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Krav Maga for Women: Your Ultimate Program for Self Defense Kindle Edition
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Black Belt Krav Maga-Darren-Levine-9781569756676-15.95-Ulysses Press-12/2009-9000--
Krav Maga for Beginners-Darren -Levine-9781569756614-15.95-Ulysses Press-2/2009-13000--
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B0072F5XEY
- Publisher : Ulysses Press (February 28, 2012)
- Publication date : February 28, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 11247 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 210 pages
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When in fact most women are assualted by someone they know, in the home of someone they know or their own.
The book displays it's misinformation rather up front with lack of ground defence which are essential for most women's self defense situations, and instead fills it with semi flashy bear hugs, and standing techniques, not that those aren't useful, but everything needs to be taken in context.
I would not recommend this book for anyone wishing to learn women's self defense.
I would recommend the other books by this author however for men's self defense.
The book is separated into several sections with the main section being the techniques themselves.
Why Krav Maga for Women explains why the book was written. What is Krav Maga explains what Krav Maga is and its benefits. In Krav Maga Training Methodology, you fight the way you train. Training in KM is done as realistically as possible, so in time your body learns the techniques to defend oneself from a position of disadvantage or unfamiliar surroundings. When I was first told I could defend against attackers way bigger than me (I'm 5'2), I thought they were nuts. After my body began learning and remembering the techniques, I was proven totally wrong. There are so many ways to be attacked and KM teaches you to defend yourself from every angle (on the ground, standing, from in front, from behind, from the side). KM doesn't limit the technique toolbox you can use to defend yourself.
Use of Force - How Much Force Can I Use to Defend Myself? This section breaks it down to what constitutes self-defense, legal implications and 'Golden Rules of Self Defense'. While the basic rule in KM is there are no rules, one still has to defend themselves with a reasonable amount of force based on the threat. What's presented here one really needs think about before an attack ever happens at all. You have to check with the laws in your state to make sure you know the consequences of using KM as self-defense. Surviving the Encounter explains the mindset and state of awareness you need to be in to survive the attack. There's even a section on Tactical Tips for Woman (When you're out and about, At Social Events, At Home). While to some the lists may look common sense, it's easy to forget these until something happens.
What to Do If You're Raped or Assaulted-excellent info any woman should be aware of before it should ever happen.
The techniques are well presented, starting from basics (Getting Started) and goes on to Striking Basics, Defenses against Unarmed Attacks, Groundfighting, Using Everyday Objects as Defensive Weapons, Dealing with Multiple Attackers, Defenses Against Handgun Threats and Defenses against Edged Weapon Threats. Depending on the technique presented, the book gives Preferred Target Areas, Striking Surface, Starting Position (Striking Basics up to the
middle of Defenses against Unarmed Attacks), what the attack or Threat is, Immediate Danger, Secondary Danger and the Solution (Defenses against Unarmed Attacks to the end of the techniques). Throughout the book are Helpful Hints throughout. The photos are well illustrated.
I was taking Krav in 2004 when there were no Krav Maga books that I knew of at the time. It wasn't until several years after that Krav Maga became more widely known. This book is made to stand on its own. While KMMW has created several other books before this one, it's not a requirement to have the others to learn what you need right now. By all means, if you want to learn more, feel free to get the other books after you've gone through this book. I've attended Women Only seminars that used what's talked about in this book. I can tell you techniques change (KM is not a stale system) and I even saw a few I originally learned one way and are now presented another. While it's best to train at a Krav Maga center, if you don't have that opportunity, this book is certainly the next best thing. I've been fortunate to have trained with all three authors and I can say without question they're the real deal. Before spending all your time and money getting other resources, check this book out first.
If you want more knowledge, check out these books
Krav Maga: How to Defend Yourself Against Armed Assault
Krav Maga for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to the World's Easiest-to-Learn, Most-Effective Fitness and Fighting Program
Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 230 Self-Defense and Combative Techniques
Black Belt Krav Maga: Elite Techniques of the World's Most Powerful Combat System
( It is not a martial art, as it states.)
Top reviews from other countries
Though,on a serious note.
The book is fantastic.Easy to read,digest and understand.A life saving book.I am practising a little each day,I love it,you have to do this,buy the book,then get stuck in.learn a new skill which could save your life,someone elses or both.
A must have for every kravist.
If, however, you've already read the other books of the series, you may be slightly disappointed as - even though this one definitely focuses on women - there is not much additional information.