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

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

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

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

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