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…

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…

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…