Most often when people are learning a martial art or self defence programme there is a vital missing part of the jigsaw. We spend a great deal of time developing our physical skills, which IS very important; but combat is 80% mental & is only 20% physical. Without the physical skills you’re truly stuffed, but without mental conditioning (unless you’re a natural ‘two percenter’) you will be unable to use those physical skills.
According to a report published by the Liberal Democrats: 1 in 4 crimes committed in London is a violent crime i.e. 25%.
350 knife crimes are committed every day in England and Wales (British Crime Survey 2008). The Public Accounts Committee found the number of 16-17 year olds carrying a knife has doubled since 1998.
According to a Sky News report (Oct 2008) murders in England and Wales between April and June 2008, involving a knife, were up 28% on last year.
This article as about the recent Knife Attack Survival seminar that CROSS Protection Services recently put on for a client, being a large martial arts gym in the south of England. The seminar was booked by the gyms owner and chief instructor John jarvis, a great well know muay Thai boxing coach who wanted to teach these life saving skills to his students.
1) SELF PROTECTION. Not every confrontation will escalate in violence, especially if you learn self awareness skills, de – escalation skills and how to avoid trouble in the first place. We teach you these skills.
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As a Full Time Professional Self Protection Instructor i find it really annoying when i see gun disarms being taught which in all honesty will get you or your students killed.
Firstly anyone can buy a rubber weapon off the internet and start teaching gun disarms to their students after looking at a Youtube clip, and i have seen this first hand with a local kung fu school who has just started to teach this to their students.
Being a resident of Crawley now for over 35 years now I have seen many changes, and one of the main changes, unfortunately is seeing how knife crime has impacted on our society and how nearly every week the front page of most local papers reflect this and sadly a loss of another life.
Knives are easy to buy, or simply easy to take out of the kitchen drawer. They are silent, inexpensive, easy to conceal, and devastatingly deadly, especially in the hands of a committed attacker. The average attacker can slash and stab 8-12 times in as little as two seconds.
Life It is a sad fact that Krav Maga has changed a lot since it was created. From the destructive and highly capable style of self defence used by the Israeli military, we have seen some Krav Maga schools teaching nothing more than a watered down style of boxercise. However what these instructors do not realise is that they are gambling with the lives of their students!
Being able to spot a potential attacker ‘BEFORE’ he attacks is one of those skills that few possess and most would desire. However, we rarely see an article about how to do this. Today we will change all this and give you an actionable guide to spotting people who are going to attack a person.