At Krav Maga Worldwide, one of the questions we often get asked is: “Will your program help me get in shape?” While the primary goal of Krav Maga is to teach you lifesaving defense skills, we recognize that there’s an important relationship between personal fitness and self-defense. You want to be in the best shape possible when fending off an attacker, and that’s why we have specially designed fitness classes that will teach you to kick butt while you burn calories and build strength. Here is an overview of some of our most popular self-defense workouts.
Fitness is an extremely important aspect of your self-defense workout. You may have heard the phrase, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” This is true in the sense that if we don’t use our muscles, they will continue to go soft and weaken. The Krav Maga fitness classes focus on strengthening and toning muscles. Students of all levels come to see how this affects their everyday life, giving them more energy for normal tasks like raking leaves, walking, hiking, and playing with children. The fitness classes are appropriate for anyone, no matter where you are in your quest for better health.
Krav Maga Mobility classes will take your self-defense workout to the next level by increasing your flexibility and helping you learn how to prevent injuring yourself by overstraining. Causing injury to oneself by lack of stretching, stressful bending, twisting, and lifting are extremely common and also easily avoidable. Practicing a good stretching routine will gradually increase your flexing abilities and learning proper movement techniques will stave off dreaded body strains.
Cardio Con Classes
Cardio Con classes are part of Krav Maga’s new conditioning self-defense workout program that is designed to give your body more stamina and power in a short amount of time. This cardio training is not for the faint of heart, as they are high-intensity workouts that will get your heart pounding and the sweat dripping! You won’t find any heavy Olympic weightlifting in this class, but you will use your body weight, plyo boxes, medicine balls, kettlebells, dumbbells, pull-up bars, and rings. Expect to drop some excess body fat with this workout!
CrossFit classes are the next step up, and you can get instruction on Olympic weightlifting and other areas like high-intensity interval training, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, and calisthenics. Prepare to not only lose body fat but also to transform your body into that physique you have always wanted.
Krav Maga Worldwide’s KM Bag classes are where beginners can get a solid self-defense workout that strengthens muscles, improves cardiovascular endurance, and lets you practice punching, kicking, correct body alignment, and other Krav Maga techniques.
You Don’t Need to Be a Bodybuilder to Learn Self-Defense
Think you’re too weak for self-defense to ever be effective in action? Think again! Krav Maga self-defense workouts were designed for average people just like you. Underdogs of all shapes and sizes can learn techniques that will give them an edge in an aggressive attack situation. Criminal assailants also come in all levels of physical fitness and may never have studied any fighting techniques, so never be discouraged from standing up for yourself.
A System for Fighting and Protection
Learning the Krav Maga system will enable you to protect not only yourself but also other people like your family, friends, loved ones, and anyone else who needs help. The world can be a dangerous place, and that’s why Krav Maga teaches and trains you for the most common real-life situations that can happen.
When attending a Krav Maga class, be prepared for the unexpected because we will throw it at you, again and again, to make sure you can react quickly and appropriately to surprise and aggressive attacks. Improving your reflexes is an important part of the self-defense workout.
While other martial arts may train you to use some weapons like knives or nunchucks, Krav Maga Worldwide classes will teach you to utilize what is available to you in a crisis. That may be a knife or it could be a less obvious weapon, like a piece of wood, a heavy object, and of course your fists, feet, head, and elbows. Improvising and adapting to a situation can give you the upper hand when it’s most needed.
When starting your path to learning Krav Maga self-defense workouts, always approach with a can-do positive attitude and be assured that no matter what your current fitness level, committing to classes will improve your body and mind over time. The Krav Maga system is designed to quickly teach you retainable self-defense techniques. Combine those lessons with the simple fitness training and you are sure to be satisfied with the results.
Self-improvement does take self-discipline, but your first step toward fulfilling your goals and building a healthier you is signing up for classes. Krav Maga can be learned and practiced through our online academy, or you can learn in person at one of our worldwide Krav Maga locations. Discover more about Krav Maga Worldwide at www.kravmaga.com.