Krav Maga for Women: Your Ultimate Program for Self Defense

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With its emphasis on instinctive movements and efficient counterattacks, Krav Maga is the ideal self-defense system for any woman regardless of strength, size or age. Targeting its easiest-to-learn and most effective moves, Krav Maga for Women presents techniques and tips that quickly give you the skills and mindset to defend yourself against an attacker.
As the official defensive tactics system of the Israeli Defense Forces, Krav Maga has been battle-tested on the front lines and backstreets. With Krav Maga for Women, you can gain the physical and tactical tools to protect yourself and loved ones. With more than 300 step-by-step photos, Krav Maga for Women makes it easy to learn the world’s best self-defense system, including:

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5 reviews for Krav Maga for Women: Your Ultimate Program for Self Defense

  1. Emilie

    Krav Maga is a fighting system designed to be learned in a quick period of time based on instinctive movements. While there are existing Krav Maga books, I hadn’t seen any tailored specifically toward women until now. Women are targets as there are those who perceive us as the weaker sex. Men are generally considered stronger than women so if we’re attacked, it’s thought we just don’t stand a chance. Krav Maga will teach you that fighting spirit and aggression you need. You don’t have to be in perfect shape to gain benefit from learning Krav. As the book states in its opening page `Krav Maga for Women is about teaching women how to protect themselves against violent attacks that may occur in almost any modern-day scenario’.The book is separated into several sections with the main section being the techniques themselves.Why Krav Maga for Women explains why the book was written. What is Krav Maga explains what Krav Maga is and its benefits. In Krav Maga Training Methodology, you fight the way you train. Training in KM is done as realistically as possible, so in time your body learns the techniques to defend oneself from a position of disadvantage or unfamiliar surroundings. When I was first told I could defend against attackers way bigger than me (I’m 5’2), I thought they were nuts. After my body began learning and remembering the techniques, I was proven totally wrong. There are so many ways to be attacked and KM teaches you to defend yourself from every angle (on the ground, standing, from in front, from behind, from the side). KM doesn’t limit the technique toolbox you can use to defend yourself.Use of Force – How Much Force Can I Use to Defend Myself? This section breaks it down to what constitutes self-defense, legal implications and ‘Golden Rules of Self Defense’. While the basic rule in KM is there are no rules, one still has to defend themselves with a reasonable amount of force based on the threat. What’s presented here one really needs think about before an attack ever happens at all. You have to check with the laws in your state to make sure you know the consequences of using KM as self-defense. Surviving the Encounter explains the mindset and state of awareness you need to be in to survive the attack. There’s even a section on Tactical Tips for Woman (When you’re out and about, At Social Events, At Home). While to some the lists may look common sense, it’s easy to forget these until something happens.What to Do If You’re Raped or Assaulted-excellent info any woman should be aware of before it should ever happen.The techniques are well presented, starting from basics (Getting Started) and goes on to Striking Basics, Defenses against Unarmed Attacks, Groundfighting, Using Everyday Objects as Defensive Weapons, Dealing with Multiple Attackers, Defenses Against Handgun Threats and Defenses against Edged Weapon Threats. Depending on the technique presented, the book gives Preferred Target Areas, Striking Surface, Starting Position (Striking Basics up to themiddle of Defenses against Unarmed Attacks), what the attack or Threat is, Immediate Danger, Secondary Danger and the Solution (Defenses against Unarmed Attacks to the end of the techniques). Throughout the book are Helpful Hints throughout. The photos are well illustrated.I was taking Krav in 2004 when there were no Krav Maga books that I knew of at the time. It wasn’t until several years after that Krav Maga became more widely known. This book is made to stand on its own. While KMMW has created several other books before this one, it’s not a requirement to have the others to learn what you need right now. By all means, if you want to learn more, feel free to get the other books after you’ve gone through this book. I’ve attended Women Only seminars that used what’s talked about in this book. I can tell you techniques change (KM is not a stale system) and I even saw a few I originally learned one way and are now presented another. While it’s best to train at a Krav Maga center, if you don’t have that opportunity, this book is certainly the next best thing. I’ve been fortunate to have trained with all three authors and I can say without question they’re the real deal. Before spending all your time and money getting other resources, check this book out first.If you want more knowledge, check out these booksKrav Maga: How to Defend Yourself Against Armed AssaultKrav Maga for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to the World’s Easiest-to-Learn, Most-Effective Fitness and Fighting ProgramComplete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 230 Self-Defense and Combative TechniquesBlack Belt Krav Maga: Elite Techniques of the World’s Most Powerful Combat System

  2. LogicalPreps

    Excellent book. If you’re thinking about learning Krav Maga this is a solid learning tool. This volume is definitely slanted towards a smaller person defending against a larger aggressor. It will tell you what you need to know about basic moves and philosophy of the art.

  3. Green Parrot

    Learn to protect yourself, full of helpful pictures

  4. A. Betsy

    Because its never to late to learn.

  5. Jason Newham

    This was amazing

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