The Importance of Hybridizing Training

The Importance of Hybridizing Training

I am both American and Israeli. My entire life has been split between Israel and the United States. Although I was born in Israel, at the age of nine I moved with my family to the United States. Growing up in the suburbs of Austin, Texas I started training in various sports and eventually found my way to Krav Maga and mixed martial arts. When I turned 18 I promptly moved back to Israel to complete my service in the Israeli Defense Forces. As most combat soldiers in the IDF, I was introduced to Krav Maga, a completely different Krav Maga then what I learned back in Austin. The physical difficulty, mental training, and the aggression level was on a much higher level. Krav Maga in the IDF simulated reality and gave me a completely different perspective on my training. Since then, I realized that it is very important to step out of the known and step into the unknown, to hybridize, and to avoid incestuous training.

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