Member Profiles - Gianna
It’s been a while since we have told you about the amazing people who train with us! We wouldn’t be a club without our members, so we’re delighted to introduce them and have them say a little bit about themselves and their training. Thanks to Gianna for sharing a wee bit about how she finds training with us:
What do you outside of krav?
I work for a small technology start-up where besides my role in product management I have also learned to play darts. I have a passion for building Lego and creating sparkly festival accessories. My friends call me a crazy cat lady for no apparent reason.
How long have you been training?
Around 14 months. I am not in it for the grading but may do it at some point.
What do you get out of krav, what do you enjoy about it?
You learn to have a better awareness of your surroundings: understand the body signs of others, possible threat situations, and ways of exit.
You learn how to defend yourself against stronger or taller people as the likelihood when you are being attacked is that you are the weaker one.
You practice your confidence, push past your comfort zone and learn how to shout at people.
It's all based on natural body movements so you don't have to memorise any complex combinations.
You learn how to attack and defend in slo-mo so you can give a lot of thought to your technique and which weak points you are hitting, or will be hitting next.
But what's most fun about it all is that you can release your energy after a day at work and switch on beast mode. Punch and kick it all out!
What do you like about training at Rencounter?
It's a fun environment with great instructors that you learn loads from and can laugh with.
I really enjoyed the Randy King seminar that I took plenty of learning away from about dirty boxing.
Every class is different: from techniques, tools, and various weapons.
I like that there are socials from time to time (I loved the paintballing and Wings one)