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The Superior Fitness Program behind Krav Maga Training

Are you getting your money’s worth at your local gym? Chances are you’re doing your cardio and your weights, plus trying some high-tech equipment. You may feel toned and even have a bit of spring in your step. The question is – how fit are you? You might feel a new power, but the reality is superior fitness can be found in the fighting techniques of Krav Maga. Krav Maga will expand your physical range and turn you into a specimen you might not recognize. Find out how much power is contained within this bold fitness-training program.

Train like a World-Class Fighter

The training boxers and wrestlers go through is known as the most physically demanding work for athletes. Martial artists take a similar approach in dedication and vigorous practice. Krav Maga incorporates Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, (BJJ), Boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Karate; which together, transforms average people into skilled and composed street fighters every single day. From balance and agility to resistance and sheer ferocity, the Krav Maga routine will make you forget about any fitness program you’re following. It is the ultimate training program for self-defense and fitness.

It begins with a sharpening of reflexes and heightening of the senses. Imi Lichtenfeld, inventor of the Krav Maga technique, began practicing this system out of pure necessity. It was either “defend or vanquish” on the streets of pre-WWII Slovakia. Lichtenfeld learned how to disarm assailants coming at him with knives, sticks, clubs and superior numbers. When you train in self-defense on this level, you are engaging in fitness of the highest level.

To withstand an attack of multiple aggressors with weapons, you must be able to slide, dive, block, kick, jump, swing and catapult with abandon. Krav Maga prepares students to take the most comprehensive approach to self-defense. In fact, the idea is to withstand the attack and make sure the aggressor does not have the chance to make a second move. It is self-defense that hits back harder.

Incorporating Fitness Techniques into Warrior-like Presence

Lichtenfeld and his crew in Slovakia had no choice but to become modern warriors when faced with the terror of Nazi gangs. Modern Krav Maga helps you develop your strength, your endurance, your balance and your mental toughness. That is a part of any fitness program. Then you learn how to take it to another level. Krav Maga practitioners do not give up; they do not hesitate; and they do not waiver. If your life is ever challenged, you will know exactly how to respond.

Superior fitness becomes an element of your personality. When you walk down the street, everyone will be able to tell that you are a superior athlete. To challenge a fighter with Krav Maga training, you have to go “all in” or face the wrath of a warrior unleashed. The technique was invented as a means for survival, and it remains a way to learn and practice the fastest and most effective form of self-defense. It also is a way to reach the peak of your physical form. Before you waste another minute in the local gym, try a Krav Maga session and step into your true physical fitness zone.

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Dragon Within student Klug earns grappling honor

By Jean DePlacido correspondent

John Klug had always been interested in Mixed Martial Arts/MMA, but he had no training at all when he joined Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts in Salem last March. The 16-year old athlete from Lynnfield was a very quick learner, and he especially loved Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Klug made up his mind to compete in the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) event in Hartford, Conn., on July 30. NAGA is one of the largest BJJ Ground Fighting competitions in the Northeast, and with less than four months experience under his belt he placed second in both Gi and No Gi.

“Gi is a loosely fitted two piece garment held together with a cloth belt,” said Klug, who plays wide receiver and cornerback on the Lynnfield High football team. “No Gi is very different because you compete in athletic shorts and a tee-shirt. There is a huge difference because in Gi you and your opponent can grab onto the lapel of the Gi and the pants, giving more leverage. In No Gi there is nothing to hold onto so it is much harder.”

Klug proved to be a master of both styles at the NAGA event.

“Ever since I was very young the sport has interested me, and I’ve fallen in love with grappling. I’ve always played basketball, but I’m thinking of switching to wrestling this year,” he said. “I think I picked up the skills you need in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)  quickly because (Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts) has the best instructors around.”

Klug is getting ready for his next competition, another NAGA event in Lincoln, Rhode Island on October 15. His goal is to take first place in both Gi and No Gi this time. He sets the bar very high, but has the results to back it up.

Patricia Cregier, wife of Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts owner Dennis Cregier, said Klug is one of several talented teenagers they are working with. She has seen their confidence built through martial arts.

“John is an excellent example of how a teenager should be,” said DWMMA owner and head instructor Dennis Cregier. “He shows dedication to being part of Dragon Within, and has extraordinary natural talents in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

BJJ is a complex martial art, and the fact that at 16 with only a few months training he came in second in both Gi and No Gi shows what kind of talent he has. He’s also a good kid, and I am glad to be able to help him learn martial arts, especially since he shows so much potential.”

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts offers the most  functional and realistic self-defense and fitness programs in the North Shore area.

We offer Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Filipino Jiu-Jitsu and Children’s programs.

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Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and

North Shore Area including:

Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA

To progress in Thai Kickboxing, Filipino Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ, or Mixed Martial Arts/MMA, you really should strive to make two to three classes per week.  But with work, school, family and travel… sometimes it’s really hard to get to the gym.  While there is no real substitute for class time, there are a few things you can do to keep your skills sharp if you know you are going to be out for a few days:

1. Shadow boxing — there is an old saying in boxing, “the mirror is your best instructor.” Wherever you are, you can probably find a little space to get in a couple of rounds of shadow boxing.  Shadow boxing is a great way to put together your combinations — work the four counts, the 15 count and the boxing feed.  How’s the jab — crisp?  Are you dropping your hand after the cross?  How’s the footwork? Head movement?  Are you working defense… parries, covers, slipping? You can use a kitchen timer or download a timer app for your phone.

2. Cardio — Thai kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ require strong cardio; if you are going to be out for a couple of days, you don’t want to be sucking wind when you come back.  A jump rope is an inexpensive and easy way to keep fit at home or when traveling. You can also do the exercises that we do in the Thai Kickboxing, Filipino Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ warm-ups or the stuff we do in the Strength and Conditioning class pretty much anywhere: front-to-back jumping jacks, skip knees, burpies, squat, skip kicks, push-ups, etc — you’ll be working up a sweat in no time.

3. Stretching — It always a good idea to try to remain flexible and limber in your off days, but if you have done a couple of rounds of shadowboxing and a home cardio circuit, remember it’s important to warm-up and stretch like you would if you were at the gym to avoid injuries.

4. Road work — All of the fighters and many of the martial artists in the gym have added running to their workout regimes to build up their cardio and endurance.  With a pair of running shorts and shoes, you can hit the road almost anywhere. This is a great way to cross-train on your off days or to stay in shape when you are out of the gym

Again, the only way to learn martial arts is to come to class… sorry, there’s no shortcut. However, sometimes absences are unavoidable; the best thing you can do is  lessen the impact. If you have other ways you like to cross-train, let’s hear ‘em — leave a comment to this post.

 

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts offers the most  functional and realistic self-defense and fitness programs in the North Shore area.

We offer Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Filipino Jiu-Jitsu and Children’s programs.

Visit Our Website!

www.DWMMA.com

30-DAY FREE TRIAL!

Don’t Wait!  Call TODAY to sign up for your 30 DAYS FREE!

978-745-8511

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and

North Shore Area including:

Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA