European Federation of Krav Maga USA
New Jersey


Have you ever faced things that just need to be done? I do. Everyday. So I’ll address one major derailer of getting things done – angry emotions. Krav Maga comes into play when what needs to be done is into the realm of self-defense, that is you or yours are in danger, the real one, the one that can injure and leave you and yours without options and physically diminished. This is the mindset and practicality:
  • Unlike competitive martial arts, where limits are placed on the type of techniques used or the areas targeted, Krav Maga has no limitations. Groin shots, the eyes, throat, and face, are all fair game.
  • Therefore Krav Maga does not hold competitions and does not seek to be represented in the Olympics as the danger to the participants would simply be too great.
  • Krav Maga is designed for self-defense, combat, and worst case scenarios. A major part of the training involves the ability to handle such stressful situations, both physically and mentally.
So restrain from using it and find solutions that do not need engagement and at the same time keep practicing like if all were to happen tomorrow or right now. Making it work means delaying response and understanding how to disconnect our monkey brain and only in ultimate cases uses Krav Maga as the solution tool – anger is therefore not the solution (3). Great Time in Europe – Black Belt Seminar Below a great moment as me and European Vice President of EFKM (Master Paulo Pereira at the center) and Norway FEKM responsible ( Bjarne Bjorge) end a 9 hours review of the Black Belt Program.   Krav Maga lifestyle resources: 1) Video – Krav Maga – Front Choke Tutorial  Step by Step on the key details of this technique, it should be supported by in class work and review. 2) Book –  Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It Hardcover – by Chris Voss – been in my readings and helped in the 8 hours flight from Europe – the most effective tactics for negotiation ….these come down to a profound understanding of the human condition and of how does our brain work. 3) Anger Management – Extracts from the article:
  1. Be observant. Perceiving how other people are feeling is a critical component of emotional intelligence, and it’s particularly key in negotiations …” Or “You say you’re angry, but you seem somewhat pleased. Are you truly upset about something? Or are you trying to intimidate me?”
  2. Don’t be afraid to exert direct influence on your counterpart’s emotions. This may sound manipulative or even unscrupulous, but you can use this influence for good. For example, if your counterpart seems anxious or angry, injecting humor or empathetic reassurance can dramatically change the tone of the interaction. By the same token, if your counterpart seems overconfident or pushy, expressing well-placed anger can inspire a healthy dose of fear.