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  • #33303
    brindel12
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    At the beginning of class we put our fist in palm and bow. Then we say something. I’m embaressed to ask the word again and it’s meaning. Can someone help me out. Thanks!

    #84274
    bradm
    Member

    Re: Beginning class

    quote brindel12:

    At the beginning of class we put our fist in palm and bow. Then we say something. I’m embaressed to ask the word again and it’s meaning. Can someone help me out. Thanks!

    We never bowed in at the Krav classes I took.

    #84275

    Re: Beginning class

    Some schools do it, particularly if they’re mostly a traditional martial art school. I dislike the practice, but I am not above showing respect to my instructors. My personal favorite is the greeting I was taught in Muay Thai, where one puts their hands together as if praying, touches their hands along the bridge of the nose and bow your head only.

    #84276
    don
    Member

    Re: Beginning class

    Was it anything like this? at 3:59

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CGMWlXosp4

    😀

    #84277
    will
    Member

    Re: Beginning class

    quote brindel12:

    At the beginning of class we put our fist in palm and bow. Then we say something. I’m embaressed to ask the word again and it’s meaning. Can someone help me out. Thanks!

    Might be “Kida”, which as far as I’m aware means “bow” in hebrew, believe it or not.

    #84279
    donjon
    Blocked

    Re: Beginning class

    good to know that i must say it is nice and informative share

    #84280
    kevinmack
    Member

    Re: Beginning class

    The hand in palm thing is a chinese kung fu bow. In Krav Maga you bow with your hands to your side but slightly forward. You bow when the instructor says “kida”…you do not say Kida back. This is done at the begining of class and at the end. Some Israeli instructors expect you to kida after they are done demonstrating something to you.

    This is a good example of what I am saying.
    http://kravmagainc.com/images/Haim-Zut-receives-6th-Dan.png

    Donjon is such a weird spammer. At least be creative instead of using the same 4 phrases.

    #84283
    bradm
    Member

    Re: Beginning class

    quote TacticalTimmy:

    Some schools do it, particularly if they’re mostly a traditional martial art school. I dislike the practice, but I am not above showing respect to my instructors. My personal favorite is the greeting I was taught in Muay Thai, where one puts their hands together as if praying, touches their hands along the bridge of the nose and bow your head only.

    I personally don’t hava a problem with bowing either to show respect to the instructor and the school. When the school owner/chief instructor came in to or left our Krav class, we did bow to him. but, our normal instructor did not require us to bow.

    #84284
    bradm
    Member

    Re: Beginning class

    quote Don:

    Was it anything like this? at 3:59

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CGMWlXosp4

    😀

    Reminds me of the evil Karate instructor in “The Karate kid”.

    #84285
    stuartf
    Member

    Re: Beginning class

    We bow in at the beginning of class and out at the end. All students stand in one line (no priority to belt rank or anything), the instructor says something that sounds like the “kida” mentioned earlier and everyone bows, additionally at the end of class we shake hands with all the other students. I like the no bs, no katas aspects of Krav, but I also appreciate this gesture, particularly after some rough sparring to show “no hard feelings” and appreciation for the training opportunity.

    #84323
    brindel12
    Member

    Re: Beginning class

    Thanks Will. The word is Kida.

    #84329
    joseph-kor
    Member

    Re: Beginning class

    quote Don:

    Was it anything like this? at 3:59

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CGMWlXosp4

    😀

    oh man i laughed so hard watching this 🙂 thanks for sharing

    #84332
    jjbklb
    Member

    Re: Beginning class

    Wow!

    I’ve learned so much from these videos.I think I’ll go take a walk in the slums downtown & see if I can drum up a little practice.:)

    #84337
    don
    Member

    Re: Beginning class

    Anytime Joseph! lol jjb! 😀

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