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I wore my NWFA t-shirt to krav maga last night.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I forgot to do laundry yesterday so I did not have my krav maga shirts for class last night. Instead I wore my NWFA t-shirt. It did get noticed. I got a couple "Hey, I read that site." and I got more than a few "You like guns?" The later was followed about haldf the time by a "Do you own an x? I am thinking of getting one." or something similar...but a couple of times it was followed by very disapproving looks.

    Only one person was a little bit of a jerk about it. I made sure to hit him a little extra hard later. Just to show I do not necessarily need the gun. :D :)
     
  2. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    I have no idea what Krav maga is? Would you enlighten me?
     
  3. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    The official Martial Art of the Israeli Military.
     
  4. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    Ah, ok, thank you
     
  5. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    This is my coming out post, I wanted everyone to know I'm gay.
     
  6. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Where are you taking Krav? I have been interested, but it seems that there is a lack of schools (that I know of) in Vancouver with the exception of East West Martial Arts. I hear the instructors are legit, but then again, my 4 year old niece also takes karate there.
     
  7. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    I get looks when I wear my Hello Kitty shirt.....I get more looks when they realize Kitty is holding a Kalashnikov.:bluelaugh:

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  8. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    Where'd you get the hello kalishnakov shirt?
    I want one.
     
  9. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Guy on akforum does a run of them every once in a while. Kinda hit and miss as to when though.
     
  10. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    The offical "everyone around us hates us, we better learn to fight HARD" martial art.
     
  11. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    You got the HARD part right. I am sitting here now with extremely sore and bruised forearms from practicing outside defenses all night tonight. They think pads are for wimps.

    PS: For the person asking where I go, I go to East West. How good they are depends on which instructor you get.. I go to the one by the Fred Meyer on 164th. Ms. Harmony will work your butt off. Some instructors lean more on the fighting and some more on the cardio and balance.
     
  12. PromptCritical

    PromptCritical Oregon City, OR Member

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  13. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    kitty.jpg
     
  14. CIPuyleart

    CIPuyleart La Center, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I used to do Krav at the EW on Hwy99, a couple of years ago. Too many bruised ribs later, I switched to CrossFit. As far as I know, EW is the only one(s) - they have the two locations - in Vancouver that I know of. My wife and I have a few friends that still go to it, and one guy's wife is an instructor at the west-side one.

    Like PBP said - how good they are really depends on the instructor you get. Some are really sharp and good at the fighting side, and others just want to use it as a glorified jazzercise class. There's one that I dealt with that just liked to use it as a way to show off how much he knew about it.
     
  15. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    That's the problem(s) with ANY instructor.
     
  16. CIPuyleart

    CIPuyleart La Center, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Very true. The fact that two different instances of bruised ribs were caused by said instructor was why I finally left.
     
  17. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    sweetbeard
    I foresaw this happening. Psychoanalysis, of your previous posts, confirms that this is true. You can drop the straight man persona now. Just remember, don't blow out your o-ring!
     
  18. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    I always thought you were kinda cute.
     
  19. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    For those of you a little further north, there is a krav magra in Puyallup. I am very interested in it myself but the Army Docs say no. Just a little while longer.

    SF-
     
  20. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Kind of like some gun owners.