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

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

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

Krav Maga Battle Mentality: Why Giving Up Means Death

“Never give up, never surrender!” – Tim Allen as Jason Nesmith in the movie Galaxy Quest – Lame quotes aside, I present you with one of the basic principles of Krav Maga. We never give up, and we never surrender. Why? Because Krav Maga teaches you techniques to survive an attack and if you give up … Continue reading

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

13 Ways To Ace Your Krav Maga Exam

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

6 Things You Should Totally DO When Starting A Sport

When I started Krav Maga I had no prior experience with intensive sports. Here are some things I learned the hard way. (Surely to be updated in the future). 1. DO ask questions If you don’t understand a technique: ask! And with ‘technique’ I also mean the absolute basic stuff, such as ‘proper fighting stance’ or … Continue reading

Lady violently attacks male attacker

How Intimate Is (M/F) ‘Close Combat’?

I can understand why you, as a woman, might feel hesitant to start a sport that involves a lot of physical contact. Especially when you know this sport is mainly practiced by men. You might feel uncomfortable dealing with men, or maybe you worry that you accidentally touch him ‘too intimately’. Or you worry about … Continue reading

7 Reasons Why It’s Great To Train With Men

Honestly, when I first entered my Krav Maga class and was confronted with about 20 to 25 men and 1 woman (who’s married to one of the guys and only occasionally shows up) I was intimidated. Don’t panic, take a deep breath! While initially a bit intimidating, I now think it’s great to train with a group consisting … Continue reading

Lady defends herself against male attacker with knife in urban city landscape.

Krav Ma-Wha? What Krav Maga Is REALLY Like (For Women)

What is Krav Maga? 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 … Continue reading