If you look at most Krav Maga classes, you’ll probably notice that the majority of students are men. It can make you wonder, “Is Krav Maga training for women?”
Yes, Krav Maga is for anyone! But here are a few elements of Krav Maga that make it an excellent option for women:
1. Learn self-defense for the real world.
The foundation of all Krav Maga training is to teach you self-defense skills that you can use in the real world. Even though a woman might be smaller or not as strong as her attacker, Krav Maga training will still equip you with the skills you need to defend yourself.
2. It’s not about winning.
Krav Maga is about practical applications. Rather than competing, your training focuses on applying your skills. It’s not about winning. As you train, the only person you need to compare yourself to is yourself. As you make even little improvements, these small accomplishments empower you to keep training, learning and refining your skills.
3. Learn more about yourself.
Krav Maga has the potential to change your life. Committing to a long-term Krav Maga practice not only gives you skills for self-defense, but it also teaches you about yourself. You learn that you’re capable of more than you ever thought. A weekend-long seminar on self-defense will not show you these things. If you’re willing to put in the work, you’ll be personally rewarded in ways you never expected.
The first step in reaping these and other benefits is to try a class. You may be the only woman in the class, but that doesn’t mean you don’t belong. Remember, Krav Maga is for everyone.
The instructors at Performance Krav Maga provide high-level Krav Maga instruction to both adults and children. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.