What's the challenge?
To take a Krav Maga class (self defense system developed for the military in Israel).
What are you afraid of?
Not being able to defend myself in dangerous situations.
How was the experience?
While doing this project I came to the conclusion that I should not only face the things that I'm afraid of, but I should also do some challenges that will help me when scary situations come my way. So I decided to take a self defense class, better yet, a Krav Maga class with Master Dave Ordini.
As soon as I walked in, Dave welcomed me with some scary moves, something I was not expecting, but hey, that's how it is in reality, we are never prepared for crazy people out there! He taught me some basic things like: kick, punch, punch and the importance of Retzev (“continuous motion”). When I was able to dominate that, we went on to practice scarier stuff, like being attacked with a knife, a gun or even a stick. I was surprised to see that with a few techniques here and there I was able to put in the ground big men like Dave or Adam. Me? Seriously? I had a hard time believing what I was seeing, but I guess that's the magic of Krav Maga! As soon as I graduate, I'll join the classes to fully dominate this system and feel more confident about myself.