Self-defense classes should be effective. That’s really the most important aspect of getting involved in taking self-defense classes to begin with. Self-defense classes should make you safer, stronger, and improve your quality of life overall.
In order to be effective, classes have to be teaching you something practical. Something that could really help you if you needed to defend yourself. In addition to that, self-defense classes have to be, challenging, fun, and interesting in some way.
Without those aspects people will lose interest quickly. That’s really easy to understand. If something isn’t fun, or interesting, or seen as something that’s helping people reach a goal, it becomes a burden.
Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes are specifically designed to help people become safer and stronger. We teach real, effective, no-holds-barred, self-defense that empowers people. Our self-defense classes also help people reach personal goals. That has an overall positive effect on people’s lives.
Goals are important.
Having a goal in mind before starting self-defense classes, and setting new goals as you continue to train, is really the best way to personally measure how effective your training is. These goals don’t have to be overly complicated, in fact small, simple, goals are often the best.
People get involved in taking self-defense classes for all kinds of reasons. There are many things that motivate people, in different ways, to start training. Most, if not all, of these reasons have roots in something very personal. These reasons become the goals that people can take action toward achieving.
In a very broad sense, most people already have goals that they want to achieve. Goals at work, in their personal and professional lives, etc. We all have them and we’re personally connected to them. Personal connections to those goals means that there are emotional connections involved. Reaching or exceeding one of those goals makes us generally feel good about ourselves.
Effective self-defense classes provide people the opportunity to reach goals. It’s not just providing an opportunity, though. It’s the dynamic of teaching and learning, the transfer of knowledge, that makes the opportunity become the springboard for success.
Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes.
Thinking about this sort of dynamic in relation to Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes, there are a number of ways that self-defense training affects people’s lives. Some of these effects are easy to understand, and to see. Especially when people reach their goals.
There are also effects that aren’t really measurable. These things are secondary benefits of being involved in Krav Maga self-defense classes that you just can’t get anywhere else. In addition to helping people reach measurable goals like earning their next Krav Maga belt, there are three additional ways Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes improves people’s lives.
1. No-holds-barred self-defense mentality.
Krav Maga is a self-defense system that was specifically designed to teach people who had no self-defense skills to become effective in self-defense skills in a very short period of time. The system was created in Israel by a man named Imi Lichtenfeld at the end of WWII.
Israel had just formed as a nation at the end of the war. The overwhelming majority of people who were emigrating to Israel to restart their lives had absolutely no combat experience. It was Imi’s job to turn these people into Israel’s first military units.
Imi was able to do this because of his childhood experience in boxing, grappling, and because of his experience as a Nazi resistance fighter during the war. Imi knew that people had to learn real, effective, techniques very quickly. He did away with ceremonial elements found in more traditional martial arts. Imi also did away with any consideration for “rules” or “fairness” when developing Krav Maga and training Israel’s new military.
Why this is important.
Self-defense classes at Krav Maga Worldwide aren’t about competition or demonstration. They are about survival. They are about fighting back and overcoming an attacker. It’s exactly the same system that Imi developed for newly formed soldiers who would be defending Israel with their very lives.
Defending yourself on the streets doesn’t leave any sort of latitude for considering what is “fair” or what might be called “dirty”. Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense teaches students to use striking techniques and self-defense tactics that would be called a “foul” in a sport fight or competition setting.
Training in self-defense classes in this way improves people’s lives because it gives them knowledge. It makes people understand that if they really do have to defend themselves it’s not going to be for the sake of earning points, impressing judges, or winning a prize. It’s really life and death.
This sort of knowledge is incredibly important. Every self-defense class at every certified Krav Maga Worldwide training center reinforces this. Our students understand what self-defense really is and what it will really take to fight back, win, and go home safe.
2. Situational awareness.
The way we teach self-defense classes makes students understand the reality of self-defense in the real world. That understanding develops a very important skill called “situational awareness”.
Our students understand what dangerous situations are, and how to avoid them. Think about that for a second. If consistently train to defend yourself against common attacks like chokes, headlocks, bearhugs, arm pulls, etc. you’ll come to understand the positions where those kinds of attacks take place.
Why this is important.
It’s the same sort of awareness that comes from seeing a dark alley or dangerous looking place that you don’t want to go into. You already know that good things aren’t likely to happen there. Self-defense classes at Krav Maga Worldwide really do hone and refine that sensibility.
Our classes train students to think about life and death situations. We put students in positions of disadvantage and make them fight back. Understand what these positions are and why you are vulnerable in them, makes you understand how to avoid them. Students learn how to read a room. They learn how to read a situation.
Our training produces what is basically a constant state of awareness and the ability to identify danger. It doesn’t make people superhuman or invulnerable to being ambushed. However, situational awareness is one of the most valuable skills you can have in regards to personal safety and the safety of your family. If you aren’t there to be attacked, you can’t be attacked. Overall this improves people’s lives and makes them safer.
3. Health and fitness.
Many students have goals that relate to things like losing weight, getting in better shape, getting stronger, getting leaner, etc. Even if your goals aren’t directly related to those things, you will get in the best shape of your life by being consistent in Krav Maga self-defense classes.
Training at Krav Maga Worldwide is effective. It is fun and interesting. It’s also physically challenging. Self-defense training and self-defense classes at Krav Maga Worldwide push your body in a way that nothing else does. The result is that your body adapts by getting leaner, stronger, and more flexible.
Why this is important.
Overall health and fitness is important to everyone’s life. The fact that it’s important is easy to understand. Getting in shape and working out aren’t always a fun idea for many people, though. What’s great about self-defense classes at Krav Maga Worldwide is that the workout involved has a purpose. It’s engaging and it’s in the context of gaining valuable skills in the transfer of knowledge that takes place.
Many students say that they love taking Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes because it doesn’t seem like a workout. It’s not the same a sitting on cardio equipment for hours every week or working through a set and rep-scheme of exercises.
Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes improve people’s lives because they get people into great shape. Our classes improve cardiovascular performance, burn fat, and build musle. Whether a person’s goal is to get in better shape or not, our self-defense classes make a positive difference when it comes to health and wellness.
Start training with us.
Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers are the only place to get the best self-defense classes. If you want to take self-defense classes that are effective, teach you a no-holds-barred fighting system, build situational awareness, and get you into amazing shape, contact us today.
Our certified training centers are staffed by expert instructors who have dedicated literally years of their lives to their training and to their teaching. Click on this link for a searchable map that will bring up the closest certified training center to your location. You can also call us at 800-572-8624 and we’ll help you.