Martial Arts, Fitness and Bonding

A few years ago one of my sons went to a birthday party at a local Taekwondo school.  He had a great time and was interested in giving it a try.  Almost three years later he is still at it and in addition to having a great time he has improved dramatically.

I have been interested in giving a martial art a try for a few  years now and last year for my birthday my wife bought me twelve lessons for Krav Maga.  Krav Maga is a self-defense fighting system developed for the Israeli military and is derived from a combination of techniques sourced from various other martial arts including Aikido, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, and Karate.  I finally started taking the classes this past February and immediately felt like I was learning valuable skills.

Once the corona virus quarantine hit classes came to an end.  Thankfully the school began offering online classes via Zoom.  This has been a true blessing because my son and I were able to continue our classes.  Not only that but my other sons have been doing the online Krav Maga classes with me during the quarantine.  This has been a great bonding experience for us and given me more chances to help them learn new life lessons.

Due to the expense and time commitment required for the classes I don’t know if I will continue to take them once the quarantine is lifted.  But for now it has been a chance to better understand how to defend myself and my family if I needed to, round out my fitness and bond with my sons.