One of the main reasons that I started teaching self-defense was to teach women how to defend themselves. Unfortunately, women are attacked at a very high rate, even in today's relatively safe society. Rape is all too common on college campus. In our school, I know there are a number of women who are survivors of various attacks, and many have joined to learn how to defend themselves. We have had a number of younger women, aged 12-16, come in and take classes to prepare themselves for high school and college.
Joining a self-defense school can be intimidating for women. Overall, the population of our school is around 40% women, but it can still seem like there are quite a few more men in class than women. We go out of our way to ensure that women feel safe and secure in class, and do everything we can to encourage their participation in self-defense. Learning Krav Maga will teach situational awareness, control, decisiveness, and empower you. You will learn how to have your unconcious radar working in the background to prevent situations that otherwise could become dangerous.
There are also a number of physical benefits to learning Krav Maga. Your stamina, strength and flexibility will improve dramatically. We incorporate Primal Move into our classes so you will learn how to move better. Your balance, coordination, and proprioception will all improve. And course you will learn how to deliver powerful punches and kicks, and defend against a huge number of attacks.
We have a monthly Women's Self Defense Workshop that costs only $15, is open to the public, and meets on Friday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm. This is a hands on workshop, and we are constantly changing the topics covered in the course. We have an online MeetUp group that we keep updated for the class here.
The calendar for 2015 looks like this:
Please drop into one of those classes if you would like to have an introduction to Krav Maga!