What is Krav Maga?

The definition, according to OxfordDictionaries.com, is:

Krav Maga (ˈkräv məˈgä):  A form of self-defense and physical training, first developed by the Israeli army in the 1940s, based on the use of reflexive responses to threatening situations.

After a little over 6 months practicing Krav Maga, here is my definition:

Krav Maga:  A self-defense system designed around natural reactions, efficient movements, and violent, overwhelming counter-attacks.

If you are not familiar with Krav Maga, here is a video that shows many of the techniques in real world conditions, including a home invasion and attempted carjacking:


Krav Maga Compendium from TKM on Vimeo.

As you can see from the video, Krav Maga is a powerful self-defense system.   [Read more...]

Where’s Alan Reeves? – The Final Post

Where’s Alan Reeves? – The Final Post - Reaching #1Welcome back to my journey to being 1st on Google.  This is the final update for my attempt to rank this site first on Google for my name, Alan Reeves.  If you missed any of the posts, you can find the first one here and last week’s here (126).

As of last week, 6/22/14, this site hit #1.  It has been a very, very long journey, ranging from #91 all the way to the top.  So, let’s take a look at the journey itself, starting with Google.

There are 24 sites that hit the top 5.  Some hit just once (like Triberr) with the top site showing up at 152 times (BlueCapra).  Here is a nice pie graph that shows up the relative number of occurrences for these results:

Where’s Alan Reeves? – The Final Post - Google results by site

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Where’s Alan Reeves? – Getting To 1st On Google – Week 126

Where’s Alan Reeves? – Getting To 1st On Google – Week 126 - At last, 1st on Google!!!!!Welcome back to my journey to being 1st on Google.  This is the 126th update for my attempt to rank first for my name, Alan Reeves.  If you missed any of the posts, you can find the first one here and last week’s here (125).  Below are the results as of Sunday, 6-22-14 (click here to do your own search for Alan Reeves on Google). Drum roll please….:

This week I’m at #1 on Google.  Overall, my top 5 results decreased 26 spots with 4 of the top 5 results occurring in the first 25 places.  As a whole, I showed up 9 times in the top 100 search results, but that is okay… I’M AT #1!!!!! (at least, for right now…) [Read more...]

Where’s Alan Reeves? – Getting To 1st On Google – Week 125

Welcome back to my journey to being 1st on Google. I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day.  If you did not get a chance yesterday to tell your dad how much you appreciated him, take time to do that today.  Some people no longer have that option.

This is the 125th update for my attempt to rank first for my name, Alan Reeves.  If you missed any of the posts, you can find the first one here and last week’s here (124).   Below are the results as of Sunday, 6-15-14 (click here to do your own search for Alan Reeves on Google):

This week I’m at #1 on Google.  Overall, my top 5 results increased 17 spots with 4 of the top 5 results occurring in the first 25 places.  As a whole, I showed up 11 times in the top 100 search results. [Read more...]

Where’s Alan Reeves? – Getting To 1st On Google – Week 124

Welcome back to my journey to being 1st on Google. This is the 124th update for my attempt to rank first for my name, Alan Reeves.  If you missed any of the posts, you can find the first one here and last week’s here (123).   Below are the results as of Sunday, 6-8-14 (click here to do your own search for Alan Reeves on Google):

This week I’m at #1 on Google.  Overall, my top 5 results increased 6 spots with 4 of the top 5 results occurring in the first 25 places.  As a whole, I showed up 10 times in the top 100 search results. [Read more...]