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5 Reasons to BEGIN our Krav Maga Home Study Course NOW
- June 19, 2013
- Posted by: Michael Hodge
- Category: Krav Maga
It’s finally here, after a several years of curriculum preparation, teaching thousands of Krav Maga classes (in my own facility, and of friends’ schools), and development – the TOTAL Krav Maga Home Study Course. Yes, you can earn REAL RANK and CERTIFICATION in krav maga at home. No, this is not a joke, belt factory, or anything of the sort.
But first, let me give you 5 Really Good Reasons to BEGIN in Krav Course NOW:
1. Krav Maga is Extremely Useful in Real Life
Although I have loved and enjoyed my Karate, TKD, and weapons training – I have never felt more SAFE and empowered than while doing krav maga. Beating the snot out of your partner’s head (who has safety gear on…), busting knees into B.O.B, tearing out an assailant’s gun and popping in a fresh load as you open up a gap.
The art is brutal, aggressive, and real. This just means that your training has a real and obvious goal. To create more awareness, feel more confident, and build up defense reflexes. Our home study course also accomplishes these goals, as long as the student puts in the effort.
2. You will Get into REALLY Good Shape (while actually learning)
No, not treadmill shape. Not jogging outside shape, or even hitting the weights shape. I am talking hammer-fist-to-the-head 45 times in a row, 4-knee-strikes, 15 push ups, and then-disarming-a-knife-shape. The ‘At Home Training Classes’ DVD included with the course will work you out. The “Krav Maga Workout” DVD in the course includes 2 full, 25 minute workouts. I challenge you to stay with me at my level of speed and intensity throughout the entire workout. And then tell me it did not work you out. (if so, I *bow* to you)
3. Earn Actual Rank and Certification (get rewarded and recognized)
Like all of our home study courses, our Krav Maga course offers you the ability to earn real rank/certification. Just like earning your belts in Karate, Judo, or whatever styles (you may or may not have trained in), you get this same experience. But, don’t expect it to be easy. I actually expect MORE from my home study students, as I do not get to practice with them in person. Remember, you can purchase the course and practice alone – but you MUST have a partner in your level certification exams for testing. Krav Maga is a contact art – having a training partner and physical practice is a must for mastery.
4. You have something BENEFICIAL & FUN to Do with Your Spouse (and/or children)
In my martial arts academy, I have the most couples training together in the Krav Maga program. I have many men who were training in our original traditional arts course, who have now convinced their wife to come on board for Krav classes. Women seem to love the idea of kicking guys in the groin and poking them in the eyes (finger strikes). Just kidding…ok, not really. But the point is, krav maga self defense is EVEN MORE important for women to know, as they are statistically more likely to be in an attack. And, you can have your children practicing at home with you. Remember, this will give you a great training partner, and everyone in your family can actually earn real rank together.
5. You Can finally add the Israeli Flag patch on your Gi.
Hah! Ok, I am only half-joking here…. But really, it is a lot of fun to expand your horizons. Learn a new art, to experience the ideas of different cultures. And, I am making a reference to this ‘flag concept’, because my instructors’ school has an American Flag, Japanese Flag, and Korean Flag on the wall. Also, we would have these flag patches on our gi. Now you can add an Israeli patch on your gi! (yes, I realize this is oxymoronic, no hate mail here, please).
The TOTAL Krav Maga Home Study Course
The get started, simply purchase the Complete Home Study Course. This includes 5 complete training DVDs (combatives, self defense, weapons, home classes, and workouts), the home study manual, and your official enrollment in the course. From there, follow the training plan, film your certification exam with your partner. I will review your exam in great detail and send back feedback, critiques, and your certificate if you pass. You then move on to the next level.
Let me know in the Comments sections. Is anyone here excited about Krav Maga? I look forward to training you soon! –Michael Hodge