I had wanted to attend for some time but the whole idea made me nervous. I have to say that the instructor actually made me want to participate fully! The material was well presented and the drills were tough. I’ve always said if I were attacked, I’d fight, but now I know how!
Dianne B., student
After my first class, any perceptions I had of being a bad ass were gone. The training is intense, focused, and brutal, as well it should be, as it is designed to keep you alive in a world that can be equally as brutal. The instructors, masters of their trade, instill not only the physical techniques of self defense, but also, and arguably more importantly, the mindset of the warrior in their students. I now walk in peace, confident in my defenses. Do you?
If it’s eastern traditions and mysticism you want, Krav is not for you. It is closer to a self-defense class than a traditional martial art; it’s not aesthetically pleasing, and features immensely practical street simulations. If your life is on the line and you can’t run away, I’d put my money on someone with 6 months of Krav over many other arts’ black belts. Which isn’t to say it’s not fun – there’s nothing more therapeutic than hitting pads at full force!
It’s not going to be a cake walk, but self-defense shouldn’t be. Not only do they teach you technique and fitness but the right mentality and tactics to make sure you can defend yourself and your loved ones. It’s a really meaningful way to grow and I highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to improve themselves and be prepared should they ever need to defend themselves.
Definitely is as good as it gets! Krav is practical, this is a no-frills system that will get you and your family alive through tough situations. Its also about situational awareness, these are little “nuggets” that you pick up from instructors as training happens. How to recognize a potentially dangerous situation, when to run, and when to fight!