What does it take to achieve your training goals?Here are a few steps to being the master of yourself
There are so many variables that need to be taken into consideration when entering into a physical altercation, but there are only a few things that you alone can do. There are three that I would like to highlight for you today.
1. Breathe If you can’t breathe, you can’t fight; it’s as simple s that!Sometimes remembering to breathe is the most difficult thing, when defending yourself. You get so caught up in what you are going to do next, or what your opponent is going to throw at you, that you clench up and forget to breathe. This is the downfall for so many, and it can be the downfall for you, if you don’t remind yourself to take a deep breathe. Keep that jaw tight and chin down, and breathe with every strike!
2. Hands Up Our natural inclination is to drop our hands when we get tired, but unfortunately, that isn’t a luxury we are given when we fight. For those of us who train, it’s a little easier, and that’s why you NEED to train. However, it’s a reminder you can give yourself. If your hands are down, you open yourself up to attacks to the head and likely to the body. Hands need to be up in front of the face, palms facing out, and elbows in front of the ribs.
3. It’s YOUR Turn A motto we have at FearLess Nation is, It’s ALWAYS my turn! You can never give your opponent the luxury of time to think of what they want to do or anticipate your next move. It’s entirely your turn! In Krav Maga, one of the main principals is to have a simultaneous counter attack whenever possible, because it takes away their turn. Let your mantra be, It’s always my turn!
So, my friends, bear these in mind when you train or worse, when you’re in a fight. The most important thing that you can do for yourself is train – learn to become the super heroes you dreamed of being when you were a child!
Stay safe, my friends!
Does Krav Maga actually work? Can Krav Maga actually save your life? In my years of experience, I’ve come to the conclusion that, no, it does not and I can not. Now, before you freak out, let me explain. Many people ask me, all the time, if by coming into my classes and training, they’ll become a good fighter. The answer to this is, “Of course!” However, there are some stipulations one needs to understand first.
Krav Maga is not some magic pill or a sprinkle of pixie dust. Krav Maga is hard, it’s intense, and it’s not easy! I know that I’m probably scaring someone with this, but it’s the truth. Nothing in life worth doing is easy. This doesn’t mean that you need to be an IDF soldier to do it, either. It just means that, in order to do Krav Maga well, you need to be dedicated to it. If all you’re looking for is a good workout, then try my Cage Fitness or Krav Fit programs. If you’re looking to learn how to defend yourself and your loved ones, however, Krav Maga is for you!
Krav Maga is the most practical form of Self Defense in the world, and it offers it’s practitioners the tools necessary to avoid, handle, and survive violent encounters on virtually any scale. It is designed for soldiers in the harshest of conditions and most dangerous of environments. As a civilian in the western world, one might question if such a system is necessary, but the truth is that it couldn’t be more necessary. With the way our world is becoming, everyone needs to be prepared to defend themselves against all threats, both foreign and domestic.
My most sincere hope is that you try a Krav Maga class and realize the importance. One day your Self Defense training could be all that you have, and you would be very relieved that you had it. I suppose that old adage of “it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it” is quite true in this case. Stay safe, my friends!
If you live in the Trinity, Odessa, New Port Richie, Tampa, Lutz, Land O’Lakes, or Wesley Chapel area, then please give me a call and come give this a shot. If you don’t, then email me, and I will find you the appropriate school for where you are at – it’s that important to me. Stay tuned for my Lessons of the Week on our Website and YouTube channel!
And remember, it isn’t the Krav Maga that will save your life. It’s your commitment to yourself and training/preparedness that will do it!
Violent crimes have never been more prevalent in our world than they are today. Mothers are mugged walking to their cars, husbands are assaulted, protecting their wives, homes are broken into, and children are taken and beaten. Our lives, and the lives of our loved ones, are far to precious to leave things to chance. The question then becomes, “What can I do about it?”
Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper once said, “If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim(s) who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim.” I agree! If criminals truly feared the authorities, there would be fewer of them. They walk with disregard for anyone and everyone. How, then, do you make them fear you, as the “victim”?
People must learn to fight back! I was conducting a Self Defense seminar earlier this morning for a group of men and women in an office building where no one had ever done any form of training. With the little bit that I was able to teach them in our short time together, they were made more confident and more capable than they were before. Krav Maga is the most practical form of self defense in the world, and I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn it.
Training can mean the difference between life and death for many of us! If you value life – not only your own – then you have an obligation to train! To not prepare yourself to defend your loved ones and yourself is like throwing them into harms way. Remember that you should not be afraid of them, but they should be afraid of you!
Be FearLess, my friends!
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