Krav Maga was Worth the Wait and Worth the Effort

Intolerable Promise – an opportunity for new beginnings, deep fulfillment – is a phrase used at Krav Maga Houston to describe what we are all capable of achieving.

I have had a few days to reflect on my recent Krav Maga Worldwide Phase A instructor training conducted at Krav Maga Houston, and I will try my best to put my thoughts into words.

I have experienced a handful of emotionally overwhelming events in my life, three of these happened within the last four years – the birth of my two children and the completion of my instructor’s physical test for Phase A. It seems odd to compare these things, but the feelings I experienced are very similar. When my children were born, there was an overwhelming sense of creation, new beginnings – life changing responsibility and joy.

I spent nine months waiting to hold my child and when that moment happened, a tidal wave of responsibility washed over me. Holding my son for the first time, I felt the weight of my responsibility as a father, role model, leader and protector – and the overwhelming importance of raising a good, strong man.

Holding my daughter for the first time, I felt the urgent need to be the best I can be – for her to know what a dedicated man, husband, and father is, so that she might grow into a self-reliant woman.

Phase A brought the same emotions out of me, all of the candidates who went through the training this past week have started a journey to make ourselves stronger, more complete people. The responsibility entrusted to a Krav Maga instructor is immense; our students come to us to learn how to take care of the most important elements of their lives – themselves and their loved ones.

During the week-long training, I witnessed people dig deeper than they ever have mentally and overcome the most physically challenging thing they have ever done. The reality of what I started and successfully completed, struck me full force in the middle of the night after we finished. I have started something amazing, and I simply cannot wait to see where it takes me.

We are all capable of more. We must all seek and embrace the intolerable promise our lives hold.

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