1. How did you get started in Krav Maga?
I had been looking for a martial art that would not only teach me to protect myself but also increase my fitness. I saw a newspaper article about krav maga and the link lead me to KMSDS who were about to start classes in Brisbane. I met Anna and Ash at the first Brisbane class.
2. What were your initial impressions of the training?
To be honest I was a bit intimidated and kind of freaked out about kneeing someone in the groin. What kept me coming back was the enthusiasm and patience that Anna and Ash had and that I was able to progress at my own pace.
3. How long have you been training in Krav Maga?
I have been training for 5 1/2 years.
4. What other experience do you bring to Krav Maga?
I am quite small and not naturally athletic. I bring a good understanding of the challenges of defending against someone much larger in size and the challenges women face with self defence. I also have an understanding of what is required to go from zero to krav fit.
5. Have you trained in any other combative systems/martial arts type systems?
I had a very brief exposure to Aikido years ago.
6. What advice would you give to anyone wanting to start Krav Maga?
Come along to class and give it ago. There’s so much more to learn than just techniques including awareness, avoiding confrontation and tactics to get yourself out of dangerous situations. I’m certainly a lot more confident in general and definitely much fitter.
7. What are your goals for Krav Maga?
Becoming an instructor is just the start of a long journey. I want to learn more, improve my own technique and pass on what I’ve learned to as many people as I can.