How and Why Krav Maga Will Change Your Life

On a typical weeknight, when most of my friends are headed to Spin or yoga class, I put on a groin guard and MMA gloves to get punched, kicked, and choked — voluntarily. This might sound like some kind of underground fight club, but it’s actually one of the best workout classes in existence, and it can save your life. Krav Maga, the self-defense system widely used by the military, law enforcement, and, weirdly enough, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (it’s not every day you get to lump all those groups together). I’ve been completely hooked on Krav Maga ever since the first attack I thwarted in class nearly a year ago, and I think more people should share my (very healthy) lifestyle.

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