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  • #30131
    mara-jade
    Member

    Ok,

    I get to start this sucker. Myself and hubby started at San Antonio Training Center (now a Regional Training Center) in March 2004. We looked at all other martial arts but this one stuck out the most.

    At first after the first class (dying in KO Cardio 10 minutes into it), I thought we’d lost our minds. After a few more classes we were hooked. The level 1 test scared the crap out of me cause at that time I was 15 pounds heavier. With hubby by my side, we made it through, sore for 3 days, slept like 5 hours after we got home. BEST KICKA$$ TEST WE EVER HAD 😀 . We’ve managed to keep our 50 pounds OFF between the two of us

    We’ve gotten and passed Level 2 and well, life gets in the way sometimes so I’ve had to kinda start all over in terms of getting my body back to where it was. I’d love to get to level 3 someday but until then, I’m looking to get in better shape again. It’s been a long time not being in a KM class but I need to get some endurance back first. The great thing about the fitness classes you’re still doing KM, just not necessarily with an opponent 🙂

    I’ve taken part in every seminar my center’s given and I’m proud to spread the word. I love coming here and hope to learn alot from y’all veterans 🙂

    #55642
    cjs-dad
    Keymaster

    Great post MJ!

    #55651
    cav
    Member

    Another new student

    Hello everybody and especially CJ’s Dad,

    I just got my account on these boards.

    Sorry if I concerned you 🙂 After reading posts on this board for 7 weeks I felt like I already knew you. For the others reading this message, I was the person CJ’s Dad was referring to in his initial post about lurkers.

    I guess I’ll get into a little history. I was always an avid computer enthusiast and would spend all my free time including those which should have been devoted to sleep learning about programming, computer networks, etc.. when I was younger. This involved countless hours of sitting. This was fine because I was also playing American Football through high school. I was in pretty good shape. However, after I injured myself I devoted all of my time to my favorite pastime. I’ve been told I’m a great engineering manager now, but physically I know I’m really out of shape.

    At work we have the luxury of many recreational events, an on campus health club membership, and classes (technical and physical). The health club is boring and takes away time from my family. Ten weeks ago, they announced a \”Self-Defense\” class taught by the instructor for the local police department. The instructor explained that most of the techniques are from Krav Maga. I was looking forward to every one of the 7 two-hour long classes. During that time I researched Krav Maga online, and found a training center that wasn’t horribly inconvenient but a trek through traffic nonetheless. I signed up anyway.

    The classes really tire me out. It used to be that by the time I wake up in the morning I could barely walk. The thread about massage, and glucosimine really helped. Now I feel sore when I wake up the day or two after class, but I could actually function.

    I have a daughter and one on the way. I would like to be around for them for a long time, and to be able to protect them should an unfortunate predicament ever come up. This seemed like a good use of time away from my family. Two benefits for one time slot!

    I feel very fortunate to have come across something I enjoy doing that has some great people in the community. The people in the class, the office, the instructors, the instructors assistants all seem incredibly nice.

    I also want to thank the people on these forums for their contributions that have helped me learn many new things.

    – CAV

    #55652
    cjs-dad
    Keymaster

    Cav you made it!

    Your doing great in class buddy and are picking up on things quickly. Thanks for the opportunity to work together.

    And thanks for participating in the forums.

    #55655
    giant-killer
    Member

    Great new thread. Hope we’ll be able to keep it up. Welcome all lurkers! 😀

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    Giantkiller

    #55658
    unstpabl1
    Member

    Ha. I thought I scared Mara Jade away 😆 i was depressed cause she was responsible for my discount from Borders for the Krav book. 😉
    Good start

    Welcome Cav the engineering manager dude! I’d ask you what that was, but I’m afraid you’d answer and I still wouldn’t understand 😆 As to the American football line…..Well, there really isn’t any other kind. 😉

    #55662
    freelancer
    Member

    Hi my names Freelancer and I’m an alcho….. Ooops sorry wrong organization.

    Just wanted to say hi. I’ve taken a level one course in California and enjoyed it but since moving I haven’t been able to train at a facility. I do however have the KM tapes and work out with them and my Bas Rutten tapes. Love this forum for all the input and while I’m not a regular Krav guy I feel that my limited self training has brought me good results.

    Thanks to all the veterans on this board for your advice and nice to see it so active.

    #55667
    unstpabl1
    Member

    Re:

    [quote=\”FreelancerI’m not a regular Krav guy I feel that my limited self training has brought me good results.
    .[/quote]

    I don’t train krav either and their down the block. Trainings, training 😀 Boards are for sharing ideas and this one for learning about krav as well, but I’m really here to pick on GK or to keep the little devil on line. Either that or she starts threads about facing gangs of chain saw weilding Mad Max type mutants like my next door neighbors. I gotta get outta the trailer park 😆

    #55668
    mara-jade
    Member

    Re:

    quote \”unstpabl1\:

    Ha. I thought I scared Mara Jade away 😆 i was depressed cause she was responsible for my discount from Borders for the Krav book. 😉
    Good start

    Me?? Nah :). With the bruises I would come with to work, they seem to have this warped idea I’m some sort of RamboLina – I friggin wish 😆

    Ok, someone needs to keep track when the 2nd printing of the KM book comes out – got my borders gift cards 😀 I was hoping I’d see some new posts.

    Welcome Lurkers! Cav – another geek – cool 8) Freelancer – get the book man! It’s helps alot 🙂

    #55669
    giant-killer
    Member

    I’ll be online forever. I just can’t be stopped. So, I should take over Mike’s name. By the way, has anyone ever wondered how to defend against a charging unicorn? With a chain saw? 😈 😉

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    Giantkiller

    #55671
    unstpabl1
    Member

    Re:

    quote \”Giant Killer\:

    I’ll be online forever. I just can’t be stopped. So, I should take over Mike’s name. By the way, has anyone ever wondered how to defend against a charging unicorn? With a chain saw? 😈 😉

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    Giantkiller

    The thing about my user name, is that a majority of people misread it. They think its UNSTABLE ONE, instead of UNSTOPABLE ONE. truth is unstable probable suits me better 😆

    #55683
    giant-killer
    Member

    Me too, so I should probably just start using that one. 8)

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    Giantkiller

    #55703
    cav
    Member

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    quote \”CJs Dad\:

    Cav you made it!

    Your doing great in class buddy and are picking up on things quickly. Thanks for the opportunity to work together.

    And thanks for participating in the forums.

    That’s incredibly flattering!

    I love all the things I’m learning, you and the other instructors are the major reason why.

    *kida*

    #55723
    sevenor11
    Member

    Mara_Jade,

    Nice of you to welcome us in. I’ve been taking KM for about 3 months now, and like many of you, I’m hooked. This is a great forum…lot’s of good advice.

    #55743
    adversity04
    Member

    Yay, I can finally intro myself! Thanks to those who worked on getting my account up 🙂

    Only been lurking for a couple weeks while I was deciding if I was going to start taking classes. Turns out I decided it was a great, maybe a little crazy, idea and started class this past Monday 8-20. Thus far I’ve been to four classes and it’s been a complete new and interesting experience for me. I’m training down at Fit and Fearless in Austin, TX. I’ve thus far had classes with Heath, Jeff and Brett for those interested.

    Slight background: I’m a 20yo college student currently interning down here in Austin. I was a high school runner, XC/Track, of various differences depending on the season. XC I ran the 3.1m cause everyone did and when outdoor came around I was our 400H guy. After some injuries I took time during the first year of college to heal up = I got out of shape and ‘fat.’ Since then I’ve been doing various cardio and lifting to get myself back into it and am about there, but nowhere near as fast as I used to be. I also started Crossfit on Monday with the beginner program to bring Krav and Crossfit together slowly. The L-sit practice is killing me today 😛

    For those who want to know who I am, I’m the one doing class barefoot with the dark brown hair in the process of growing out. Feel free to ask any questions. 🙂

    ~Lenny

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