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Mobility and stability – Article number 2 by Peter Lakatos
 

Mobility and stability 

By Peter Lakatos – Expert level 3 KMG international team of instructors

 

For sure you have heard these words, since most of the fitness trends are trying to explain their goals via mobility, stability balance and other concepts. Not many tough has any clear idea about them, and following Gray Cook and Lee Burton – the founders of FMS – is pretty much always a good idea.

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MOVEMENT QUALITY / LOWERING THE RISK OF INJURY – By Peter Lakatos
 

MOVEMENT QUALITY / LOWERING THE RISK OF INJURY

By Peter Lakatos

 

The screen generally used in preparation typically focuses on the quantitative movement values of the athlete. Strength, strength endurance, speed, reaction time, power, power-endurance, power – just to name a few areas that are possible to test. In this blog I will talk about the importance of movement quality.

Most people forget that every sport has risks, and a training program started with movement of bad quality has the risk of non-contact injuries. Thus an FMS measurement is recommended at the beginning of the program and then every month, and the discovered problems should be improved with corrective exercises. Of course FMS is not a medical test, so a sport medical or other – cardio-logical – check-up can be done prior to the preparation on-demand. But sport-specific sight-testing also has a place here as sight/perception/reaction are of high priority in these sports.

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Imi’s Coffee Shop And Favorite Cake – Blog by Eyal Yanilov
 

A personal story about my experience with Imi

Well, he didn’t own a cake shop, he just used to visit it on a daily basis. When I met Imi he was 64 years old, already retired from military service for 10 years, and he shared his 2 training locations; one in Tel-Aviv and the other in Netanya to his students. So, as a retired gentleman who wasn’t teaching anymore, he had lots of spare time to fill up with his habits, such as sitting almost every morning in a coffee shop. When I became Imi’s right hand, it was in the early 80’s of the last century. We used to meet at his home or in his favorite coffee shop in Netanya called “UGATI” which means “My Cake” in Hebrew. It was considered an establishment to be owned by an Hungarian couple, who had the knowledge to make cakes and coffee like Imi used to consume daily in his hometown. We had there our favorite cake, its name was RIGO YANCHI – and it was probably the tastiest cake I’ve ever had.

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UNDERSTANDING COMBAT MINDSET AND MENTAL CONDITIONING – Revised edition
 

UNDERSTANDING COMBAT MINDSET AND MENTAL CONDITIONING

By Eyal Yanilov and Ole BoeMental conditioning

It’s easy to be happy when you are healthy and successful. But how about when you are in trouble? How would you behave? How would you deal with disappointment, failure and defeat?

While we, the writers, originally came from the worlds of martial arts, training of Governmental units and Special Forces and specialize in how to deal with conflicts, violence and combat, and except our academic backgrounds, like you, we live in a world where most confrontations aren’t violent or physical.

Every confrontation has mental components and we have lots of these small and stressful non-physical conflicts every day and probably multiple times throughout the day. From those minor & annoying ones like the mother in-law who invited the family to dinner or the neighbor blocking in our car to the boss who is extra difficult & gives us last minute assignments. This except the hundreds of small tasks that are saturating (thus stressing) us daily, like emails, text messages, Facebook, phone calls, meetings

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Active shooter defense – blog
 

Active shooter defense – blog from the Krav Maga world

Anyone who has done Krav Maga, even for just a short while, have realized that we are vulnerable to violent attacks from bad people if we are not vigilant and alert to our surroundings. Bad people want something we have; our resources, such as money and valuables, or our life, and we may want to stop that from happening. This knowledge is perhaps one of the biggest reasons for anyone to start doing Krav Maga. Based on this realization, we train our body to become stronger and familiar with movements, and we train our mind to function under stress and make the right decisions. We do this in a dynamic environment against an empty-handed or armed assailant, with returning attackers, multiple attackers, in the dark, in a crowd, getting to safety, etc.

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Self-Defense Gadgets – Pros and Cons
 

self-defense gadgets – Pros and Cons

By Eyal Yanilov

 

Recent events around the world have brought the subject of personal self-defense gadgets to be an interest to many people. I have received many requests to write about this topic and share my point of view about it. Of-course nothing said in this article should be taken as a rule but more as an opinion from someone that has been in the self defense business for most of his life…:)

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KMG – Instructor of the Month February 2016
 

Name:

Dana O’Neal, KMG USA

Age:

45

Marital status:

Married to Greg O’Neal

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The Importance and Meaning of the Combat and Fighting Instructor Course
 

Combat & Fighting instructor course (CFIC) – Blog by Eyal Yanilov

Regarding Combat and Fighting, when we look at the basics of the self-defense section of KMG, we shall always start by teaching a certain technique. From there, we continue with understanding principles and creating variations for dealing with similar but different attacks and problems. This is followed by adding pre-fight and post-fight concepts and possibilities, training under stress, practicing during simulations under different conditions and more.

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KMG – Instructor of the Month January 2016
 

Name:

Jens Christian Andersen, KMG Norway

 

Marital status:

Married

 

Occupation:

Technician

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Knife Attacks and defenses by Dr. Tal Kvores – Part 2
 

Knife Attacks – part 2

Response of the “victim”

The response and knife defenses of the victim depends on the skills, level of awareness and preparation, as well as the situation (to mention that additional visualization techniques are very useful to prepare ourselves to possible / multiple scenarios). The response can vary from panic to strong opposition, but again it depends on the elements mentioned above. One of the most common reactions is freezing or “running for our lives” (the latter one can be actually lifesaving). Therefore, one of the major goals of training is to teach our KMG trainees, instructors and students to recognize and respond … Freezing is NOT an OPTION.

Krav Maga knife defenses

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