Ironically, it’s never been clearer to me how dramatically Western society has moved to a place where once sacred and culturally significant life skills (and the virtues these skills imprint) are all but forgotten.

The irony lies in the embedded video (that is entertaining yet subtly instructional,) as two 17-year old young men try to dial a rotary phone correctly in less than 4 minutes. The video illustrates how quickly society can lose vital life skills – within a generation to be specific. As you watch, try to see through the picture on the screen to the warning just beneath the surface.

This is why I love Krav Maga. There is no hack, no technology, and no path to mastery other than the employment of the most sacred skill sets – courage, mental toughness, emotional resilience, hard work, consistency, commitment, sacrifice, grit, and fighting spirit. The practice of Krav Maga packs many of the most important life skills into one package. I’m proud to be associated with this practice and the many people that make meaning and growth in our community.

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