If you’ve never heard of Krav Maga, here is a brief history about its beginnings. Krav Maga is a self-defense system derived from the street-fighting experiences of Imi Lichtenfeld in the 1930s. In the late 1940s, he migrated to Israel to escape Jewish persecution, and started teaching combat training to what became the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Krav Maga originally taught physical fitness, swimming, wrestling, use of the knife, and defense against knife attacks. It eventually adopted and incorporated the most simple and practical techniques of boxing, karate, judo, and aikido. Krav maga has been used by the IDF special forces units, security apparatus, and regular infantry units.
A woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the United States. Women are often seen as soft, easy targets. Women’s self-defense in NYC can teach women how to be prepared to defend themselves. Women’s self-defense classes teach confidence, empowerment, along with group fitness, intensive seminars, and other martial arts such as BJJ, Muay Thai, and MMA. The motivation for many women to learn Krav Maga is to protect themselves, get strong and fit, learn conflict and de-escalation techniques, and to join a supportive community.
Women’s self-defense teaches a foundation of basic self-defense moves. You will have self-confidence, be able to spot potentially dangerous situations, and how to avoid them. You will get fitness and strength training, learn which body parts to hit for maximum effectiveness, how to call for help, and maintain a strong body language that will erase the visage of a weak, vulnerable target. Women who exercise to lose weight will be surprised about burning 2,000 calories an hour, while practicing self-defense techniques of Krav Maga.
Krav Maga started in Israel, and is now taught internationally. Several organizations teach variations of Krav Maga. The most experienced, certified, and fully qualified instructors of Krav Maga teach adults, children, law enforcement, security professionals, and women’s self-defense in NYC. The practical techniques borrowed from wrestling, boxing, street fighting, and the martial arts, are modified so they are not limited by rules. Rules limit effectiveness in a real fight situation. Additional techniques have been developed as necessary to improve Krav Maga. Avoiding physical confrontation is the best choice, but when it’s impossible, Krav Maga encourages finishing a fight quickly and aggressively. Attacking the most vulnerable parts of your opponent’s body is necessary. In a fight, you are not concerned about the injury you are inflicting on your attacker. Some techniques could permanently injure or cause death to the opponent.