Mental Stability: Why Being Choked Is Wonderful (and Terrible too)

Male has other male in stranglehold from behind, choke full force

Hands grip your neck and encircle it tightly. The pressure on your neck and windpipe increases. Hands squeeze, harder and harder. You can’t breathe. No air. The onset of panic. A rapid heartbeat. Thud, thud, thud, unable to supply blood to your brain. Black spots. Dizzy. Helpless. Then, the rush of adrenaline, a surge of anger. … Continue reading

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

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