Krav L.A. Day - 7

I’m done! I wasn’t sure if this day would ever come, but here I am. Relaxing in my hotel room with everything completed. Feels strange. I’m happy but nervous because I have no idea how I did and I won’t know for a couple of weeks. It also feels strange to not be setting out my clothes and getting everything ready for the next early morning. Instead I’m slowly packing everything up and getting ready to go home! The hotel feels a little lonely with out all the fellow kravers around. I wish I would’ve known that I would’ve had enough time to take the test and still catch a flight out of here!

I feel like I did good, but no one knows for sure. I went hard during the physical test and was completely drenched by the end. My clothes looked like I had just stepped out of the pool. Even my shoes were wet. I heard a couple of ‘good jobs’ while I was hitting the pads but also was told to kick faster on my round kicks and have bigger movements on one of my defenses.

I thought I did pretty good for my mock teaching. We were given one technique the night before to learn and on the fly we were given another one. I know I did pretty well on the 1st one and at least ok to good on the second one. I believe I missed a teaching point on the 2nd one but I hope that doesn’t equate to a failing grade. Who knows. If I didn’t pass I will be shocked and I will question just what it takes to pass! I felt like I gave it my all, spoke clearly on the teaching and had command of the class. If I didn’t pass I will have a serious conversation with my instructor back home about the future of me being an instructor. I know there are other week long trainings after this one for advanced levels, but I can’t imagine having to come back and do this specific one all over again. Only time will tell!

After the physical test and mock teaching we had a 8 or 9 page written test. There were only a few questions that I was unsure about and it wasn’t that the test was hard it’s just really hard to sit on a workout mat after busting your ass all week and write out answers. It took me a good 2 hours to get through the written test. It didn’t hit me until I was standing in the Baja Fresh waiting for my delicious burrito when I finally felt just how tired I was. My body was finally letting go and relaxing and I knew if I closed my eyes while standing there that I would just fall asleep. I only slept about 4 hours last night, so that added to the difficulty of today. Talking with my fellow students I found out I wasn’t the only one. Too many people were too nervous to sleep as was I.

Thanks for all the encouragement. Even to those of you that didn’t feel like giving it. :)
I’m gonna pack and go to bed!


  1. Holly said,

    October 16, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

    Sounds like you did awesome Micah! What a week! I’m so glad you made it through.

  2. anthony b said,

    October 17, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    Dude, super nice bruzzz…..
    I will come up and see ya real soon.
    Prolly next weekend since you are prolly wiped out from this grueling week. Haha

    Wht don’t you just rest now son…

    __We are the Knights who say Ni__

  3. mego said,

    October 17, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

    whew!! glad it’s done.. now come over and play with your cute nieces!

  4. Anthony B. said,

    October 18, 2009 @ 4:26 pm

    Wow, even though your done now, i was so use to going here everyday
    to read new entries, I just thought there was still going to be a new one.
    Dang, now I am just stuck here commenting again on this post..

    __We are the Knights who say Ni__

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