The 7 Rules of Street Defence – Rule #1,2 & 3

The first rule of street defence – Practice to defend yourself in real world settings.

Posted by Christopher Allen, Tring Krav Maga

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Car ParkPracticing your techniques in a nice, safe training hall or dojo is fine, but you must also incorporate real world settings into your practice.  For instance, if you don’t want to be shocked about being attacked in a toilet, train in a toilet – no I’m serious, how can you techniques be effective in a confined area if you don’t practice as such.

At Tring Krav Maga we regularly train our students in all types of real-world settings, many of which are engineered by our instructors within the dojo.  For instance, we set up disco lights and strobes and play Drum and Bass very loudly, we put chairs and tables into the area as well to replicate being attacked in a club.

Other scenarios include training outdoors, in the sun, shade, rain, sleet and last December in the snow with welly boots and gloves on – after all if you prove to yourself that you can apply your techniques in a heavy coat with mittens on then it will work if you are in shorts and a t-shirt. 

Authentic – reality based training available from Tring Krav Maga – see or call 0845 094 8805 

The second rule of street defence – Finish the fight as quickly as you can!

Posted by Christopher Allen, Tring Krav Maga  ©UK Martial Arts Ltd

The longer you draw out a fight, the more likely you are to end up in the hospital—or the morgue. Your actions and reactions must be quicker because the outcome can be deadlier.

Reality-based self-defence is growing in popularity because it’s effective and efficient. The goal is to prepare the practitioner to defend themselves in a short amount of time. The philosophy is similar to that of the military and law enforcement, where recruits must be made battle-ready as quickly as possible. Why the hurry? Because in today’s society, few adults have the time to commit to long-term training.


The Third Rule of Street Defence – Maximum Damage Minimum Time

Posted by Christopher Allen, Tring Krav Maga

©UK Martial Arts Ltd

Creating the greatest amount of damage in the shortest amount of time is the key to survival. Unlike what you see in the movies, good self-defence isn’t composed of flashy high kicks to the head!


You Must Avoid high kicks, acrobatic techniques and complicated disarms. Instead, concentrate on tactics that are simple and straightforward.

At Tring Krav Maga we stress the use of simple yet highly devastating techniques, we “Fight to Live” not the other way around, and therefore will unload 100% into our attacker until which point we feel safe to exit the area.

We don’t encourage you to give your attacker a beating; you must maintain your focus and understanding of the threat level and respond accordingly.  Remember, the attacker might have some friends knocking about, so whatever you do, you must act quickly and then exit, constantly checking your surroundings for other perps!At Tring Krav Maga you can learn 100% Reality Based Self Defence taught with a no-nonsense approach.  Fitness or prior martial art experience is NOT required.  Contact our professional martial arts instructors now on 0845 094 8805 or see our website –

Parts 4, 5, 6 and 7 to follow next week

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