Krav Maga Bristol Instructor Jim Halton writes on the reality of defending yourself against a baseball attack on the street.

Krav Maga Bristol Instructor Jm Halton writes:

You hear a knock at the door and answer and someone stood there with a bat in their hand, it’s pulled back, chambered and… Read more

Sparring Tips for Beginners

In this guide our Sparring Tips for Beginners we look to advise the Krav Maga student or student from any striking or submission based martial art on how to improve their sparring ability.

Krav Maga is widely regarded as the best form of self defence training. It is comprised of a mixture of martial arts and modern street self defence techniques and tactics. In Krav Maga, practitioners will regularly train in Boxing, Muay Thai and Grappling (BJJ) as well as alongside weapons training and multiple opponent training.

There are numerous types of sparring for Krav Maga Typically…

Sparring Tips for Beginners

  • Stand up sparring – hands and kicks, muay thai and kickboxing rules
  • Stand up Sparring – hands only
  • Ground sparring – no strikes
  • Ground sparring – all strikes allowed
  • Open sparring – stand up and ground allowed
  • Multiple opponent sparring – survival mode

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How to Improve in Martial Arts

Krav Maga Bristol Titans coach Jim Halton maps out the 8 things required to show you how to improve in Martial Arts and level up your Krav Maga Game.How to Improve in Martial Arts

1. Set your goals, write them somewhere you can see them, do you want to lose weight? Do you want to be fighting fit? Do you want to master a martial art? Do you want to be confident, driven and goal orientated? Decide what your ultimate goal is and then take steps to making it happen. Read more

Krav Maga Bristol Titans Instructor Jim HaltonKrav Maga Bristol – Become a Hard Target

Krav Maga Bristol Instructor Jim Halton writes about the concept of target hardening and Krav Maga.    This is a frequently overlooked area in the martial arts but one which in the security industry is of massive value.

Attackers will often look for “soft” targets. Most attackers will look for physical weakness, the people who are most at risk are: Read more

Interested in learning martial arts? Here are Eight Things You Need to Do to Become a Successful Martial Arts Practitioner….

1. Set your goals, write them somewhere you can see them, do you want to lose weight? Do you want to be fighting fit? Do you want to master a martial art? Do you want to be confident, driven and goal orientated? Decide what your ultimate goal is and then take steps to making it happen.

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Krav Maga Combat Training Demonstration by the Korean Army

The Korean Military Special Forces division have recently begun using Krav Maga as their primary source of hand to hand combat training because of its simplicity, its effectiveness and its ability to turn a civilian into a combat ready soldier in the shortest time possible. Over 500 military and law enforcement agencies use Krav Maga for their hand to hand combat training most notably Mossad, the FBI, SWAT, UK SF and many more.

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Krav Maga Bristol Target Hardening

Krav Maga Bristol Instructor Jim Halton writes about the concept of target hardening and what it means to you…

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Self Defence Classes in BristolSelf Defence Classes in Bristol

The Krav Maga Bristol Titans Academy offer self defence classes in Bristol every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00pm

Why is Krav Maga so widely regarded as the Best form of Self Defence?

The combatives of Krav Maga are based on a mix of Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Judo and Jiu Jitsu – this sometimes leads to the question but what is the difference then between Krav Maga and a combat sport such as MMA, BJJ or Judo?

The differences are actually quite big. Although the combatives (striking or grappling) are the same, in sports you always train for a one on one sport scenario with rules set for safety and against a similar sized and skilled opponent. In Krav Maga we train to defend against this scenario and teach all of our students how to punch, kick and wrestle BUT we also spend time training in:

  • Fighting larger opponents
  • Fighting against multiple attackers
  • Defending against attacks with weapons such as knives, firearms and bats as well as improvised weapons such as bottles and glasses.
  • Dealing with threats – and looking to resolve a situation without having to resort to physical violence
  • Training to defend yourself when you have your wife or kids with you

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Looking for womens self defence classes in Yate

The Bristol Titans Krav Maga Academy runs classes in Bristol, if you are looking to train with us please get in contact.

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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