One of the most persistent questions women have when they are out on the streets is how to defend themselves if they are attacked. And this is true for women in every part of the world, be it Paris, Israel or Melbourne.
The best weapon women can have is a surprise attack.
The attacker does not expect any resistance or response from the victim. He expect the victim to freeze and not to be able to react. therefore any type of response from the women will be a surprise and a shock to the attacker which can make him think twice before trying to stay and fight.
Remember the attacker is a human just like you, he can also be surprised, scared, freeze and be afraid which will make him want to escape. That’s why the attackers are looking for easy targets. They are not looking for a difficult fight that they might lose in or get seriously injured. That’s the reason they will probably won’t try to attack Mike Tyson (former heavy weight boxing champion).
Usually when we think of a potential attacker we think of a scary big and strong man, but the reality is that attackers can be a drunk man that can barely function or a skinny weak man or even a small teenager.
After understanding that the attacker is a person who can be scared off and realizing that any action of you might get him into shock, now it’s the time to know where to hit!!
Be it a male or female attacker they all got pressure points which are soft area’s in their bodies that can cause them a lot of pain.
The area’s we would like to strike in order to cause the most damage to the attacker that can cause him to fall or even make him escape are areas like the groin the eyes and the neck.
A strong kick to the groin can paralyse even the strongest man in the street for a few minutes which can allow enough time to escape the area or call for help.
Another area we would like to strike is the eyes. As bad as it may sound punching someone may not cause him a lot of damage if any, but can definitely break your wrist or knuckles if you don’t know how to use the feast properly. Attacking the eyes does not requires a lot of knowledge or being a professional boxer, all it take is one finger in the eye for the attacker not to be able to see and to be occupied in his own pain. (Bear in mind that we are talking on scenarios of life and death as a finger in the eye can cause permanent damage)
Another soft spot of the attacker is the throat. If the attacker is close or even hold you in a bear hug or hold you with the back to the wall the best way to attack back is hitting the throat. Even the strongest and biggest people need to breath and a strong hit to the wind pipe and make it very hard for them to do so. Each one of those area will floor down the attacker within seconds
If you are still bothered by such thoughts and wish to learn some those practical moves and area of attacks come and join our self defence classes in Melbourne, and visit one of our Krav Maga classes.
Krav Maga is the Best Form of Self-Defence there is today
Krav Maga is a self-defence training system that was developed by the Israeli army but has found wide use among civilians too.
This form of self-defence is now taught and practised by experts and amateurs in almost all parts of the world. Unlike traditional martial art forms, Krav Maga is a realistic martial arts that does not practice repetitive movement in the air and does not have rituals and rules that surround traditional martial art forms.
The Krav Maga moto is “the simple and shortest way is the best way”
Women all over the world feel the need for self-defence.
From assaults that can prove fatal to sexual assaults, it is difficult to assuage the situation when the attacker uses all his brutal strength.
With Krav Maga, you learn how to tackle such situations, you learn to control your movements and you learn how to strengthen your mind and body. Most importantly you learn how to floor down male attackers within seconds.
Learning Self-Defence the Right Way
Krav Maga teaches you to be aware of what is around you and learn to use your environment into your own benefit. In a few lessons you will learn to tackle and take down any attacker in any size in a few simple and practical moves.
Krav Maga trains you with real life situations where you actually use the techniques on your training partner. This will also teach you about how the attacker will react or what you can do after hitting the attacker.
Learn the Powerslap
Another very simple yet effective way to knock out a man is using the powerslap technique. Practised by Krav Maga experts, women can use this technique to send any attacker spiralling.
The powerslap is aimed at perforating the assailant’s eardrum and can completely baffle the attacker if dealt in the right manner and with enough aggression. This is one of the essential Krav Maga techniques you will learn in a Krav Maga Melbourne training class.
Call us at Krav Maga Australia to know more about our training schedules!