Krav Maga: How Krav Maga can teach you to deal with stress & anxiety.

Krav Maga: Dealing with Stress & Anxiety
What stressed you out last week?
Traffic.
Deadlines at work.
The line at the grocery.
Robo calls.
A boss or co worker.
These are all trivial but your brain thinks of them as life or death situations.
Stress is defined as "a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances".
Throughout my 45yrs as a martial arts/self defense & fitness Instructor I have taught many people how to deal with stress & anxiety.

The following are a few ways that Krav Maga can teach you to alleviate stress and build confidence.
   1.    Think Positive.
Krav Maga, being a problem solving system, trains you to think clearly under stress. What's the problem? What's the solution? How quickly can I apply the solution.
Think to yourself: I've trained hard and made it to this level. Many others have gone thru this before and made it. Quitting is not an option. I'll never give up!
If you focus on the task at hand it can calm your stress & be replaced by confidence.
   2.    Purpose.
Two days into a 14 day Krav Maga Instructor training cycle, several were already quitting. Many realized they really wanted something else. Their "purpose" for being there was not rock solid. 
One Instructor said, "You're capable of a lot more than you think" At the end of that 14 day 10/12hr a day course 8 out of 20 remained. The training our group endured was relentless. But, incredibly it was our "Purpose" that gave us the resolve to complete the course.
   3.   Focus on the immediate problem.
During one training cycle I suffered a knee injury while sparring. I thought, How in the hell am I going to complete this course with one leg? I suddenly felt my breathing and thinking begin to slow down. I remembered my training & experience. I thought to myself, You have a lot of other tools left, use them! 
Despite the chaos, a Krav Maga Instructor is trained to focus on what the immediate problems are and solve them quickly one at a time. Excessive thinking would have caused me to panic and not react. My subconscious and years of training pulled me through.

More to come.




Sent from my iPad



Request information

Request Information Now!