Showing posts from July, 2013

Suprise by Moshe Katz, Krav Maga Instructor, Israel

Surprise by Moshe Katz , Krav Maga Instructor, Israel Training with one of my mentors, Prof Arthur Cohen of New York. He taught me to think outside the box. B am !   Slam ! What just happened?! What just happened is I hit you. There was no warning, this is not usually how I start a blog, you got caught by surprise and now you are on the floor. In most cases if you are untrained and you are on the floor, it is all over for you. You will be kicked in the ribs and they will stomp on your head. The result: serious injury,  possible brain damage, perhaps even death. And you were not ready for this? You see, most martial arts schools and even the vast majority or Krav Maga styles will NOT prepare you for this sort of attack. The punch that knocked you down is the punch you did not see and not anticipate.  But what do you see at most commercial Krav Maga schools? I will tell you what you see. You see a lot of action, a lot of sweating, people wearing sports

Airline Crash Safety by Moshe Katz

Airline Crash, Safety By Moshe Katz, Krav Maga Instructor, Israel   Asiana Air Flight 214 Accident in San Francisco - 2013  OK, I have to speak up. I have said this before but I will say it again.  I just read about the airline crash landing in San Francisco, USA, flight from Korea. By some miracle only two passengers were killed.  Well, part of it is Miracle and part is airline safety improvements that were made as a result of lessons learned from past disasters. As we say in Israel, "None is as wise as he who has experience." But there is more, and there is something that upsets me.  As a very frequent flyer I also see the faults. The flight attendants read the safety regulations, occasionally someone will try to be funny and give a better performance but on the whole they know they are "fulfilling their duty" and no one is listening.  As one who often listens, sometimes twice per day, I can say that this listening is actually quite worthless.