4 Strategies to Keep Yourself Sane During Injury Recovery

I’m sure that most people have dealt with injury and recovery on some level. However, I think that there is something very distinct about the mindset and attitude of dedicated Krav Maga practitioners that can make injury and recovery particularly difficult to deal with. Over the past three months I’ve been dealing with both the pre- and post-operative recovery challenges of an ACL tear.

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Rachel Parker
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