How hard is it to start Krav Maga in Swindon? Not as hard as you might think!
Krav Maga has a reputation for being tough. It deserves that reputation. Toughness in training is necessary to produce real skill and confidence in a person. But toughness doesn’t mean that beginners can’t take it up. Starting Krav Maga is easy. You start slow and work up to it. You don’t need to have previous training, experience or even great fitness. It is your instructor’s job to teach you skill and work with you to build fitness. Your first sessions you will be encouraged to take it slowly and build up in speed and confidence, as your skill and fitness improve. No matter where you’re at when you come to us, if you bring effort and drive you will get where you want to go.
Here’s the lowdown on what to expect when you go to your first Krav Maga class in Swindon:
- Aim to arrive ten minutes early. You’ll be able to meet your instructor before you train. The lead instructor at Krav Maga Swindon is Will Bayley. He’s got around 5000 hours experience teaching people from all walks of life, whether they have experience in combative training or not. Over the last five years, he has taught veterans of armed conflict, police officers, close protection officers, other Krav Maga instructors and civilians. No matter what level you’re at when you go to your first class at Krav Maga Swindon, it’s Will’s job to ingrain in you the world-class skills of Krav Maga in the most effective and efficient manner possible, and he has the expertise and experience to achieve this.
- You can count on a warm welcome, not just from your instructor but from our other students. Everyone knows what it is like to be a beginner – they’ve all done it. And they’ll help coach you too. We count on our more experienced students to help you learn the basics and get a good start in the class. We promise that you’ll find a friendly and ego-free environment. We are pro-active in weeding out people who do not fit with our warm atmosphere and training ethos.
- You will get a good bit of exercise, and the general feedback is that it’s easier to push yourself that little bit further because you’re in a group and focused on learning rather than in a gym on your own focused only on the exercise. We make a real difference to many people wanting to shed weight or make serious lifestyle changes for the better. We’re also happy to help with advice on exercise plans and diet, so just ask!
What kit you need to take
- Just loose, comfy clothing such as tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt, or leggings and t-shirt, a pair of trainers.
- A bottle of water.
- If you keep training long term, you’ll need to buy a pair of 16oz gloves and a gumshield.
- Nothing else. No expensive lists of kit.
What you’ll learn
Krav Maga Swindon instructors teach using something called a rotating curriculum. This means, basically, that we rotate around areas of our syllabus periodically. So it doesn’t matter where you jump in, you’ll soon catch up with everyone else and each time you rotate through the syllabus you’ll attain a higher level of advancement, confidence and skill. There’ll be a subject change every few weeks, so the focus will be anything from edged weapons defences to ground survival, and even things like third party protection or anti-carjacking drills. Additionally, every class you’ll practice the core skills, striking and movement, that underpin all other areas of the syllabus.
Booking a Class
Krav Maga Swindon offers a free Krav Maga class for beginners. One free session to try out Krav Maga for yourself. Contact us today to book your place, either by using the contactus form on our front page here, or by phone or email.