I started training in Krav Maga around two years ago at the Reading venue with Kenny Gould as my instructor on Thursdays and Saturdays. I would like to share how Krav Maga has helped me develop as a person and provided me with the tools for the type of self-defence I was really looking for.
I was looking for a self-defence class as a way to get fit and learn some new moves without the hassle that goes with all martial arts of grading, along with the events and competitions so this is why Krav Maga South West ticked all of these boxes for me.
Krav Maga is not a martial art, it is a military self-defence/fighting system used by the British Special Forces and therefore every session focuses on 30% fitness and conditioning with 70% structured teaching from Kenny Gould the instructor.
Kenny Gould is a former British soldier and has worked in the close protection industry as highly skilled operator for many years and this really shows in his teaching styles and short lectures along with seminars which are held every 3 to 4 months, which I may add are not mandatory but are a lot of fun and very social.
I now train with Kenny at his Tuesday and Thursday sessions in Swindon and the one thing that stands out above all is that all the members over the past couple of years do not stand on ceremony and are all very sociable.