It’s fun and challenging. It empowers you both during class,
as well as in your day to day life. Having this knowledge also
makes me feel safer and that’s important. The social aspect
of classes is a real motivator. I love meeting and getting to
know the people in class. I also get fit without trying to, which
is a terrific side effect of learning to defend myself!
I had heard about Krav Maga through articles and had always heard
good things about it as an effective system of self-defence, which
is what I was looking for. I also saw the movie “Enough”
with J Lo (Jennifer Lopes) and it’s the system that she
was taught for the movie. She loved it so much that she kept up
lessons after filming. I was motivated to find out more and looked
into classes in my local area.
I started out learning martial arts for self defence, with protection
being my primary motivation. I had started out within traditional
styles but found that they weren’t giving me the amount
of self-defence that I was after. One of the main differences
of Krav Maga is that it is a relatively new style. It was created
for use in the Israeli military and was designed to be learnt
quickly. It only contains movements that can be performed by gross
motor skills, important in that your fine motor skills evaporate
under the pressure of a real attack. It has been adapted for use
by everyday people but is still a no nonsense style. Krav is 100%
“Fight Like a Girl” or FLAG is about providing highly
effective, quality self-defence skills to women. It’s about
teaching women to defend themselves & keep themselves safe
in a whole range of situations. Many women find self-defence scenarios
very confronting – both physically and emotionally. We are
about providing a friendly and safe environment where women can
feel comfortable dealing with serious, and often frightening,
subject matter. A place for women to learn the skills that will
empower them to overcome their fears.
In a class with both men and women, we don’t differentiate
– men and women are taught the same. There are however some
techniques that work better for smaller frames and for female
Like with anything new and different, the first step is always
the hardest. It’s about facing your fears and this is difficult.
But facing your fears and overcoming them is the best step you
will ever make. The act of coming to a class & learning how
to protect your self is a very freeing and liberating experience.
Where it will lead you is very valuable – both physically
& emotionally. The class is the place to learn, practice and
make your mistakes. Let’s face it, it’s better to
learn how to deal with these things now, in a safe environment,
than freeze if it happened for real in the street, work or at
home. Coming to a class gives you the skills as well as an environment
where you can practice.
Krav techniques work with your current fitness level so fitness
(or lack of it) is not a limiting factor. We teach you techniques
you can use at your current level of fitness. Naturally, attending
regular classes will increase your level of fitness.
We provide you with a set of ‘tools’ that are adaptable,
so that you don’t have to think of too much in the heat
of the moment. We keep things simple and quick to learn. We work
with real life scenarios – some common & some not so
common - and deal with the whole situation, looking at pre-fight
and post-fight action, as well as what to do if it goes physical.
We look at the whole picture. Our techniques take into consideration
environmental factors and size difference and teach you to utilize
We also work drills that are for your mind, not just the physical
aspect of a fight. If your mind freezes or freaks out when you
need it most, it won’t matter what you know.
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