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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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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Three Cheers For Growth!

It’s a truly amazing feeling to see posts from people all over the US excited to dive into the book. I am so excited for the material to get out and get tested. I cannot wait to hear feedback. I don’t just want that feedback to be praise, though I certainly hope it is. I…

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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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Great Responsibility

*originally written April, 2016 “…in this world, with great power must also come – – great responsibility” Stan Lee: American Fantasy #15 (1962) Truly a great quote. Big figures have said similar things over the years, but no one quite summed it up so perfectly as Stan did. As a teacher, a leader, a boss,…

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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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