MMA Thinking about starting Krav Maga

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  1. superdeluxe

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    I'm kind of overweight, and a little older than most here (around 30).

    Is this for me? Looking to lose a little weight..but also learn a very solid self-defense art. Not looking for combat sport, just something where I can take care of myself and my loved ones.

    I have already emailed the instructor of the school, about the classes, and anything else that I would need to know?

    Anyone own one of those hebrew krav maga sweatshirts?
     
  2. Ivy Mike

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    Go and observe a class or two. If you can observe an actual fight class, those are the best.

    I've been training in KM for about 7 months now. The most important thing to look out for is schools that turn it into more of an aerobic workout. You'd be better spending your money at a gym.
    Another is schools that spend all their time practicing techniques against non or weak resistance. In the beginning stages, thats how things start, but you should quickly progress to more resistance.

    I really enjoy it and feel very confident in my abilities. The classes can be very brutal and its not uncommon to leave with a fat lip or bruises in various areas. Just check the school out thoroughly first. It would really suck to get an Israeli version of Boxercise.
    Ask the instructor what else he/she has studied. How often do they do fight and combative classes.
    Krav Maga is a pretty young art in the USA. It has been the victim of hype and media attention. Some schools are very solid...others should be avoided like the plague.
     
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    I think clean said everything that needs to be said about the subject. Good post.
     
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    Thanks guys for all of the good tips.

    :)
     
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    I just contacted my krav maga instructor, He said that he would like for me to come in for a couple of free classes just to see what it is about.

    I am concerned that they only teach level 1 krav maga. Not sure I want to start something where I couldnt continue to grow.
     
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    yeah sounds like probably a mcdojo instructor who just got certified to increase his cash flow with more classes.
     
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    :squint:
    I'd go for the free classes, but if they can't progress any further, I'd look elsewhere. Do they even do fighting/combatives?

    It could be a REALLY new school that doesn't have any students that have advanced yet, but this is suspicious.
     
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    Blah.

    250$ for start up fees, 125$ a month, and 100$ in required equipment

    WTF

    and they have 4 classes a week, No gym, no other MMA

    thats BS
     
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    red flags start shooting up
     
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    Someone emailed me and said the reason why they don't teach higher than level 2, is because of the high turnover rate..and no one lasts that long.
     
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    :ugh: :ugh:
     
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    :rofl: at start up fees
     
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    Damnit.

    heh.
     
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    Yeah it sucks.
     
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    Try to find a kickboxing/muay thai or bjj school. You will get in great shape and learn great self defense techniques.
     
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    I definately wouldn't go to that gym. What a joke.
     
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    I"m level 2 :wavey: (the turnover rate here isn't bad at all. :dunno: )
     
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    I'll still fight ya :cool:
     
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    Jesus Christ thats expensive!!!

    My school is only $85 a month...less than most of the BJJ and MT places here.
    The website lists a $99 registration fee, but mine was only $50.

    http://www.contactcombatsystems.com

    If you check that website out, click on schedule-rates you can see what a much better training schedule looks like. They don't list any combatives and only one fight class per month, but on the calendar in the training office, they have far more. Attendance on those can be kinda sketchy so they like to schedule dates on the fly. There are usually several of each every month.
     
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    you'd probably win :wtc:
     

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