I joined Pinellas Qrav Maga for the purpose of not only doing something in my spare time (of which I have lots), but to do something that would teach me new things, help me - beyond the gym and walking 5 miles a day - to stay in better shape, and, thus, make me feel better and more confident in myself. One of the things I hadn't prepared for was the making of new friends and becoming part of a family, so to speak, of Kravsters. I love it!
Though the conditioning classes on Tu/Th that precede the Level I training sessions are sometimes designed straight from Hell, what doesn't kill us does truly make us stronger. In retrospect, I still hate those workouts, but I love the feeling of accomplishment when all is said and done.
As for Qrav Maga training, itself ... I not only appreciate that it is more a training around a truly functional (versus showy) method of self-defense, I greatly appreciate the methods by which we are taught. Joey and Cody continue to work to ensure that they don't only just show us what we need to do, but explain why we need to do certain moves a precise way.
For example, who would think a kick to the nuggets would require any instruction? But, kicking someone there to hurt them there, versus kicking them there with the mindset you're trying to split them in half, will surely change the impact intensity and effectivity.
Suffice to say, I am damn glad I found PKM!
! Go Gators !