Krav Chicks moved to a new website host (subscriptions will stop working)

Hello there, dear subscriber to my blog! Just informing you that you will no longer be receiving email notifications, because I have changed web hosts. My blog will still be accessible through your regular links. http://kravchicks.com http://kravchicks.org If you still want to receive the newest blog entries straight in your inbox, you’ll have sign up … Continue reading

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About Kravlady

Here is a picture of me. :-) For months now, I’ve been getting a ton of questions regarding my identity, affiliation and level. I figured it would be best if I gathered all the answers in a single post, instead of just repeating myself over and over again. ;) Who are you? I am Kravlady! … Continue reading

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NEVER Fight On The Ground: 11 Reasons Why Ground Fighting Sucks

Ground fighting. I despise it from the bottom of my heart. Not just because I lose all the time — no, wait, actually… it’s exactly because I lose all the time. It’s suffocating. You’re trapped. It makes you feel helpless and dependent on others to save you. It’s also the frightening knowledge that I can … Continue reading

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Mental Stability: Why Being Choked Is Wonderful (and Terrible too)

Hands grip your neck and encircle it tightly. The pressure on your neck and windpipe increases. Hands squeeze, harder and harder. You can’t breathe. No air. The onset of panic. A rapid heartbeat. Thud, thud, thud, unable to supply blood to your brain. Black spots. Dizzy. Helpless. Then, the rush of adrenaline, a surge of anger. … Continue reading

Krav Maga Technique 'Knife Defense From Ground Position"

Reality Check: Krav Maga Does Not Make You Invincible (How I Nearly Got Myself Killed)

Let me this start this post with the life lesson I’ve learned some time ago. This life lesson is: Krav Maga does not make you invincible. Do not act like you are! And I’m damn sure you can substitute ‘Krav Maga’ with any other martial art in existence. Let me just repeat that for you: … Continue reading

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First Step To Defending Yourself: Your Voice As Weapon (Verbal Defenses)

You’re on the subway and a man stands uncomfortably close to you. You edge away, yet he moves right along with you and keeps the distance close. It’s not as if there’s no room anywhere else, so you know he does it on purpose. There are a lot of people, but you feel very alone. Nobody seems … Continue reading

Krav Maga injuries: bruises after outside 360 defenses on arms

“Krav Maga? WTF is WRONG with you?!”

“WTF has happened to your arms? Did your boyfriend beat you up?” “Um. No. I do Krav Maga.” “Krav Ma-Wha?” “Well, Krav Maga! It’s this Israeli form of self-defense and it’s really efficient and awesome and–” “But you’re all beat up and bruised!” “Um, yeah, because you practice for real-life situations, so we use some … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Krav Maga on Fight Quest

Fight Quest was a program on Discovery Channel (currently no longer on air). The series followed seasoned mixed martial arts fighter Jimmy Smith and 25-year-old rookie Doug Anderson as they travelled the globe, adding fight styles from Kali to kickboxing to their repertoire. In each episode, Jimmy and Doug explored a new location identified with … Continue reading

Krav Maga: woman does a groin kick to male attacker.

27 Reasons Why I LOVE Krav Maga (and 7 why I HATE it)

I guess it goes without saying I’ve pretty much fallen in love with Krav Maga. ;) Hence the blog, the Twitter account and the constant nagging at people to “come ooooon, at least give it one try”. For me, it’s been one of those pivotal things in my life, for a whole lot of reasons, which I’ll … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Krav Maga in ‘The Human Weapon’

“The Human Weapon” is a pretty awesome show in which the hosts, Jason Chambers and Bill Duff, traveled across the world to study the unique martial arts that have origins in the region. During the episode each train with some of the best instructors in their fields and learn some of the most cool and efficient techniques. At the end … Continue reading

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