Beginner Class (B2) Movement in fighting stance (forward, backward, left, right) Knees Basic Takedown Defense (changing height, moving feet) Drill: 1 kick shield holder, 1 striker, 1 attacker. Striker puts kick shield holder in control position, using the kick shield holder as a human shield against the attacker. When the drill starts, the attacker must […]
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A man and a woman broke into a Wheat Ridge motel room, pistol whipped a guest and shot the victim’s service dog, who was trying to protect her owner. The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the American Motel, just off Interstate 70 and Kipling Street, police said. The assailants stole personal belongings […]
December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009 Today marks the eighth year since David Carradine, the actor who left his imprint on martial arts history when he starred in ABC’s Kung Fu television series, passed away. Countless senior practitioners in dojo across the country received their first exposure to the martial arts because of Carradine, […]
DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Denver need help finding Shawn Winkler, wanted in connection with a homicide the occurred 39 years ago. Winkler is wanted for second-degree murder in connection with the 1978 murder that happened in Denver. Winkler is known to be homeless and frequents the area of downtown Denver and South Broadway. Shawn Winkler […]
BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Broomfield and the FBI have teamed up to catch a bank robber who walked into a bank while pointed a gun at people. The bank robber walked into the Chase Bank on 121st Avenue while pointing a gun at people. (credit: FBI) After taking the money, he ran off. (credit: […]
In a universe populated by hardened ex-champs who have about as much personality as a worn-out boxing glove, muay Thai authority Master Toddy stands out. A jovial fellow, he’s as entertaining a host as one could hope for in the martial arts. But put him on a mat with his students or in the corner […]
Read Part 1 here. ON THE ROPES The muay Thai trainer known as Master Toddy likes to have his students cut their teeth on a specially designed striking pad that’s positioned near the ropes that surround one of his boxing rings. “You can stand in front and hit it to get your distance with uppercuts […]
Keep your finger someplace other than the trigger until you are ready to shoot. This is a fundamental gun safety rule that needs to be followed. Photo: author When it comes to defensive gun training courses, safety is the responsibility of the instructor. The instructor’s job is to make constant assessments to ensure that the […]
Editor’s note: I met Aaron over the Internet just a day or two after his initial Good Samaritan incident and spoke with him at length about it at that time. We kept in touch and he has since become a student and a friend. I’ve followed the developments and the evolution of his thoughts on […]
On Friday, November 3rd, 2017, Krav Maga Alliance Founder John Whitman was awarded his 6th Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga by a committee of his peers. John received his 5th Degree Black Belt from Wingate Institute in 2012. Rankings after 5th Degree are awarded by merit, and John was recognized for his efforts in […]
Congratulations to Katie Toliao Hurd, who was just named the Krav Maga Alliance Instructor of the Year for 2017. Katie is a Black Belt instructor at Combat Sports Academy in Dublin, CA. She is also an incredibly accomplished Muay Thai fighter, a member of the Krav Maga Alliance Training Team, and a true leader. She […]
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Hugh Carey, Summit Daily Outside a holding cell at the Summit County Jail, where a man died of a heart attack while in alcohol withdrawal. The county government agreed to pay his family $3.5 million in the second settlement tied to jail misconduct allegations in four months. Summit County has reached a preliminary $3.5 million […]