am i going to feel like an advanced student's punching bag on my first class?
- Absolutely not. We take the safety and comfort of our new members very seriously. You will be paired up with a trusted member, usually an assistant instructor, who will take the class at your pace and help guide you through that night's techniques. Plus, we begin with a 30-minute introduction where you learn the basic stances and safety information.
Is this MMA training?
No. MMA fighters train for the ring. They can be disqualified for performing certain techniques and are limited by rules. Krav Maga is real self defense for real life situations with NO RULES. We train you to defend against assaults, weapon attacks, and when attacked by more than one assailant.
I haven't worked out for a while, what kind of shape do I need to be in?
Krav Maga was developed for people of all shapes and sizes. All fitness levels are welcomed, students are encouraged to perform at their level of fitness as they build their strength and stamina.
Do I need to buy a uniform or equipment?
No. There are no uniforms in Krav Maga. Regular workout clothes are just fine. However you may wish to invest in protective equipment such as hand wraps/ padded gloves or a protective cup. We do have padded gloves you can borrow, if you like.
What are the classes like?
Each class is different and no two are exactly the same. We train hard but your safety is always first priority! The only real way to know what it is like is to sign up for our Introduction Night Classes. We promise- no pressure or obligation to join.
What are good pre-workout foods?
To optimize your performance, you need to eat. Carbohydrate can delay the onset of fatigue and improves endurance exercise performance. This happens because carbs enhance the availability of blood glucose to active muscle. Roughly 70% of the energy in your pre-workout meal should come from carbs, but choose low-glycemic carbs like oatmeal, veggies or sweet potatoes instead of simple sugars or candy to avoid wild fluctuations in your blood-sugar levels.
Protein is the next important nutrient to consider in order to decrease muscle breakdown during and after your workout. Fat takes the longest to digest, so a pre-workout meal should be relatively low in fat.
If you’re fueling for an intense endurance activity, then more carbs should be added. Those who are weight-lifting or building muscle should add more protein.