Krav Maga has been developed to meet the specific needs and requirements of each type of individual, and a good example would be for women.
Krav Maga for women is characterized by its effectiveness. Size, strength and power are important realities in Self-Defense training. Most women will be confronted by threats who have a physical advantage in these 3 areas. Hence, Krav Maga is an effective response to potential – or active – violence even when the attacker has this physical advantage.
TECHNIQUES AND TACTICS IN KRAV MAGA
When training a woman, one has to take into account her ability to improve and excel despite her own common misconception to fight and face physical challenges that require strength or aggressiveness. KMG’s training methods for women are based on years of experience as well as numerous real-life situations in which women found our system to be the most effective.
Our Krav Maga for women system provides excellent self-defense skills, producing the highest rate of defense successes in facing various types of attacks. In addition to the technical and tactical training required to gain Krav Maga skills, it is also important that women acquire the appropriate mental capabilities to support their physical readiness to fight.
This includes developing an attitude that allows for determination, persistence and aggression to become a part of the woman’s natural state of mind whenever needed.
WHY SHOULD WOMEN TRAIN KRAV MAGA?
As with many types of physical self-defense training, Krav Maga will have a positive effect on overall fitness levels. The difference between Krav Maga and traditional workouts? You will not get bored! You can build:
Core strength & toning
Improved coordination & balance
“Krav Maga training methods are based on years of experience, as well as numerous real-life situations in which women found our system to be the most effective” says Master Eyal Yanilov, Chief and Head Instructor of KMG. Krav Maga is particularly effective for women since the skills are designed to address the realities of violence when power, size and strength are factors.
Women practicing within the Krav Maga Global system, can learn:
Hitting, kicking & other combative effects
Avoidance & de-escalation skills
Effective techniques for common attacks and escalated violence (weapon threats, abduction, etc.)
Although it varies across cultures and modern times with large feminist communities activists, women are usually taught to be kind, nurturing, helpful and polite. Even to strangers.
Training Krav Maga helps pushing past social stereotypes away when is necessary to prevent or perform protection:
Understand the freeze/fight/flight situations
Find the required level of aggression in a violent encounter
Emotional perseverance (“fight to achieve goal”)
Use effective decision making under stress
Trust your natural instincts VS social “rules”
Use the power of your instincts to effectively protect your children/loved ones
Carry your body in a way that communicates with personal authority (not appealing to attackers)
Live in confidence and not in fear
Most physical training boosts confidence. This confidence is gained in controlled environments, such as; gyms, training centers, with gentle training partners. Controlled environments are important for safety. You will find Krav Maga Global training centers adhere to the highest safety standards as we always take this one step further: Addressing the psychological reality of violent encounters.
Why is this important? Confidence is important. False confidence is dangerous.
All our practitioners are introduced to the realities of violence and the necessity of accurately assessing the situation.
KMG has build a large global self-defense community dedicated to the advancement of Krav Maga for women practitioners & instructors all over the world:
An open International Women’s Self Defense Facebook Group
A Krav Maga Global U.S. Facebook Group
Research and development in areas of physiology and bio-mechanics.
Research and development around changing patterns of violence
Consciousness of cultural differences necessary for relevant technical & tactical skills
Women’s only training camps
Training for male instructors as it relates to female students
If you are interested in becoming part of our elite group of female instructors, you will find an open and gender appropriate environment in our General Instructor Courses. However, gender appropriate does not mean adjusted expectations. Our female instructors are held to the same rigorous standards as our male instructors and as a result, are the some of the best in the world.
Women in Leadership
We recognize the importance of women in leadership roles in Krav Maga Global. Krav Maga for women cannot be developed taught and researched by primarily male instructors and practitioners. The raining of Krav Maga for women is directed by, and advised by a team of highly qualified female instructors.
Krav Maga Global’s Women Instructor Course (WIC)
Our research has culminated in an advanced instructor certification course for men and women who are certified instructors in Krav Maga Global. The Women’s Instructor Course (WIC) offers a basic understanding in how we teach women and how to best create women’s-only lessons and seminars.
Additionally, the WIC offers instructors a unique perspective on the reality of women’s experiences in daily life. The course also addresses types of violence specific to women and the psychological reality of sexual violence.
With a basic understanding in how we teach Krav Maga for women, we also have to train our instructors on how to best create lessons and seminars best suited for women. The WIC is created for instructors that want to expand their knowledge and learn how to best approach technical aspects adapted to women.
Join the Krav Maga Global’s women community, – because we need women empowerment in our lives!
Originally posted by Krav Maga Global (https://krav-maga.com/blog/krav-maga-women/)