Best Kicks for Self Defense

Best Kicks for Self Defense When it comes to hand-to-hand combat, kicks are a highly underutilized form of attack. After all, kicks have more power and range than any other form of strike, and since they are underutilized your attacker is less likely to see them coming. However, in the realm of self defense, not all kicks are created equal. …

6 Stories of People Who Used Martial Arts to Save Their Lives

Practicing martial arts has numerous benefits, both for health and fitness and for self-defense. Watching martial arts movies, boxing matches, and MMA fights is a lot different than having to defend yourself on the street, where the most unexpected violence can occur. Fortunately, practicing martial arts trains your reflexes and enhances your situational awareness, allowing you to respond quickly to …

The Best BJJ Positions for the Streets

I’m a great fan of Stephan Kesting and his training videos, and I thought I would share his video on BJJ for self defense. A couple of points about the techniques and tactics presented in this video. Train your vision and your peripheral vision. When I train law enforcement and security officers in ground fighting, I always tell them “when …

THE GODDESS WITHIN – Spotlight on Andrea Nucci

Hi Everyone, I’m thrilled to feature one of our instructors, ANDREA NUCCI for the Kombat Spotlight this month.  A lot of people use terms like “Girl Power” or “Female Empowerment”, but what does that really mean? Is it just a euphemism tossed around as a popular catch phrase, or some all-encompassing term designed to make us feel good? But in …

Krav Maga Seminar This Weekend

Hey guys, do not forget about our Krav Maga workshop with Marcus Torgenson, of the International Krav Maga Federation. June 14, 1pm-3pm and June 15, 10am-12pm. Surviving Edged Weapon Attacks and Multiple Attackers will be covered. The price for Kombat Members is $120 for one day, and $200 for both days. The price for non-Kombat Members is $140 for one …

Self Defense Training, Part 1

So Davinder, one of my students, posted this on my Facebook timeline, and I’m finally taking a minute to review and post my thoughts. I am glad he did, because I have been meaning to address some of the topics in this video. I was first introduced to Geoff Thompson’s material from one of my good friends, Calvin Millar. I …

Grappling for Self Defense?

There are many ways to train the grappling arts. Having trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, submission grappling, Combat Submission Wrestling and trained a lot of people for self defense and Use of Force for law enforcement personnel for a long time, I have seen it trained in the following ways: Traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with a Gi No Gi BJJ, …

The Knockout Game

Apparently there is a new game that is possibly beginning to catch on in North America. It is called the Knock Out Game. Take a look at this video: http://youtu.be/qF9lV319yg4 In this video Rener Gracie and Eve Torres breakdown some tactics on how to deal with this situation: If you are interested in self defense (since there seems to be …

KAPAP Self Defense Seminar

If you are seriously interested in self defense, consider coming out to our KAPAP seminar on April 6. KAPAP is an acronym for Krav Panim el Panim, translated as “face to face combat”, and is a close quarter battle system of defensive tactics, hand-to-hand combat and self defense. For more information about the system, visit this website: http://www.avinardia.com/?page_id=146 This seminar …