New Student’s Guide to Krav Maga Training

When you take your first few classes at East Texas Krav Maga, you’ll most likely feel exhilarated and empowered. Students leave their very first class with knowledge they could use if they were choked, picked up or dragged. Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces because it works, and training makes regular people into powerful…

How to Prepare Your Mind for Physical Aggression

What does it mean when an East Texas Krav Maga instructor tells students to act with more aggression, more violence? If as a student those instructions have caused you to feel confusion, you’re not alone. You’re punching the pad as hard as you can or sending endless knee strikes, and that seems violent enough. What exactly are they asking you…

Written By: John Whitman I was teaching punch defenses in a Krav Maga class recently, when a guest, who trains in Muay Thai, asked why we don’t simply “cover” or “shell up” against punches. It was an excellent question. Krav Maga prefers to intercept and redirect straight punches a short distance away from our face, and to block hook punches…

KRAV MAGA IS ABOUT A LOT MORE THAN JUST FIGHTING.

Krav Maga was developed by the Israelis in the 1940’s to train their soldiers to protect themselves in some of the most dangerous environments on the planet. The Israeli’s needed something that their soldiers could learn in a relatively short time and that was devastatingly effective against a wide array of threats. Their answer was Krav Maga. In the 1970’s…

Women Sculpt Body and Mind at East Texas Krav Maga

What do you feel when you walk alone in the dark? That unsettled prickling at the back of your neck is because you know if you’re a woman, you’re vulnerable. You can change that. Krav Maga gives you not just solid self-defense training, but also a steel core, strong legs and shapely shoulders. Fight Like a Girl When someone says…

How Krav Maga Fundamentally Changed Me

Article written by: Holli Barron For those of you who have known me both prior to and during my Krav Maga training, you probably have recognized a change (or many) in me as a person. It is my desire to help you understand the changes that I have experienced, the heart behind why I am so thankful I started taking…

How 30 Days of Krav Maga Will Change Your Life

One month of Krav Maga will change your life. Regular training at ETKM will rapidly reshape the way you think, feel, and evaluate the world. Most people feel different after just one lesson. Sharpen Your Mind You’ll get fit and learn to defend yourself against any kind of attack, but the most important thing Krav Maga will change is your…

7 Krav Maga Techniques that Make You a Weapon

Right now, if someone attacked you, could you get to your weapon? Carrying a gun or pepper spray isn’t a bad idea, but it can create a false sense of security. Most violent attacks happen suddenly, so time is a luxury you might not have. Your attacker isn’t going to wait while you dig around in your purse or vehicle.…

First Time At Krav Maga: What to Expect

Do you want to try Krav Maga, but find you keep putting it off because you’re nervous? In the back of your mind you picture a place where everyone is either a super ninja or an MMA fighter. What if it’s totally awkward and you don’t know what to do? What if it’s physically too difficult? You fear everything from…