An excerpt from our friends at the Defence Lab center! Our Evolution of Krav Maga Program begins with Defence Lab where we build on the core concepts students have already learned in Krav Maga and help them continue to grow their martial arts knowledge.
Why You Should Train in Defence Lab
There is a vast range of martial arts out there in the world and even more self defence systems. However, there is only one Defence Lab.
The martial arts develop friendships like no other. You stand there each session dripping with sweat and you are tired, broken down to the very essence of your character. You are vulnerable, not looking your best and your body aches. At this time, you are at your weakest. However something strange happens next. Rather than you give up and want to sit down, you have a surge of energy, your body suddenly pulls itself together and you are back at it. Punching and grappling, making yourself even more tired. What caused you to get this surge of newfound energy? It was the shouting of your training partners, it was the words of encouragement, the shouts of “come on, dig in” that forced you to get up and train harder. And once the drill is over, you swap roles and now it is your turn to do the same. This type of training is rarely seen anywhere else because martial arts taxes the body in minutes like few sports can 1/7 and you need the support of your training partners to help you push through the barriers. At Defence Lab you will develop friendships like no other because the very act of training grows friendships. Yes, you might not spend all day talking to each other, instead you will help and encourage a person when they need it most. The result will see friendships formed that grow further and deeper after you leave class.
2. Self Defence
We know that martial arts can deliver self-defence skills however Defence Lab is focused on exactly that. The fluff and boring elements of martial arts have been stripped away to provide functionality. This doesn’t mean that Defence Lab is not fun, we are simply not obsessed with hurting people. Instead, we are focused on self-defence. Police officers from all across the globe train in DL because it delivers high-quality self-defence training. If you know anything about martial arts you may have heard of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It is a grappling art where the students are known to become highly skilled on the ground because they focus on that aspect. At Defence Lab we focus on self-defence and the end result is simple. We become highly skilled at Self Defence.
It is easy to think that having muscles, a six pack or even the ability to do 100 pull ups is useful. However what happens when you need to call upon those muscles to protect yourself or your loved ones? The answer is that fitness is specific. Therefore when you train Defence Lab you will develop functional fitness. This is a type of fitness that will help you when the s##t hits the fan. From our Defence Lab drills, to the warm up and so much more you will see that Defence Lab training gets you fit and fast. We don’t promise big muscles, we don’t promise six pack but our training will get you fit!
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