My First Krav Class

This past weekend I took my first Krav Maga class. Rome has wanted me to try it for a while so that I can learn how to defend myself. Israeli self-defense has always sounded a bit too intense for me, but I decided to try it out. I started to get worried while watching Rome finishing up his conditioning class (he decided to do two workouts in a row). It was all super buff people doing some crazy intense cardio stuff. Though as Rome ran to the locker room to change his sweat covered shirt, the conditioning instructor assured me that the next class was not nearly as intense… we’d see.

Rome made it back just in time for the start of the class. Immediately we went into shadow boxing, pushups, running and partner boxing. The big lesson of the day was learning to defend yourself from a ”choke from behind with a push.” Our partners were supposed to do it like it was real, no “friendly” choking allowed. Rome was my partner, and after lots of practice I was able to get out of his full strength choke. Even though I got accidently elbowed in the head and I was still sore two days later, I had a great time learning Krav Maga and checking out Rome’s crossfit/conditioning/Krav Maga gym. Crossfit is still out of my league, but I think I’ll go back for some more Krav. I’ve even started learning a few new techniques from Rome’s offical training manual.