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XKM Self Defense Spotlight – Kristin Frisella

Frisella_8147 ADJMeet Kristin Frisella

Why Did You Choose Xtreme Krav Maga & Fitness St. Louis?

I became a member in May of 2014. This is a great place to exercise and you also learn something beneficial. Self-defense is important and everyone should learn, especially women. It not only builds a sense of confidence, it is fun and a great workout!

Which Classes Do You Attend?

Xtreme Fitness, Krav Maga Beginner and Krav Maga Ground Fighting.  I also go to many of the different seminars offered here. The more you learn the better off you are.

How Have The Classes At Xtreme Krav Maga & Fitness St. Louis Benefited You?

Besides the great friendships made, I’ve learned a lot about self-defense. Here, they actually teach you how to save your life, not only how to get away.  They teach everything and the instructors are always coming up with different challenges— it keeps you on your toes.

Do You Have A Favorite Class?

Yes, Krav Maga Ground Fighting. As a woman, if someone were to attack you chances are you will end up on the ground at some point. So, it’s good to know how to handle the situation. There is a lot more to it than I thought. Been a real awakening. You wrestle with people who are bigger than you and smaller than you. Often they are much bigger and stronger. It’s good to switch up partners, because in the real world you never know who you may come up against as a threat.

What Is Your Favorite Thing About The Krav Maga Ground Fighting Class?

There’s just something about ground fighting. It takes more strength and control than I ever imagined. It’s so much different when you are locked in on the ground in combat. When you are pinned down you can’t really see— it becomes about sensing. You feel the other person’s movements and respond. You learn how to be proactive, not reactive.

Least Favorite?

When you are engaged in combat, guys get sweaty and sweat on you. Kind of grosses you out. But, that’s what you may come up against in real life. So, you can’t focus on that part. The focus is on learning how to survive an attack and being able to walk away from it unharmed.

What Would You Like People To Know About Xtreme Krav Maga- St. Louis?

This is not just a gym. It really is family here. Very welcoming atmosphere and everyone is super friendly. Going someplace new is always intimidating at first, but here you quickly find yourself making friends. There’s no attitude, intimidation or cockiness with any of the men. That is refreshing, especially when you are trying to work out!

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