ETKM Sparring Principles  1. HANDS UP2. CHIN DOWN3. MOVE YOUR HEAD4. CIRCLE LEFT, CIRCLE RIGHT5. ALWAYS FAKE/FIENT YOUR WAY IN6. NEVER TAKE WITHOUT GIVING7. BE FIRST8. BE LAST9. LEAVE NOTHING UNANSWERED10. RETURN AT LEAST 3-5 FOR EVERY 111. PUNCH WHEN KICKED12. KICK WHEN PUNCHED13. CLINCH WHEN TAGGED14. HANDS SET UP KICKS15. PUNCH OR KICK OUT OF CLINCH BREAKS16. CUT YOUR…

The Krav Maga System Krav Maga has a worldwide reputation as being an ideal means of defending one’s life or the life of a third party, whether the threat involves unarmed assailants, armed assailants, or multiple assailants. The Krav Maga system has received exceptional international recognition as the leading modern-day innovative and highly practical self-defense system ideally suited for three…

Goals for ETKM Levels

ETKM Goals for each Training Level of Krav MagaLEVEL ONE (Yellow Belt)Striking and Movement – basic striking for self defense (straight punches, elbows, knees, kicks); basic stance and movementControl – Head and Neck control, Arm Drag, Duck UnderSelf Defense – Defend against basic chokes and rear headlock, Basic punch defense against straight and haymaker punches, Defense against basic takedownsGround —…

Firearms use in Self Defense

In an analysis, 482 firearms self-defense incidents were examined. All involved the use of firearms by private citizens in self defense or defense of others. No law enforcement related incidents were included.

          TOOL DEVELOPEMENTWhile developing an unarmed combative s arsenal, it’s important to understand that your ENTIRE body is comprised of useful tools. Training with no limitations, IE reality based personal protection, should encompass ALL of the tools available to you. However, bear in mind that not every strike is a debilitating knockout blow. For example, using…

What if Your Family was Attacked.

If someone attacked your family, would you be an asset or a liability? If the unthinkable happened, and a criminal stood in front of you threatening to harm the people you love most, would you know what to do? We thought about starting this article with statistics on crime in East Texas, but this isn’t really about other people being…

Imi Lichtenfeld

The Roots of the Krav Maga system The founder of Krav Maga Imrich “Imi” Lichtenfeld (1910-1998) RIP..   Imi was born in Budapest, Hungary and raised in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. His father Samuel was a professional wrestler, weight lifter and performed displays of strength in a circus. After his work in the circus, Samuel opened a wrestling club and…

How Not to Freeze

“Every man is scared in his first action…the real hero is the man who fights even though he’s scared. Some get over their fright in a minute under fire; others take an hour; for some it takes days; but a real man will never let the fear of death overpower…” -General George Patton   There are people in our society…

Preparing to Face Fear through Krav Maga

Fear happens. It can shut you down, or you can train for its eventuality so that your body knows how to respond even when your heart is pounding and the stakes are high. East Texas Krav Maga uses principle based training to help overcome fear. When you have trained for the worst your mind and body are prepared for anything.…

Good Fear vs Bad Fear

Fear sucks, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. It’s a powerful motivator that can keep us alive. It motivates us to wear our seatbelts and avoid certain parts of town late at night.   Fear management expert Tony Blauer says how you learn to cope with fear could be the most important thing you do, both in your…