3 Krav Maga Principles You Should Use in Your Practice

For those not aware I am an avid Krav Maga practitioner.

I have been training in this self defense system for over 3 years and love it.

This past weekend Nashville Krav Maga and Brazilian Ju Jitsu hosted a Home Invasion Seminar led by  Mr. John Whitman (5th degree Black Belt, president of Krav Maga Alliance, and general badass).

Krav Maga Home Invasion Seminar

This 8 hour seminar was a high speed review of basic Krav Maga principles and techniques that were put to the test in various home invasion scenarios.

“You can’t build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own.”-
Rupert Murdoch

What are You Tracking?

When I was thinking about how to structure this post, the Capital One credit card commercials where the rough and tumble Vikings advertise by asking “What’s in Your Wallet?” kept popping into my mind.


This obviously means I watch too much T.V. but I took the idea and, with a slight adjustment, applied it to running a dental practice.

5 Reasons for a Morning Huddle

Over the first ten years of private practice I was against morning huddles (staff meetings).  Several staff members and dental colleagues tried to convince me they were beneficial but I resisted.

My push back was from three years of, what I considered worthless, staff meetings while in the Navy.  During these meetings it was common for me to think quietly in my mind “if I ever get my own practice I will never do these things…as matter of fact I will avoid all meetings if possible.”

Goal Setting for the New Year

As the New Year approaches the internet is swamped with articles about resolutions, statistics on how many are broken, and advice on how to keep them.  I offer a different approach.  Goal setting for 2014.Goals 2014

Many of you have heard of the S.M.A.R.T. approach to goal setting.  In this post I will revisit this concept and add a couple of items toward S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goal setting.

Maintaining Focus

This is the time of year that I tend to lose focus in my practice.  I want to finish the year out strong but at the same time I want to find time for friends and family during the holidays. It is also the time when I start to look ahead to things I want to accomplish for the upcoming year.

Maintain Focus

Don’t get me wrong.  Goal setting is a good thing.  What I am talking about is a simple case of looking forward to the next game while in the middle of one.  

Working with “Your” Team

This past weekend, while most folks were watching college football, a group of 12 dedicated dentists gathered in a board room to discuss some rather difficult clinical cases.

istock_buildingteamDuring the course, various topics such as occlusion, treatment sequencing, lab costs, TMJ health, dental implant options, bone grafting, restorative options, etc., were discussed.

However, one theme kept surfacing.