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

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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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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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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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You Ain’t Shit (Part 2)

photo: this image was taken february of 2009 at my old gym. since this photo, I have spent hundreds of hours mopping floors, cleaning toilets, and doing other shit to get myself to where I am today. — “That’s not my job.” This is the biggest thorn in the side of progress ever. All too…

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