Sparring in Krav Maga... Should You?

A discussion I have often heard amongst practitioners of self-defence and Krav Maga systems is whether sparring should be included in the curriculum. There are many valid arguments for both sides and different schools and instructors approach it differently. Here are my two cents.

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100 Fights in 100 Minutes Charity Event

Perth Sunday 12th June, 12:30PM

Push your limits and contribute to a great cause.

100% of the funds raised through this event will be donated to charity.

The Concept: A friendly 100 rounds of sparring for charity! Benefitting Operation Rainbow Australia, who provide free surgery each year to children with facial deformities in the Phillipines.

How it works: We are seeking sponsors for each fighter for each of the 100 rounds they are able to fight. It could be a dollar per round, or it could be ten cents per round. Every dollar helps. Each round will be one minute and fighters will change partners every round.

What can I do? It’s easy. To register as a participant please download the forms below, and follow the instructions. Or if you are thinking of coming down to watch, make sure and get here early as space is limited!

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Venn Diagrams and Martial Arts: Tradition, Sport and Self Defence

A topic that has been coming up in conversation and discussion over and over again over the past few weeks has been the differences between combat sports, self-defence and martial arts.

To the average person with no martial arts experience, they are often overlapping, perhaps even interchangeable. Indeed, most martial arts schools advertise all three regardless of the style they teach.

But are they exactly the same? If they are not, do they overlap and to what extent? Or are they totally different, or even mutually exclusive, modes of training?

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