This is a discussion on My advice to my kids within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I have three adult daughters, all three have Green Krav Maga patches and all have their Florida CWFL....
I have three adult daughters, all three have Green Krav Maga patches and all have their Florida CWFL.
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I hate to say it but many families of abducted victims go thru hell not knowing what happened to their loved one.
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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
The development of Krav Maga is fascinating and is a good read (though the politics of 'who gets to teach it and what they get to call themselves' is kinda disheartening).
Still, the basic tenets of it are effectively "Scientific Street Fighting" - no hokey Eastern religions or lovely choreographed displays, just body parts flying through the air. They don't do tournaments, for example, because it is too dangerous.
Reality Based Self Defense Fitness West Virginia is in Ranson, just 26 miles or so from Falling Waters. I can't vouch for them (never heard of 'em until I looked it up), but I should think it worthwhile to check them out.
My daughter took her Krav Maga classes down in Blacksburg, VA (mile marker 118 or so off 81, just to give you an idea of distance). Great instructor, but a bit far.
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