In 2014, the discipline of krav maga finds itself as one of the fastest growing self defence systems in the world, with thousands of students enrolling for classes and seminars in the UK alone on an annual basis.
Krav is an explosive, aggressive discipline, perfected by Israel’s notoriously dangerous Special Forces over the latter decades of the 20th Century. It may come as a surprise to the more Victorian-minded amongst you then, to learn that the rapid rise of krav’s popularity is every bit as much to do with wo
men taking up the discipline as men.
Women get into krav for all sorts of reasons. Here are just a few of the types of women who are flocking to krav classes in their droves, at Spartans Academy of Krav Maga and around the world.
The safe and street-smart
It’s a sad fact of life that everyone faces risks whenever they leave the house; men, women and children alike. Women should be every bit as well equipped to protect themselves as men are, and by learning krav, many are now learning how to be just as dangerous and more as any would-be attacker.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but when you’re in a tight squeeze, you don’t just want to deter your assailant, you want to put them out of action. Krav maga is every inch as aggressive as the situation dictates, and allows experts to completely neutralise potential threats through exploiting prone areas and pressure points.
Quite simply, krav maga makes you better prepared to protect yourself and those you love if you’re ever in danger. For many women, that’s reason enough to take up this world-leadin
g system of self defence.
The fitness fanatics
It’s not just us mere mortals that practice the discipline of krav maga. A number of celebs including J-Lo and Angelina Jolie are keen krav students, and we’re guessing that they’re not really in it for their personal safety, considering the fact that they take security guards with them wherever they go…
av doesn’t just make you safer, if you practice regularly it also makes you considerably fitter, offering a calorie burning aerobic work-out over the course of a full session, interspersed with bursts of body toning aerobic exercise throughout. This makes krav an ideal way to make yourself healthy and Hollywood hot
Queens of Krav
Some of krav’s leading experts and most fearsome exponents are women, from Israel’s Avivit Cohen to Poland’s Elina Toneva. For some students of krav, the system is more than just a hobby, it’s a passion or even a way of life. Whether you get into krav to keep safer or to get fit, you may just discover that you have a passion for the activity itself!