Krav L.A. Day - 3

Another day down! Woot! Today was hard, but not quite as intense as the first two days. The day started with a 2 hour lecture on warming up the class. We had a different and tiny instructor who gave the lecture. She was nice and fun and like all the instructors here had a physique that could break a log in half. It was a good change to ease us into the day. We ended up ‘warming up’ three different times but even with all that warm up it is still hard to get the punches and kicks moving.

Things are still fairly sore around my body and now I’m sure I’ll have to add legs to that list. We did a lot of kicks today….front, back, side and from the ground. By the end of the day my hamstrings were feeling a little crampy. Today was also good because they actually gave us a full hour for lunch! Amazing isn’t it? It is wonderful to actually be able to EAT and have food in my stomach for the afternoon portion of the class.

We did several intense stress and recognition drills that were tough. Two of the toughest were when we had multiple attackers. We did a kicking drill where we were surrounded by attackers that would call out your name and that was your cue to kick the pad they were holding. It quickly turns into a non stopping confusing kicking routine. The most intense drill was being surrounded by attackers (again) only this time they would choke you and as soon as you were able to eliminate the threat of being choked another person would lung in and choke you from another direction. It was constant mayhem with hands around your neck. The bodies moved around the defender like bees around a hive. I hated it at the time, but later I could see in my head that we were all able to turn off our brains and just react, which is the whole purpose of the drill.

I can’t believe it’s only been three days. It feels much longer then that. I received a text from one of my training partners and he said that I’ve gone over the ‘hump’. Not because I’m half way done with the week (far from it) but from here on out the days are more technical then they are physical. I hope he’s telling the truth, but knowing Krav they will still be fairly physical. They also have a dinner at a mexican restaurant for us tomorrow night so that will be fun.

I thought that when I come back home that I’d be able to take some time off and relax from all the working out, but I received a surprising email from my instructor last night. Just about one month from this Friday will be the Level Four test for me to take. It’s a three-day test so it looks like I will be continuing my intense workouts, it also looks like Sexy Micah will be coming sooner then I thought! Everyone can use a Sexy Micah right?

3 Comments »

  1. mego said,

    October 13, 2009 @ 10:27 am

    that’s sounds great! you were just get bored and sloppy if you didn’t have another test to look forward to.. and you’ll blow it out of the water after this intense training week you’ve had… keep going!

  2. Anthony said,

    October 13, 2009 @ 8:09 pm

    Use a sexy micah?
    I never get to use that. Haha
    Ok, so now without ever being answered, I think you will back
    After a week. Is that about right?
    I know I wont actually get an answer, but ill just pretend
    Anyway. LOL ;)

  3. admin said,

    October 13, 2009 @ 8:42 pm

    Tony. I am in L.A. Training to be an instructor. I’ve been here since last friday. I will be returning on Saturday. I expect you to pick me up at the airport. Don’t you remember???!!!!

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