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Old 05-29-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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I'm getting out of shape, pushing sixty and was thinking about pursuing the study of Krav Maga. Do any of you gents practice it, and if so, please tell me a bit about what you like or dislike about it?

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I have not done it, Heck never heard of it untill you posted it. I googled it and now I want to do it

So someone has to post up that has done or is doing it cause now I am curious.

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I've known alot of people who do krav. Being in the martial arts you get to know all sorts,lol.
Krav can be a great art or it can suck depending on how it is trained.

I think more than style, the way you train is important.

That is dependant on why you want to train. If getting in shape is your goal, just get p90x and do it.

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I don't just want to get back in shape, I want the street, or more practical aspects of self defense without a lot of ritual. It seems to me that Krav Maga can provide that. I don't plan on competition or any of that stuff. I want to stay alive.

I'm pushing sixty and I work in the 'hood and I'm in California, so I can't carry a firearm. I work with meth heads, crankster gangsters, parolees and guys on probation daily. Sometimes it can be pretty scary.

We'll be moving out of state at some point. (hopefully by Fall) But for right now, self preservation and practical skills are what I'm seeking. When I was younger, I was a carpenter and considerably more strong and powerful. Usually, that was enough. Those days are behind me now.

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I don't just want to get back in shape, I want the street, or more practical aspects of self defense without a lot of ritual. It seems to me that Krav Maga can provide that. I don't plan on competition or any of that stuff. I want to stay alive.

I'm pushing sixty and I work in the 'hood and I'm in California, so I can't carry a firearm. I work with meth heads, crankster gangsters, parolees and guys on probation daily. Sometimes it can be pretty scary.

We'll be moving out of state at some point. (hopefully by Fall) But for right now, self preservation and practical skills are what I'm seeking. When I was younger, I was a carpenter and considerably more strong and powerful. Usually, that was enough. Those days are behind me now.
Krav can definitely get you back in fighting shape. I'm 49 and my wife is 55 we both attend class here in Colorado Springs. I have practiced TMA in years past, and find that Krav Maga is simple to learn and based on the idea that there are instinctive movements the body makes under stress and capitalizes on those movements.
Daily "practice" using bodyweight exercise and kettlebell is a good compliment to the instruction.

Oh and BTW, we have a member of our class who is 75, and the guy kicks some serious a$$. I pity the idiot who attacks him.
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I started taking Krav lessons about three weeks ago, at 50, it's a workout. Well worth the money though. So far the lessons are pretty simple exercises that have a practical point to them. White grade is mainly to get you in shape and teach basics. Then you move on. We have people in upper grades that train with us, so, we get some of thier knowledge as well.

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Thanks guys. I think I definitely going to pursue it. The nearest school has a "Try it for two weeks free" coupon. It seems like that should be enough to give me a pretty good idea if I want to stick with it or not.

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I don't just want to get back in shape, I want the street, or more practical aspects of self defense without a lot of ritual. It seems to me that Krav Maga can provide that. I don't plan on competition or any of that stuff. I want to stay alive.
Krav CAN give you the tools to provide those, but it's up to the individual to do the work. The art, no matter what is is is only as good as its practitioner.

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I'm pushing sixty and I work in the 'hood and I'm in California, so I can't carry a firearm. I work with meth heads, crankster gangsters, parolees and guys on probation daily. Sometimes it can be pretty scary.

We'll be moving out of state at some point. (hopefully by Fall) But for right now, self preservation and practical skills are what I'm seeking. When I was younger, I was a carpenter and considerably more strong and powerful. Usually, that was enough. Those days are behind me now.
There are no shortcuts. If you're planning on leaving in the fall just go to a boxing school and learn good hand skills. Like I said, there are no shortcuts.

What kind of self defense tools can you carry?
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If I start to study it, I plan on continuing after we move as well.

As far as what weapons I can carry, this is California. I have a Benchmade knife that is my EDC and a sharp wit.

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If I start to study it, I plan on continuing after we move as well.

As far as what weapons I can carry, this is California. I have a Benchmade knife that is my EDC and a sharp wit.
Then I'd say go for it. Sounds like your mind is made up anyhoo,lol.



I do like the fact that they utilize weapons in theeir training. Not enough of that imo in most styles.
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