One Take Only

Anyone that has ever filmed with me, or watched our videos, knows that I have a “one take” rule when filming. Barring technical difficulties or catastrophic failure, there’s no second take on filming a video. Outside of the obvious time saving benefits of doing one take instead of four, I think it’s the best way…

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Waiting For The Bubble to Burst

While writing the section on Immediate Casualty Care in the book How to Survive an Active Killer, I fell into a rabbit hole. This is what happened. Enjoy! —- I am sure throughout the book you’ll notice a certain tone (both subtly and blatantly) about being accountable for your own safety. All too often we…

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Countering the Single Leg

Here we’re looking at a basic foundation of dealing with a single leg. Control the head. Anchor the leg for balance and leverage. Break the grip. Enjoy! If you enjoy this video, check out our DVD series Beyond Krav Maga by Fanatic Self Defense

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Wrestling Flow Drills

We’ve been working through a lot of different flow drills in our program to help link certain positions and movements together and allow a continuous flow of training with no breaking away or resetting. This allows you to amass a significant amount of reps in a shorter period of time and efficiently train. Of course,…

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Shielding Your Children

I was reading an article today about addressing an active shooter. This is one of about 5,000 articles I have read on the subject, but I still read everyone that I can. It allows me to see what others are thinking, learn things I may have missed or how to say things in a manner…

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The Deadly Art Of…

I have noticed lately that “deadly” or “deadliest” has been getting thrown around a lot when describing martial art systems, be it in conversation or advertising. Ironically enough a DVD I filmed a few months back was released a few weeks ago and one of the descriptors the company used in the advertising is “deadly.”…

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Chokes w/ Hood

We’re taking a look at using the hood to apply a few practical and simple chokes. Keep in mind, the skills and ability to wrestle and control become a big part in firmly hitting any choke. But in the event you are up against someone with a hood or jacket, you can use it as…

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Best of 2017

This page has only been up since July but as 2017 comes to a close I wanted to look back on the most popular articles. Here are the top 5 articles by “views” “Better to Be Rude Than Dead”  : Guest Article by Chad Christy talking about an experience he had with a series of…

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Hood Pull for 2-on-1 Control

Taking a look at a way to implement hood/collar control to help with a basic 2-on-1 position. We love playing around with different positions and options. This was one we spent a lot of time using and working into our striking and simple takedown options. Enjoy!

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Aftermath: Physical/Medical

photo credit: Jeff Bauman Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor (http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/boston-marathon-bomb-victim-jeff-3417146)   *The following is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer Unfortunately, the situation doesn’t end simply when the bad guy is taken down and the good guys show up. The following days, weeks, months, and years may be riddled with physical…

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