I am excited to say that I have signed up for a 6 week class called "Charleston Krav Maga".
Krav Maga is the official self-defense and fighting system of the Israeli defense forces and is favored by US law enforcement agencies. This wholly unique and original method was developed and refined during years of conflict. Krav Maga emphasizes easy to learn techniques that have been battle tested in real, life threatening confrontations.
This program is designed not only teach you how to protect yourself and your loved ones, but also to get you into the best shape of your life.Although Krav Maga shares many techniques with other martial arts, such as karate, boxing, savate, muay thai, jujutsu, judo, kobudo and wrestling, the training is often quite different. It stresses fighting under worst-case conditions or from disadvantaged positions (for example, against several opponents, when protecting someone else, with one arm unusable, when dizzy, or against armed opponents). Unlike Karate there are no predefined sequences of moves or choreographed styles; instead Krav Maga emphasizes rapid learning and the retzev ("continuous combat motion"), with the sole imperative being effectiveness for either attack or defensive situations.
Wish me luck.........