Kelly-Anne Crean

"I find the classes very stress releasing and also they are a great fun work out."

Kelly-Anne DDKM

What made you start Krav Maga?

I started Krav Maga in 2011 because I booked a trip to go backpacking in South East Asia at the end of 2011 and as a female travelling alone I felt I wanted to be able to defend myself if the situation arose. Originally, I was only going to do Krav Maga to learn a few self-defence techniques before I went away. I soon became addicted and once I came back home I started training regularly.

How long have you trained Krav Maga?

Nearly 8 years.

How many times a week do you train?

Twice a week.

What benefits have you seen since starting Krav Maga?

I feel safer and more confident since starting Krav Maga. I find the classes very stress releasing and also they are a great fun work out.

If you have graded what level are you?

I recently passed my P5 grade.

Do you have any other previous martial arts experience?

No.

What do you like about DDKM?

Very professional club with a great group of people. No egos and everybody gets along.

What is your favourite Krav Maga technique?

Knee kick to the groin.

Have you had to use Krav Maga in real life?

Yes, while I was travelling.

Describe a typical class?

Fun relevant warm up followed by an hour of Krav Maga training. This could be self-defence, punching, kicking, groundwork etc.

What have you achieved since starting Krav Maga?

Learning how to react in threatening situations.

What is your favourite thing about Krav Maga?

That the techniques are easy to learn and that it doesn’t matter about your size or strength; it is all about technique and reaction times.

Would you recommend DDKM to a friend?

Yes.

Why?

It is a great club with great instructors and students.

Can you say a bit more about why you like training with DDKM?

I love training with DDKM, every week we do different techniques, so the classes never get boring. I also love the extra seminars and workshops DDKM holds throughout the year.

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