Family Krav Maga
Every morning, he left the house with a backpack full of books and fresh kicks on his feet but returned in white tube socks. Mike was growing into a handsome young man. Giggling girls called him often and kept him on the phone for hours. Despite being popular with the girls, Mike was a loner. This left him at a disadvantage. Guys in his class were jealous of his clothes, cool demeanor, good looks and the attention he received. The first five times his shoes were stolen, his mom purchased another pair as a replacement. After notifying the school to no avail, she decided to escalate matters.
Krav Maga for the Entire Family
Mike would make it through the entire day. Then as he was leaving school premises, he would invariably be surrounded by several guys, they’d threaten his life and he’d respond by handing them his $150+ designer basketball shoes. When Cynthia, his mom heard this, she cried. Mike’s father wasn’t around to show him how to defend himself. Although he lived less than 30 minutes away, he wasn’t a part of Mike’s life. Cynthia’s pity party didn’t last long. She enrolled herself and Mike into Calgary Krav Maga’s beginner class. Self defense is for everyone. No one is excluded from learning the art of self defense.
Her son was thirteen years old. She hadn’t dated since his father left. Cynthia was focused on making sure Mike had everything he needed. This meant working at a high paced job and pouring all her resources into her son. She had let herself go and she knew it. Who had time for romance? She told herself that once he graduated high school, she would make time for herself. That was a lie and she knew it – now was the time. After six Krav Maga lessons, both Mike and Cynthia’s confidence shot through the roof. Both of them emerged as new people.
Krav Maga teaches the individual how to transfer stressful energy into a physical force that can be managed. We all have chi, also known as life force energy. When we are stressed, that energy becomes stagnant. It builds up in the body and causes disease and malfunction. Krav Maga gets that energy going. Through each counter move, kick, punch and headlock, chi moves out the body. Although they didn’t understand the mechanics, Cynthia and Mike noticed that they didn’t feel as anxious and stressed as they did before joining Calgary Krav Maga. A blank space that could be filled with whatever their hearts desired was left where stress and fear used to be.
Anti Bully Strategy
The next time bullies attempted to snatch Mike’s shoes, he was ready! We taught Mike how to engage multiple attackers simultaneously. Once he let them know that the game was over, he could walk around campus with his head held high. Secure in knowing that he was safe. There was no need to transfer him to a new school or send him to class with pepper spray. Krav Maga serves as the ultimate anti bully strategy. Upon seeing Mike’s growth, youth registration exceeded capacity. We posted additional classes to accommodate the increased interest. If your child is being bullied, consider Krav Maga as the answer.