Self-defence is an inalienable right in the UK recognised in common law.  As practicing Kravists you hope that you will never have to use your self-defence skills in the real world, but it is reassuring to know that you have them in your toolbox if you need them. Something else of almost equal value in your […]

In this article I will look at the key difference between Krav Maga taught to civilians in self-defence lessons at clubs such as my own at Krav Maga Cambridge and Krav Maga taught to Law Enforcement agencies and the Military.  Many of you may be surprised by how similar they really are.

In this article I’m going to look at how devastating power can be developed by anyone, regardless of their size or gender, if they understand the basic science involved in striking and get their bio-mechanics right.

Geoff Thompson’s Fence is arguably one of the most important self-defence tools available to us as Kravists because it controls the distance between ourselves and our potential attacker in a non-aggressive, non-escalatory manner.

I first became aware of Boyd’s OODA Loop Decision Cycle when I was a student at Staff College.  Back then, we studied Boyd’s OODA Loop to give us a greater understanding of decision making in combat and the importance of making decisions even when only limited information was available.

Situational Awareness – being aware of one’s surroundings and identifying potential threats and dangerous situations – is something you will hear a lot in your Krav lessons but do you really know what it means and why it is important?

Train Hard, Fight Easy I was first introduced to the idea of “Train Hard, Fight Easy” during my Royal Marines’ Young Officer Training.  My Young Officer Batch and I learned very early on that this mantra, although originally coined by an 18th Century Russian General, General A.V. Suvorov, was very much at the heart of […]

Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum Si vis pacem, para bellum is a Latin adage translated as “If you want peace, prepare for war”.