So, you’ve decided to pursue training in Krav Maga. A great choice that has many benefits in both physical and mental health! But how should you approach your newly discovered subject in order to get the most out of your training and also prevent injury or muscle strains? These tips on how to best approach your Krav Maga training can help you be your best and come into this martial art with an open mind and great attitude!
Don’t jump in too fast. When you begin any new physical activity, there’s a level of excitement and enthusiasm that can sometimes get you in trouble if you don’t control it. Make sure you don’t hurt yourself or pull a muscle by getting started too heavy, too fast!
Start learning movements slowly, then work up from there. When you’re learning new movements, it’s not vital that you complete the with speed or fluidity. Drill them into your mind by practicing slowly. Once you’re more comfortable, increase your speed and fluidity will follow.
Make sure rest is part of your training program. Just like with jumping in too fast, wearing yourself out with too much training can result in both poor technique due to exhaustion and possible injury. Rest is just as important as the time you spend practicing!
Don’t get frustrated if you get stuck. Not everyone is going to have a perfect start in their training. Getting stuck on certain techniques is part of the beginner’s experience, so don’t get too frustrated when it happens to you.
Remember that concentration and focus are key. Paying attention in class is going to get you the best results, so make sure you’re taking everything the instructor is saying into account.
When you start your Krav Maga training, you need to work with the best instructors around. Contact us at Performance Krav Maga to find out more about how we can help you learn in a motivating and fun environment that isn’t intimidating!