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Krav Maga

Good morning everyone. Every once in a while, we come across a passion that grows so deep, that it’ll never fade away. I’ve talked here and there about Krav Maga and express everything I can, to anyone that want’s to know.

Krav Maga is a self-defense system that was created in the 30’s by Imi Lichtenfeld. It takes the best techniques of other defense sources to make it an extremely fast and efficient way to get out of a conflict. The term Krav Maga can be translated from Hebrew as Contact Combat.

One year ago today, I started Level 1 Krav Maga at DuPage Krav Maga. It changed my life, forever. I began an immediate path to being healthy. People say their going to try a new diet, or do a new workout. Most of the time they don’t stay on board. A person gives up easier so quick, that if they kept going for just another day, it could give them a good feeling of accomplishment.

I’d like to think that I proved some people wrong. I know my first class was the worst looking form, and the trainers most likely didn’t think I had what it takes. 1 year later, I’m towards the end of Level 2 and can see Level 3 right around the corner. I’ve also lost 50+ lbs, with the help of appropriate life style changes in the food department. I may be a nerd that sits(or stands) at his desk all day, but if I ever get into a situation that I need to defend myself, this class may just save my life.

Best thing of all in the past year at DuPage Krav Maga, I’ve made some really good friends. We all push each other. We have a great time outside of class. And most of all, we believe in each other. This past week was extremely tough. I didn’t think I have what it takes to really push through, and one of my dear friends from class, really helped and proved I do have what it takes.

I will always try to tell everyone they should try out at least one introduction class. There is no reason not to. This class may change your life too. If you’re interested about any other information on Krav Maga, or want to join me on a Thursday evening for an intro class, please let me know!

Jon Benditz
I like cheese, bacon, Paleo, yes I know cheese isn’t Paleo. I like cars, games, movies and music. I have a podcast called Hide Over There Podcast, it’s pretty cool. Oh yea, I like bacon.