January 2, 2016

The medley of small arms was an intriguing display. Spread over two wooden trestle tables like the cache of an arms dealer was an assortment of pistols and rifles. The fledging interest in Krav Maga had grown over the years culminating in this Israel trip as I endeavou...

September 27, 2015

 

Two years ago during Tour and Train in Israel somebody asked me whether as a Taekwondo black belt I found the Krav Maga techniques taught too basic. That individual obviously failed to grasp the fundamental of what was being taught that it is that the basic moves are...

August 30, 2015

 

I do not need to tell people how good Krav Maga is, the proof is in the pudding. Two families have been training regularly with me for a year now. The feedback from the get go was that Krav Maga training made them feel better equipped to deal with violence, safer and...

August 8, 2015

I often get asked which style is better Taekwondo or Krav Maga.  I would have to say it all depends on the purpose. Often in the case of Taekwondo a parent would contact me saying they are looking for a martial arts school for their child. Often is due to one reason or...

July 4, 2015

Following last weekend’s gruelling one hour grading 5 students took up the challenge and have now progressed onto the next level after successfully showcasing a myriad of techniques and defences both standing and on the ground. As my students await their diplomas from...

May 26, 2015

Several students have been enquiring about grading so I decided to type up this blog to clarify a few points. Firstly the essence of IKI Krav Maga is about saving lives not boosting someone’s ego with artificial accolades in the form of gradings and sparring trophies t...

May 12, 2015

A trained fighter is driven by values and principles that come from training and tactics rather than feelings.  This is not to imply that a fighter ignores his gut instincts and intuition but rather he is able to recognize the surge of adrenaline and respond accordingl...

March 28, 2015

I tell my students that when they put on a martial arts uniform or a school t-shirt and call themselves a martial artist they take upon themselves a reputation to live up to. How someone behaves, stands, carries themselves hints at what kind of person they are, their s...

February 10, 2015

 

“To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity.

The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all

special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of

expression there is.”

 

– Master Bruce Lee, Founder, Jee...

November 18, 2014

When confronted with deadly threat IKI Krav Maga deals with what is probable rather than what is possible. It is possible that one can kick the assailant in the head with a spinning wheel kick and knock him out cold; it is possible that one can apply a wrist lock and s...

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