Regular Training Matters [Krav Maga for Writers]

Regular Training Matters [Krav Maga for Writers]

My day job has taken me out of town quite a bit lately. This means some good things like airplane reading time, meeting up with friends in NYC repeatedly and so much good food. However, it throws my Krav Maga training schedule off. Add that to a two-week holiday...
Willing to Take a Punch [Krav Maga for Writers]

Willing to Take a Punch [Krav Maga for Writers]

I’ve been upping my Krav Maga training schedule for the last month. I try to make sure I’m there at least four times a week, usually for a few hours. This means strength training in addition to learning Krav Maga techniques. It also means more sparring...
Fatigue and the Fight Scene [Krav Maga for Writers]

Fatigue and the Fight Scene [Krav Maga for Writers]

In the Krav Maga for writers posts, I’ve talked about the actual fighting, the moves and the reactions. These, of course, are valuable for plotting out fight scenes. There is another element that comes into play during these action sequences: fatigue. Sure, a...
Breaking the Big Guys Down [Krav Maga for Writers]

Breaking the Big Guys Down [Krav Maga for Writers]

A typical petite, urban fantasy heroine takes out a guy twice her size. We read it often, and I hear readers suggest she couldn’t really win that fight without supernatural abilities. It’s her vampire speed, the animal instincts of werewolf nature or magic...
Krav Maga Lesson on Distraction

Krav Maga Lesson on Distraction

Another month of Krav Maga classes, another round of lessons for writers. Last time, I touched on speed prevailing over strength. Today’s takeaway is another for the little guy: Distraction. Many Krav Maga moves can be fight enders. That’s the goal. We...