Archive for October, 2011

Partner Practice is essential for learning and mastering self defence.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Posted by Christopher Allen

When you master the fighting skills we teach at Tring Krav Maga, those skills will become a part of you. These techniques will become second nature to you. They will start to feel like reflex reactions. This is when these techniques get really cool.

You will start noticing targets on people as they approach you on the street. When someone grabs your shoulder from behind you time will slow down for a split second and you will begin the chain reaction of moves to defend yourself. But at the same time you will be so hyper aware that you will realise (before it’s too late and he’s on the ground) that it’s just your mate saying hello. This kind of confidence can’t be bought. (more…)

Right to self-defence in homes to be ‘much clearer’

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke: “People are entitled to use whatever force is necessary to protect themselves and their homes”

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has said a householder who knifes a burglar will not have committed a criminal offence under plans to clarify the law on self-defence in England.

Read the rest of this story – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13957587

Learn about how to defend yourself in your home or at work by trying a class at Tring Krav Maga – 100% reality based self defence training at Tring Martial Arts Academy.  Call 0845 094 8805.

PRINCIPLES OF A FIGHT

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Posted by Admin

A seasoned streetfighter placed in a ring with an experienced MMA fighter will lose the “match fight” – because the fight comes down to conditioning, training, and following the rules. On the other hand, an experienced streetfighter in his element will often win because the fight now comes down to:

  • Surprise (deception and distraction) – a well placed attack can easily defeat conditioning and training. A well trained ground-fighter hasn’t trained for a vicious eye-gouge.
  • Overwhelm (disruption) – forward blitz that gets him peddling backwards.
  • Violence of Action (destruction) – using high damage potential strikes at high value targets.

This hasn’t changed since fighting was invented. As I mentioned earlier, once your work is done, you’ll want to get out of the area as quickly as possible. Don’t wait for him to recover … don’t wait for his buddies to show up… and don’t wait for emotionally “jacked up” bystanders to attack you. Do what you gotta do, then leave the area as quickly as possible.

Let’s further flush out this formula for prevailing in a fight. There’s six in the formula… but just knowing the first two will put you far ahead of the game.    (more…)

Personal Security Advice

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Posted by Admin

We can never be perfectly safe – even in our own homes – but there are measures we can take to lessen the odds of being confronted by a dangerous criminal in our home or car. Sure, you can get those odds near zero by locking yourself inside a steel cage with hair-triggered claymore mines planted around you, but that can lead to a mess. Better to take a few simple easy steps that don’t require explosives. Here are some ideas:    (more…)