I’m a writer in San Francisco who recently decided to try my hand at something other than typing. Despite having grown up being accused of knowing kung fu, I’ve never taken a martial arts or self-defense class in my life. My physical activities (mainly running and yoga) have all been non-contact. Taking krav maga is about doing something that scares me, challenging myself, and gaining confidence. Also maybe someday I’ll be able to do a bad-ass roundhouse.