March 18, 2008 at 4:44 am #30832magnumMember
I have started looking into different self defense classes and have found most of the other martial arts types is not what I am really looking for. Krav Maga may be it.
However, for those already taking it, how would it work for someone who has arthritis and back/neck pain. Docs say I am fine mainly just arthritis pain, would love to do some sparring but not interested in getting beat up just to learn:rolleyes:.
My step-son was a Black Belt in Taekwondo (sp), I would go watch them spar and practice, and was not that impressed enough to take classes. Although the instructor did build some respect and character into them, not much on the defensive nature.
I should also note I am a firearms instructor and my main goal would be to learn techniques that can buy me time/distance to either get away from the threat or bring my weapon into the fight. I know there are classes in this specific area by others, but interested in general knowledge from Krav Maga.
So far, a lot of good information on this site.March 19, 2008 at 12:08 am #63868giant-killerMember
Re: Looking for classes
In KM you will learn how to do a gun takeaway from various positions. You can then decide whether to simply run away (if possible), draw your own gun, or maybe use the assailants weapon, although that may carry risks.
If you are a firearm instructor, perhaps you’ll qualify for law enforcement classes. They may teach you some additional weapon retention techniques there.
GiantkillerMarch 19, 2008 at 12:19 am #63872magnumMember
Re: Looking for classesquote Giant Killer:
Thanks after looking over the videos around and reading more, it does seem to be something that interests me more than traditional Martial Arts, just no official training close by.
Although I am an Instructor I am not in law enforcement. But if that can get me into more advanced classes, then I would not object 🙂
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