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Grounded

May 12, 2015

Many people, especially in the grappling world, will say that most real fights (even 90%) will go to the ground. I’m not sure if there are ‘real’ stats on this, or is this just a mythical number. Fights that end on the ground are because people are untrained and get easily taken down, or people […]

The difference between Combat Sambo and Krav Maga

November 13, 2014

Krav Maga is another popular martial art that people often come and ask me if it has any similarities with Combat Sambo. Krav Maga meaning “combat contact”, in Hebrew, is a combat system that is said to used by the Israeli military. It has become very popular and is taught around the world with different […]

Guns Ablaze

March 13, 2013

With the shooting massacre that killed many in Connecticut USA some  months ago, the topic of guns and gun controlled is being discussed again, even here in Canada. It was a shocking event because the vast majority of the victims were young children. So what is my view on guns? As my students and those […]

Bully Buster

December 25, 2012

Bullying is a recent topic that has hit the media by storm. It is the theme of the year for many schools, here in Quebec too. Due to recent suicides here in North America caused by being bullied, the topic of school bullying is out there. Bullying isn’t a local problem, its international. Japan, where […]

Certification Circus

June 13, 2012

It seems everywhere I look in the fitness and martial art industry; everyone seems to have certifications from A to Z. If there’s something new and fashionable in the industry, people are running out to get certified in it. I’m not knocking down certificates, I do think they are useful, but I feel some people […]

Train No-Gi or with Gi?

November 8, 2011

I’ve recently read certain popular martial art trainers claim that training with a Gi (or Kurtka in my case) is out dated and has no practical use. They also say that no gi training has more practicality for real life self-defense situations. Bold statements. The recent decline in Gi training has come from the booming […]

Knife defense useless?

June 9, 2011

  As you know, at my school, Club Kozak, I teach realistic and very simple knife defense techniques. We practice and train with resistance. Yes, defending against a knife is not the same thing as defending against a punch or an MMA match. It is a lot harder and can have some serious consequences. It […]

Intervene or not?

October 20, 2009

I was shopping at a  small Asian grocery store this past weekend. While I was on my way, I noticed a man cursing out loud. I guessed he was a bit mentally unstable, so I just passed him by not taking much care in it. When I got in the store, there was a man […]

Gun Range

May 14, 2009

Coach practicing at gun range  . If one is going to teach gun defense, learning, handling and actually shooting a handgun is  necessary.