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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - Fall Krav Maga Updates

    Fall Krav Maga Updates

    Fall Krav Maga Testing Congratulations to a group that did a tough 3 hour (3.5 hour) Krav Maga evaluation. Everyone worked hard, showed grit, and most importantly - demonstrated real self-defense capability without hurting their training partners. Here’s the list, with a quick thought about each. Level 1 - Amanda Lacy - Hours on the mat + Talent = Rapid Advancement
    Level 1 - Ryan Vogel - Very solid martial arts platform, able to apply it all within Krav Maga
    Level 1 - Andrew Sharp - Bridged the gap between the Boy and Man standards
    Level 3 - Daron Jones - Closed the gap for Technique to match Athleticism
    Level 3 - Travis Emerson - Showed ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - September 2018

    September 2018

    September, 2018 - Updates and Events
    A note on Positive Self-Image
    - As martial artists, we measure ourselves and others based upon what we do, not just what we think or believe in the moment. It all starts with a question - “What have I accomplished? How am I or anyone else better off through my actions?" Our Youth Quality of Champions
    is Speed - Speed to decide, relative speed in competition compared to a training partner or opponent, and explosive speed in our individual technique. Billing Requests
    - Please bring any billing issues to the front desk or communicate through e-mail. We want to be responsive, but have missed things that ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - Hundreds of dollars in free stuff from the Power Company

    Hundreds of dollars in free stuff from the Power Company

    I know what you’re thinking, I pay the power company, and there’s no way they’re giving me any of that money back. For the first half of 2018, I reviewed every single business and personal recurring bill I have, and checked to make sure I’m taking advantage of special programs. Owning one of the larger martial arts schools in the Kansas City area and teaching over twenty classes per week does not leave a lot of administrative time, and costs just add up over time. I finally got rid of my cable TV package. We very rarely watch any live programming. How many things do you have on auto bill that you haven’t reviewed in over a year? I ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - The Return of Bare Knuckle Boxing

    The Return of Bare Knuckle Boxing

    I know it sounds extreme. Are we stepping back into the Dark Ages? There’s perception, and then there’s reality, and in both realistic self-defense and in combat sports, the average person’s perception does not always match reality. That’s why I want my students and anyone who is willing to ask a few more questions to get the Straight Dope. The state of Wyoming just sanctioned the first legal bare knuckle fight in about a hundred years. Here’s the story: http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2018/06/03/legal-bare-knuckle-fighting-makes-bloody-debut-in-wyoming/ People will say it’s brutal, a step back into our more violent past, ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - Every Day Carry Considerations- A Self Defense Keychain?

    Every Day Carry Considerations- A Self Defense Keychain?

    It’s not practical and sometimes not even legal to carry a weapon. What is a weapon? A weapon is a specialized tool for projecting force. It serves no other practical purpose than extending force from one body to another. The handgun is a perfect example. Handguns are designed to do one thing - extend force outward, to another human. Yes, a human. Guns and knives are considered deadly weapons. (Note - the EDC Krav Maga Self Defense Keychain is an improvised weapon - more on that later ) More... Weapons are generally regulated, and here’s what you need to know - most jurisdictions in the U.S. require a CCW (Concealed Carry - Weapon) permit in order to legally carry a ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - The Three Pillars of Self Defense Training

    The Three Pillars of Self Defense Training


    Self defense training: Knowledge, Conditioning, and Mindset.
    These are the three metaphoric pillarsof self defense training: 1.) to know what to do, 2.) to be able to do it, 3.) to know how to do it. Shortchange and neglect the development of just one pillar, and the whole structure is going to have problems. If you are serious about self defense training, you've got to commit to all three. More...
    The Three Pillars as they apply to the Krav Maga Knee Strike
    For this particular article, we'll focus on developing the Krav Maga Knee Strike, bringing attention to all three pillars of self defense training and how they relate to one another. At the end of the discussion, ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - What is Krav Maga? Principles in Action

    What is Krav Maga? Principles in Action


    The Problem with Self Defense Techniques
    When asking what is Krav Maga, people are really wanting to know what is different about the system than everything else. The problem with self-defense techniques is that they are often the starting point in problem solving , rather than the result of correctly applying principles. Krav Maga is advertised as being a principle and drill-driven system, but some instructors and groups do a better job of keeping training in line with advertising than others. More... Self-defense tactics and methods must be at their most refined when dealing with the highest-threat situations - such as an armed threat with a handgun, a knife, or multiple attackers. ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - Vague Terminology, Non-Specific Training

    Vague Terminology, Non-Specific Training


    Vague Terminology, Non-specific Training
    “Neutralize the threat” "Do enough to get away." "Use enough force to get the job done, but not more than you need." More... There is a big problem with using non-specific language about recognizing threats, using force, and surviving violence. The problem is that under stress - adrenaline...fear...pain...is the worst time to be figuring things out and making decisions.
    The Goal of Krav Maga Training
    Our goal in Krav Maga training- the kind we teach and practice, is to Control, Incapacitate, or Terminate a threat, using our bodies or any other tools in-hand. There is no reason to use vague terms in teaching or learning, ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - Self Defense Techniques Reality Check

    Self Defense Techniques Reality Check


    The SelfDefense techniques Disconnect:
    There is a big problem with the subject of violence in self-defense training and self defense techniques. Many instructors start first with self-defense technique, rather than starting with what violence really looks like. The problem is that most people are using the same words - Violence, and Fighting - but are describing different things. More... Movies, TV, comic books, and even sport combat teach us that violence means fighting, and there is a storyline to it. There is a build-up, and then a fight settles either who is better, or justice is served. We put a human face on all of it, and the term for this is anthropomorphism. This is so ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - The Big, Dumb, Active Shooter Media Mess

    The Big, Dumb, Active Shooter Media Mess


    Scaring Kids, The Media Teaching Mass Suicide
    There was a recent segment on Fox News that caused outrage - a highly regarded Krav Maga instructor had teenage students demonstrate active shooter gun disarms to a national audience. Here’s a roll-up of the story being picked up within the past week: More... List of sites picking up the controversy Of course there are the problems of demonstrating techniques in a typical news segment, with the hurry-up at the end. There is a huge problem when trying to show good self-defense in a media format. Krav Maga is not flashy like martial arts in movies.The clip is four minutes total - two minutes of conversation, then the ....

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