By Katie DePasquale

Katie DePasquale loves telling a good story and making sure it’s correctly punctuated. You can find her blogging on 5cities6women.com or read her latest fiction and essays in Wilderness House Literary Review, Broad!, and Literary Mothers.

  1. In Krav Maga, you learn the correct fighting stance first. It is imperative to have a strong base. Tuck your chin, space out your hands in front of your face, close but not too close to your cheeks or to each other, your wrists and fingers loose, relaxed but prepared to clench at any moment. Place your feet on the ground about shoulder-width apart, gently but firmly, one foot forward and one back;

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