• What are ration packs
    Blog,  Nutrition,  Sports nutrition

    What are ration packs?

    You have probably heard about MREs or meals ready to eat, but what are ration packs? In short, they are the MREs used by the Australian Defence Force. Under the technical name of Combat Ration One Man (CR1M), Australian ration packs are designed to fuel a soldier for 24 hours. What’s in a ration pack? Contents Each pack contains: 2 main meals 1 soup 1 pouch tuna or fruit in syrup 1 beef steak bar 1 cereal bar 1 all fruit bar 1 tub jam 1 pack candies 1 isotonic drink 1 cake The exact items depend on which of the 8 available menus, labelled A-H, you get. The menus…

  • Krav Maga
    Blog,  Fitness,  Training

    What is Krav Maga and why I do it

    Krav Maga is the self-defence system used by the Israeli Defence Force. Therefore, it is not a sport, a martial art or a fitness class. Krav Maga was created by Imi Lichtenfeld in the 1940s for army purposes. He later adapted the system for civilian populations. There is a grading system that works like most martial arts: with a belt system that reflects the practitioner’s level. This is mainly to determine which techniques are taught to which people. More advanced practitioners, for example, learn third-party protection (i.e. how to defend others). Training topics include holds (e.g. chokes – including head locks, wrist grabs, shirt grabs, bear hugs, takedowns, etc.), weapons…