Why should women learn self-defence?
In particular, why Krav Maga? The quick answer: you’ll gain various long-term benefits that extend beyond a set of efficient self-defence techniques and skills. Don’t hesitate to take action, to learn something that will empower you.
Most women have thought about learning self-defence at some point in their life. But it’s often thought of as an optional skill that “I’ll get around to learning someday” and tends to live at the bottom of an ever-changing list of things to do/learn.
Why should every woman take learning self-defence seriously?
It’s easy to be dismissive, to think “what are the chances it will ever happen to me?” Until it does and you’re faced with the unexpected, unprepared, scared and panicking.
In the real world, attackers pick victims that either appear smaller and weaker or are isolated and unaware of their surroundings. Women, children and the elderly are generally at a likelier disadvantage when it comes to physical size and strength, but this doesn’t mean they are helpless.
A lot of females have heard cautionary tips like “never walk around alone at night”, “hold your keys between your fingers”, “knee them in the groin”, etc. Although they might keep these (useful/useless) tips in mind, most women still feel vulnerable to physical attacks and the majority have no knowledge of fighting.
By learning self-defence, you’re taking the initiative to equip and empower yourself.
How can Krav Maga help you?
Let’s start with the most obvious benefit: you’ll be able to protect yourself and your family. You’ll learn a set of effective skills and efficient techniques that range from various strikes and kicks to defending against different grabs, chokes and knife threats or attacks.
Krav Maga self-defence is a tool for everyone. No matter your size, age, gender, physical restrictions from body type or previous injuries, background, fitness or experience level, Krav Maga is for you.
Unlike other martial arts or sports, Krav Maga is designed to use simple and natural movements that target vulnerable areas so they work even in stressful or high-pressure situations. Easy to learn, easy to use, easy to remember. This is why it’s the most efficient and devastating self defence system in the world.
What else will women gain from self-defence training?
Confidence and self-esteem
Knowing that you have the power to protect yourself is a gamechanger. The ability to fight back will make you feel safer and stronger, which is an incredible boost to one’s confidence and self-esteem.
Become a problem-solver
Keep calm and think: I’m in control. Krav Maga will train you to remain calm and feel assertive, to take control and find solutions even in a stressful situation. The ability to turn straight towards problem-solving when an issue arises is a skill that also translates into other aspects of your life.
Prevention skills: awareness and voice
Krav Maga is not just about physical techniques and skills. Awareness is the first layer of self-defence. Your voice is also a weapon for conflict management, de-escalation and to prevent situations from turning into violence.
Improved physical fitness and mental health
Self-defence training will improve your overall physical fitness, flexibility and coordination. Participating in the regular physical activity of self-defence training will have a positive impact on your mental health – helps you to relieve stress, reduce anxiety and sleep better.
Build grit, resilience and endurance. Learning Krav Maga will train you to never give up, to take productive action and deal with challenges or pressures effectively.
The list of benefits doesn’t end here, which you’ll discover as you begin participating in self-defence classes. Our classes at Spartans Academy of Krav Maga provide women with a safe environment and supportive community to begin their self-defence journey.
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