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August 1, 2022

Krav Maga: Best Self-Defense for Women

With increasing crime rates across the US, women can benefit from self-defense training.

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With increasing crime rates across the US, women can benefit from self-defense training. While some women opt for tools like pepper spray or tasers, laws in certain states can hold someone accountable for injury even if they acted in self-defense. That’s why we recommend a self-defense training course. Not only will this provide you with the skills to defend yourself without any material tools, but it will also allow you to fight back against both armed and unarmed attackers.

At ITAC we offer courses in Krav Maga, a fighting style created by the Israeli military. Combining pieces of several historic martial art forms, it’s all about real-world scenarios and using your opponent’s strength against them. Let’s break down some of the best reasons to invest in self-defense.

  1. Confidence

Krav Maga is a self-defense tool, but there is more to being able to protect yourself than just physical safety. Knowing that you have the tools at your disposal to fend for yourself increases your confidence. You no longer need to fear walking alone in the evening, or being approached by a threatening stranger. Although these can still be unsafe scenarios, you are prepared and capable.

  1. Emergency Preparedness

Part of Krav Maga is learning how to think ahead and use available resources to your advantage. This emphasis on calmness and thoughtfulness can come in handy in the event of a true emergency. Not only will your training take over should you be attacked, but with practice the same mindset will help you navigate other emergencies without panicking as well. This in and of itself can be an incredibly useful tool in everyday life.

  1. No Expensive or Complicated Tools

As previously stated, Krav Maga is made up of pieces of many well-established martial arts. It does not require any sort of physical weapon. Instead, it’s based on your body’s natural balance and movements, making it easy to learn and to practice. The tenants of Krav Maga can also help you to react in natural and necessary ways, meaning that you don’t need to rely on moves that only work if an attacker has grabbed you a certain way.

  1. Creating a New Mindset

One of the most helpful things about learning any form of self-defense is the mental change that occurs. Krav Maga can help you become security-minded without being paranoid. Rather than simply worrying about threats, you’ll learn how to analyze possible threats and react accordingly. Should the worst occur, you know that you are not defenseless.

Whether you have some past training, or are interested in starting fresh, ITAC has a course for you. Visit our Krav Maga page to learn more about what we have to offer.

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