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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Krav Maga

One of the best things about my relocation to Colorado is that one of the best Krav Maga training facilities in the nation is right here. Let me explain, for those of you who are wondering, "What the hell is Krav Maga?" From the KM website: "Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civillians across the United States. Krav Maga is a simple, effective self-defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques and realistic training scenarios." You might recall J-Lo's stellar performance in the movie "Enough." She was using Krav Maga.

Why is it my training of choice? After 5 years of dabbling in pretty much every fighting system and martial art out there, I have come to the conclusion that KM is the most realistic, most effective under adrenal stress (the physiological results of fear, like freezing, sweaty hands, limited fine motor skills, etc.) and includes a lot of weapons defense training. It is taught to people wearing whatever they want, as opposed to a uniform. All classes are for men and women, and it's effective for both. Not to mention, it's an incredible workout. Many of the techniques I teach at Girls Fight Back programs are in alignment with KM, which makes it a very good partnership. If you're looking to learn more self-defense, I highly recommend you check it out. Learn more about Krav Maga and find a class near you at

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