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 Post subject: Krav maga
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:22 pm 
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Does anyone have experience of krav maga?

I'm going to my first class next Thursday and am pretty excited!


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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:26 pm 
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I don't personally, but an ex colleague went a lot and showed me some tips. It looks awesome, and I keep meaning to go, so will be very interested in hearing how you get on!

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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
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I've heard a lot of mixed experiences, especially from women. Based on what I know (haven't done it! have had lots of friends try!) I would say don't do things before you're comfortable/ready, ask demos to be done on someone else and learn how to fall. If you haven't done any martial arts before and don't know how to fall, omfgbbq, learn. Once you're comfortable and know a bit about what you're doing, whatever. But be really .... attentive and careful the first couple of weeks, and don't get bullied into doing stupid stuff.


That said, I hope your course is awesome and the warnings I just gave are totally unnecessary.

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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
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One of my relatives is taking this to train for his entry into the military. It sounds really intense but I really would like to try it. Have fun and take it easy!

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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:30 pm 
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the brazilian police famously use krav maga. i had a friend who also taught it to women for free community self defense stuff. it seems to be quite serious!! have fun, i can't wait to hear about how your experience is.

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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:08 pm 
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I've been doing it for 6 months now. It is fun, easy to learn and very effective for real life threatening situations. On the downside I end up full of bruises after every session, once I got my neck a little hurt and from time to time I've received some punches in the head.

Just remember krav maga is not a sport, be very responsible of what you learn because everything that you learn there might cause more damage than what you expect.


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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:56 pm 
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Thanks for the info and advice. I'm very conscious that it's not a sport.

I've never done any martial arts training so may drop the instructor a line to let him know that.


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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:59 pm 
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no need for knowing any martial art.
Probably it will make things easier for you, since you do not need to learn the new techniques on top of other ones.

Anyway my recommendation would be to let the teachers do their work, if there is something they need to know about you they'll ask, they already know what they are doing.
Also I remember to get overexcited and wanted to do everything very fast, specially after seeing how the most experienced students do, just relax and try to focus on doing the techniques right, speed and strength will come up automatically. Be really careful while practicing the drills, we newbies usually do not have a very good coordination, are not so good at measuring our strength and can end up provoking some unwanted damage on others.

Be ready to have a lot of fun, learn a lot of things that fortunately there is a big probability that you'll never have to use, but that will skyrocket your self confidence to the sky, and be ready to end up with big bruises on your forearms while practising the 360 defence :-P


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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:10 pm 
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I started 3 months ago with no prior self-defense or martial arts training & would recommend it to anyone looking to increase their confidence and assertiveness. That's a nice side effect I wasn't expecting. In our classes, they usually have us do a thorough warm-up, make us do fatigue drills until we are exhausted, then get into the actual self-defense technique demonstrations. For the first class, you really only need to bring water & a small towel, but pick up hand wraps/mouth guard/cup if you plan on continuing. Have fun kneeing people in the groin! I'm looking forward to hearing how it went.

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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:38 pm 
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How was the first lesson? did you enjoy it?


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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:10 pm 
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I really want to get into this seriously. I need to find a place in London. Let us know how it went!

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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:58 am 
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How athletic is it? Can people over 30 with knee and joint issues do it?

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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:47 pm 
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Most of the times you can get a lesson for free to test it for yourself.
I'll suggest to try that.


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 Post subject: Re: Krav maga
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:51 am 
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Thanks!

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