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Krav Maga Bristol Titans are able to provide seminars and one to one private training if you are unable to get to one of our group classes in Bristol. Please contact us if you would like to begin training in Krav Maga. Read more

The Monkey Dance by Rory Miller

“What you lookin’ at?” barks a young man. He’s about your size, about your age.  You don’t think you were looking at anything in particular.  You also know the smart thing to do is to give a little apology and go back to your beer.

But you’re a young man yourself.  Before you even realize it, you are looking dead in his eyes and saying, “Who wants to know?”

“You trying to be smart?”

“What if I am?”  You aren’t sure who stood up first but both of you are standing now.  His skin is getting red.  He’s flexing his shoulders, looking bigger.  You can’t see yourself and you don’t even think about it, but you are doing the same thing.  More words are exchanged, some pretty colorful profanities and both of you step closer and closer.  The veins in his neck and forehead are bulging and his jaw muscles are clenching whenever he isn’t insulting you

You throw a quick glance at the other patrons.  Everyone is watching but no one is doing a thing.

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Krav Maga Striking Combinations

The combative foundation of Krav Maga or any form of self defence should be built on a mixture of muscle memory, experience under stress, timing and power. The elite of any profession are those who have drilled and redrilled and mastered the basics.  Some of the striking combinations that we will be working on for the next 2 weeks:

Typically at the club we tend to use 2 or 3 different numbering systems based on systems that I have trained myself in the past.

Basic Muay Thai numbering system: 

1 = jab

2 = jab cross

3 = jab cross hook

4 = jab cross hook uppercut

5 = jab cross hook uppercut hook

You can work these combinations on their own (just hands) or you can add a kick or a knee to them, usually 1, 3 and 5 end with a right kick or right knee and 2 and 4 end with a left kick or knee.

After that there are several other things the padman looks to add.

Defence work: 

The padman or pad holder, should be looking to throw back at the end of every combination. This can be a single punch or a short combination of a mixture of punches and kicks.

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Control and Restraint in Self DefenceControl and Restraint in Self Defence

I was recently asked to provide some training in the form of holding techniques to a security professional interested in Control and Restraint in Self Defence. This was my reply, I thought I would share it on the blog as it may contain some useful and relevant information to students of Krav Maga, martial arts and other forms of self defence as well as security professionals. Read more