Krav L.A. Day - 1

Hey just a quick update since it’s already 10:15 and I did happen to workout for 6 hours straight today and my body is tired. I made it through the 1st day! IT was hard, but what made it mostly hard is that it was soooo looong. There were a few times when I felt like the clock was stuck. Most of the time I didn’t focus on it, but I remember looking up and thinking “it’s not even 4pm yet”.

The day started by us waiting around for the instructor for over 45 minutes. She was stuck in traffic and we were all nervously waiting. First we watched a video and then we jumped right in to shadowboxing (punching the air) none of us were warmed up so I was a little sad, but fter 5 minutes of that they warmed us up real good like.

I can tell there are definitely some people that haven’t been taking Krav for very long. In fact I know of a few that have been only taking it for a few months. That floors me, after a few months I still had not even taken my level 1 test, and I know my instructor would not have even allowed me to take it had it been an option! Anyways other guys (and gals) look solid and good. I wasn’t perfect on everything but I did my best.

The highlight of the day came when we all had to do our first round of mock teaching. They talked to us about energy and being concise in a short time limit. After showing us a quick demo of what they were looking for they began to call random names. We had to teach the fighting stance, hand position, throwing a left punch, throwing a right punch, throwing a 2 punch combo and finally how to make a fist and hit your target. This was all within a 45 second demo. Most people who= were pretty good got to about the 2 punch combo before the teacher would stop them and call the next name. Some people
were stopped before that point because their punching and teaching skill was so weak. The instructor finally called my name and I ran up there all excited showing them how to stand and punch. I didn’t hear her tell me to stop when I got to the 2 punch combo so I kept going. I still didn’t hear her tell me to stop when I showed them how to make a fist and she hadn’t said a peep by the time I showed them how to hit their target. It was then I realized I had made it through the entire demo and she hadn’t said a word. I looked over to my left and her eyes were big with her mouth hanging open as she muttered “wow. ok, that was good”. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wEE! A few people clapped as I ran back to my spot in the room. AWESOME. That doesn’t really mean anything except that I made a decent first impression and the 10 or 11 months of 4 hour tuesday nights standing in front of a camera mock teaching has paid off! Let’s hope it continues to pay off as we will have to mock teach everyday.

Anyways it’s late my body is exhausted from working out and eating half a chicken and pasta and salmon. I’m going to bed.

2 Comments »

  1. Anthony B said,

    October 11, 2009 @ 6:56 am

    Wow bruzzzzz
    Very nicely done..
    I really wish I could have seen that phat demo that you pulled off..
    I am sooo very proud of you bruzzzz..
    K, even though I still dont know how long you are over there or why exactly
    this is all going down, I shall return.
    haha.

    __We are the Knights who say Ni__
    ABC OUT!

  2. mego said,

    October 11, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

    way to Rock it, bro! keep it up!

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