Try vs. DO

Back in January, I heard a very sharp-someone equate the word “try” to a four-letter word -- as in, a curse word. This took me aback, since I saw “try” as any other word. He went on to explain that saying, “I’m going to try to do _______” left an opening for an easy way out.

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Rachel Parker
The Power of Your Voice

In Krav Maga training, students usually place the importance on their physical ability to defend themselves. In a previous blog, I explained that I would rather place my trust in my punches and kicks than in an external tool, such as pepper spray or a sharp keychain. My strikes are a part of me, just like my limbs are a part of me, and I trust them more than I trust a set of keys.  

While physical training is vital, it is not complete by itself. When we train, something else happens in addition to learning how to physically fight back – we find our voice again.

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Rachel Parker
“This Empowerment Will Stay with Me Forever”

To recognize Sexual Assault Awareness month, Krav Maga Maryland recently hosted a women’s self-defense seminar at our Columbia location in April, with 50% of the profits benefitting Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. We had plenty of strong women show up, eager to learn self-defense and personal safety strategies that are easy to learn, practical, and useful in any situation.

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Conquering Kilimanjaro: A Sit Down with KMMD’s Jeff Mount

In case you haven’t heard, Krav Maga Maryland’s own Director of Operations, Jeff Mount, recently took on a challenge many people only dream of doing: He climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. While obviously physically arduous, it was much more than that to Jeff. Here’s what he had to say about his journey, as it relates to Krav Maga, personal goals, and life in general. 

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Rachel Parker