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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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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - Krav Maga Ground Fighting Training- Stay on Your Feet

    Krav Maga Ground Fighting Training- Stay on Your Feet


    Ground fighting works in sport, what about self-defense?
    Ninety percent of fights result in ground fighting...is a myth. You should never, ever, for whatever reason...willfully go to the ground or stay on the ground in a self-defense situation. More...
    Where did the 90% Ground Fighting message come from?
    "90% of all fights end up on the ground." Come on...really? It's OK to question that now. There was a time, not too long ago, that asking such a question would get you labeled as an ignorant, outdated, martial arts traditionalist. Starting in the early '90s, and running for a good 2 decades, ground grappling took center stage in the martial arts world. Spearheaded by the Gracie Family ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - Hammer of Anvil? The 3 Minute Use of Force Guide

    Hammer of Anvil? The 3 Minute Use of Force Guide


    WOULD YOU RATHER BE A HAMMER TODAY, OR THE ANVIL? PICK ONE...
    This is the primary Use of Force question. If my only two choices are to be the hammer, or to be the anvil, I’ll pick the hammer every time. If there’s a third choice, I take it. More... Correct use of force should be taught at the beginning of Krav Maga training - but it quickly gets confusing. It shouldn’t be, so here are some guidelines. There are rules of behavior for good people - the right side of the law. If you don’t like law, order, cops, lawyers, and so on- try a vacation to sunny Somalia, and see how you like it there with none of those things. We’re going to have to answer for ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - Krav Maga Technique- Are UFC Fouls Actually Good Technique?

    Krav Maga Technique- Are UFC Fouls Actually Good Technique?


    Sometimes fouling is your best course of action!
    Poor sportsmanship in MMA is good Krav Maga technique. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has emerged as the leading name in professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). More... They have the best fighters, most attended events, and highest viewership in the industry. Did you also know that they have a long list of fouls?...31 to be exact! Fouls that could get a fighter immediately thrown out and disqualified.
    Fouls Cause Injury - Like Effective Krav Maga Technique
    The fouls are SERIOUS, because they are DANGEROUS. You might be thinking, "Dangerous!? I thought these were 'no-holds-barred' fighting experts! Everything goes!" For those ....

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  •  in Kansas City - Self Defense Global - The History of Krav Maga

    The History of Krav Maga

    Krav Maga history begins with the founder of the system - Imi Lichtenfeld. Imi Lichtenfeld was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1910. His family soon moved to Bratislava, Slovakia, where Imi grew up. His father, Samuel Lichtenfeld, had experience boxing and wrestling. Samuel was a police detective and held the leading record of arrests as well as serving as the police force's self-defense instructor. More... Samuel Lichtenfeld also opened up a fitness gym that provided training in boxing, wrestling, and Judo - a very rare type of facility in the early 20th century. Imi began training at his father's gym focusing on both sport combat and self-defense training. In the 1930s, ....

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