Showing posts from February, 2010

Escaping from Zip Ties

Ok , so you are in a foreign country, you don't speak the language and for reason's we don't need to know you find yourself in the back of a van with a horrible headache and your hands zip tied together. Hell, it could've been a rave party gone bad, a local girl who neglected to tell you her brother was a mob boss, you're a journalist in area's that don't appreciate reporters, or you're on a Mexican walkabout where the police are more crooked than the criminals (not that you would know anything about that Buddha...). Whatever the reason I thought these videos clips on how to escape from zip-ties restraints might prove to be useful! Check them out! *These videos come courtesy of it's a pretty cool website, check it out. Jeremy Z. a fellow Kravist from class forwarded this to me a while back. Enjoy! ~Craig

Sparring & Survival Skills

I often get asked whether or not we spar in class. Usually this question comes from sincere, energetic, young men who have little or no experience and are looking to somehow prove their manly worth in the pecking order of Darwinian life. This question is asked with an intensity that reflects their belief that one's ability to spar well is directly related to the ability to protect, defend and most importantly to pro-create! They seem to have this idea that if they train hard enough and spar well enough they will turn into some bullet proof superhero that will get lucky with all of the ladies like those guys on the AXE body spray commercials (or if you're from my generation the dudes from the old Bugle Boy Jean commercials...excuse me are those Bugle Boy Jeans you're wearing?!) :-) Now don't get me wrong, we DO SPAR in class. We spar in all ranges: Kickboxing, Grappling, MMA, Clinch, with and without weapons... we spar no contact, light contact and sometimes when the moo