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  • How to Teach Kids to Defend Themselves Against Bullying

    Bullying is a reality that happens under our noses with 20.8% of students reporting that they have been bullied according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. But, is there something you can do to help kids prepare for potential bullying situations? The answer is yes. Protecting Kids Against Bullying One of the things that you should strongly consider is to teach kids to defend themselves when bullies are around. Teaching children basic skills to protect themselves against bullies [...]

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    When I was testing for my instructor certification, one of my testing partners was a HUGE guy from the Portland PD.  I remember the instructor yelling that she was going to flunk him if he let me go and didn’t attack hard.  I guarantee, after the previous 9 days of hard training, he wasn’t about to let go and flunk. When I saw the defense against a handgun threat for the first time, I remember thinking, “Yea, that guy might survive because he’s lightning fast, [...]

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    I get asked all the time- “What is krav maga and what makes it different from other martial arts?” My answer is always simple- krav maga isn’t a martial art, it is self-defense. We train hard, we train realistically, and we acknowledge that we will might get hurt if we need to use it on the street. We all know “that” student. The one that has 10 or 12 years in hapkido, aikido, tae kwon do, or jujitsu and comes to krav with a false sense of security. The one that says, in (fill in the [...]

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