“I've also learned a lot from the advanced belts who attend beginner classes just to offer guidance during drills, as well as my fellow white belts who focus on getting the techniques right during drills, not building their egos.”
“The students were a reflection of the gym, and although each had a different goal (self defense, weight loss, become a fighter), everybody was friendly and made sure each other learned the curriculum.”
“My daughter turned three years old last month and we were so worried about her having delayed speech and no social interaction since the pandemic; however, taekwondo helped her gain confidence and I see her so happy to go.”
“She has been through the best Taekwondo training in last few months and while she is taking initial steps, I can see the application above and beyond academy such as she staying positive and confident throughout the day.”
“My kids have a great time and learn great skills that will help them in life, not only in self defense but in patience, self-esteem, and respectfulness as well.”
Black Belt Test
“I can do this. I AM doing this. I’m going to be ok” This is the mantra one student developed to repeat to himself during his black belt test. Apparently, it helped, because he passed along with 7 other students. Most Krav Maga students recognize the physical challenges associated with their belt test and the black belt test is considered by most to be the “Superbowl” of all the belt tests. But, what many students don’t spend enough time thinking about is the mental toughness that’s necessary for this accomplishment. It’s a component of all the Krav Maga tests- getting you to the point of physical fatigue to see how you mentally react. It’s not a matter of “I wonder if I’ll be tired and won’t know what to do next”, it’s a matter of when. This is actually where the real black belt test begins. The rest is important, but much of it is just preparation to get you to this point. While they came from all walks of life- a chiropractor, a dentist, a social worker, a digital marketing consultant, a student, etc., the eight people testing last Saturday for their black belt test came together to accomplish something truly incredible- the ability to push through and do everything necessary to go home safely. That’s the entire point of Krav Maga. Get started today!