Am currently looking into buying a new multisports watch to track my training, and I’m wondering what kind of mutlisport watches you guys use/can recommend (or not recommend) from experience. There’s so much to find online, mostly focused on running and cycling, but it’s hard to see the forest for the trees - so I decided to turn to the athletes who do the sports I practice most.
Note that I’m not interested in activity trackers, but a more advanced kind of watch that can track various sports sessions (krav, running, swimming, cycling, boxing, yoga) and has GPS functionality.
I am especially looking for Polar and Garmin, have a Polar M400 at the moment, but maybe I am overlooking good sports/watch brands. Suggestions and reviews are welcome!
Edit: I won’t wear the watch during krav, but I would like a watch I can wear while running and cycling that will also track my heart rate (via HR band/strap) during bjj and training intensity/duration.
I also know that training duration/intensity doesn’t necessarily say anything about skill level, but as I’ve dealt with injury and surgery earlier this year I’d like to keep track of my recovery and overall improving endurance.
Hey y’all! So we’ve been sparring the past 2 weeks in Krav. I’m 5’4”, 123lbs. We were running drills on just blocking and punches and such, but my partner started just choke holding me almost every time that I went in for a punch. She said it was so easy bc I’m short, and I was just right there. Any tips?? I was able to get out of the chokes using Krav technique, but I would like to try to avoid it all together if possible! Like, I don’t want to “walk into it”... I’m just not able to go in and make contact without someone bigger than me grabbing for my head lol! I’ll be asking my instructor for advice tomorrow, but I figured I’d see what this Krav community thinks, and if anyone else has the same problem!
Hi friends! So I just had my first KM class yesterday and loved it. The final exercise we did was what our instructor called an "aggression drill," where there was someone behind us pulling us backwards with a rope around our waist, and someone in front with a pad -- goal was just to hit the pad as many times as possible as hard as possible. The point was less about technique, though they still commented on it afterwords, but more about "flipping the switch" to channel aggression in the sense of absolutely unrelenting, decisive force.
I sucked at this drill. Some of it was because I am out of shape, but some of it was because I just couldn't get in touch with any part of myself that was really aggressive and forceful.
So what's your experience with figuring out how to channel this type of "aggression"? What worked and didn't work for you? How would you recommend I motivate myself to be aggressive, and flip that switch to combat mentality?
For context, I've been struggling for a while now to find a good KM school to train with as (like most folks in this sub already know) there are so many BS dojos and trainers out there.
I've been enrolled in the only school near to me that teaches the "Warrior Krav system" but the school itself is showing its limitations. They don't have set instructors, the instructors who are there are never actually certified to train Krav and my progression feels like it might be severely limited if I stick with them. Recently a new school opened up purely focused on KM but it's based on the KM Street Defense system.
Honestly, I don't even know if these systems are legit as information is so hard to find online. So I'm reaching out to you good folks with experience to please help me:
Really understand what the term "Krav Maga system" actually means
How they differ from each other and
How they differ from true KM
Hopefully, with this information, I can make an informed decision as to which school I should invest in.
Thanks in advance!
Oh, here are the links to the respective websites, in case anyone is interested:
I've been doing Krav for about a year and I've been doing BJJ for about 3 months
I've truly enjoyed doing Krav and I genuinely believe in its effectiveness; however, everyone I know seems to think it's pure BS more than anything. The reason I started doing BJJ was to at least have some respect from other Martial artists and to not be made fun of. Keep in mind I love BJJ and I think it's a great and practical system however it lacks so much, for instance it includes little to no striking. Krav on the other hand teaches more of a mix of all practical martial arts (BJJ, Muay thai/kickboxing, etc.) Does anyone know how to get past this stigma and be able to prove its effectiveness? Any videos or any facts/tips to help my argument? I'd greatly appreciate it!
I know I shouldn't let these things bother me but it drastically decreases my motivation to train when all I hear is how impractical it is even though I know it's not the case.
Bear with me on this one because I know one of the primary delineators of Krav is its supposed authenticity when compared to other TMA’s, but...aren’t self-defense drills a form of Kata, and the tee shirt/shorts uniform a Gi for modern times?
I actually think Krav would suffer less or it’s negative reputation if it talked about itself as an Israeli TMA.
As a 22 year old female I live a bit north of Toronto, Canada (still in the city) and have been into KM for 10 years or so - researching, watching videos, even practicing simple moves. I have been searching for a location all this time, but they were always very remote for me. At the beginning there was only one KM place all the way across the city.
The closest place I found was one with which I had a negative experience - I set up an appointment to look around and observe a KM class, and was told to come in. When I did, I was told their KM instructor left weeks (!) ago, and was then pitched other classes.
The facilities are great there and other classes they run seem professional, but that one lie made it a hard no for me. (Granted maybe it was a miscommunication on the part of the person booking me and the instructor who left, however due to my experience, objectively, I find it unlikely).
I also attended a KM studio a half hours' drive east of me (which was actually a 45 minute drive thanks to all the construction which is hell here in summers) and loved it. The instructor was knowledgeable, in-tune with all his students; the class was small (6 people); and from simply observing for an hour and asking some questions I felt I had learned something. I want to commit to it finally after all these years of trying to find a way to do so, but the commute to this place would simply not be worth it for me at this point. This is the second closest KM place to me. Everything else is at least an hours' drive.
In light of all this - and if you're still reading this novel of a post - my question is: is there anything that is recommended to do/I can do solo while waiting for either my circumstances to change or until I magically find a place closer to me, that can help me better prepare/ get into KM?
I know the easy answers: work on my general fitness. But regarding actual Krav moves, is there anything that can be practiced solo?
I thank you kind folks in advance for all your insight.