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Technique vs. Tactics in Self Defense: It’s Not Just How, It’s When and Where

When you step into a martial arts gym, you will learn techniques, even methodology of fighting in that style. Any good instructor will provide a solid base in these techniques and the methodology to apply them on an opponent. Many of these martial arts and fighting styles have long storied fighting traditions: Jiu Jitsu, Judo,…
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Bullshido: Myths of Reality Based Self Defense

“Bullshido” is a term used to describe martial arts training that is fraudulent and/or ineffective. It is a term we at Krav Maga Academy San Diego use to describe anyone in the Reality Based Self Defense (RBSD) world who is teaching and more importantly selling nonsense. RBSD purports to deal with real world violence, and…
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Self Defense Training is Hard!

There are no short cuts in life. If something is worth having, it’s worth working for. Self defense and martial arts skills are no different. Krav Maga has long been marketed as “Easy to learn, easy to use”. While this may be partially true, it is a marketing tool to get people to sign up…
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What is Self Defense and Why is Proper Training Important?

We commonly get new students coming to training for the purpose of “self defense”. And one could easily imagine the volume of searches for self defense classes in San Diego. The question I ask first is what do you think self defense training is? Answers vary from the practical to the absurd, but here is…
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The Necessity of Cross Training: Krav Maga and Self Defense

  Why Other Self Defense Disciplines Help Your Krav Maga Training We are often asked about cross training. Our answer is pretty obvious in that we offer high quality training in grappling and striking in addition to our Krav Maga program. We also routinely bring in outside experts to help in areas like working with…
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The Myth of the Eye Gouge and Groin Kick

Reality based self defense systems and Krav Maga in particular have operated on the assumption that a good groin kick or eye gouge will end a fight or at least deter an attacker. While these are extremely important tool to have in your tool box, they are not the be all and end all of…
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Krav Maga, Submission Wrestling, and the history of MMA.

There is a distinct difference between what Krav Maga is, currently, and what Krav Maga was intended to be. Krav Maga was designed to be, and intended to be, an eclectic mixed martial arts system. Like Wing Chun, it proposed to take what worked and cast aside what didn’t, from various martial arts. Although many…
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Krav Maga Law Enforcement Seminar

Seminar I – Krav Maga Techniques  The first seminar will cover Krav Maga techniques for take down and restraint of combative individuals and weapon retention. This will be presented in the context of the use of force continuum. Take down and restraint techniques will be taught as an individual concept as well as a patrol/partner…
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