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

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

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

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