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. If you still want to receive the newest blog entries straight in your inbox, you’ll have sign up … Continue reading

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

Lady violently attacks male attacker

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

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

Male has other male in stranglehold from behind, choke full force

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

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

Krav Maga Technique 'Knife Defense From Ground Position"

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

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

Woman looks frightened in dark alley

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? WTF is WRONG with you?!”

Krav Maga injuries: bruises after outside 360 defenses on arms

“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

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

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

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

“But Krav Maga seems like a lot of work” (Objections and Rebuttals)

Krav Maga technique: Female defender goes for a face hit/eye gauge with a male attacker.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been trying like crazy to get some of my other female friends to try at least one Krav Maga lesson. Most of them didn’t feel like it because ‘it seems so violent’, or because ‘it’s too hard’ or intensive. And time and time again I’ve been arguing with … Continue reading

13 Ways To Ace Your Krav Maga Exam

Krav Maga: Knife defense. Female defends against male attacker with a knife.

I’ve passed my P1 exam (250 students, IKMF, administered by Amnon Darsa) only yesterday. Beforehand I received a lot of good advice from my instructors. Now that I finished and passed the exam, I have some advice of my own to add to theirs. Avi Moyal, head of the IKMF, has written an article with … Continue reading

6 Things You Should NOT Do When Starting A Sport

As the ‘DO’ post became too large, here’s the six things you should NOT do when starting an intensive sport such as Krav Maga. ;) 1. Do not be TOO enthusiastic! Do not go all out if you don’t know how your body works!  I can’t stress this enough.  There is just so much stuff … Continue reading