How many classes should I attend?
This is an important question but it’s a difficult to answer because until the instructor knows what the student wants to gain with their training. It is impossible to look at training methods and frequency if you have no idea what a student’s training goals are.
With new students, training goals are understandably ‘soft and vague’. Typically, they revolve around questions such as “how long will it take me to become good enough to protect myself” or “how long till I get fit and lose weight.
Understanding the real cost of training
The real cost of training is the commitment and effort it takes to achieve your training goal. Paying class fees is the easy part. Even with professional coaching, we can work with the amount of effort and attendance you give. Before you join, think carefully consider what your training goals are and choose a programme to that goal. You will also need to consider if your goal is realistic within the time frame you have set and the amount of training you are prepared to commit.
It’s OK to change training objectives
When you start training, it’s important to understand that you don’t have to make a long-term commitment to training goals you have not clearly defined yet. A realistically minimum is 12 -16 weeks. If you can’t commit to that you probably can’t commit much time to make a significant impact on any potential goal. Typically, students become more serious about Krav Maga as they progress with their training.
Define your training objective
When choosing your program, you need to consider what you want to achieve and how often you can spend the time to invest sufficient you will need to spend to achieve it. There are two major goals of most beginners are improved fitness and the ability to protect them against Common Street attacks.
Committed Krav Maga students achieve the following after 16 weeks of training twice a week.
- Stop common street attacks
- Show significant measurable performance improves in power, speed and endurance
- Understand and demonstrate ‘Tactical Awareness’
- Understand how to use the environment in a conflict situation
- Have effective striking and grappling skills against common attacks
- Stop common edged weapon attacks
Able to perform all of the above whist fatigued against a fully resisting attacker making unpredictable attacks
it’s known that most common goals are and how long it takes students to achieve them. The first logical training goal and the minimum commitment required. Is the minimum period 90% of new students can achieve their goals training twice weekly.
What if I can’t commit to a several months training?
Something is better than nothing. Be realistic, talk to your instructor about what you can realistically expect to achieve and adjust your goals to suit.
regular attendance and commitment to training. Inevitably you will be pushed hard mentally and physically. There is a proven track record based on these very same expectations.
if you are not committed you won’t meet the first training goal irrespective of what it is. You’ll be one of the students that don’t achieve your goals. you may not want or be ready for this commitment. make the decision and move on in a direction suitable to your goals