Sensitivity Drill for Arm Drags, Head Clears,and Duck Unders

When introducing dynamic movements and concepts, we want to make sure we build progressions for the student (or ourselves) so that we can build towards hitting them in real time. All too often we have a tendency to drill the movement from a technical standpoint, then go straight to trying to hit it full speed,…

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Knife Defense: Moving Around the Back

In this video we’re taking a look at a knife attack where the person has attached to you first with the other hand (a common occurrence) and is keeping you from efficiently addressing the knife arm. This is just one option/concept to keep in mind. If I can’t efficiently address the knife arm, and assuming…

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Evasion Drills – Responding to an Active Killer

The following video shows a very brief snap shot of a few drills we run in our Responding to an Active Killer courses. All too often people assume running to safety is simple. And sometimes it is. However, when to run, where to run, and the variables that come into play create a decision making…

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A Little BJJ Fun: Duck Under to Sit Through to Ankle Lock Series

We spent some time in our #drilltokill class tonight putting together a fun series. We begin with a simple duck under to take the back. From the back we step through the hips and swing out to get our outside Ashi position. From there we look at a few options for finishing the straight ankle…

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Controlling the Head in Turtle

Taking a look at the basic concept of truly controlling the head when on top of a player in turtle. Whether you’re utilizing this for wrestling, bjj, or self defense. When on top of a person like this, you want to truly smash their head and face into the ground. Using the hands or hips,…

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Clinch and Knees Flow Drill

In this video we’re discussing the need to adapt in dynamic clinch situations. All too often, we tend to obsess over a specific position and when we can no longer hold that spot, we are not ready to transition to another. We’re looking at a start from a common grab you find in most KM…

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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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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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Using Hood to Cover Face

Weather is a big variable that tends to be overlooked in self defense. Here in Ohio, things get cold. People wear hoodies, jackets, hats, gloves, etc… Knowing how to use these to your advantage as well as how they can be used against you is crucial. Here we’re talking about the simple idea of using…

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