Women Feel Safer and Fitter With Krav Maga Training
Women taking classes in Krav Maga report feeling fitter and safer with a greater awareness and new skills to defend themselves if needed.
“It’s good fun, good exercise and we’re learning lots of ways to defend ourselves. You always progress on from what you did last week to this week and there’s always something new to take away, it’s never boring”
Everyone from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, to Rachael Taylor have all talked about the effects of Krav Maga on their fitness and practical skills – and I’m not surprised because it’s fun, high-intensity and extremely practical form of self protection.
Rachael Taylor, allegedly assaulted in 2010 by then-boyfriend Matthew Newtown, recently told Women’s Health* that she felt safer and fitter from knowing Krav Maga.
“It’s good fun, good exercise and we’re learning lots of ways to defend ourselves,” said Urban Kombat member Karen Macphail, 31, of Mascot.
“You always progress on from what you did last week to this week. There’s always something new to take away, it’s never boring.”
Ms Macphail said her general confidence and awareness was heightened since starting Krav Maga training with Urban Kombat.
“General awareness and confidence, knowing that if something was to happen, you may not know the full extent of what to do at this point, but something to help you get out of a difficult situation.
Michelle Whitton noticed her confidence increased walking home at night after her Krav Maga training.
“Out on the streets, or even just walking home from here just having a general sort of awareness of your surroundings,” said Ms Whitton, 28 of Bexley.
Both women said they had initial trepidation about joining a Krav Maga school.
“It’s a very non-judgemental environment,” said Ms Macphail. “You come to these things and think ‘ooh what am I going to be like, will people be looking at me thinking ‘they can’t do it’?’ But it’s definitely not like that. It’s a very supportive environment,” she said.
“Everyone’s a beginner so you don’t have to feel too self conscious because everyone begins at the same level,” said Ms Whitton.
Hear what our other members have to say about how Urban Kombat Krav Maga has helped their fitness, confidence and more.
Try Krav Maga for yourself in Sydney’s Inner West at Urban Kombat. We offer an Induction Class with immediate skills to take away, in a fun environment where egos are left at the door. Or call chief instructor Garth Montgomery on 0408 864 851.