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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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    Engaging in self-defense courses provides peace of mind that you will be able to protect yourself against the challenges and dangers that lurk in every corner. Self-defense courses not only teach you to shield yourself against aggression and attacks, but also provide you with exercise. They promote self-confidence so you don’t have to feel helpless in any situation and can take full control. These courses also enhance social interaction with people who are in the same training as yourself.[...]

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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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