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Killer Instinct

From Krav Maga Systems' perspective, to be effective at protecting ourselves, the 'killer instinct' is a quality that we all need to have. It is important to understand that the 'killer instinct' in this case does not refer to your ability to completely end someone. It is the 'x-factor' - that one thing that could be the difference between you surviving or being the victim.

Often when students first start out in Krav Maga training, particularly students who are new to the world of personal protection, they have a few emotional/mental barriers that stop them from switching into the killer instinct mode (or more accurately, being comfortable with it).

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I'll start when I get fit.

I'll Start  Krav Maga When I am Fit

This is the most common objection we get in Krav Maga when newbies come in to try a class. Just a couple of weeks ago Senior Instructor Kurt had a girl come in and say that word-for-word. If we were to have a dollar for every time we hear that, we’d have at least a thousand bucks!

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Is Being 'Good' Not Enough for You?

How to be the BEST at Krav Maga

I’m not going to lie and tell you this article is about being nice and dandy. It’s not! I know you want to be the best you can be and you want to be able to kick anyone's ass in any situation, you want to be untouchable (though you don’t admit it freely). It’s natural, we’ve all watched too much television and grown up in a world where violence has been glorified. We want to see ourselves as the hero who can function effectively  in the face of adversity and stick-it to the villains of the world.

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Some usual and not-so-usual ways to train on your own (that actually work)

Solo Krav Maga Training S

Once in a while a student comes to me and says, ‘Kurt, what can I do at home to improve my Krav Maga?’ I think it is important that we all continue to keep our Krav fresh, so I thought I would write you a few simple ideas on what you can do on your own to improve your Krav Maga.

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Emotional content in training.

Emotional Content Blog Post(1) Humans are emotional creatures. It's an essential part of our existence. The more stressful the situations we find ourselves in, the more emotions tend to take control of your actions. In self-defense, we're inherently dealing with some of the most stressful situations you can imagine. Life and death are determined in what are often very violent encounters with other human beings. They can be a benefit, certainly so for our normal functioning in our everyday lives. They're a large part of what enables us to interface with and understand other living creatures. They also get us into trouble. When emotion takes over in social interactions - more specifically, confrontations - rational thought gives way to fear, anger, conflict and violence.

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Want to be better at Krav Maga? Train outside your curriculum

How training outside your curriculum will make you better at Krav Maga

A few days ago Krav Maga Systems Senior Instructor Kurt Colpan and I returned from our training trip in Israel. It was my second time there, and Kurt's seventh or eighth. For both of us, it was one of the most enlightening experiences we've had. For one, we were tied to an organisation this time around, so we were free, so-to-speak, to get some different perspectives of Krav Maga training from some great Instructors. 

One of the more prominent bits of thinking fodder I received was this: Krav Maga is like a tree trunk. All the organisations and ways of approaching training/teaching are the branches on that trunk. 

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The true source of Krav Maga: How is a legitimate Krav Maga school defined, and who defines it?

Real Krav Maga

It’s a common thing in the Martial Arts world for instructors to eventually branch off from their teachers and go on their own path. They create their own organisations/schools and before you know it there are so many different interpretations of that style - each being sold as ‘the right one’. It becomes confusing as to which one to follow.

It has been no different in the Krav Maga world. You’ll hear people saying often ‘Krav Maga isn’t a Martial Art’, yet it is vulnerable to the same political influences.

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Pre-assault indicators: How reading body language can help you see the signs of an imminent attack

Body Language - Seeing the signs of an imminent attack

There's a fine line in self-defence between reacting to an obvious attack and pre-empting an attack that hasn't quite happened yet.

You're probably sure that you'll do something if an attack is already underway, but you might not be so sure what you should do if the situation isn't so black and white. You've probably also heard your instructor say something like 'if you're aware and know what to look out for, you'll know what to do'.... but do you?

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A girls guide to starting Krav Maga, Part 1: The emotional implications of starting self-defence training.

A Girls Guide to Krav Maga (Part 1) There are some things that get in the way of you taking that first step to start Krav Maga training... it can be intimidating. You don't know what to expect, how you'll be treated, what is required of you, if you can keep up, if you'll be treated well in training. I'm here to share my experiences  to hopefully help you get take that step to start. (please note: this is part one to this mini-guide for women and Krav Maga training. Subscribe to this blog, or like us on facebook to get updates on future parts. So, who am I to be writing this blog post?

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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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