One Way Krav Maga Changed My Life
Krav Maga gave me peace. As violent and brutal as the techniques are and as weird as it seems to say, Krav Maga gave me peace. Not the hold hands and sing kumbaya type of peace, but inner peace.
Nervous, anxious, uncomfortable, in all honesty – scared. That was me.! I watched the news and saw all of the craziness going on in the world. Shootings, stabbings, robberies, home invasions, gang violence, beheadings, and violent political mobs are always front and center. In the last decade, our society transitioned from being able to agree to disagree while still being able to love each other to burning down businesses, threatening people’s families, and taking a person’s life just because they had a different political opinion or didn’t look how we thought they should. Even in a safe city like Auburn or Opelika, Alabama, self defense is crucial.
I never went anywhere without a gun, sometimes more than one. I used to go to church with a 9mm on my ankle and a .357 in my waistband. I constantly looked over my shoulder and always avoided crowds. Sound familiar?
When I began Krav Maga, I had no idea of the changes that I would soon experience. Yes, Krav Maga helped me get in shape, lose weight, blah blah blah. But, that was all icing on the cake. What I really got from Krav Maga, I didn’t even now I was looking for.
I don’t remember the last time I carried a firearm in public – I don’t need to, I can take yours. The freedom that comes with being comfortable enough to go out in public without a gun is transformative. The stress I deal with now is from worrying about whether or not I’m going to reach my goal for daily water intake, not whether or not I am about to be attacked. There is no more looking over my shoulder, preemptively deciding who the potential threats are in a restaurant, having to sit with my back against a wall, in the furthest corner of a building, and facing the exit. I haven’t been nervous about being attacked in a long time.
Don’t twist my words. I am still situationally aware, I just don’t worry about the possibilities or avoid situations altogether like I used to. If it happens, I will deal with it then. That is a inner peace and serenity.
Change is waiting for you too.
Until next time,
Love, Peace, and Chicken Grease
Self Defense, Krav Maga, Auburn Alabama, Opelika Alabama, MMA, Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai
Published: January 27, 2022