October 24, 2007 at 4:55 am #30306
Probably thinking too far into it too since I’m only on my second week of KM, BUT I do have 20 hours of Krav in already since I’ve been doubling up all my classes.
Now I am worried about my Level 2 classes, as only 4 are available a week as opposed to the 10 L1 classes.
I wanted to get to L2 in a month which I will do, and L3 in another 1 1/2, which will be hard to achieve with only 4 times a week, anyone have any suggestions on how to get in more than 4 times a week? I was thinking of perhaps joining another KM location but not sure.
Ok rambling at this point so I’ll stop. Just wanted to post my thoughts.October 24, 2007 at 5:42 am #57156
I feel your pain Iím in the same boat somewhat. Even though Iím at the NTC-SO I still always want more.
The things that worked for me were to train with other members at off times when there was a free mat. Grab the booklet and go over the material have your partner review you on the material for that level.
You also might discuss this with your favorite instructor and see if they are available for off time private lessons. I do those a few times a week as well and they really helped me to assimilate the material quicker.
Also once you become a level 2 it doesnít mean you canít or shouldnít take level 1 classís. They are still a great workout and will do nothing but help to hone your technique.
Thatís just what works for me, hope that helped.October 24, 2007 at 5:50 am #57162la-revanchaMember
20 classes in 2 weeks!
I think your worries are premature. When its time for you to advance, speak with your instructors about any schedule alterations.October 24, 2007 at 5:56 am #57164
Thanks CJ’sDad, much appreciated. Very good advice too
I honestly can’t get enough Krav in and today it just got me to thinking when I looked at the schedule and noticed the higher the level, the less training available. Made me sad a little, yeah I know 🙄 but still.
I’ve been hanging back watching the other levels too and just can’t wait till it’s my turn to advance. The higher levels REALLY look like a lot of fun 😈October 24, 2007 at 5:56 am #57165
[quote:1bfbe849b1=\”La Revancha\”]20 classes in 2 weeks!
Isn’t that normal?October 24, 2007 at 5:59 am #57166
[quote:b4875eedee=\”CJs Dad\”][quote:b4875eedee=\”La Revancha\”]20 classes in 2 weeks!
Isn’t that normal?[/quote:b4875eedee]
haha – I thought that was the norm … it’s in my blood, I am just trying to get my money’s worth!October 24, 2007 at 3:20 pm #57180kpalenaMember
I wouldn’t worry so much about numbers. I would make sure that you have all the level one techniques nailed down solid before you worry about moving up. Jumping levels too fast can leave you with just enough knowledge to hurt yourself. Remember that quality always trumps qualtity.October 24, 2007 at 4:09 pm #57182nixxonMember
I’ve been doing Krav for about 2 months now and we just had a test. Some of the students felt that I’m a natural and tried to get me to test a few weekends ago. Well the instructor basically said that nobody will test until they have 4 months under thier belt. Thats not only because you need to get technique down, but also because you need to train until it becomes instinct.
I would say hoping to advance that fast is a little unrealistic as the level 3 students where I’m at have been doing it for 3 years.
2 cents…October 24, 2007 at 4:15 pm #57183jay99Memberquote :
I would have to agree on this one. I think your ambition is fantastic but, in my humble opinion, knowing the system and being able to react with instinct is far more important than climbing the ladder so to speak. Does your school offer the fight classes? Maybe add those in to your training mix. It certainly changes the dynamic. In my first fight class I remember that feeling of – hey , what happened??? I was doing so well against focus mitts.
The belts will come. Work on being the best you can be until your school offers more. I have never heard of to many classes hurting anyone.October 24, 2007 at 4:25 pm #57184
Actually to Jamieís credit I see him in level 1 & 2 classís all the time giving credence to what I mentioned earlier about still taking lower level classís to work on instinctual response and getting a great workout.
PS: I was wondering what that look on your face was. j/kOctober 24, 2007 at 6:30 pm #57187
So what you are saying is that that training 1 or 2 times a week for 4 months and training 10 times a week for 4 months you will have the same progression in your instincts, not quicker?
So if it takes 4 months to have the techniques down to instinct and it doesn’t matter how many hours you take then logic has me to believe that I should just train the twice a week because taking more classes really doesn’t make a difference?October 24, 2007 at 6:33 pm #57189
The belts will come. Work on being the best you can be until your school offers more. I have never heard of to many classes hurting anyone.[/quote:75d1596eb0]
For the belts not worried about them, I just want to take the more advanced classes as quickly and proficiently as possible.October 24, 2007 at 8:01 pm #57197jay99Member
Like the old saying goes \” Practice makes perfect\” or at least close to perfect, right?
That being said I would go out an a limb and say the more your train the more you will progress. Obviously every body develops instincts differently. Some may pick up on striking pretty fast but when they get to the ground they struggle to learn as quick or vice versa. Over all the individual goal of any given student is what it will likely boil down to.
I am a level 3 student who continues to take level 1 and 2 classes along with fitness and fight because my goal is to (try and) ingrain this all into instinct. But, even after all the bruises from 360 defenses I have gotten and after countless level 1 classes I still get hit sometimes. Or fail to get my arm at 90 degrees. Or get cut up by CJ’s Dad with a training knife because my inside defense did not cut it that day. Little things like that can slip a little when you have not used them in a while.
I would also think beginning students would benefit from having someone so driven and motivated in classes with them even after you advance. You also may find that as more students where you train advance more classes will open up. That is how it iseems to wrok at the NTC – SO.October 24, 2007 at 11:01 pm #57205kmcatMember
Besides the technique there is your fitness level, that may take some time to develop as well.
You get some of that with the warm ups, but the fitness classes will help give you the stamina to get through the level test.October 25, 2007 at 2:59 pm #57215kpalenaMember
Obviously the more you train, the more proficient you are going to be. I am not sure how your school structures the curriculum, but when I was in level one, I had not learned all the techniques until after about 3 months. I was training 4 days a week, but after 5 weeks I was not prepared to test up, simply because I did not know all the techniques.
If you do know all the techniques….great. If not, learn them. If you are not sure if you know all level 1 techniques…then you don’t.
Your passion is awesome, I wish some of my trainig partners had your drive. Controlled ambition will serve you very well. You said it best when you said that you wanted to learn as profeciently as possible…profeciency takes time, not just reptition.
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