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          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 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 joined the city police, later becoming the head…

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…

Fear 101

The Problem with Fear At East Texas Krav Maga we teach students to defend themselves. We often find what brought those students to our door is fear. They know deep down inside we live in a violent society where bad people do bad things. As we work with them toward their goals, we often uncover other fears that have to…

Fight Back against Human Trafficking in East Texas

Recently national headlines contained news about children and teens missing in Iowa. It’s always a concern when young people go missing, and in this situation the concern was they were victims of human trafficking. There’s been a lot of chatter about whether the numbers are correct and whether or not the news and social media accounts are accurate. At ETKM…

Why Women’s Self-Defense Is Not Enough

Straight Talk on Women’s Self-Defense and Domestic Violence How big a concern is violent crime for women in Texas? Late last year Texas DPS released a Texas crime analysis with chilling statistics. In 2016, there was one murder every six hours and a rape every 40 minutes. Every 16 minutes someone committed a robbery, and every 7 minutes a Texan…

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…