Alright, it's been 2 weeks since I started this training and all I can say is.......IT'S A WORKOUT! The upfront payment is a bit pricey but for the life skills, calibre of training and personal equipment that you get, it quickly becomes apparent that it's good value for money. It is a close contact, reality-based, self-defence training regimen and is not unknown to the police and military force. However, because of the nature of it, I have to make sure that I have my gum shield, groin guard, shin guard and boxing gloves nearby because at any given time, our focus on certain techniques in class may require the use of one or all of these! I also had to take out insurance since there is the risk of injury during training.
It is a full workout starting from the warm up and straight into the actual self-defence training. So far, I've been learning about how to get out of choke holds, be more aware of my surroundings and block incoming attacks particularly from knives. I train twice a week for 1.5 hours each class and even though I've just started, I already feel part of the team! I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of adding this to their arsenal of bad ass skills lol.
Stay tuned......there is more fun to come!