Open Gym/Krav Maga at 11

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Sunday October 20, 2013

Open Gym 9:00-11:00

Krav Maga workshop and Demo-11:00-12:00

News/Notes:

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Barbells for Boobs yesterday.  Because of your support and generosity CrossFit Booberly Beverly raised $1600.00  That is AMAZING!!!  Thank you so much.  We even ran out of t-shirts.

If you haven't done so, please take a moment to fill out our performance survey.  Click here to take survey  We appreciate your input and feedback and we rely on that input to create an excellent environment which is ever evolving and growing. Thanks.

If you are a part of the Paleo Challenge please be sure to submit your scores for validation.  I hope everyone is doing well on their challenges and big progress is being made.

We are an official sponsor again this year for the Second Annual Freedom Isn't Free 5k.  This is an event to help support the  Cpl. Conner Lowry Memorial Scholarship Fund at Brother Rice High School.   The event is next Sunday October 27th and we at CrossFit Beverly do a post run WOD.  Please join us in this great neighborhood event to support a local hero who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.  If you have non CFB friends who want to join us in the WOD they are more then welcome. Details to come on WOD and location on the Brother Rice property.

Today at 11, we will be hosting Jeff Horvitz of Krav Academy if you are interested in this FREE seminar please join us.  The 1 hour session will begin at 11 am and all are encouraged and welcome to come.   Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for military in Israel and Slovakia that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from boxingMuay ThaiWing ChunJudojiu-jitsu,wrestling, and grappling, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks.[1] It was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Slovakian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler, as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava[2] in the mid-to-late 1930s. In the late 1940s, following his immigration to Israel, he began to provide lessons on combat training to what was to become the IDF, who went on to develop the system that became known as Krav Maga. It has since been refined for civilian, police and military applications.[3]

Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression.[4]Krav Maga is used by Israeli Defense Forces, both regular and special forces, and several closely related variations have been developed and adopted by law enforcement and intelligence organizations, Mossad and Shin Bet. There are several organizations teaching variations of Krav Maga internationally.[5] [6] [7]  courtesy Wikipedia.

via Krav Academy-Krav Maga encourages students to avoid confrontation. If this is impossible or unsafe, it promotes finishing a fight as quickly as possible. Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body, and training is not limited to techniques that avoid severe injury. Drills provide maximum safety to students by the use of protective equipment and the use of reasonable force. Students learn to defend against all variety of attacks and are taught to counter in the quickest and most efficient way. Ideas in Krav Maga include:[1] Counter attacking as soon as possible (or attacking pre-emptively). Targeting attacks to the body's most vulnerable points, such as: the eyes, neck/throat, face, solar plexus, groin, ribs, knee, foot, fingers, etc. Maximum effectiveness and efficiency in order to neutralize the opponent as quickly as possible. Maintaining awareness of surroundings while dealing with the threat in order to look for escape routes, further attackers, objects that could be used to defend or help attack, and so on. Training can also cover situational awareness to develop an understanding of one's surroundings, learning to understand the psychology of a street confrontation, and identifying potential threats before an attack occurs. It may also cover ways to deal with physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible.

Friday November 1 we will have a Halloween Party and Costume WOD.  5pm and 6 pm will be dedicated to WOODing in costume followed by hanging out.  We will bring and fire up the grill.  Please bring an item, either a side or snack and a beverage of your choice.  Try to keep it clean and close to paleo.

The competition at CrossFit BodyTech in Mokena is Sunday November 10 (not a far drive at all) has posted movement standards for the teams (see below.)  Please consider joining us and creating a team.  2 guys and 2 girls.  You can sign up here.  http://www.rxcompetitions.com/2013/09/crossfit-bodytech-midwest-classic/  We have 5 for sure teams going from CFB and I think a 4th team is getting assembled.  Let us know if you are looking for partners and we will try and set you up.

Snatch 95/65 Clean 125/85 Deadlift 155/105 Front Squat 125/85 OH Squat 65/45 Single Jump Rope Hand Release Pushups Burpees Row Knee To Elbow Box Jump or Box Step-Ups 24”/20" Thrusters 65/45

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