Quick Decisions Save Lives

Quick Decisions Can Save Lives: The Power of Krav Maga TrainingIn our fast-paced world, the ability to make quick, effective decisions is more than a skill—it’s a necessity. Especially when it comes to personal safety, the right decision can mean the difference between harm and safety, between vulnerability and protection. That’s where Krav Maga, a modern self-defense system developed for…

Krav Maga training you to be Left of Bang

Immersive Training and “Left of Bang”In the realms of military strategy and personal safety, the concept of being “left of bang” represents a pivotal shift in how we approach situational awareness and threat recognition. Coined by Patrick Van Horne and Jason Riley in their seminal work, “Left of Bang,” this principle underscores the importance of anticipation and readiness—staying ahead of…

The Importance of Preparedness in the Current Climate

The Importance of Preparedness in the Current Climate In our journey through Lee Morrison’s Tier 1 Civilian program, we’ve explored the potential within us to rise above the average civilian’s response in crisis situations. As we venture further, we confront a pivotal question that Morrison challenges us with: In the current climate, could dedicated study and training significantly improve your…

Introduction to Becoming the Best Version of Yourself in Self-Protection

Introduction to Becoming the Best Version of Yourself in Self-ProtectionIn today’s world, where unpredictability seems to be the only constant, the importance of self-protection cannot be overstated. With rising concerns over personal and community safety, individuals are increasingly seeking ways to bolster their self-defense skills. Enter Lee Morrison’s Tier 1 Civilian program, a beacon of empowerment in the murky waters…

Complacency #4

Cultivating Vigilance: The Mindset to Counteract Complacency in Self-DefenseIntroduction:The journey of self-defense is often perceived as a path of acquiring physical skills and techniques. However, at its core, self-defense is as much about mindset as it is about physical prowess. In the previous articles of this series, we have explored the dangers of complacency in training and real-life self-defense scenarios.…

Complacency #2

Complacency in Training: A Hidden Threat to Self-Defense ReadinessIntroduction:In the first article of our series, we delved into the concept of complacency, exploring its definition, psychological underpinnings, and the potential dangers it poses in self-defense scenarios. We uncovered how complacency, often mistaken for confidence, can create a false sense of security, leaving individuals unprepared for real-world threats. As we transition…

Complacency #1

The Silent Adversary in Self-Defense: Understanding ComplacencyIntroduction:In the realm of self-defense, rigorous training and consistent preparedness are not just practices; they are necessities. Whether it’s in a controlled training environment or the unpredictable real world, the stakes in self-defense are invariably high. However, there lurks a subtle yet formidable adversary in this scenario – complacency. Often underestimated, complacency can stealthily…

TACMED for Advanced Krav Maga training

In real-world scenarios, the risk of injury during an armed confrontation is significant. Whether it’s a knife slash, a gunshot wound, or trauma from a blunt object, the likelihood of either the defender or an innocent bystander getting hurt is high. This reality underscores the need for Krav Maga practitioners, especially those dealing with weapon defense, to be proficient in…

ETKM Testing & Midterms

Navigating Your Journey Through Krav Maga: Understanding ETKM’s Curriculum and Testing Introduction: Embark on your Krav Maga journey at East Texas Krav Maga (ETKM) and embrace a path of personal growth, skill mastery, and discipline. Our structured curriculum and comprehensive testing process are designed to guide you every step of the way. Here’s what you need to know. Curriculum Structure:…

Overcome the Paralysis of Fear

At ETKM, we believe in the power of controlled exposure to stress. Through simulated scenarios that mimic real-life threats, students gradually learn to manage their fear and anxiety. This method, akin to immersion therapy, allows the body and mind to get accustomed to the stress of a confrontation. Over time, this exposure reduces the intensity of the freeze response.