Workout of the Week: Krav Maga – Physical and Mental Training

22 March, 2017 • Tags: , , , ,

Ever wanted to try Kickboxing, Thai Chi or Self-Defense? Thankfully, there is something that combines them all – Krav Maga. This unique activity is a self-protection system that is based on natural reactions. The term Krav Maga means body combat in Hebrew and was created by Imi Sde-Or (Litchenfeld). Because of its effectiveness, it was originally used as part of military training but quickly became an activity that everyone wanted to learn! In the 90’s it came to The Netherlands and has become very popular in recent years.

Krav Maga in action

What is Krav Maga training?

Firstly, it’s a unique activity and unlike martial arts it does not involve complex movements. Instead, it’s based on real life situations and quick thinking. Its sole purpose is to teach people how to survive and escape real life conflicts. Additionally, it educates people to respond to danger without using violence. Krav Maga is not a competitive sport but a fitness activity where people support each other and learn with team spirit. Krav Maga helps you gain strength and flexibility through structured exercises and demonstrations. It also speeds up your reactions and makes you more self aware. Furthermore, it makes you streetwise and able to protect yourself in any situation. But most of all, it’s great fun to learn together!

Can I do it?

Krav Maga is relatively easy to learn because of it’s simple nature. It’s a suitable activity for everyone, men and women of all ages can participate. Plus, it’s a great way to experience a new kind of workout while gaining a new skill! It leaves you feeling empowered, confident and fearless – ready to face conflicts in your daily life.

Where can I do it?

With OneFit you can try this activity at Krav Maga HSW in AmsterdamDen HaagUtrecht and Rotterdam. Unsure whether it’s for you? Watch HSW Krav Mags’s introduction video below and get inspired!

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