Krav Maga For Women


Krav Maga has been developed to meet the specific needs and requirements of each type of individual. Krav Maga for women is characterized by its effectiveness. Size, strength and power are important realities in self-defense training. Most women will be confronted by threats who have a physical advantage in these 3 areas.KMG - Women Krav Maga

Krav Maga is an effective response to potential –or active- violence even when the attacker has this physical advantage.

Techniques and Tactics in Krav Maga for Women

When training women, one has to take into account a woman’s ability to improve and excel despite her own common misconception of her ability to fight and face physical challenges that require strength or aggressiveness.

KMG ‘s training methods for women are based on years of experience, as well as numerous real-life situations in which women found our system to be the most effective. Our Krav Maga for women system provides excellent self-defense skills, producing the highest rate of defense successes in facing various types of attacks. In addition to the technical and tactical training required to gain Krav Maga skills, it is also needed that women acquire the appropriate mental capabilities to support their physical readiness to fight. This includes developing an attitude that allows for determination, persistence and aggression to become a part of the woman’s natural state of mind whenever needed.


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Why Should Women Train Krav Maga?


Physical Health

As with many types of physical training, Krav Maga will have a positive effect on overall fitness levels. The difference between Krav Maga and traditional workouts? You will never get bored. You can build:

  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Stamina
  • Power
  • Core strength & toning
  • Improved coordination & balance

Krav Maga For women

Physical Self Defense

KMG ‘s krav maga for women training methods are based on years of experience, as well as numerous real-life situations in which women found our system to be the most effective. For women in particular, Krav Maga is particularly effective because the skills are designed to address the realities of violence when power, size and strength are factors.

Women training with us can learn:

  • Power generation
  • Hitting, kicking & other combative effective for women
  • Avoidance & de-escalation skills
  • Effective techniques for common attacks
  • Effective techniques for escalated violence (weapon threats, abduction, etc.)
  • Defensive Tactics

Psychological aspects

Although it varies across cultures, most women are taught to be kind, nurturing, helpful and polite. Even to strangers. Training with Krav Maga Global will help you learn to push past social programming when necessary to protect yourself or a loved one. With us you can learn to:

  • Understand the freeze/fight/flight reality in your body
  • Find the required level of aggression required in a violent encounter
  • Emotional perseverance (fight to the goal)
  • Use effective decision making under stress
  • Trust your natural instincts v. social rules
  • Use the power of maternal instincts to effectively protect your children
  • Carry your body in a way the communicates personal authority (not appealing to attackers)
  • Live in confidence v. fear

Most physical training boosts confidence. This confidence is gained in controlled environments; gyms, training centers, with gentle training partners.

Controlled environments are important for safety. You will find Krav Maga Global training centers adhere to the highest safety standards and we take this one step further: we address the psychological reality of violent encounters.

Why is this important for women?

Confidence is important. False confidence is dangerous. All our practitioners are introduced to the realities of violence and the necessity of accurately assessing the situation.


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KMG’s Women Division

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KMG has a specific global division dedicated to the advancement of krav maga for women practitioners & instructors around the world. This is an active pursuit and includes:

  • An open International Women’s Self Defense Facebook Group
  • A Krav Maga Global U.S. Facebook Group
  • Research and development in areas of physiology and biomechanics.
  • Research and development around changing patterns of violence
  • Consciousness of cultural differences necessary for relevant technical & tactical skills
  • Women’s only training camps
  • Training for male instructors as it relates to female students

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Women Instructors

If you are interested in becoming part of our elite group of female instructors, you will find an open and gender appropriate environment in our General Instructor Courses. However, gender appropriate does not mean adjusted expectations. Our female instructors are held to the same rigorous standards as our male instructors and as a result, are the some of the best in the world.

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Women in Leadership

We recognize the importance of women in leadership roles in Krav Maga Global. Krav Maga for women cannot be developed taught and researched by primarily male instructors and practitioners. The raining of Krav Maga for women is directed by, and advised by a team of highly qualified female instructors.


Specialized Instructor Development

Presently, the majority of Krav Maga instructors are men. We are aggressively working on changing this percentage.  With this reality, our instructor development also specifically addresses male instructors working with female students.

Krav Maga Women Instructor Course (WIC)

Our research has culminated in an advanced instructor certification course for men and women who are certified instructors in Krav Maga Global. The Women’s Instructor Course (WIC) offers a basic understanding in how we teach women and how to best create women’s-only lessons and seminars.

Additionally, the WIC offers instructors a unique perspective on the reality of women’s experiences in daily life. The course also addresses types of violence specific to women and the psychological reality of sexual violence.

With a basic understanding in how we teach krav maga for women, we also have to train our instructors on how to best create lessons and seminars best suited for women. The WIC is created for instructors that want to expand their knowledge and learn how to best approach technical aspects adapted to women.


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