Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Playing for keeps!

Sometimes Krav Maga is pretty damn intense. We play these "games" where the instructor puts a kick shield or tombstone shield in random places around the room, makes the class lay face down, then yells "GO!!" and you've got to jump up, find a pad to hold else you have to punch / kick / whatever the drill is for one minute. If you're stuck with no pad and no one to punch (aka last man out) you have to do pushups, crunches, burpees, or whatever...basically being last standing sucks!  People will throw shoulder shivers, elbows, knees, hip checks, and anything else it takes to get to a pad. Today I took an elbow to the head...from a girl! Holy shit, she definitely was playing for keeps!

With a trip nearly half way around the world coming up, I've been reading about the TSA and such - you know, making the time I have left to wait longer. I came across this gem today:  Dude takes loaded gun to check in, and it goes off.... What an idiot.

Krav Maga L1
Worked a lot on front kick, which is really fun (and really taxing). Then some straight punch game I mentioned earlier in this post. Finished off class with front choke defense to counter-attack. Stand with eyes closed waiting to be choked is still kinda freaky!

KO Bag Kickboxing
This class was intense. Lots of v-ups, crunches, leg raises, burpees, and pushups. The punch/kick combos were pretty good, but it was kinda sketchy doing jump kicks on a sweaty, slippery floor!

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