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Krav Maga instructors in worcester county ???

Discussion in 'Training' started by jeffC, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. jeffC

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    I am interested in learning Krav Maga. i live in the Worcester area. Does anyone know of any instructors in this area ?
     

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    Type your zipcode into here:

    http://www.kravmaga.com/locations/l...ldwide-officially-certified-training-centers/

    Avoid "America's Best Defense" in Attleborro Falls. I visited their school and attended a couple of classes. They are complete garbage in my opinion and don't even really teach Krav. It was more of an aerobics class. I've heard that Boston has some legit schools. I trained Krav Maga when I lived in Las Vegas and am going back out there to get certified to instruct so I can open my own school here since I can't find a decent place close to my house. Good luck
     
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    thanks..... ive visited two schools so far and ALL they are are aerobis classes. Its tough to find legit Krav around here apparently. thanks for the link, ill definetly check it out !! If you certified, im VERY interested in learning..... look me back up !!! lol
     
  4. Mountain

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    Bump for this topic. Any purely defense related Krav (or similar) schools in the Worcester area? I spent years in one of the Japanese traditional karate schools and am a Ni-Dan (2nd degree). I enjoyed those years and they were certainly rewarding, but... I'm getting too old and banged up to mess around with anything for the sake of the art, nor do I want to spend any of my limited time teaching kids.

    MMA might be out because I have a ripped up knee and a bunch of hardware holding my right shoulder together- not looking to risk sparring with someone who doesn't know when to stop when tapped, so it would have to be a well disciplined school. Just want to get a workout and stay fresh with self defense techniques.
     
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    I have a lot of respect for those that train Krav Maga, there is no play acting like other martial arts. I've been lucky enough to talk to 2 Israelis that trained in Israel, and had a guy working for me that also took up Krav (he was an Israeli immigrant so maybe it's an Israeli thing). And a few things I got from them, training is a lot about working through the pain, not by some zen BS but by beating the crap out of each other. You could always tell a good workout by the black eye and bruises. It's only "self defence" when you use it as a response, because the goal is to kill the other guy (might be an Israeli thing). And there is a reason there is no sport associated with it.

    I'm too old and fat to even consider it, but anyone who goes through the training will end up with serious capabilities, use them wisely. Oh, and if you're in MA and you find yourself in a self defence situation, best not to mention the Krav training.
     
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    I'm just very bored with working out at the Y, though I'll miss the creepy old naked guys who hang out in the locker room all day (sarc).

    My old school was also a Gracie BJJ affiliate and had a 'faction' who would do adults only self defense training and semi-full (LOL) contact sparring on Fridays for a long lunch. Rules were no hard shots to the face and it's OK to hurt your sparring partner but if you injure your sparring partner, you are permanently 'out' of the group. Shots to the body were full speed but you didn't 'drive through' with the hit or kick. Lots of bruises and sometimes someone will start going unconscious before tapping out. Our former Marine Sgt / active LEO instructor was like that- I had him pinned and in a lock and damn near broke his thumb before he would tap out. Occasionally a rib would get cracked or broken.
     
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    Bump looking for the best Krav Maga within 90 min drive from Worcester. Anybody have experience with these specific schools? Any others you can give positive/negative feedback on?

    Krav Maga Yashir
    Charlestown, MA

    Alpha Krav Maga Boston
    Malden, MA

    Roshankish Krav Maga
    Medford, MA

    Delta Krav Maga
    East Longmeadow, MA

    Krav Maga Self Defense Systems
    Andover, MA

    Western Mass Krav Maga
    South Deerfield, MA

    Hardline Krav Maga West
    Waltham, MA
     
  8. CrossFaced

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    Check out Deviant Self Defense in... Uxbridge . The lead instructor is a bad ass 110# woman that will F you up! Actually they are very cool. Took classes there for a few months and learned a lot. They were flexible with me and taught me specifically in relation to my job. Had to stop to study for a work promotion. Plan on going back in December.
     
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    I can vouch for these guys
    Krav Maga Self Defense Systems
    Andover, MA

    Great instructors which mixed backgrounds so you get a solid hour of training.
     
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    Let me start off by saying I don't take Krav classes or have any personal experience in martial arts. I do have a close friend who has taken classes at America's Best Defense (in Northborough MA) for a number of years and they do beat the hell out of each other. I've seen the injuries.

    He is finishing up his stripe test for his first degree black belt this weekend. I can't comment how it compares to any other program. If interested here is their website www.abdnorthborough.com .
     
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    I attended ABD in Spencer but they are closed now and ABD in Shrewsbury which seems to be closed now too. The classes vary depending on what level you're at so at the lower levels there might be more aerobics involved with some training and as you move up more training. I found them to be good when I was going and would consider them again but also would probably check out some of the others mentioned too.
     

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