Good evening fellow Bloggies!
For all my fellow martial artists out there, this post is about my experience with Krav Maga, how it's empowered me, and made me stronger. This is for anyone who might be interested in trying it out sometime!
Krav Maga, for those of you who may not have heard about it, is self defense method taught to the Israeli Defense Forces and Military. It embodies techniques found in karate, judo, aikido, wrestling, boxing and many more. The goal is to emulate and learn to defend yourself from real life fighting scenarios, preventing possible serious injury or death.
Krav was the first major activity that I joined where I knew "I am sticking with this for a long time." Unlike kickboxing that I have done in the past, Krav was a little more technique based- I am constantly being shown new ways to improve even the smallest movements to make my combatives more efficient and powerful. I want to be effective in my practice so that if a real life situation may present itself, I can be prepared to handle it; as a women in today's society, I find it especially important to know how to defend myself.
Krav has truly catapulted my confidence in that way. In fact, it's helped me gain confidence in almost every other way too- I am more willing to take up space and be vocal when I need to, I am more secure with my body and overcoming previous dysmorphic views, but most importantly, I feel strong and able to defend myself if necessary.
Physical safety is a huge issue in today's world, and Krav is absolutely not for the faint of heart- but it is a worthwhile investment of time, money, energy and passion if you want to empower yourself and have a fun way to get fit.
If you have any questions about where I practice or want to know more information, please message or leave a comment below! I would love to discuss. :) Thank for reading.
- Brittany, xo
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