Krav Maga for Beginners

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Today I wanted to share some “Insider knowledge” as a professional Krav Maga Instructor. I want to address the subject of Krav Maga for Beginners. 

My name is Paul Grey. I have been a professional Krav Maga Instructor since 2005. As training Director of the British Krav Maga Association, I have taught and certified more professional Krav Maga Instructors than anyone in the UK. Importantly I have an unusual insite into the training of Krav Maga Instructors, coaching and teaching methodology, and the martial arts industry as a whole. 

I share this information to put my comments in some perspective for those interested in starting Krav Maga.

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Krav Maga Swindon

Krav Maga Swindon Instructor Will Bayley writes about his training in Swindon and what Krav Maga offers to new students. what it has to offer new students.

Swindon Krav MagaAt Krav Maga Swindon we teach and practice a self defence system that found it’s beginning in the ghettos of Bratislava during World War Two. At a time when Jewish civilians were the subject of frequent violent attacks, one man saw the necessity to teach people to protect themselves.

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Using Slow Fighting in Krav Maga.

Using Slow Fighting in Krav Maga

1412740 700849456615646 2045951918 oIn a series of articles written predominately for Krav Maga Coaches, British Krav Maga Head Coach Paul Grey writes on how to improve your Krav Maga with slow fighting training. Today we will look at the benefits of slow fighting as a training method, why it works and how you can implement it in your own training.

Question: How can you get better at Krav Maga, develop faster reflexes, became more fluid in training ?
Answer: Slow Fighting
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Tacfit Commando Review

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Tacfit Commando Review

 Tacfit Commando I have been teaching and coaching a long time now. As a result I often get asked by trainees at Krav Maga Bristol about  various training packages or programme on the market. One such package is Scott Sonnons’ ‘Tacfit Commando’’.

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Creed

CreedCreed, almost 40 years on from the original Rocky movie, the 7th installment, Creed is due for release in 2015.

Here's what we could find out along with some movie clips.

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mayweather v pacquiao

mayweathervPacquiao The Mayweather Pacquiao fight  resulted in an anticlimatic fight seeing Mayweather beat Pacquiao with a unanimous decision and kept his undefeated record for another fight, now stands at 48-0 he has one more fight left in his contract with Showtime.

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Self Defence Instructor Course

Self Defence Instructor Course

British Krav Maga are launching a new series of Instructor courses to meet increasing demand for training. The first of our new courses will be delivered locally in the south west then further afield. The intensive course offers...

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The Tale of Master E

Master E tantrum

'Hell hath no fury like a Master E scorned'

I found myself featured in Martial Arts Illustrated a while ago. Then on a website and more recently on a Google adwords campaign. The cause? A temper tantrun of epic proportions thrown by one Master E...

 

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Bristol Close Protection Course

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Bristol based Close Protection course
Bristol 9/3/2015 Advanced Close Protection Training £2899 18 Day Advanced Level 3 Close Protection Course - Includes Firearms training and 4 Days intensive Hand to Hand training Course

 

 

There are an abundance of cheap, close protection courses meeting SIA minimum requirements. It is well recognised within the industry that there is a significant divide between courses that meet SIA standards and the courses that are fit for purpose.

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Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack

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Charlie HebdoTerrorist Attack 7th January

At least 12 people were killed in todays attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

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Bristol Gym membership

b2ap3_thumbnail_article-1345759-06496C820000044D-806_468x313.jpgEvery new year Krav Maga Bristol is bombarded by enquiries about training. The leisure industry has become highly cynical  about theses enquiries seeking to cash in quick due to the volume that start and stop in a short space of time.

 

Gym chains are well aware that over 80% of these new year members will have stopped training  within 12 weeks and a staggering 59% will have stopped by the end of January. 

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Is Krav Maga a Martial Art

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Is Krav Maga a Martial Art ?

 

New students at Krav Maga Bristol are often confused about the difference between Martial Arts and Krav Maga. Many have read that Krav Maga is not a martial art but don’t understand why it’s not or even why this is significant to their Krav Maga training.

Krav Maga is usually categorised with the martial arts for simplicity. Whether you are registering Krav Maga as an activity at a local sports centre, or explaining your regular disappearance 2 or 3 times a week to your family, a martial art is the easiest way to describe what you have been doing. Whilst there are superficial similarities with the martial arts, Krav Maga is not a martial art at all, in fact it’s a very different type of beast altogether.

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What is it with handwraps and aerobics

0What is it with people wearing handwraps for aerobics ?

 

You all know what I mean, that Thaibo/boxercise body combat class and they are all wearing hand wraps...

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Mediocrity in Krav Maga

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“The difference between Excellence and Mediocrity is good basics. Those who are work at and excel at the fundamental skills are in a position to master their chosen path. Those who are satisfied with mediocre  fundamentals skills limit them selves before they start.

The secret to success … Hard work and good basics, remember you are probably not as good as you think you are...Coach Paul GreyKrav Maga Bristol

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Introducing Reality Based Training

Krav Maga Bristol Blog: Introducing Reality Based Self Defence

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 The phrase 'Reality Based Self Defence' is much used and abused within the martial arts industry.  In this the first of a series of articles on how to use Reality Based training we look at its history and uses, some of which may come as a surprise...

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How to find a good Krav Maga School

Fakes Krav Maga is everywhere

People buy into Krav Maga because of it's reputation, it's history and it's evoloution. Fake Krav Maga is like any other knock off. It looks simmilar on the outside - well at first glance at least...

 

 

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Krav Maga Links

UK Krav Maga Links

Always look for the BKMA quality mark logo

We have listed a number of websites offering real BKMA Krav Maga in the UK. There are some others but these are the main sites at the time of writing.

British Krav Maga Association

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Introducing Krav Maga

Introducing Krav Maga and how is it different from the Martial Arts ?

Krav Maga Bristol Instructor Paul Grey Introduces Krav Maga

 

New students at Krav Maga Bristol are often confused about the difference between martial arts and Krav Maga. Many have read that Krav Maga is not a martial art but don’t understand why it’s not or even why this is significant in their Krav Maga training.

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Krav Maga Basic Stance

Krav Maga Bristol Instructor Paul Grey demonstrates the Krav Maga Basic Stance

Krav Maga Bristol Instructor Paul Grey teaches the Krav Maga basic stance.

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Krav Maga: Release from a choke whilst mounted

Krav Maga Bristol Instructor Clint teaches release from a mounted choke

From a series of unreleased videos - we are showing a quick and simple release for a common attack whilst on the ground - a choke. Krav Maga Bristol Instructor Clint Badlam talks through the technique during an instructor training session.

 

Krav Maga Bristol (Bedminster) Instructor Clint Badlam teaches a release from a choke when the attacker is mounted

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Paul Grey
19 October 2012
Krav Maga Bristol
Krav Maga Bristol Blog: Dont be defined by what you cant do… Be careful what you think: Whether you think can, or whether you think you cant - you are right. Recently I trained a young man with a ...
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Paul Grey
23 December 2011
Krav Maga Bristol
Starting at Krav Maga Bristol Interested in Martial arts in Bristol ? Come and try Krav Maga If you are interested in martial arts or learning some self defence skills, why not come and try us out a...
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