What Are The Benefits of Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is far more than just a way to protect yourself – it can seriously change your life. While it was designed primarily as a form of self-defence, it will not only make you safer, it will leave you better equipped to lead a healthier and happier life. Here is a brief look at just a few of the most common questions we get asked, and the reasons why you should learn Krav Maga.
A huge part of Krav Maga involves being aware of your surroundings. Not only will this help you to spot existing threats, but it will make it easier to avoid situations that could potentially become dangerous.
Does Krav Maga increase your strength?
Being ready for anything requires a whole lot of strength and you will feel yourself getting noticeable stronger after even just a few weeks of Krav Maga classes. Unleashing hundreds of kicks and strikes in every class will build the muscles in your arms and legs, while learning to throw off an attacker twice your size will dramatically improve your overall core strength.
Does Krav Maga improve your fitness?
One of the trademark qualities of Krav Maga is its explosive power and any fitness guru will tell you that there is no better way to burn calories and get fit than short, sharp bursts of high intensity exercise. From the warm up drills and exercises to the simulated combat scenarios, through to the sit-ups, push-ups, jogging and shadowboxing, few workouts can even come close to a session of real Krav Maga.
Sharpen your reflexes
Because Krav Maga is based on natural movement and instinct your reflexes will get sharper with every class. While the combat drills will certainly do wonders for your reaction time in a fight situation, you will notice your reflexes vastly improve in everything you do, which can be a huge bonus for those who play sports.
We all need to let off steam every now and then and Krav Maga provides the perfect way to flush all that anger, stress and frustration right out of your body. The discipline you get from training in Krav Maga will also improve your ability to control your emotions, so those little things that used to stress you out will become far easier to brush off and forget about.
Boost your confidence
It is easy to feel confident when you know that you have the skills to handle anything and others will notice that confidence too, making it far less likely that you will be targeted by an opportunistic attacker. An added bonus of getting fitter and stronger is that your body will become more toned and healthy, and who doesn’t love looking and feeling great?
Become more aware
A huge part of Krav Maga involves being aware of your surroundings. Not only will this help you to spot existing threats, but it will make it easier to avoid situations that could potentially become dangerous. If you do find yourself in a bad situation, having the awareness to spot an escape route or a weapon could literally save your life.
Learn to lead
It is common for people to freeze when faced with a scary situation but when you have the skills and training to back you up knowing what to do and doing it will feel natural. Krav Maga is all about taking action under pressure, so it is no surprise that many of our practitioners have become great leaders, not just on the street but in business and in their communities as well.
If some of those many benefits sound good to you drop by Urban Kombat and give Krav Maga a try; our highly trained professionals will be more than happy to show you the ropes. We have a wide range of classes to suit everyone from total beginners to fitness fanatics, so what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!