Mitt Drills for Working Striking in w/ Wrestling/Clinch Work

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Consistency

For most people, the ability to excel in something is generally thwarted by a lack of basic consistency. We have a tendency to desire that quick fix, and if we do not see results immediately, we tend to fall off the wagon. I know for a fact consistency is a HUGE problem for me. When…

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It’s Good, Not Great… Yet

I recently ran a seminar at our gym called “Fighting Dirty” which entails a look at clinch range fighting for self defense. It’s a mixture of clinch work, stand up wrestling, dirty boxing, takedowns, and ground fighting. This is actually the second time I have run this seminar, and as I was going through the…

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Exploring Different Endings for Stick Defense

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Breadth VS Depth

A conversation sparked between some friends and industry leaders about ranking, degrees of black belts, and continued training in other programs. It brought up some great conversations around self defense, cross training, and what exactly pertains to testing. When I first started Krav Maga years ago, I wanted to be a 5th/6th/7th degree black belt…

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Gun Disarms in the Context of an Active Shooter

This is a video we put together earlier this year discussing the differences in approaching gun disarms in the context of a gun “threat” and that of an active shooter. Check it out and weigh in!

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Protect What You Love

photo: parents and their kids training together at a seminar I ran a few months ago My good friend Rob Pincus recently launched a new campaign as of late that is simple and to the point: Protect What You Love. It’s a phenomenal statement. One that unfortunately tends to fall on deaf ears in a…

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To Be A Good Instructor, You Have To Be A Student

One of the greatest lessons I ever learned early on, was that training never ends. The first person I learned KM from, Mark, was always big on training. Experimenting with new things. Taking other peoples seminars. Just seeking knowledge. From the beginning this concept was presented to me and after almost ten years, this lesson…

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…Then I Broke His Fucking Nose

I’m a father now. I have a daughter. As I scan through Facebook and see all the “Me Too” statuses, you get to thinking. How do I best prepare my daughter for the real world. Now, I have no idea what the world will be like 5, 10, or 15 years from now. But after…

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Close Quarters Weapons Access

We’re taking a look at a few concepts and ideas we can utilize to help get to our gun or knife in a close quarters fight. A few things you have to understand: 1) I am only drawing my gun if I feel both morally and legally that I have to in order to protect…

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