“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

“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

How Intimate Is (M/F) ‘Close Combat’?

Lady violently attacks male attacker

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

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