Womens Self Defence Bristol

Womens Self Defence

Krav Maga: Israels primary self defence system

Martial arts usually have traditional and historical roots with an aspect of spirituality thrown in. There are also rules, regulations and competitions. Krav Maga is different. Firstly, it’s not classed as a martial art. It’s an Israeli self-defence technique designed for the street. There are no sporting rules and there is no letting up until you are safely away or your attacker is incapacitated.

What makes Krav Maga a great choice for womens self defence?

Krav Maga was designed initially for the military, its still used by many military forces as its core hand to hand combat program. Imi Lichtenfield the creator of Krav Maga wanted his combat system to be taught to and used by civilians as well as military. Of course there are some differences between military and civilian Krav Maga. Civilians in the UK don’t carry firearms and they don’t wear body armour. However the principles of using fast aggressive counter attacks to allow you the time to escape or incapacitate your attacker are the same. We aren’t talking about looking flashy, or scoring points to win a medal. We’re talking about survival techniques used by some of the best counter terrorist units in the world. Techniques that you can use to defend yourself or your family.

Womens Self Defence at the Bristol Titans

At the Bristol Titans Krav Maga Academy we don’t offer completely womens only classes. Statistically women have a greater chance of being attacked by a male than a female and we believe that Krav Maga training should reflect real life where possible and so our classes are mixed. This gives the student the opportunity to train with people of all shapes and sizes, and to become accustomed to training with and alongside different genders.

Womens Only Krav Maga

Having trained thousands of people in Krav Maga, we do understand that people need to feel comfortable when training and so we offer Womens Only Krav Maga Workshops which are a great opportunity for the student to train alongside a womens only peer group which can act as a standalone training session, an update on previous skills or as a way to build confidence to joining our mixed class.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch and book a session with us today!


Krav Maga Bristol Target Hardening

self defence classes in bristolTarget hardening, also referred to simply as hardening when made clear by the context, is a term used by police officers, those working in security, and the military referring to the strengthening of the security of a building or installation in order to protect it in the event of attack or reduce the risk of theft. It can also apply, for example in this instance, to people.

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Groundfighting in Krav Maga

Instructor Jim Halton of Krav Maga Bristol writes:
Here are 3 tips for students beginning to train in groundfighting.

krav maga bristol ground imageIn the Titans club at Krav Maga Bristol we train sparring every session. We train stand up sparring but we also train in sparring on the ground. When new students to Krav Maga Bristol first start rolling it can be an uncomfortable experience. A mix of confusion, nervousness, fatigue, trying to use your strength instead of technique you find yourself exhausted. Getting submitted by your fellow student again and again isn’t much fun and eventually you will ask, “How can I get better at ground sparring?…. Read more