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January 30, 2009 at 8:16 pm #73026
Re: Did anyone else feel dumb at there first class?
as others have said, its part of the learning curve. Take it easy on yourself, give it time. I’ve been doing Krav for just over a year and I’m a level 2, I feel stupid in class and ask for help but then put it into check: I’d rather feel stupid and ask for help then not know what to do when I NEED it.
Good for you to be in class trying. Great job!December 10, 2008 at 11:03 pm #71546
Re: It’s Time That We Change Things
I think it would benifit all. Instructors and students alike.September 14, 2008 at 10:52 pm #69813
Re: Getting confued
I think I have even more questions now. I will report back after class Monday and tell you what he said – especially where this comes from.September 13, 2008 at 10:27 pm #69796
Re: Getting confuedquote mara_jade:
The pluck we used to be required to do was explosive reaching up, then a pluck to both hands, plucking them off the throat.
The “new” pluck sort of rolls the thumbs (specifically) off the throat, with the two hand pluck we also have a step back before the groin kick. This was in a level one class, but level one and level two are required to know this.
It is hard to describe in words, sorry for my lame- o attempt.September 9, 2008 at 8:01 pm #69704
Our instructor requires somthing like these, they are a martial are shoe, the bottom has little or no traction. My instructors take on it is it would simulate a more realistic fight. You may not be wearing sneakers during an altercation. If you can keep your balance and learn how to bring torque with out your shoes gripping the floor, you have a better chance of walking away. (It also saves his mats – no arguing there)August 20, 2008 at 1:02 am #69136
Re: Should I train with a cold?
Cough, cough, sniff, sniff, wipe your germs on your wraps and then pass them along to the next guy to hit the tombstone. IMO -Take a few days get well and don’t get everyone in your center sick. They will appreciate it.
Or get them all sick and they will remember it come time to practice combatives. :box2:August 16, 2008 at 1:03 am #69019
Re: Question about bruising
360 defenses causes bruising, its gonna happen. Good news is it will clue you in to if you are doing them right 🙂 If they are too high, if you arm is too far rolled over, etc. Your bruises are a road map to training. Look at them carefully, they will let you know how you are doing.
A short story – just to let you know you are not alone – I get it I really do.
I went to the ER after my level one test to find out I had fractured two ribs during a drill.
When The Dr came in to examine me I had 2 fractured ribs, by elbows were a mess from elbow defenses, my forearms resembled aged steaks more than human skin tone. My shins and knees were a mess and a caught a few knees to my thigh so I had a few pretty changes in color there as well.
The Dr. Looked at me and as calmly as she could said “Can I get you a counselor?” I said “No, I need a Doctor, my ribs hurt a lot.” She then said, I’ll help you, I am a doctor, but I can get you more help, I can send a counselor in, we can get phone numbers for you if thats better.”
I was completely perplexed. I said I didn’t want to call a counselor, I needed a doctor, my ribs hurt. Then I realized, the Doctor thought I was a victim. I had to clarify that I had taken Krav.
I joked that I took a self defense class – evidently I wasn’t too good LOL. I ended up in the ER. I don’t know if the Doctor ever believed me, she told me to take time of from class, but said it sarcastically and handed me a note and a Rx for vicadin.
I went on my merry way, knowing that if I made it through my level one test with 2 fractured ribs, I could face an attacker and keep fighting. It doesn’t matter what the Doctor or anyone in that ER thought. It was good for me to go through. I am stronger for it. (And I passed my level one test despite the ribs!)
Hang tough and enjoy the learning process.August 10, 2008 at 7:52 pm #68868
Re: wieght and krav
Krav will get you in to shape! Start out slow, do what you can and have fun. You will notice a change in your fitness level, health and wellbeing. Kudos! I admire your courage!August 10, 2008 at 7:45 pm #68867
Re: Noob looking into KM: what to expect?
The watered down question comes up every now and again. I really don’t believe it has become watered down. I believe that the fundamentals of Krav have always been the same. Instruct individuals how to protect themselves (or others) any way possible if an attack occurs.
I have been doing Krav for 8 months, I recently moved to level two.
It is tough training, physically and mentally. I still have a lot to learn. I enjoy the hard workouts, my instructor pushes the class hard, but if an individual can’t do a drill he pushes us to do what we can. (I was healing from a few fractured ribs and I got to opt out of knee to the chest drills, for example)
I agree that it may be up to the instructor, but if it prepares an individual to face an attacker and run away unharmed, then it is doing its main purpose, in my life anyway.
I signed up to protect myself and my family if the need arises, and to get in shape. I am getting there under the direction of a great instructor.August 2, 2008 at 11:46 pm #68665
Re: First TKD Tournament
I should also qualify that I was only competing against people in my level and a little higher it was white, orange and yellow belts. It wasn’t like I was competing against black belts or anything. LOLAugust 2, 2008 at 11:43 pm #68664
Re: First TKD Tournament
I should also qulaify my age group and in my level white, orange and yellow belts. Its not like I was competing with high color belts or Black belts. LOL!August 2, 2008 at 9:22 pm #68657
Re: First TKD Tournament
It was tons of fun! I finished 2nd in forms and 1st in sparring (one step) in my age group! Not bad for a newbie 🙂
Whats most important we both had a great day together.
She also won best front kick. I couldnt be prouder. she was so great.August 2, 2008 at 12:02 am #68635
Re: Level one test last night
Hey, no pitty party. You completed the test. That is success in its own right. I agree speak to the instructor. My guess is some techniques need improvement. Find out which ones and drill them. Keep working at it, keep going and keep learning.
Congrats on completing the test and good luck for next time. I know there will be a next time. Stay strong.July 24, 2008 at 11:02 pm #68401
Re: Most challenging Level 1 techniques to teach/Phase A
I’m just a student. I respect my instructor a great deal. He has the abilty to show us great technique and he really has a passion for KM. If you love what you are doing it will show and be passed on to your students.
As one other member stated though, having a clear voice is important. Speaking slowly and clearly as you instruct is key. Getting all caught up in the excitement is fantastic, but if I can only watch what you are doing it may take me twice as long to replicate your actions. If I can understand a description and watch what you are doing thats a winning combination.June 17, 2008 at 10:40 pm #67003
Re: Level 1 test
Congrats! Great job.