On Saturday, November 21st, Krav Maga Ottawa hosted the first Stress Management Seminar in North America. The goal of this event was to sensitize participants to the powerful effects of fear and stress on one’s ability to fight and to function in a violent confrontation. After a brief theoretical workshop, students were pushed to their mental and physical limits by a succession of drills and exercises that brought them very close to real-life conditions.
The seminar, taught by National Director and Expert Level 2 Laurent Mougeot assisted by a team of Instructors from Krav Maga Ottawa, was a complete success. The feed-back afterwards was the most overwhelmingly positive that the school has ever received. Students particularly enjoyed the realistic conditions and how far the instructors went to create real stress while keeping them safe.
“There is a need to repeat this event in all Krav Maga schools“, said Laurent Mougeot. “To be a complete fighter one needs to be prepared physically, tactically but also mentally“.
The event will be repeated in 2016.