I see so many Krav tags on here and most of the people posting them are women, yet there are only like 5 women in my Krav classes (which isn’t so bad because we get to beat the men up) BUT WHERE ARE ALL THE WOMEN!!?
Besides the instructor, we have one girl on our class. I asked the instructor why the girls who come for an introductory class never come back and she replied “Most say it’s too brutal for them”
That’s like complaining about the water being too wet.
My university offers Capoeira from February until April and it’s $80. Classes are twice a week for an hour…what do you guys think?
I dunno much about Capoeira, only skimmed through the wiki page.
They also have Tai Chi, one day a week, Feb-Apr, for $72. Help! I’d like to join one of these in addition to my Krav practices!
I did Yang-style Tai Chi for one year and it was great. It takes a while before you “get it” but when you do, you can’t wait for your next lesson. It’s also pretty amazing how you’re not able to knock over a master. They’re just so grounded that nothing can move them which is still incomprehensible to me. Coming home from a class is also an amazing feeling. You’re just so relaxed and at peace with the world. PLUS you basically learn slow motion Kung Fu. Ever heard about the crane and all these animal figures? Tai freakin Chi!
I know for sure that I’ll be back doing this at some point later in my life.
Then Capoeira is pretty cool, too. I haven’t done it but my ex girlfriend did it. The best definition I’ve read is that it’s a “dancing fight and a fighting dance”. You will certainly learn some badass breakdance-like moves there and get amazing core strength. It might even benefit your Krav ground work as it definitely makes you more flexible and smooth on the ground. What I don’t like about it is that all the people who aren’t dancing/fighting have to sing and play weird instruments. I do play instruments too and I like some weird music but these Brazilian traditionals are just not my cup of tea.
I’d say ultimately it comes down to: Do you feel like you need more action or more relaxation?
Hope that helps!
Have Krav, will travel