Every time I attend a seminar, coach’s clinic or instructor’s conference, one thing is for certain: It’s never the same.
You’ve heard it a thousand times. “The power of the [insert unarmed defensive move here] comes from your hips.” And it’s true. But has anyone ever explained why? If a person understood the science and reasoning behind that statement, I believe more people would execute their unarmed self defense with not only better precision, but… Read more »
What makes you proficient at your particular skill set for personal defense? How did you get to your level of knowledge or skill? How do you plan to improve upon your personal defense plan (PDP)? At some point your search most likely included: 1) Obtaining useful knowledge of said weapon (firearm, knife, hands, feet, knees,… Read more »
During a recent episode of The Best Defense TV show, my co-host and I demonstrated the use of a weapon strike against an opponent. I thought viewers might wonder why we would promote such a non-standard technique when simply shooting the person (if warranted) was possible. The main thing to keep in mind is that… Read more »
Krav Maga has been developed over the past 60 years by and for the Israeli military. Krav Maga is not a martial art. It does not do anything for the sake of tradition or because “that’s how the founder did it.” Krav Maga is an open and evolving system and, in my opinion, there is… Read more »
Tradition I believe that there are two basic reasons for this. The first is that martial artists are studying arts that are hundreds if not thousands of years old. They pride themselves on the tradition and the fact that they are still doing it the same in 2011 as the Masters were doing eons ago…. Read more »