The 5 Fears Of Krav Maga Training and how to get over them

By April 18, 2018 No Comments

The 5 fears of Krav Maga Training – Myth Vs Reality.

You heard about Krav Maga. You know it’s awesome. You know it can benefit you immensely – But you are afraid to give it a shot.

Here are the top 5 fears that are preventing you from coming to class. Read them, face them and you are already well on your way to overcoming them

Fear 1: I’m afraid to get hurt

Yes. Krav Maga deals with violence, both in concept and in reality so being afraid to get hurt is natural. The truth is our classes maintain the highest level of safety and more importantly the culture is ego-free. Our instructors will guide you step by step so you actually have a bigger chance of getting hurt in a spin class than our class.

Fear 2: I’m not good enough

This is a big one. Krav Maga is a skill and it always sucks being the person that doesn’t know what they are doing. This is why our instructors will always give you extra attention to make sure you pick up on the moves. Every move is broken down to smaller, easy to understand steps so as long as you take it one step at a time – you are already improving!

Fear 3: I don’t want to be the only woman/man
Krav Maga Academy is probably one of the only schools the world that has a higher female to male members ratio. Our classes have a healthy mix of men and women with 65-70 percent women.

Fear 4: I’m not in shape
Yes our classes are more athletically challenging than any boutique fitness gym out there. And we burn more calories in our warm ups than most classes do in their workouts. It is not unusual to lose 1-2 lbs of water in a single KMA class. That said, all fitness levels are welcome.  Our instructors are lifelong professionals that can quickly and easily adjust any drill to your level. It will always challenge you and will eventually change you. Whatever your starting point is your fitness level will increase.

Fear 5: I’m not a violent person / I don’t want to hurt anyone
We are going to let you in on a little secret – Neither are we. In actuality, we detest violence. Our students detest violence and we have a strong culture that dictates that force should only be used as last resort.  If it was up to us nobody would ever get hurt – ever. Unfortunately the world doesn’t care about our preference and it isn’t beyond the realm of possibility that we might find ourselves in a dangerous situation – here in NYC or during an adventure around the world. Having the skill to defend ourselves, is something we hope we will never actually need to use. But just like swimming, it is not a skill you want to start developing when drowning..

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