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Krav Maga for Fitness and Self-Defense

Two great New Year’s resolutions many of you may have made: “I want to get in better shape,” and, “I want to learn self-defense.” You can kill two birds with one stone: Learning a martial art might be one of the best ways to stay in shape and to learn self-defense. Krav maga is an amazing martial art for both purposes.
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Personal Protection: Choosing The Right Martial Arts Defense Training Against Sexual Assault

By Guest Blogger: William Tresten   It’s easy to find sobering statistics about the rate of sexual assault on women. Although men and boys can also be sexually assaulted, an overwhelming majority of victims are female. So it is no surprise that more women and parents of girls are looking into self-defense training in the form of martial arts.
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The Way of the Knife: Self-Defense at Close Quarters

  The knife is as old as civilization itself, and still is the best tool for close-quarters self-defense. When I state this, I sometimes get some pushback from gun owners, usually along the lines of, “Well, if someone came at me with a knife I’d just shoot them,” or “Don’t you know what they say about bringing a knife to a gunfight?”
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5 Tips to run a Successful Women’s Self-Defense Seminar

One of the most obvious universal benefits of learning martial arts is self-defense. Many martial arts instructors, whether they teach traditional styles or focus on modern arts, will offer self-defense seminars or classes specifically for women and girls. In principle, this is a great thing and instructors mean well. However, there is a right and wrong way to hold these seminars. Remember, the material you teach can potentially save a life – you need to make sure you are delivering it as effectively as possible.
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Martial Arts in the Military

  When you imagine a soldier in combat, what comes to mind? Perhaps you picture military personnel in head-to-toe tactical gear, carrying the most state-of-the-art weapons afforded to them by the government. Maybe you imagine mortars, grenades, tanks and machine guns leading troops to victory.
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Don't Buy the Weapon; Be the Weapon!

  Many times over the years, I’ve heard many a new student’s perspective on self-defense. When it’s not an excuse like “I don’t have time to train” or “I just don’t have the money right now,” I hear the old phrase: “I’ll just grab my gun and shoot them if they try anything.” They’re always surprised then by my next question: “So how often do you train with it?”
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What Martial Arts Classes Offer Kids (That Team Sports Don’t!)

  Whether it’s part of structured in-school activities, during recess, or part of an after-school extracurricular, children have many opportunities to stay active and play with friends. Frequently, this is accomplished through joining a sport, the most common of which are football, basketball, hockey and soccer. However, if you’re looking for the best activity for your child, there are some compelling reasons to skip the team sports route and opt for martial arts instead.
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Do Martial Arts Work in Street Fights? 5 Common Myths Examined

  One of the most common questions about martial arts training is whether the techniques work in real situations such as street fights. The answer isn't simple, and it depends on several factors.
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Survival Knife Essentials

  If you’ve spent much time in the great outdoors, then you know the value of utility. You can’t afford to lug around everything and the kitchen sink; preparation requires careful planning, and what you carry needs to be practical.
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You Can’t Say “A Tactical Martial Art” Without “Attack”

  Online, you can find any number of active debates as to which martial art is the best for self-defense. As long as more than one art exists, it’s unlikely a consensus will be reached. However, if you ask us “Which art should you learn for self-defense?” the answer is just “Yes.”
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