Krav Maga is particularly well suited for women, because it was perhaps the only modern self-defense system designed for smaller, less experienced people to use against larger, aggressive attackers. Originally developed in Israel, it had to work for everyone, b/c everyone served in the armed forces. Men, Women, bakers, lawyers, servers, accountants, etc. It had to work for everyone, and be able to be taught, retained, and effectively executed in a reasonably short period of time, i.e. 40 hours.
We have classes devoted exclusively to women, and do seminars on a regular basis.
These classes teach women how to defend against common chokes, grabs, bear hugs, and other attacks, including fighting on the ground and when confronted by a weapon. We emphasize realistic scenarios and realistic defenses.
Krav Maga training methods have been carefully developed with valuable input from law enforcement officials, criminal prosecutors, psychologists, physicians, and rape prevention counselors. The program deals specifically with how and where women are commonly attacked. Women are taught how to safely and effectively fend off an attacker with punches, elbows, knees, and kicks.
Classes incorporate training methods to build women’s fighting spirit and to train them how to respond both mentally and physically in a time of need, eliminating the danger of “freezing” or “shutting down.”