Women and Krav Maga

The total integration of women and older men in the Israeli military necessitated that a hand-to-hand combat and self-defense system be developed that would be effective for all who serve. Krav Maga is the system taught to Israeli women to prepare them to serve in combat. In fact, Krav Maga is a critical part of the combat-readiness training for women who serve in the IDF as well as the National Police Force, the Israeli Secret Service, and the Israeli Intelligence Service. For women, there is no self-defense system in the world more street and battle tested than Krav Maga.

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Krav Maga Surrey welcomes women to its classes. Krav maga emphasises awareness and avoidance where possible. If violence is unavoidable, Krav Maga teaches you to attack with every possible means to nullify the threat and escape safely.

Striking, gouging, and biting are some of the available techniques and these are aimed at the most vulnerable areas such as the groin, eyes and throat. In this way, Krav Maga is the best self-defence mechanism at leveling the playing field.

Strength, size and gender do not matter. Angulation and learning about body weaknesses are far more important. So it was that I found myself twisting men to the floor, stamping on their ribs and wrestling knives from their hands. Talk about girl power.