Reality Check: Krav Maga Does Not Make You Invincible (How I Nearly Got Myself Killed)

Krav Maga Technique 'Knife Defense From Ground Position"

Let me this start this post with the life lesson I’ve learned some time ago. This life lesson is: Krav Maga does not make you invincible. Do not act like you are! And I’m damn sure you can substitute ‘Krav Maga’ with any other martial art in existence. Let me just repeat that for you: … Continue reading

“Krav Maga? WTF is WRONG with you?!”

Krav Maga injuries: bruises after outside 360 defenses on arms

“WTF has happened to your arms? Did your boyfriend beat you up?” “Um. No. I do Krav Maga.” “Krav Ma-Wha?” “Well, Krav Maga! It’s this Israeli form of self-defense and it’s really efficient and awesome and–“ “But you’re all beat up and bruised!” “Um, yeah, because you practice for real-life situations, so we use some … Continue reading

VIDEO: Krav Maga on Fight Quest

Fight Quest was a program on Discovery Channel (currently no longer on air). The series followed seasoned mixed martial arts fighter Jimmy Smith and 25-year-old rookie Doug Anderson as they travelled the globe, adding fight styles from Kali to kickboxing to their repertoire. In each episode, Jimmy and Doug explored a new location identified with … Continue reading

VIDEO: Krav Maga in ‘The Human Weapon’

“The Human Weapon” is a pretty awesome show in which the hosts, Jason Chambers and Bill Duff, traveled across the world to study the unique martial arts that have origins in the region. During the episode each train with some of the best instructors in their fields and learn some of the most cool and efficient techniques. At the end … Continue reading

“But Krav Maga seems like a lot of work” (Objections and Rebuttals)

Krav Maga technique: Female defender goes for a face hit/eye gauge with a male attacker.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been trying like crazy to get some of my other female friends to try at least one Krav Maga lesson. Most of them didn’t feel like it because ‘it seems so violent’, or because ‘it’s too hard’ or intensive. And time and time again I’ve been arguing with … Continue reading

6 Things You Should NOT Do When Starting A Sport

As the ‘DO’ post became too large, here’s the six things you should NOT do when starting an intensive sport such as Krav Maga. ;) 1. Do not be TOO enthusiastic! Do not go all out if you don’t know how your body works!  I can’t stress this enough.  There is just so much stuff … Continue reading

6 Things You Should Totally DO When Starting A Sport

When I started Krav Maga I had no prior experience with intensive sports. Here are some things I learned the hard way. (Surely to be updated in the future). 1. DO ask questions If you don’t understand a technique: ask! And with ‘technique’ I also mean the absolute basic stuff, such as ‘proper fighting stance’ or … Continue reading

7 Reasons Why It’s Great To Train With Men

Honestly, when I first entered my Krav Maga class and was confronted with about 20 to 25 men and 1 woman (who’s married to one of the guys and only occasionally shows up) I was intimidated. Don’t panic, take a deep breath! While initially a bit intimidating, I now think it’s great to train with a group consisting … Continue reading