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Hello everyone. I'm new to Krav Maga and very motivated to begin training. The only problem is that I live in central Illinois about and hour and a half from the nearest training facility. I've ordered the DVD set and have been studying the book by Imi Sde-Or.
My wife is quite small and not really interested in letting me throw her around, so I need to find someone who shares my interest in Krav training. We have a number of martial arts dojo's here in Peoria, but I don't want to learn how to be an action movie star. I want to learn to eliminate a threat. Karate is ok, don't get me wrong.....but I'm not really into spiritual enlightenment or learning about dragons and snakes. I just want to keep from getting hit in the head with a baseball bat.
So if anyone else is like me and happens to live around Peoria, Il, maybe we can spar and train a couple of times a week. Thanks.
For self-defense, buy Kill or Get Killed, Get Tough, Mr. Cestari's and McCann's DVDs on WW2 combatives, a BOB Dummy and train yourself. As effective and much easier to learn on your own. If you want to spar and compete, find a local TKD dojo.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Yeah, I've been looking at the BOB punching bags to beat the hell out of, they're really cool but a little pricey. Given that I don't have much of an option, I guess its cheaper than joining a training facility. It's really killing me that something as perfect for me as Krav is out there and I just can't learn it the right way around here. I can't even convince anyone I know to learn with me. See....I want to do the whole nine yards; cardio, self defense, hand to hand combat, but everyone I know is lazy and very un-motivated. I've been doing the cardio workouts for a while now and wearing out my heavy bag. The thing that drives me nuts is that you can't even begin to learn the art of krav with a heavy bag alone.
I guess I could practice the motions alone and then hand a total stranger a rubber knife and tell them to stab me. :D We have plenty of mental hospitals that the athorities would encourage me to join. :oops:
Thanks for the help guys, I'll keep training as best I can and hopefully soon I be able start learning the right way!