Womens Fighting Classes
Womens classes at Fight Den are Krav Maga oriented. Krav Maga is a brutally effective tactical mixed martial art/combative and self-defense system that lives up to its reputation. If you too have ever wondered what Krav Maga is all about, it is structured on street survival theory, and tries to focus on the quickest Jiu Jitsu techniques because time is always of the essence in a street fight!
All experts in Krav Maga lived in Israel and trained under the Israeli Krav Maga Association prior to 1980. However, in 1981 a group of six Krav Maga instructors brought their system to America (mostly Jewish Community Centers). This spiked American interest- especially from the FBI- and compelled 22 Americans to travel to Israel in 1981 to attend a basic Krav Maga instructor course. These people, of course, brought what they had learned back to the U.S., thus allowing Krav Maga into the fabric of American culture.
Krav Maga is currently the official system of self-defense utilized by the Israeli Defense Forces. It is also taught to the Israeli police.
In Hebrew, Krav means "combat" or "battle" and Maga translates to "contact" or "touch". Krav Maga is not a sports style of martial arts, rather focusing on real-life self-defense and hand to hand combat situations. Along with this, it emphasizes stopping threats quickly and getting away safely. In order to safely deal with threats, brutal attacks to vulnerable parts of the body like the groin, eyes, neck, and fingers are taught. Further, the use of available objects, in essence turning them into weapons, is also encouraged. The bottom line is that practitioners are taught to defeat threats and avoid harm through a variety of means or by any means necessary. They are also taught to never give up.
Krav Maga is not known for uniforms or belts, though some training centers do utilize rankings systems. In training, attempts to simulate real-world situations outside of the training center are often utilized.
Finally, forms or katas are not a part of this style of self-defense. The fact that there are no rules in a real fight is emphasized, as are palm or open hand strikes.