Krav Maga for Women

Three Krav Maga techniques that everyone should know, front kick to the groin.

There’s a question that people will always ask when they consider a commitment to something,  whether the commitment is to buying a bicycle, going to a restaurant, taking a trip, etc. Everyone wants to know is “what is the best” version or iteration or offering of whatever it is they are going to commit to. 

It’s no different in martial-arts and self-defense. Anyone and everyone who is looking for training wants the absolute best training they can get. It makes complete sense. There’s no point in committing to something like self-defense classes if the sense is that you aren’t getting the best training.

What is "the best"?

The catch is that often times “the best” of any particular anything isn’t something that can be proven. As a result the determination of what is “the best” is often subjective. It’s based on feelings, emotional influences, perception, etc. There’s a great deal of difficulty involved in proving something is “the best” in an objective fashion, meaning it can be backed up by facts. 

Once again, this is the same in self-defense and martial-arts. There is no scale upon which “the best” training can be weighed. Nobody has a ruler or yard stick by which the “the best” fight classes can be measured. However, there is opinion that a particular gym, a particular style, a particular method for training, is “the best”. 

The right program.

This becomes even more complex when it comes to applying the term “the best” to a particular population like kids, senior citizens, or women.

Getting the best self-defense training is really about learning effective self-defense. That endeavor requires a combination of things. It requires a system or martial art that is focused and has a purpose. It also requires consistency in training and  personal effort.

Krav Maga Worldwide training is the best for self-defense for women. That is without a doubt a subjective statement. You are reading a Krav Maga Worldwide blog, after all. If we strip out anything subjective about the statement and look at it objectively, the facts stand alone and are hard to argue against. 

Principle Based System

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Each and every person deals with threats and dangers that are unique to them each and every day. Women, almost universally, face a different degree of danger both in terms of frequency of being targeted and types of attacks and assaults. 

Women are not the “lesser sex”, they are women. Like every person, women should be aware of what sort of dangers are around them and they should have the ability to defend themselves against these dangers. The motivation and need for training will differ between women and men but the results of self-defense training and self-defense classes should be the same for women as they are for men. Learning and developing real, practical self-defense skills. 

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Krav Maga training.

As students progress through Krav Maga levels and earn belts in the Krav Maga belt system, the situations the defenses and techniques become increasingly complex. However the system and the approach remains the same. 

Practical by design.

This makes Krav Maga very, very, simple to learn. That’s by design. Krav Maga was created to teach people who had absolutely no self-defense skills to become proficient in self-defense in a very short period of time.

That’s not to say that women can only learn something that is, by design, easy to learn. It means that ANYONE can learn Krav Maga self-defense skills in a short period of time. It’s a universal benefit of learning to fight back, win, and go home safe, at a Krav Maga Worldwide certified training center. 

Krav Maga’s systematic approach to teaching and its focus on survival means that people training in Krav Maga classes are learning quickly and training with a purpose in mind. 

That purpose is safety. It’s not about getting into a long, drawn out, fight or encounter in which physical size or strength of a larger person could dominate a smaller person. Again, this is applicable to men but it’s something very significant to consider when thinking about women’s self-defense and the best self-defense for women. 

No Holds Barred

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Do whatever it takes to get home safe. That’s really the only rule in Krav Maga self-defense training. The principles of the system transfer knowledge of skills and techniques to students and consistent training and effort develop a fighting spirit.

Krav Maga self-defense classes teach “no holds barred” fighting techniques. Unlike other competition related practices, there is no set of rules to consider applying Krav Maga. Students training in Krav Maga self-defense classes learn to fight in a way that would be considered “dirty” or “illegal” or “cheating” in a competitive setting.

Students who learn to fight at Krav Maga Worldwide learn to utilize things like strikes to the groin, eye gouges, strikes to the throat, strikes to the back of the head, and more. This way of training is very much about technique but it’s also about attitude, mentality, and fighting spirit.

Survival mentality.

No holds barred fighting also supports the afore mentioned idea of NOT being in a long fight. Striking vulnerable areas like the groin and eyes causes an involuntary reaction in the person being struck. For example, someone who gets kicked in the groin is most likely going to double over, or fold. That reaction gives the defender, or kicker, a chance to get away from the encounter altogether. 

A woman who is training in Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes and learning to fight at Krav Maga Worldwide is going to have the confidence of knowing what targets on an attacker to go after if necessary. That sort of preparation and confidence lends to two, crucial, ancillary, benefits. The first is that she is going to be aware of specific dangers and know how to defend agains them. That’s called “situational awareness” and being aware of dangers gives someone the ability to avoid them. The second is that having real fighting skills, and having situational awareness, is going to make that woman a more difficult target overall. 

Attackers and people who prey on the weak, want easy targets. Women who train in Krav Maga self-defense classes develop the skills and mentality that makes them difficult targets. 

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Krav Maga Worldwide's mission.

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes help people become safer and stronger. Consistent training is going to help anyone burn fat, build muscle, increase cardiovascular endurance, and develop dynamic flexibility. 

These are things that physical attributes that are important to anyone who wants to be capable of defending themselves. It’s especially significant to women because there are undeniable physical differences between men and women. 

Developing more physical strength, lean mass, and being capable of intense physical activity means that you are making yourself into a version of you that will be most capable of defending yourself. A stronger, faster, woman who is capable of being aggressive and causing damage to someone who is attacking her, has a much better chance of defeating an attacker than a woman without those skills and attributes. 

These physical attributes and skills develop over the course of consistent training and personal effort which, as we mentioned above are two of the elements that factor into the equation regarding getting “the best” self-defense for women. 

Expert Instructors.

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Female and male students definitely have to have motivation and the ability to push themselves in training. They also have to be learning from quality instructors.

Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes at certified training centers are taught by men and women who have dedicated their lives to training in Krav Maga self-defense and to helping others learn self-defense skills. Our instructors go through rigorous training to earn each level of instructor certification.

Instructors at Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers know how to help people train. Our mission is to empower every person with real skills to be safer and stronger. Instructors at all of our certified training centers embrace that mission and embody it.

Krav Maga is the best self-defense for women.

To review, Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training is a principle based system focused on survival. Training with us will teach you a no holds barred fighting system, help you learn to fight back efficiently and effectively, and it will help you develop situational awareness. Consistent training will help you build physical strength and new physical skills so that your body will be the most effective at self-defense. Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers have expert instructors who are dedicated to a mission of helping people become safer and stronger. 

These are facts about Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training. Krav Maga is the best self-defense training for women who want to learn self-defense quickly and become effective at self-defense quickly.

Krav Maga Near Me?

If you are wondering “where can I find the best self-defense for women” or “where can I find Krav Maga near me”, make sure to look for a Krav Maga Worldwide® certified training center. Many of our certified training centers will let you take a trial or intro class for free. You can search for a location near you by clicking here or you can give us a call at 800-572-8624 and we’ll help you.