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Tuesday Spring into Shape: Krav Maga!

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Time now for our Tuesday morning: Spring into Shape. Krav Maga, which is a non-competitive tactical self-defense system that was developed in Israel.

Krav Maga consists of a wide combination of techniques from boxing, wrestling, and street fighting.

"We don't just talk about forms and techniques and this and that, what we do is put things in practical application right away under that technique under stress," says owner of East Texas Krav Maga Nathan Lundstrom. 

Lundstrom says it's an Israeli self-defensive system.

"Everybody was called to serve, especially when Israeli became a state, they were at war with everybody. They knew they had to have people get their training and get in the battlefield as soon as possible," says Lundstrom.

It was first brought to law enforcement in the U.S. during the 80's and then became available to civilians in the 90's.

"Rather than just lifting weights and getting in the gym and on the treadmill, they are coming in and always learning something. Every single one of our classes is different, it's a stimulating experience, every time you come in," says Lundstrom.

Hannah Collins says she uses Krav Maga as a fitness program, and defense.

"I went for a run and had two guys run at me and, praise the Lord, nothing happened, but it kind of awakened me to this is real life and these things happen," says Collins.

With six levels to perfect, Collins is on level three, and is already training to be an instructor.

"Coming here it is a harder workout than anytime that I go to a gym, and it's quick, and it's fun and you are also are gaining relational and life experiences," says Collins.

Collins says the fitness aspect is great, and the fun and family-like atmosphere makes it comfortable for anyone and everyone to participate.

The East Texas Krav Maga is available for one-on-one training, or group sessions which can consist up to 40 individuals.     

To learn more about the program, click here.

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