Krav Maga featured on the Simpsons Source
So, I started a new kind of cross training this week, Krav Maga. It is not only a great workout, it is self defense training. I am going with my friend Amy. Our first lesson was a semi private lesson (just me and Amy) with the owner. We learned a couple of punches, a groin kick, and some knee to the groin action. We also learned how to hold the pads for each other so that we wouldn't get hurt. It was a very fun and enjoyable experience. We signed up for a 6 week trial period. We got some karate bottoms and at tee shirt to wear as our uniforms.
Yesterday we did our first group class. I have had a stomach bug for the last couple of days and was not able to go either Wednesday or Thursday. :-( Feeling a little better today, so that is great. Last night was not much in the way of Krav Maga but a lot of cardio. Normally I would not mind so much cardio. But the fact that I have been living on saltines, graham crackers and tea made it a little difficult. I just don't have a lot of energy. Good news is that I didn't puke. Bad news is that everyone in the class things I am slow and a sissy. That's cool. I have five more weeks to change their minds.
There was a lot of ab work, arms using a kettle ball (which I have never ever used before), squats, running up stairs and punching a pole. It was a pretty good workout. My abs do not feel worse for wear, I do Pilates fairly regularly. My arms are killing me though.
I am glad to also be learning a little self defense. It sounds like the classes the rest of the week are more technique then cardio. I have been a little nervous running out in the community since I heard about SUAR's cousin's abduction in Montana. I will be doing the virtual run for Sherry next Saturday February 11th. This is a great cause and there is a place to donate to Sherry's family on SUAR's website. You can print out your bibs for it here.