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Training on Close-Space Combat Skills

When the ghastly rape and brutal murder of the Delhi girl left the nation in a miasma of rage, blame-game, sheepish statements and utter confusion, IKMF India efficiently organized a workshop on close-spaced combative techniques. Instead of raving on the situations with numerous attacks at every nook and corner of the country or rather the world, the need of the hour is to be prepared. To be able to defend yourself is not a luxury or extra curriculum activity any more. It has become a ‘requirement’. So, I happily jumped at the very first chance of learning these techniques and be part of an international workshop with fellow Kravists in the stalwart presence and expert supervision of Sensei Vikram Kapoor, the India head of IKMF.

While the technical details of the workshop very soon will be available at IKMF Hyderabad blog site, I would mainly concentrate on ‘the day’ as I experienced it 🙂 .

Let me begin with the pathetic search for the Kangaroo School ground, a pre-school, where the workshop took place. A constant 1 and 20 minutes search ultimately made me feel proud that I succeeded in helping the event by locating and informing our Hyderabad instructor Ajit Varma about the place accordingly. The joy was a flicker! The very next stroll dawned the information on me that the place could be reached in 5 minutes from the main road! But I chose to be happy…that’s it!


The school ground where we practiced

The School Van

The School Van

The closed-spaced bus in which we practiced

Next is the D-day! Both me and my hubby were oddly excited to think that we’ll be meeting Vicky Sir! Odd, cause the meeting with Sensei doesn’t mean a usual coffee table meeting but a strenuous workout session and we were getting happy to be ‘killed’! And he didn’t disappointed us 😀

Vikram Kapoor, IKMF India Head

Vikram Kapoor, IKMF India Head

That’s almost similar to the look when he first met us 😀

After a full 3 hours huffing-puffing we were thoroughly satisfied and the instructors called it a day. Here are some memorabilia from one of the events in my life which left me fully happy and brimming with joy!

The Hyderabad IKMF Group and other participants after the workshop

The Hyderabad IKMF Group and other participants after the workshop

Krav Maga for life, it is!

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Krav Maga for LIFE – The Hyderabad Chapter

Krav Maga for Life – Chapter 2

Blindly believing “If you do not harm anyone, none will harm you” can work for many; may be in a lifetime they would not face any adversity. But, in a world governed by the principal of ‘survival of the fittest’, can we really be lackadaisical about our own safety? Probably not. And here comes the importance, the need of learning self defense techniques, the need of learning Krav Maga.

Why Krav Maga?

You can ask and of course, you should ask, before you commit yourself to the art. Krav Maga is an Israeli Martial Art that combines practical techniques of many other martial art forms like Muay Thai, Jujitsu etc. Basically this form teaches you 200% defense using your body to simultaneously defend against an attack thwart the adversary. You learn to defend yourself against apparently simple but potentially dangerous hand gripping to choke attacks, bear-hug attacks to disarming your opponent once you advance in the levels of learning Krav Maga. So, now you see the practicality of the training? And that’s not all; regular sessions will help you stay fit as each class opens with fair amount of warm up exercises as well.

Krav Maga Hyderabad Chapter

Krav Maga Hyderabad is a part of the Krav Maga India group which in turn is a part of the International Krav Maga Federation. Mr. Vikram Kapoor is the Chief Instructor of IKMF India and for all the centers in India. In the Hyderabad center Captain Ajit Varma, is our instructor. Classes are held in the dojo @360° Fitness, Jubilee Hills on weekend. With the rising enrollment almost every week, now there are two batches available. Beginners come in the 9am to 10:15am slot while the seniors practice in the second slot: 10:15am to 11:30 am.

The exciting and rigorous or excitingly-rigorous session starts with KIDA, the bow, and you are up for a relievingly exhaustive and enjoyable session. So, if you are looking to pep up your fitness regime with practical combative techniques or you are just simply a Krav Maga fan, just make up your mind to follow through the processes and visit the dojo.


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