“Well… according the Iranians, Global Krav Maga is a front for the Israeli Mossad!” 😀
Iran news site warns of Israeli global Krav Maga conspiracy
Mashregh News’s alert comes amid reports that Angelina Jolie is “crazy about” the Israeli martial art.
Seriously though… in the UK the statistics regarding domestic violence, stalking (online stalking), violence and harassment by ex boyfriends… sexual violence and rape… are pretty terrifying. The police are either not equipped, not interested or not trained (combination) to protect women in the UK.
The murder rate is still lower than I expected, but still? I believe if this society doesn’t change it’s attitudes or it’s methods to combat violence against women… it will most likely increase in the coming decade.
One in five women is being stalked – Stalking is on the increase, say scientists, and it’s not just celebrities who are under threat.
New research reveals that one in five women and one in ten men in the UK aged between 16 and 30 fall victim to some form of the phenomenon.
Violence Against Women and Girls UK Facts and Figures
Sexual Assault • 85-90% of sexual assault victims are women. • There are 1,070 rape convictions each year in England and Wales. • 90% of rape victims know the perpetrator. • Over 400,000 women are sexually assaulted in England and Wales every year. • An estimated 85,000 women are raped in England and Wales every year.
Domestic Abuse • In 2011/12, Police reported nearly 800,000 incidents of domestic violence. • 31% of women have experienced one or more instances of domestic abuse since the age of 16. • On average, 2 women are killed every week by a current or former partner.
MOST BRITISH MEN ARE ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED AT TRULY EMPOWERING WOMEN! Fucking terrified to the core of the thought of it!
(not afraid to say it, but I think many women are terrified at being truly empowered)
Bring back self-defence classes for women – it’s the feminist thing to do
What woman didn’t feel like punching the air this week when they read about the female kickboxer who rendered a sex attacker unconscious by placing his head in a scissor-grip with her legs after having reportedly told him: “Go fuck yourself”? To quote the song from Chicago, Cell Block Tango: he had it coming.
The woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was awarded £500 for her bravery by the judge in the case, and, while grateful for the gesture, she was quick to point out that “my motivation was just survival at the time”.
Why not start a women’s only Krav Maga Self Defence Academy across the UK?
(London has specific women only classes)
– Women only
– Aged 16 to… 80? (if they promise not to die on us)
– Taught by female instructors (possibly guest male punch bags when required)
– Emphasis on Krav Mage Self Defence techniques… but also situational awareness, prevention, avoiding dangerous situations, self defence weapons and items… safety techniques designed specifically for women?
– ‘Stranger danger’, stalking (including gang stalking), harassment, safety tips on nights out, travelling, domestic violence, rape prevention, body language, verbal de-escalation… even online safety tips. Emotional, blackmail and financial control of women.
– Perhaps even have UK police forces involved (if MI5 allow it!), to give talks and offer advice. Female officers, specifically trained in domestic abuse, rape investigations, stalking, how to report crimes… the facts, the statistics the law, real world scenarios…
– … plus a good recruiting ground for possible female Mossad operatives! 😀 (that’s a joke)
London Krav Maga – Women’s Courses
The physical threats faced by women differ to those faced by men. And some women prefer to learn without men present. For these reasons we offer a unique women only Krav Maga course.
Israeli Embassy Brings Krav Maga to Azerbaijan as Self-Defense Method for Women
Israel has launched a program to bring the martial art of Krav Maga to Azerbaijan to teach local women how to defend themselves.
Martial arts usually have traditional and historical roots with an aspect of spirituality thrown in. There are also rules, regulations and competitions. But Krav Maga is different. Firstly, it’s not classed as a martial art. It’s an Israeli self-defence technique designed for the street. There are no sporting rules and there is no letting up until you are safely away or your attacker is incapacitated. It uses quick, explosive movements. And it’s brutal. You strike at your attacker’s vulnerable points such as the eyes and groin, and then escape. It’s taught to some of the world’s most elite combat units and now it’s becoming popular with women as a self-defence technique. ‘Although it was developed for the army, Krav Maga has been adapted to suit the needs of civilian life,’ says Magdalena Nikitczuk, 33, an instructor with Krav Maga UK. ‘Students learn how to deal with a wide range of scenarios. They learn fighting skills and how to defend against punches, kicks, choke holds, headlocks and even weapons.’ Such a brutal technique is perhaps not something you would associate with women but Krav Maga Global says in the past 18 months it’s seen around a 50 per cent increase in women coming to train. Last year, it is estimated that 491,000 women in England and Wales were victims of violence, according to The Crime Survey for the Office for National Statistics. So should girls be doing more to protect themselves? ‘In martial arts, fights are done in weight categories but on the street it’s more likely an attacker will choose a smaller victim,’ says Nikitczuk. ‘Women need to know how to use their body weight and put power behind a kick or punch. ‘You might have just one opportunity to stop the attack so you should go for the most painful point. If you attack the eyes then your attacker can’t run after you.’
Krav Maga: How to floor a male attacker within minutes – and you don’t need brute strength
The best way for a small woman to defend herself against a big, burly man who attacks her? Jab him in the eyes, then kick him in the groin, discovers Dina Rickman. Welcome to Krav Maga
Self-defence for women: Five Krav Maga moves everyone should know
The tactical defence system could give you the skills to free yourself from a dangerous attacker
International Women’s Day 2018: Empowering Women Through Krav Maga
Posted On 8 Feb 2018 By Vicky Kitson In Eitan Krav Maga News, Krav Maga Skills
In celebration and contribution to International Women’s Day 2018 EITAN Krav Maga will be joining FEKM federation clubs across the United Kingdom, Europe and the world in specialised Krav Maga Self-Defence training events for women. All our self-defence training events for International Women’s Day 2018 will be free to all women and teenage girls to attend. Our focus will be to empower women through Krav Maga, both physically and psychologically, in a single 2 to 3-hour training session, with skills that will serve them for a lifetime.
Why Women Need Self-Defence Classes of Their Own
After a scary incident of street harassment I wanted to learn how to defend myself, but I kept running into sexism.
Meet the female Krav Maga master empowering women to protect themselves the Israeli way
Krav Maga is the Israeli Army version of self-defense. It is not for the faint-hearted – but it may save a person’s life.
Israeli Krav Maga Empowering Women Against Sexual Harrassment (I’ll refrain… but hot damn! :D)
“Pretty girls turn heads, Krav Maga girls break necks”
There are multiple reasons to learn Krav Maga.
In the Israeli Army, 18 year old girls are trained and train hundreds of soldiers in the art of self-defense.
Rachel Shear is a trailblazer in this field.
She set up an academy which takes young kids and mature women and trains them. She trains them in the same way that she trains IDF soldiers.
The goal is to strengthen them to protect themselves physically. However, it goes beyond that. These young people are also empowered emotionally and mentally.
This is not learning how to fight. This is learning to be alert and know what to do.
Karate for Women?
In today’s day and age, this is unfortunately a very necessary part of life.
Some women will say this is critical due to the amount of harassment that goes on.
Others will say it is important for the rare situations when people are literally attacked.
Either way, this skill is something that is valuable for all people.
When defending oneself becomes a reflex and staying alert becomes second-nature, the world becomes a safer place.
Women’s Empowerment Seminars
Krav Maga Association of America (KMAA) and the Krav Maga Worldwide® Community Outreach Division are hosting two Women’s Empowerment Seminars with 3rd Degree Black Belt instructor, Kelly Campbell.
Develop the right mindset, confident body language, verbal self-defense skills, and physical preparedness to maintain your personal safety and use practical self-protection strategies in a fun and cooperative learningenvironment. No previous experience or training is necessary.
Seminars are open to all individuals ages 13 & up. Ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult; seminars may involve adult content.
Females, Fighting & Reality: A Journey Of Empowerment Through Krav Maga
The topic of women and self defense are almost inseparable. When the two are combined, a third topic inevitably arises: empowerment. The novelty of a female who can hit back has created a new cultural zeitgeist — an emergence of women taking power into their own hands by learning how to fight. Even in popular culture, the number of “strong female fighters” is increasing, and one can find that even princesses in children’s movies know martial arts. Not defaming these wonderful occurrences, one must be able to differentiate idealism versus hard reality. We must acknowledge the less glamorous aspects of women’s self-defense by coming to accept the real, and difficult thing that it is. With statistics from the Center For Disease Control reporting that nearly 1 in 5 women experience rape at some point in their lives, one should remember that beyond the social and fitness components of training, Krav Maga is a tool of survival.
How Women Are Empowering Themselves with Krav Maga
Learning Krav Maga has excellent benefits for women physically, but can also greatly improve mental wellbeing. Empowerment is the key, and as a form of self defence, Krav Maga differs greatly from martial arts. The basis of Krav Maga is balancing out the power relations between the attacker and the person being attacked, and while this is by no means only relevant to women, it is certainly a massive factor why Krav Maga is the most effective form of self defence for women to learn. Let’s take a look at why…
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.
Click here to learn about the Women Instructor Course (WIC)
This is a box-office film representing “girl power”.