Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Krav Maga Reborn

This is Zach Evans and I’m excited to announce that i am hosting a Krav Maga class Saturday the 26th a 9:00 a.m. at 8657 S Sandy Parkway. It is 5 dollar open gym fee to attend. We are expecting a great turnout, so if you are available, come on down and train with Brant Gibbons and I. There are great things to come in the near future. Stay tuned!

Monday, August 02, 2010

the Newness Factor

By Krav Maga Alliance founder - John Whitman

I think this is beneficial for all of our students to read!!!!

Thumb down and forward. That’s all it took to release the strap and draw the weapon from its holster. Thumb down and forward.
But I couldn’t do it in the roughly 1.7 seconds it took for the attacker to cover twenty-plus feet.  I had to abandon the weapon and go right to Krav Maga’s regular stick defense.  You can watch the video here.
Even after 19 years of Krav Maga stress training, it still amazes me how small changes in circumstance can affect performance and reaction time.
Now, to discuss this specific situation, let’s make a few basic assumptions.  First, that I am a reasonably good athlete with reasonably good hand-eye coordination.  Second, that the borrowed holster I was using was secure but not complicated to operate.  (I had, in fact, practiced the simple release movement several times while waiting my turn in the stress drill.) Third, that I have reasonably good reaction time when dealing with Krav Maga stick and knife defenses (you will have to take this on faith; I don’t claim to be perfect, but I’ve done this sort of thing for a long time).
The reason I make these assumptions is to identify what I think is the one important factor: the situation was new. It wasn’t complex (the holster was easy to operate).  Nor was it particularly stressful for me. It was just new. That “newness” was all that was needed to slow my reaction time enough to change my defense.
This is true of all of us. Every new situation tests our abilities.  To keep our training true, and to maintain a decent state of awareness, we need to constantly change up our environment and circumstances.  To push yourself, try changing up any of the following factors as often as you can:
• Time of day
• Clothing
• Altitude
• Energy level
• Flooring
• Operating space
• Size/strength of opponent
• Resistance level of opponent
• Lighting
Remember, the environment might not be inherently difficult, but the very newness of it will be a factor.  The more we take ourselves out of our comfort zone, the better prepared we will be if we are ever confronted by violence.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

domestic violence

This is a topic that i wished never came up.  too many women are abused by men who well are not real men.  I have never understood the mindset behind abuse.  one of the many reasons i teach Krav Maga is to empower women.  No one should ever have to go through abuse.  by learning self defense you will at least have a fighting chance.  the stats are alarming - 1 out 6 women will experience violence against them during their life.  how many more are there that don’t get reported?  By the time the law gets invloved is often to late.  Take charge of your life.  TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  Please come and join our womens self defense seminar this Sat.  you won’t regret it.

this was sent to me via facebook.  I couldn’t say it better.

While you SCREAM at your woman,there’s a man wishing he could talk softly to her ear… While you HUMILIATE, OFFEND and INSULT her, there’s a man flirting with her and reminding her how wonderful she is. While you HURT your woman, there’s a man wishing he could make love to her. While you make your woman CRY there’s a man stealing smiles from her… Post this on your wall if you’re against Domestic Violence

Saturday, May 01, 2010

When The Attacker Fights Back

This month’s Krav Maga training theme is “When The Attacker Fights Back”.

Too often, in a fight, the attacker doesn’t just simply give up after your initial combatives. Instead, they stay in the fight. What will you do? This is what classes next week will focus on. Things WILL go wrong in a fight so you must expect it and train for it.


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