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I don't know if KM is for me ?

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  • #16
    Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

    it's not age so much because I work at staying fit but it is a factor
    but more it's the illness
    Should I tell the instructor I have an illness and have to pace?

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    • #17
      Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

      Originally posted by KMKY View Post
      Don't let age be the thing that a keeps you from it, I have a 58 year old woman in my class that just reached level 2. She is one of the most determined people in class, she never quits. She worked at her own pace in the beginning and has steadily improved.

      I couldn't agree more with this. My mother also does Krav Maga. She turned 60 last month and plans on testing for level 5 within the year.

      To Niceguy: You should absolutely be upfront with your instructor about any illness or injury. As was previously stated, instructors do not want you injuring or stressing yourself in class to the point you are unable to defend yourself on the street.

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      • #18
        Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

        Originally posted by Niceguy View Post
        it's not age so much because I work at staying fit but it is a factor
        but more it's the illness
        Should I tell the instructor I have an illness and have to pace?
        I'd tell the instructor, but I'd also consult with a doctor. Obviously the only way to improve will be to push yourself, so know what the limits/symptoms are before you start. For example it'd be OK for a healthy person to continue when they're out of breath, but an asthmatic person might need to take that as sign to stop before they trigger an attack.

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        • #19
          Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

          Originally posted by Joseph Kor View Post
          This job of yours sound very risky. generally speaking, knowing any kind of Self defense is a positive thing and can be useful. KM, is probably one of the best programs that can offer you what you may require. while therer's a big emphasis on fitness, this doesnt necessraily mean that you need it to pull of some of the techniques. KM SD maneuvers arent about strength or stamina. furthermore, not every school practice alot of groundwork and i've heard some provide very littel, so you might want to look for that school who has more tools on how to fight on the ground if that interest you.




          with that said,

          if you're not working in the law enforcement or serving in the military, and you find yourself in constant danger during your work. taking SD lessons might not be the first option to consider in solving the problem.
          I'd have to disagree. Self defense (in any study or form) is an excellent way to mitigate this gentleman's dangerous situations from escalating too much so as to cause harm.

          Niceguy, I would look into more diciplined studies like Kung Fu, Tase Kwon Do, or even Karate. although they may seem to be the more "mainstream" studies, they are still veyr effective. What sets them apart from others I have studied is the martial art focuses in more on discipline and being humble, rather than aggressive defensie mechanics. I was in Tae Kwon Do for years, and it taught me to be humble but firm in my defense methods.

          Also, ain regards to the legal aspect of your concern, if you are using the proper amount of force so as to justifiably and properly disarm, disable (not handicap), or subdue someone in your place of business because it is your employment responsibility, you are allowed to do so. Key word in that sentence is "justifiably"!
          "Don't ever be afraid of that which can save your life including self defense weapons...that includes your mind."

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          • #20
            Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

            Driving a taxi can be an unpredictable and dangerous job. As someone else asked, are you your own boss or do you work for a company? If you work for a company, what is your policy(ies) on accepting fares/denying service? What is your policy(ies) on physically resisting assault and/or carrying self-defense tools? What features does your cab have - e.g. do you have any hard separation between the front and rear compartments?

            No self-defense training may be enough to help you overcome or nullify the dangers resulting from the combination of physical impairment and a risky job. You may have to realize that driving a cab may not be the best choice for you and that another line of work may be better for your general well-being and safety.


            Btw, "humble" and "firm" does not mean much when you're being assaulted by some drunk idiot who doesn't care what kind of demeanor you have.

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            • #21
              Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

              [quote=Don;55164]Driving a taxi can be an unpredictable and dangerous job. As someone else asked, are you your own boss or do you work for a company? If you work for a company, what is your policy(ies) on accepting fares/denying service? What is your policy(ies) on physically resisting assault and/or carrying self-defense tools? What features does your cab have - e.g. do you have any hard separation between the front and rear compartments?

              My response
              I work for myself
              I can deny service to anyone I want
              No policy on resisting Assault
              I carry self defense tools
              No hard seperation I work in a fairly upscale area but still an occasional problem
              No one said anything about physical impairment
              Believe it or not other drivers can be a problem too

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              • #22
                Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

                [QUOTE=Niceguy;55168]
                Originally posted by Don View Post
                Driving a taxi can be an unpredictable and dangerous job. As someone else asked, are you your own boss or do you work for a company? If you work for a company, what is your policy(ies) on accepting fares/denying service? What is your policy(ies) on physically resisting assault and/or carrying self-defense tools? What features does your cab have - e.g. do you have any hard separation between the front and rear compartments?

                My response
                I work for myself
                I can deny service to anyone I want
                No policy on resisting Assault
                I carry self defense tools
                No hard seperation I work in a fairly upscale area but still an occasional problem
                No one said anything about physical impairment
                Believe it or not other drivers can be a problem too
                Niceguy,

                The first thing I would suggest, since you work for yourself, is that if you feel this is enough of a problem to warrant self defense tools and the possibility of taking krav, that you get a hard separator for your car. Whether you are in an 'up-scale' area or not, if you feel your physical well being is threatened, why not do something about it?

                It would be nice to know what sort of limitations your illness DOES place on you. I know you said it is difficult to explain, but understanding what it keeps you from doing would be helpful. Can you not heavily exert yourself for any length of time? Does it limit your ability to move in any way? etc.

                Krav Maga is a system designed to be learned by anyone, and can be scaled to your capabilities. The primary requirement for someone walking in the door is determination, and a willingness to learn. A lot of our techniques do focus on the aggressive response to a violent encounter, because that is reality. If you have to defend your life, you have to be willing to pull out all the stops. If you are in fear of bodily harm, you have to be willing to cause bodily harm to the attacker, because they have no issues doing it to you. Not only that, but your willingness (not eagerness) to do so will be evident in your body language, and may de-escalate the situation without violence. Your positioning in relation to a potential threat increases your disadvantage, and your ability and willingness to respond violently to an attack is a necessity if you feel you are in regular danger.

                You have to remember, anyone can sue for anything in this country. I just heard of a case where a robber entered a victim's house, shot him, and the victim shot the robber three times. Guess what, the robber sued the victim. That doesn't mean he won though. Fear of a lawsuit needs to be the last thing on your mind, until you feel you are safe enough to let it in again. In krav maga, one of the principles is to identify the primary and secondary threats, and deal with them by priority when possible. In your case, the threat of a lawsuit is at the very end of that priority list.

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                • #23
                  Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

                  [quote=Niceguy;55168]
                  Originally posted by Don View Post
                  Driving a taxi can be an unpredictable and dangerous job. As someone else asked, are you your own boss or do you work for a company? If you work for a company, what is your policy(ies) on accepting fares/denying service? What is your policy(ies) on physically resisting assault and/or carrying self-defense tools? What features does your cab have - e.g. do you have any hard separation between the front and rear compartments?

                  My response
                  I work for myself
                  I can deny service to anyone I want
                  Then you can also refuse service to potentially problematic or dangerous customers too.

                  No policy on resisting Assault
                  I carry self defense tools
                  Make sure you know when/how you can use them or otherwise protect yourself.

                  No hard seperation I work in a fairly upscale area but still an occasional problem
                  Why not look into adding some sort of similar protection into your vehicle?

                  No one said anything about physical impairment
                  Ok, no "physical impairment" per se, but if you have a medical condition or chronic illness that prohibits or inhibits your ability to work out strenuously, then you're not going to gain the full benefit of whatever it is you're training in.

                  Believe it or not other drivers can be a problem too
                  Believe it or not? You see where I live, don't you?
                  The difference is that other drivers are not inside your cab with you. If you're Consistently experiencing problems with other drivers, then perhaps there is a chance that something about your driving is contributing to that problem.

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                  • #24
                    Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

                    Thanks

                    Appreciate the feedback guys

                    It gives me some things to think about

                    There are three martial arts schools near by
                    I will look in to them

                    KM seems like the best choice so far but I will need to watch a practice

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                    • #25
                      Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

                      I have another reason I don't know if his is for me.
                      Two actually, but one is physical and I'll work that out, the other is cost.
                      Lay it on me.
                      Because while some of yous might be rolling in it, Im not sure I can swing it, no matter how driven I am.

                      So east coast dollars, what does it cost monthly.

                      Thanks

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                      • #26
                        Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

                        Originally posted by Niceguy View Post
                        Thanks

                        Appreciate the feedback guys

                        It gives me some things to think about

                        There are three martial arts schools near by
                        I will look in to them

                        KM seems like the best choice so far but I will need to watch a practice
                        Whichever school you are checking out, ask if they offer a free trial class or two where you can actually participate too...

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                        • #27
                          Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

                          Originally posted by Ingus View Post
                          I have another reason I don't know if his is for me.
                          Two actually, but one is physical and I'll work that out, the other is cost.
                          Lay it on me.
                          Because while some of yous might be rolling in it, Im not sure I can swing it, no matter how driven I am.

                          So east coast dollars, what does it cost monthly.

                          Thanks
                          Sorry but there's one size fits all in terms of cost. Even in the same region it depends on what classes are offered, membership types. You can look at this thread for ideas

                          http://www.kravmaga.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4547
                          Do, or do not. There is no try - Jedi Master Yoda
                          This is Krav, not scrapbooking- Instructor Jeremy Stafford
                          Krav Air - We serve up NUTS
                          - San Antonio Center's Mock Airplane Motto
                          Disneyland, but more violent - SashaTheStrange explaining KM to a friend
                          Know who you are and what you're capable of. Walk away if you can. Run away if you must. Defend yourself if you have no other choice.- Instructor Steve Tornovish

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                          • #28
                            Re: I don't know if KM is for me ?

                            Originally posted by Ingus View Post
                            I have another reason I don't know if his is for me.
                            Two actually, but one is physical and I'll work that out, the other is cost.
                            Lay it on me.
                            Because while some of yous might be rolling in it, Im not sure I can swing it, no matter how driven I am.

                            So east coast dollars, what does it cost monthly.

                            Thanks
                            Also, from my experience, many instructors are more interested in getting the knowledge out to those that need it, than getting a signed contract for a membership. You could likely work out a special arrangement for your situation, whether it is class by class, or something else. Especially in our current economy, I think tight budgets something many of us deal with.

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