In late 2017, the World Health Organization reported that 1 in 3 women, roughly 35% worldwide, have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse in her lifetime. At Krav Maga Worldwide, we’re passionate about training women to defend themselves against attackers, and that’s why we have classes specializing in self-defense for women.
Here are six reasons to consider why every woman should take self-defense courses with Krav Maga Worldwide:
1) Predators Are Out There
No matter how much hard work law enforcement officials and violence-prevention organizations put into keeping women safe, nothing can change the fact that there are people out there who are looking for someone to prey upon. Women are more than twice as likely as men to experience a violent attack.
2) You Can Learn to Defend Yourself Against Much Larger Men
With these disturbing statistics and seedy human predators a part of our everyday reality, you should never roll the dice by simply hoping that it isn’t your unlucky day to become a statistic.
Krav Maga Worldwide has developed an entire curriculum of classes focused on self-defense for women. Our Krav Maga classes not only teach you how to safely and efficiently fend off one or more attackers using practical punches, kicks, and knee strikes; they also put you into realistic scenarios involving various types of common attacks. These simulated attacks allow you to better prepare yourself for real-life situations.
Our entire Krav Maga self-defense for women program is designed to teach female students how to fend off assailants that are bigger and stronger than themselves. Our self-defense classes teach you how to defend yourself from attacks like chokes, bear hugs, and more. These classes also prepare you to deliver counter-attacks that will not only get you out of the hostile situation but will do so in a manner that minimizes your personal risk.
You won’t be learning forms, katas, or choreography at our training centers. Instead, you’ll learn how to use instinctive movements and aggressive counter-attacks for self-defense. Training with Krav Maga Worldwide will also push your conditioning and fitness. You will get stronger, leaner, and develop your cardiovascular endurance while learning potentially life-saving self-defense techniques.
3) Feel Less Helpless and Be More Empowered
The more you train, the better you’ll feel in every sense of the word. After every lesson with our certified instructors, you’ll see and feel the results. You’ll enjoy better overall personal conditioning, increased strength, and faster reaction times — not to mention the extra confidence you’ll feel when you’re out late running errands.
When it comes to Krav Maga self-defense for women, it’s the intangible aspects that make the training so fulfilling. Sure, delivering elbow strikes to a practice pad feels great, builds up your strength, and will ensure that you can do the same in a real-world situation. However, the part of Krav Maga that’s most valuable is the feeling of empowerment that takes hold and grows as you shed doubt and fear from your mind with each practice strike.
Resilience is an inner-strength that all of our students already have, and Krav Maga Worldwide’s self-defense classes for women teach you how to harness that resilience and turn it into the strongest weapon in your self-defense arsenal.
4) Krav Maga Can Help You Meet Your Fitness Goals
The classes at Krav Maga Worldwide include effective fitness programs that incorporate innovative approaches to traditional workouts to help maximize the self-defense techniques you’re learning. Heavy bag training, kettlebells, and medicine balls are just a few of the pieces of equipment that are used in our fitness program classes.
Some of the major fitness areas that our training will help you develop include:
- Stamina & Strength
- Coordination & Agility
- Explosive Speed & Mobility
By focusing on these skills during your training, your body will get stronger and faster, which will improve your overall ability to defend yourself. Just like going to the gym, your training will continuously help your body feel better, be stronger, and yes, even look more toned. Finally, your physical improvements will translate into feeling better about yourself and feeling more confident about handling any threats that come your way.
5) Learn to Avoid Dangerous Situations in the First Place
In any fight, knowledge is power. Assessing your assailant, knowing your immediate surroundings, recognizing items that can help or harm you, and understanding your own abilities and limitations are all factors that play into your response when being attacked. However, one surefire way to ensure your safety is to not enter a place or situation where conflict is likely to happen. Being aware of your surroundings is about more than just knowing what street you’re on — it’s about picking up on clues in your environment and listening to your subconscious when it tries to warn you about a potential threat.
Effective self-defense for women starts with situational awareness. From looking around before unlocking the front door, to detecting when someone has been following you in a parking lot, to resisting the urge to take a shortcut through a dark alley, it’s important to understand how to assess potential dangers before they become active threats. By being more aware of your surroundings, you can improve how safe you are and reduce your chances of being a victim.
6) Forge Relationships With Like-Minded Women
Another highlight of training in Krav Maga is the opportunity to form valuable and healthy relationships with other women just like you — women who are actively working at improving their fitness, their confidence, and their awareness to feel stronger, empowered, and safe. When you join a class at Krav Maga Worldwide, you’ll be learning and improving right alongside other women who will encourage and support you in your goals.
Meeting a supportive group of peers means that you’ll have women right beside you to talk to, train with, and build lasting friendships with.
The Best Choice Is Krav Maga Worldwide
Of course, there are many different classes that can help you develop your mind, your body, and your ability to defend yourself. However, a class taught by certified instructors and designed with input from experts and law enforcement officials is a clear winner. Add to that class an unbeatable fitness program designed to better your overall strength and agility, and Krav Maga Worldwide becomes the clear choice when it comes to choosing an instruction program that teaches self-defense for women in the most effective way possible.
Our techniques are easy to learn, easy to retain, and designed to give you every advantage. To find out more about our Krav maga women’s programs, call 1-800-572-8624!