Confession time. I sometimes have little flashes of boredom during Krav. When I got like this with triathlon, I just signed up for a longer race. This worked until I did my first Ironman, at which point to move up a distance would require something contrived, like back-to-back iron distance races, and that’s just jacked. The lack of a good step forward from Ironman is a primary reason this blog is not called Ironaut or something lame like that.
Then something fortunate happened: I got confused. This, while not infrequent, usually only happens when I’m trying to navigate a city I’ve only visited 10 or 20 times, or watching a Victorian Era period film with Colleen.
The reason I get bored is that we go over the same stuff a lot. Like I’ve done all of the different techniques we’re supposed to know like at least 3 or 4 times. And some of them are not complicated.
Here are the techniques we’ve gone over:
- groin strike
- offensive front kick
- round kick
- knee strikes
- 360º defense
- inside defense
- back position ground
- side position ground
- front kick from ground
- round kick from ground
- tons of different gun defense stuff
The only things in that list that I haven’t done at least 3 times are inside defense and round kicks. Those are the only things that I don’t internally think, eh, done that already. I know I’m not perfect with any of these techniques, but I get bored during the instruction, and would like to be able to just work on the moves, and have them explain what is wrong. However, I’m not the only one in the class, so I have to sit through it.
Paul changed the schedule to include some extra MMA classes (which I am not deluded enough to think I could last 1 minute in an actual MMA fight) and for whatever reason I thought my classes on Wednesday started at 7. But it didn’t. It started at 8. So I’m an hour early. The Krav level 2 class. It worked out though, because I’m getting ready to to test into level 2 and the test is supposed to suck. 3-4 hours including like an hour of warmups.
So level 2 class was really great. We did knife defense. And while it was basically 360º defense, there was some rad stuff in there, like if you’re sitting down and someone points a knife at you, or someone holds a knife under your chin pointing up, you know like they do in movies?
I see a lot of promise in the world of Krav for me, and fighting in general. I could see at some point doing an MMA fight. Or at least training for one. An actual fight seems a little more in the realm of fantasy. Its not like Triathlon where you can totally suck at it, but still be smiling at the end.
Also, I’m going to start running, I think. I just payed $220 for a pair of running shoes for Colleen that are supposedly going to last a year. We’ll see.