“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

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