During Sexual Assault Awareness Month our goal is provide you with the necessary information that can help reduce your chances of becoming a victim of a sexual assault or rape. We are a huge advocate of non-lethal means to defend yourself, but we stress that you need to exercise all your options to defend yourself. There are often times that you can reach for your pepper spray quick enough, or you happen to be in a location where you can’t carry it. There are non-government places of employment that do not allow their employees to carry pepper spray, which in my opinion put them at risk of being attacked. So what are your options? I strongly urge you to take a self-defense course. This article focuses on Krav Maga. Many people have heard of Karate, Judo or other martial arts styles. Krav Maga is the official self-defense and fighting system used and developed by the Israeli defense forces and is preferred by many US law enforcement agencies. It is a wholly unique and original method. Krav Maga was developed and refined during years of conflict. It emphasizes easy to learn techniques that have been battle tested in real, life threatening confrontations.
It is a diverse hand-to-hand self-defense system developed in Israel that involves striking techniques, wrestling and grappling, mostly known for its enormously proficient and brutal counter-attacks, and is taught to Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). This self defense-method was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler, as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava in the mid- to late-1930s. In the late-1940s, following his immigration to Israel, he began to provide hand-to-hand combat training to what was to become the IDF, who went on to develop the system that became known as Krav Maga. It has since been refined for civilian, police and military applications. There are several organizations teaching variations of Krav Maga internationally.
The training program is designed not only teach you how to protect yourself and your loved ones, but as a bonus it will get you into the best shape of your life. Although Krav Maga utilizes many techniques with other martial arts, such as karate, boxing, savate, muay thai, Jiu Jitsu, judo, kobudo and wrestling, the training is often quite different. It stresses fighting under worst-case conditions or from disadvantaged positions (for example, against several opponents, when protecting someone else, with one arm unusable, when dizzy, or against armed opponents).
It is a simple, effective self-defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. Krav Maga also shows you how to defend yourself against the use of weapons such as knives and sticks. This weapon technique is taught to deal with modern-day street situations where guns and knives are often involved. The techniques of Krav Maga are highly practical and effective for the street. Individuals can attain a high level of proficiency within a relatively short period of instruction.
If you are interested in learning this self-defense method you can do an internet search for local classes.
The Charleston Krav Maga offers FREE Self-Defense classes for women. Check to see if such classes are available in your area.
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