Using a MedBall For Striking Drills

We’re taking a quick look at using a large padded medball for some dynamic striking drills. Props to Tony Blauer, whom I stole this idea from.

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Hand Fighting + Knife

Taking a look at a few hand fighting drills we do and implementing a knife into them. This work is not just for knife defense but also for being the one with the knife. This IS NOT a knife defense video. It is a drill to work on the feel and sensitivity of wrist control…

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

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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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Good

“If you can say the word “good”, guess what? It means you’re still alive. It means you’re still breathing. And if you’re still breathing… well then hell… you still got some fight left in you.” Jocks Willink I’ve been a huge fan of Jocko since I was turned on to his book Extreme Ownership. I’ve…

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Adding Layers of Realism to Weapon Defense

Often times, in training, students and instructors tend to approach weapons defense situations on a very technical basis. Most of the time, they are missing a few layers of realism to the drill. Now, when introducing new techniques to students, this makes sense. However, once the foundation is laid, it is important to approach training…

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Standing Chokes for Self Defense (Ten Finger, Guillotine, and Throat Grab)

Attacking the throat directly with a few chokes from standing. When training these with partners, be careful and cautious. Move slowly and be prepared to tap!

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Utilizing the Toe/Ankle Pick for Self Defense

  Many elements of wrestling can be utilized in self defense. Here we look at using a few elements of the toe pick in a situation where you’re on the ground and the attackers legs are near your head. Enjoy!

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