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Krav Maga - One of the Best Self-Defenses For Women

Krav Maga - One of the Best Self-Defenses For Women

Submitted by: Avi Moyal

In today' turbulent time, it has become very important to stay alarmed all the time and protect yourself against miscreants. Krav Maga is one of the leading choices for women as their self-defence has become a major issue. Read on to find out more about Krav Maga.

Krav Maga is basically a non competitive eclectic self-defence system originated in Israel. It was founded by Imi (Lichtenfeld) Sde. Initially, it was practised by Israeli IDF soldiers to improve their combat abilities but now it has become one of the best self-defences programs for women. Krav Maga involves grappling and wrestling along with striking techniques. Everyone can easily learn the techniques of Krav Maga as it is not governed by sporting rules.

As danger lurks in every nook and corner, it has become important for women to learn a self-defence art. As Kravmaga can be quickly learned and implemented, it is one of the best options for the women. Krav Maga prepares them for whatever comes in their way and is considered as a perfect style for today's independent women. To learn Kravmaga, there is no limit of height or weight of a person.

Krav Maga trains the women in:

* Awareness- of the present and lurking dangers

* Prevention- against dangerous situations

* Response- to threat or attack in actual situations

* Self-realization- of your own physical strength and confidence that you can handle the situation

There are some basic principles of Krav Maga that the trainee needs to know. It involves finishing the fight as early as possible and attacking the most vulnerable parts of the body of the attackers, which includes face, knee, groin, neck, etc. Another basic principle of Krav Maga is to neutralize the attacker as quickly as possible by responding with continuous counter attacks. Also, one should be aware of the surroundings while handling the miscreant to look if there are more attackers. Looking for objects will also be beneficial as it can help you in attack or defence.

The aim of Krav Maga is to hurt the attacker severely, therefore, protective equipment is used during the training program. There are various techniques in Krav Maga that can be quickly learned and implemented. Punches have great value in Krav Maga. Straight punch, palm heel strike, low punch, hammerfist, hook, uppercut, chop, overhand are some of the punches that are taught to the women during the training period. Kravmaga practitioners are taught to go from defending to attacking quickly. They also learn how to defend against both kicks and punches from any angle. After learning the art, it is advisable to practice it with full protective gear so that no harm can cause to you and the opponent.

The feature that works wonders for women practising Krav Maga is its shock value. Most of the attackers do not expect the women to defend themselves or counter attack and when they do, the miscreants are caught off guard. With the fact that Kravmaga is easy to learn and builds up the combat fitness and strength of the women, it has become the chosen self-defence all over the world.

About the Author: The author of this article is associated with Kravmaga IKMF, one of the best Kravmaga organisations. Website:

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