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April 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm #87008
Re: 54 year old having trouble with intro class
The thing is, even by attending one class, you are now better off than you would have been if you hadn’t attended.
You are learning a new skill, it’s no different to learning any new skill. Stick with it. The great thing about krav is that once you get your head around some of the basic concepts, you apply them to all sorts of stuff and it gets easier.
(Actually it doesn’t get easier ‘cos you get pushed harder as you get better, but you know what I mean!)
Stick with it buddy.April 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm #86951
Re: Coming back to Krav
Who are you training with in Leicester?April 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm #86950
Re: New to Krav Maga
I think you’ll be fine. You can’t get an instructor so next best thing is books/dvd.
The good thing about Krav is you don’t have to do stuff exactly the same way your instructor does. You have to do it the most effective way for you if you ever need to use it for real.
Find what works for you best.
If you’ve got a little group together, and you’ve got some MA/MMA knowledge, you can study some techniques or concepts for books/dvd, and then work on them, test them, find out what works well and what doesn’t.
I think you’ll get on just fine.April 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm #86949
Re: Life changing
Good luck to you bro.
Plenty of folk don’t get a chance to make a freh start so make the most of it!
Sounds like you are on the right path though.March 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm #86918
Re: Why the hate on Krav by MMA people?
The basic problem is…
Some idiots like Krav some idiots like MMA.
The rest of us just get on with it.November 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm #86203
Re: Training with gloves or not
I like to mix.
I train without gloves for most, including focus mitt stuff but put them on for heavier pad sessions.
You don’t want injury, and you get a better workout with gloves, but we are training for reality too.
I have MMA style gloves with a built in wrist strap. Quick to take on and off.November 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm #86202
Re: Self Defence for Children
My instructor (KMG) does a kids class.July 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm #85523
Re: I just found my new hobby!
Good for you fella!
I saw your earlier posts too, so hats off to you for giving it a go.July 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm #85522
Re: Thoughts on keysi fighting method (kfm)
I went to a class a few years ago, just to check it out. I really liked it. It had a Krav feel in that it was partner based not trad MA. Lots of emphasis on reality.
There was a lot of emphasis on the “thinking man” elbow head protection which was good and I could see me using it in a real fight but may leave your chest etc a bit open if rely on it too much.
Some of the stuff I’ve seen on internet looks a bit less practical than the stuff I did in the class, but hey that’s the internet!July 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm #85349
Re: Bruised forearms
No mine never have. I think they toughen up in that it doesn’t hurt as much, or you just get used to the pain, but the bruising is always the same in my case.May 28, 2012 at 11:59 am #85074
Re: Is Rank Important to You?
My clubs pretty informal, so being allowed on courses is more on ability than grade. We are also a fairly new club so we don’t have any G or E levels yet. Not sure how much they cost £20-30 probably?May 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm #85032
Re: ridiculous prices
In UK I pay about $55 for one class a week of about $70 for two classes. Depends on exchange rate though, but seams cheaper than you guys. It’s still more than most other trad. martial art classes though.May 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm #85031
Re: Is Rank Important to You?
For me – 100% unimportant. Never graded – never will. Happy as I am. I understand why others do place value on it though.May 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm #85030
Re: Why the hate for KM?
I think that there is always style bashing. Just go on any Martial Art forum. Krav often get’s marketed as the “ultimate self defence” or something similar and that get’s peoples back up. If there was one ultimate martial art everyone would do it.April 18, 2012 at 10:04 am #84766
Re: What did you do in Krav Maga class today?
I had one of those classes that for reasons I can’t put my finger on was just great. There was loads of focus mitt punching work, jabs, hooks crosses, hammer fist – Just really good session – I was fully “In the zone”.
Gonna ache tomorrow though…..