Hi, Im James Crowther, i attended my first Krav Maga Session in Reading, June 2015 Taught By Kennie Gould, a tough and unbelievably enjoyable experience.
After a short while i knew i wanted to be a Krav Maga Instructor. I passed my Level one Krav Maga Instructors Course in 2018 in Belgium Taught by Brice Martins 3rd Dan Black Belt, Krav Maga Alliance., which we was affiliated too at the time.
ive also passed a Level Four Krav Maga Instructors course, December 2021 i passed my Brown Belt Level 5 Grading assessed by Kennie Gould 1st Dan Black Belt Krav Maga Instructor, Wingate Academic Institute of Israel Certified (Recognised Worldwide).
I’d wanted to do Krav Maga for a few years. What I like about Krav Maga is that it deals with opponents quickly and is not about competitions though I’d always wanted to do a martial art. I knew I wasn’t fit, well not aerobically, Krav Maga changed this within a few months and I was up to speed with the rest of the guys and girls in no time.
I wanted to get fitter so decided it was time to push myself so I could be more capable to apply myself more in the sessions..
I’ve attended various seminars taught by Amit Porat, a former IDF instructor, covering everything from gun to knife attacks but, most recently a seminar taught by John Whitman 6th Dan Black Belt of Krav Maga Alliance. Both of these seminars gave me the step up and confidence I needed in my abilities to further my training.
Krav Maga has taught me many things from ‘I can do it’ to ‘Keep going forward’, through perseverance and the confidence in my ability.