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Exercise is therapy for the mind

Psychiatric disorders can be helped through exercise. This is the message that delegates at last month’s Psych Congress 2012: US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress were told. There certainly is a body of studies, research and evidence to suggest that not only is exercise useful as part of a therapy program but for certain psychological […]

Holiday stress busters this season

Tis the season to be merry but festive fun aside, the holidays can prove to be one of the most stressful times of year. Not only is the pressure on to have a good time, keep family happy with visits but there is also the added stress of finding money for gifts and having to […]

More means less fat and diabetes

The epidemic of childhood obesity in many countries across the globe, particularly the US, is hardly breaking news. However, with the link between one of the biggest killers, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, there is at least one serious health condition that needs to be tackled alongside the issue of kids getting fitter and not […]

First Defense to Offer Classes in Maryland!

Beginning January 7th, First Defense will be holding regular Monday night classes at the Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, MD. Classes will be every Monday evening from 7:30-9:00pm.

Location:
Ohr Kodesh Congregation
8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

For more information on the classes and to register, please contact Instructor Jonathan at [email protected]

New Krav Maga Foundations Course Starting Jan 9th!

The next session of our popular 8-week Krav Maga Foundations Course starts on January 9 & runs through February 27, 2013.

What we'll cover over the course of the 8 week:

Basic Striking Using Hands, Elbows, Knees & Legs
Defending Strikes
Releases from Chokes
Releases from Headlocks
Releases from Bearhugs
Releases from Wrist Grabs
Using Common Objects for self-defense
Situational Awarenss
Defending Yourself on the Ground
Dealing with Stress
Developing the Proper Mental Attitude

Participants are also welcome to attend the Monday night Krav Maga Basics class and the Monday & Wednesday Striking classes at no additional cost.

First Defense Holds 1st Class in Charlottesville, VA

The inaugural meeting of the Charlottesville Krav Maga Self-Defense Meetup Group took place on December 1st, 2012. It was a beautiful day & everyone enjoyed training Krav Maga in the great outdoors!

At the request of the group, First Defense Lead Instructor, Nick Masi, has committed to travel to the area monthly to conduct workshops with the ultimate goal of setting up a Krav Maga center in Charlottesville.

Are you fit enough to do your job?

If you sit behind a desk and wheel around an office then you might feel perfectly fit enough to do your job. The question might be is your job ruining your health and fitness. Recent statistics have shown a huge increase in the number of U.S. Air Force workers either losing their jobs or being […]

Worldwide fitness trends for 2013

It seems like every year some new a fitness fad comes into the spotlight that shines for a while before disappearing. However, with knowledge and understanding of the body, health and wellness increasing this is an exciting time to find interesting and effective ways to get fit and stay fit. The type of fitness people […]

Muscle boys, body image and longevity

Teenage boys feeling under pressure to have a ripped and pumped up physique might be the reason that more of them are working out to gain extra muscle. A recent study highlights what could be worrying signs of this teenage focus. Meanwhile, a different study suggests that muscle strength in teenage boys could be a […]