and  wearing the right protective gear is essential to preventing injuries and training comfortably.

Here  is a guide to help you choose the right basic equipment you will need for training Krav Maga, from head to toe.

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5 Facts About the History of Krav Maga (Infographic)

Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the military in Israel. The name in Hebrew can be translated as "contact combat". The root word krav (קרב) means "combat" and maga (מגע) means "contact".  Krav Maga is the official combat system of the Israeli military, but it is also utilized by civilians and law enforcement agencies alike for self-defence.Here is an Infographic with 5 facts about the history of Krav Maga:  

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6 Dynamic Stretches (infographic)

Dynamic Stretching also known as active stretching involves taking a muscle through its entire range of motion, starting with a small movement and gradually increasing both movement range and speed. It helps to increase heart rate and blood flow, and wake up the central nervous system. (walking lunges with and without a rotation, lunging and reaching, glute bridges, stepping to balance, power skipping, butt kicks, etc.)

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Krav Maga - Injury Prevention Training 101

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One of the most common question we get from people wanting to start Krav Maga  or new students is: “Can I get hurt?”

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Krav Maga - Burning fat, getting toned and weight loss

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This is maybe one of the most frequently asked questions: “Can I lose weight if I practice Krav Maga?” Our answer to that is: depends.

Now, before you click away in despair, because the answer was not yes, think that, just like in any other physical activity, when you measure weight loss results, you have to take into account some factors.  

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