Krav Ma-wha?

So you’ve stumbled upon this blog, curious about this thing called ‘Krav Maga’. Krav Maga is an Israeli self defensive system based on your body’s instinctive reactions. Therefore it’s easy to pick up and remember during stressful situations. It’s not considered an official (competitive) sport as we fight ‘dirty’. We go for the vulnerable areas of the body: the eyes, nose, throat, groin and knees.

Why? Krav Maga’s most important goal: to survive during a violent encounter. How? Preferably by running away. Sadly, this is not always possible. In those cases, the techniques Krav Maga offers are effective and destructive. They’re easy to learn by both men and women.

Better yet, Krav Maga increased my confidence a lot. I’ve learned how my body works, I know what it’s like to fight back against a guy twice my size. I won’t necessarily win, but I’m not going to make it easy for them either. It’s that surprise effect that could turn the tides in your favour. Krav Maga won’t turn you into a crazy killing machine, but it will help boost your confidence and knowledge about yourself.

Krav Maga has taught me some important lessons about myself. It has given me insight in my own character and into how my body works and I firmly believe this is incredibly useful for all women to learn. In this blog I will share some of the things I’ve learned with you. See my blog post with 27 reasons on why I love Krav Maga (and 7 why I sometimes hate it as well).

Why ‘Tenacity’?
The moment someone attacks you and you choose to fight back, youll have to ruthless and tenacious. While dependent on the situation (whether or not he has weapons), the general rule is to never give up and never surrender. You have a LOT to lose and you’ll want to do everything you possibly can to defend yourself. Krav Maga teaches you how to do this, by training you both physically and mentally.

For more information:
Krav Maga Global (KMG) (organisation led by Eyal Yanilov)
International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) (organisation led by Avi Moyal)

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