Could a woman learn to use these techniques or Krav Maga? Neither one looks like they are based on strength. I have taken one self defense class that taught us how to break grabs and holds that was based on twisting, torque, not strength. I think all self defense starts "empty hands" and goes from there. You may have to get someone off of you to get to your gun. Just curious.
I have personally seen well over 60 plus women take the same course I was taking over the year i took it. It is very simple to learn and these moves that are a reality based system will stop many threats at one time and can kill an attacker easy as well give you enough time to get away if you don't kill them.
That is awesome. Let me know how it goes. and remember what i said about playing out diffrent scenarios in your head. When you fight for life it wont always be on mats and the other guys or girl wont have gloves on. Play for real
I went to the Krav Maga Training Center in Bellevue this evening. I was invited to either watch or participate. I participated. I had to sign a waiver that if I was hurt or killed I wouldn't sue them. I would imagine this is standard; I have to sign a waiver at the range. It was a beginner class and there were probably 30 people; just one other woman, so we teamed up together. Had to do warm up exercise first. I thought I was in pretty good shape, having worked out at the gym for a year-boy was I wrong! It's still difficult to get up from all the squats we did, as well as all the other exercises. I sweated profusely and drank lots of water. They taught us punches and kicks to the groin. I think I want to continue with this as soon as I am financially able. It's $75 down (that goes to the national organization) $95 a month and a 1 year commitment. Classes are held 5 days a week and you can attend as many as you like. I still want to check out the center in Seattle and see what it's like. There is a high likelyhood of getting injured, which I am concerned about; that's even in their waiver. I can't get injured and be unable to work; I am self employed and if I don't work I don't earn. So we shall see. I don't think it is necessary to get hurt to learn this. I can see how it could happen though and the waiver is necessary so the business can protect itself. I will try not to let that put me off. The guy that runs it talked about a woman who was injured and out for a little while, but she did come back. I also picked up a book, Complete Krav Maga by Darren Levine and John Whitman. Sorry this is so long, just wanted to give you an update.
A lot of this is akido based, and therefore judo and jiujitsu based. As someone who trained akido for over 3 years I can tell you that a lot of the techniques shown are virtually useless in real life.