Krav Maga – Student Alan Marsh

I have always been interested in the defensive / fighting arts. My first memory was going with my father to Karate (Wado Ryu) in Birmingham when I was around four years old. He trained for many years to the level of 2nd Dan and has always insisted that his training all those years ago has never let him down. He isn’t one for fighting, or strutting around like the big ‘I AM’ (He’s in his late 60’s now). His army training taught him to be the gray man, and he still is. He said that his Karate training gave him the confidence to deal with situations without having to use aggression or to defend himself. Has he had to use it…… Probably! he has never said. So here we are… I am my father’s age when I asked him (Or there about) about his training. I too have trained for years, on and off in Karate (Wado Kai) and now in Krav Maga. For the last few days I have been thinking about what I have learned and taken from the training I have gone through. Karate has given me fitness, discipline and determination to progress through the grading system. However, Krav Maga in such a short time has given me much more. I have been a practicing Kravist since February, and have enjoyed every minute. My fitness level and stamina is alot higher than it was during karate. I find I am more confident in my ability to handle my emotions and stress. I am more confident and aware of the possible dangers when dealing with confrontational people....

Training In Isreal Krav Maga

Natanya Israel Home of Krav Maga In June of 2010 , I travelled to the Homeland of Krav Maga for what  was an unforgettable experience travelling to Israel  to  train with the Top guys in the world of Krav Maga! 40 Instructors from around the world, came to together for this event which was 7 days of intensive training 10 hours a day and then grading to our next level on the the day. After the first day of meeting and greeting everyone in the organization , It was was down to business. the training was varied from training on the beach, training in the sea, in the park with all kinds of obstacles, on a bus , we also had . night time fighting on the beach were the lighting was drastically decreased . Most of  the training was carried out in the Judo Hall which was  the Main Training Hall of Krav Maga Global. Krav maga is a system with techniques that  are very similar as it is said ” do not look for technique upon technique ” instead look for the similarities!! krav maga is a system which you can learned very quickly as it teaches how to defend yourself using first your natural instincts! basically our body own natural reflex! so that in times of stress! i.e. in a confrontational situation we can defend ourselves without to much thinking!  with tools that will work in any given situation! Some of the  days were spent meditating  on the beach at 6.30am with Grand Master Eyal then it was a quick breakfast then on to the regular training. I meet some old friends and plenty of new ones from around the globe!  Everyone in the...