One Rule

The One Thing You Should Teach your kids about Adults     Trying to get through to kids to keep them safe can be a challenge!! They are naturally curious and get conflicting instructions from the parents, one moment they are told to not to talk to strangers while the next moment they are being…

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Gardai Hunting Child Predator

COMMUNITY ALERT: INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER MAN ATTEMPTS TO ABDUCT TWO GIRLS” The Day after we published our Child Safety Guide, which pulls together some of the  most important ideas in keeping children safe , this report hits the news.  A number of news sources are reporting this.   Gardai are hunting the man who tried to…

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How your Respect for Authority Can Get you Hurt

As human being we come with Cognitive biases, These are automatic responses to particular situations. A powerful cognitive bias is the ’Authority’ bias.   In this case with authority bias we are prone to follow the instructions of someone we perceive to be in authority. How we decide on the presence and veracity of authority can…

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Why No one will Help You if Your Attacked

Just before Christmas a past student and friend, we will call him ‘P’, came across the aftermath of a women being assaulted and robbed, spotting the culprit he gave chase calling for help from some bystanders, none was provided, Despite threatening to ‘stick’ ‘P’, the muggers was taken down and arrested. When I mentioned this…

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3 Stories that Prove You Can Fight Back and Win

Below are three recent real life stories that show the difference fighting back can make! Just this week a 12 Year old Girl escaped and attempted abduction by Punching her assailant in the face. She was walking home from school when he attempted to grab her, by fighting back she was able to make her escape…

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Meditations on Toughness

We sometimes confuse Toughness with size and noise, a loud voice and a swagger. True toughness is quiet, it watches, weighs up and act decisively, it knows Fear is dictator or servant The Bully is loud and ‘big’, they are controlled by their fear of being found out. Real toughness respects fears, it understands it’s…

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Key Elements of an Self Defence System

An effective self defence system such as Krav Maga must deal with the real world situations we face in our every day lives, including situations such as being approached or attacked by mugger or threatened by drunken thugs. In particular for women, the threat of sexual assault and being pinned to a wall or the…

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How Fast Can you learn Krav Maga

There are many aspects of Krav Maga that make it unique but one of the most important things that makes it stand out is it  focused on teaching you how to protect yourself as quickly as possible. If you were to take karate classes, for example, you learn techniques and forms that are based around…

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How long do you need to Train for

How Long Do You Need to Train in Self Defence and Martial Arts? As a self defence instructor, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is “How long do I need to train for?” If you take martial arts as a basis for this question then it makes sense, we grow up watching…

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