Eric Rosenberg is a financial analyst and author of personal finance blog Narrow Bridge Adventures. And he has Twin Cities cred too – while he calls Denver home, Eric was born in St. Louis Park to a mother who hails from Minneapolis. The following is an excerpt from Eric’s guest post at Free From Broke.
In East Asia, you probably know about the ninja and samurai. In Israel, there are soldiers trained in Krav Maga. For those of you who don’t know, Krav Maga is a martial art developed in Israel. It does not have the long tradition of respect, personal growth, and honor that come to mind when you think of Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu. It was developed for one purpose, to survive.
Wikipedia say that “generally, there are no rules in Krav Maga as a defense fighting technique which is not regulated but utilized to keep the user safe and incapacitate the opponent by any means necessary.” In other words, Krav Maga and this blog have something in common: One keeps you Free From Broke, the other keeps you free from death.
What does Krav Maga have to do with your personal finances?
Quite a bit actually. While many of us work to manage our financial situation over time, there are always going to be unexpected situations that arise. You can prepare for a lot, but what do you do when your bank goes out of business? What do you do when your credit card is closed by the bank and your score dives? You take the Krav Maga approach. Quickly assess the situation, kick it in the balls, and keep moving forward. Each of these principles of Krav Maga can be directly applied to your finances… Read More Here
For anyone who’s interested in that sort of thing, I just wanted to share that there is actually a Krav Maga studio in Uptown Minneapolis.
Their instructors – Gail and Dante – run some amazing classes! They even managed to make me feel safer, and that’s saying something… (I’m on the small side, especially as Minnesotans go).
If anyone would like to check them out, their website is http://www.kravmagampls.com/.