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#180076 - 08/25/05 12:57 AM Re: New to Krav Maga [Re: csinca]
CHOPPA23 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/05
Posts: 14
Loc: Buffalo,NY
Had my first class the other day and it was great. What really impressed me is that the owner/master insructor taught all of the classes. I've seen other places where the owner was never around and had a couple of chronies teaching. I learned a lot just in one day and got a great workout.

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#180077 - 08/25/05 12:08 PM Re: New to Krav Maga [Re: CHOPPA23]
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Registered: 04/18/05
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Loc: Chester County, Pennsylvania
Awsome!!

I hope you enjoy Krav. I can say with all honesty, it has changed my life.
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#180078 - 08/27/05 04:16 PM Re: New to Krav Maga [Re: RangerG]
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Registered: 08/27/05
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Loc: Bellingham, WA
i just moved to chicago almost four months ago. in the first three weeks, my dog was mauled by a vicious rotty, my bike was stolen and i was threatened three times with violence. this is a great city, but it has it's dangers. for the last two months, i have been training in krav maga and it has become an obsessive way-of-life practice. i even quit drinking to get in better shape for the rigorous training at my gym. the sifus are all incredible, highly experienced mma-ists and their instruction has elevated my conscious of my surroundings to new levels. i seem to have an aptitude for krav and intend to master it. i think that the most important lesson one can learn from it is that eventually, you will not be afraid of losing a fight, but of fighting at all.
krav has an incredible history and it is such an expandable art. this may be one of the best things i've ever done for myself.

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#180079 - 08/29/05 02:39 PM Re: New to Krav Maga [Re: ShikataGaNai]
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It was one of the best things I did for myself, so I understand your mindset.
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#180080 - 08/29/05 06:05 PM Re: New to Krav Maga [Re: ShikataGaNai]
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Registered: 07/22/05
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Wow. Thats a really powerful revelation. Its really interesting to see how martial arts can influence/drastically change someone's life. Good luck with your training. Sorry for hijacking the thread but what are some other reasons people decided to train in Krav? I did it because its specifically self-defense oriented and it brings me peace.

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#180081 - 08/29/05 06:13 PM Re: New to Krav Maga [Re: umsangil]
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same reasons, more or less. i've actually known about it for a while, being very interested in israel's history and coming from a jewish heritage where many of my relatives were wiped out in wwII. i also think it's the best form for urban self defense, especially when it comes to women.

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#180082 - 08/29/05 09:39 PM Re: New to Krav Maga [Re: ShikataGaNai]
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Registered: 08/20/05
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Loc: Buffalo,NY
I started taking KM because i've always wanted to study a martial art but was worried about the relevance and the time needed to become proficient in that art. I do believe that other forms of MA have their place but krav is good for modern day self defense. I also like it because it is a great workout.

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