Female Self Defense Manual

Female Self Defense Manual
Krav Maga – Female Self Defense Programme
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Foreword By David Kahn
Before We Begin – Why This Manual Exists
How To Use This Manual
Things You Will Need
Disclaimer
What Is Krav Maga
Why Should Females Learn Krav Maga
20 Tips To Minimize Attacks
What Is The Definition Of Rape/Harassment/Abuse/Assault
The Cycle Of Violence
The 6 Stage Of Abuse
Types Of Abuse
The Psychology Of An Attacker
The Triangle Of Victimization
The R.A.P.E Principle
The Curriculum
(a) Front Choke (Standing)
(b) Rear Choke (Standing)
(c) Bear Hug (Standing)
(d) Hair Grab (Standing)
(e) Facial Slap (Standing)
(f) Wall Pin (Standing)
(g) Mounted Arm Pin (Ground)
(h) Rape Position (Ground)
(i) Mounted Choke (Ground)
(j) Mounted (Being Punched)
Summary
Organizing A Female Self Defense Seminar
Recommended Reading & Viewing
Useful Contacts
Recommended Practitioners & Self Defense Instructors
The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre
The Next Step
About
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Welcome!
Firstly, let me start by saying thank you & welcome to your first introduction to Krav Maga, it is an honor
& privilege to help you begin your journey towards mental & physical empowerment.
This manual is designed to do exactly what it says: To give you an introduction to specific scenarios and
various situations that you may find (or have found) yourself in. More importantly, it will give you a basic
plan to deal with them should they occur.
I have worked with multiple police agencies, response forces & various law enforcement officers &
researched statistics from around the world to find out what the top 10 most common attacks are
against females in a real life scenario that range from anything involving domestic abuse through to
sexual assault. The result is the information you will find in this booklet.
So what is Krav Maga & how does it help with the above?
Put simply, Krav Maga is a functional, adaptable & devastatingly effective form of self-defense that was
designed to applicable to anybody regardless of size, gender, experience or capability.
Utilizing simple mechanics & reflex movements of the human body, it is a direct, no nonsense martial art
designed to end a fight or situation quickly & emphatically. The martial arts you see in movies are very
far removed from the reality & brutality of what a real life street altercation looks like. It isn’t pretty & it
isn’t scripted. Just like Krav Maga
Like any martial art, Krav Maga takes years to master & there are hundreds of techniques for thousands
of scenarios. So take it from me, you aren’t going to become a Black Belt just from reading this manual.
However, what it will give you is the basic knowledge of how to deal with common threats & situations
that can take place in locations such as clubs, remote areas or even in your own home.
Mastering a few basic combatives alongside the principles and knowledge of what do to in various
scenarios can make all the difference & stand you in good stead in the event of an attack or assault
My friend & student, Ronnie James Hughes will be your guide throughout & will go into more detail
regarding how this manual works. He is one of the top instructors in the world of physical training,
psychological motivation, a top Kravist as well a lifelong ambassador for the protection & empowerment
of women & children’s shelters & charities. He has designed this course with great care & consideration
so you are in good hands
All that remains for me to say is that it is a pleasure to welcome you into our Krav Maga family & it is my
hope that I get to work alongside you someday in the future. In the meantime if you have any questions
regarding anything in this book or Krav Maga in general please feel free to contact me via email (Details
at the back of this booklet)
David Kahn-3rd Degree Black Belt-US Chief Instructor IKMAP
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Before we begin…
I got involved in Krav Maga many years back now for a few reasons….
The first being that I grew up in an environment where I witnessed domestic abuse. Mental, physical &
emotional. It only now that I have grown up & stepped away from it that I realize how bad it was.
Most times I didn’t see it happen, but I heard it. And even when I didn’t see it or hear it, I would see the
after effects. The bruises, the crying & the fear that it caused. But when you are younger, you aren’t in a
positon to do something about it. You’re scared & not physically capable to do anything.
I was also bullied as a kid. For a little while at least anyways. But, as long ago as it may be, it doesn’t
leave you. Ever. And I’m sure that anyone who has suffered at the hands of bullies would say the same.
The other reason was when someone very close to me was the victim of a sexual assault. Before that
point in my life, rape was just a word you heard on TV or in papers. It wasn’t something you could really
relate to or associate with. And then you meet someone who has suffered that terrible ordeal.
And then you realize how life destroying it can be. Not just for the individual themselves but for those
around them as well, such as friends & family who aren’t equipped to help. It was a turning point for me
Imagine being a father or a mother to a daughter who comes home one day & tells you that they have
been sexually assaulted. What do you do or say? Put yourself in the shoes of that of a protective brother
or sister who has to constantly see their sibling walk around in fear or masking their newest bruise,
courteousy of their abusive partner. Maybe you have met the person of your dreams but because of
their previous experience, you can’t help them move past what happened & allow themselves to be in a
loving relationship?
How do you feel? What is your response? I’m guessing it’s a mixture of rage & helplessness?
It is heartbreaking to have to watch someone destroy themselves over something which was not their
fault. To witness another human being take the blame for the cowardice actions of another, whether it
be domestic, psychological or sexual abuse is just gut wrenching….So what do you? What can you do?
After a while you come to realize that no matter how hard you try, you cannot take back what happened
to that person. You can only be there for them if they need you. But what you can do is to make a stand
against abuse, empower others, mentally & physically so that maybe, just maybe….It can be prevented
from happening to someone else’s daughter, sister or mother. That’s what you can do
This booklet is dedicated to those people who have suffered at the hands of weak, cowardice individuals
but continue with courage, pride & dignity to keep a brave face & live your life regardless
Thank you for being an Inspiration on what true strength really Is
This is for you…… You know who you are
Ronnie James Hughes
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How To Use This Manual
This manual is not going to make you into Xena Warrior Princess. Neither is it going to turn you into the
next UFC Female Champion!
What is going to do is give you the basic tools to get specific jobs done.
Namely, your survival & preservation in common scenarios. How does it do that exactly?
Throughout this booklet you will see a list of the 10 most common attacks on females as compiled by
various law enforcement & emergency services from around the world. The aim of this manual is to
show you a simple & effective principle to deal with each of these attacks.
It should be noted that these defenses, like any other martial art, ARE NOT FOOLPROOF!
They are a guideline only. A set of principles & not rules. They are open to interpretation to suit your
capabilities or the situation itself. Why do we only cover 10? Well otherwise this would be an
encyclopedia & not a manual. The Krav Maga curriculum is vast and I reiterate: This is a basic
introduction! To learn more you are going to have train more in Krav Maga
As they are scenario based they can be learnt in any order you see fit.
We want everybody regardless of age, experience, background or capability to have the basic
fundamental knowledge to defend themselves (or others) in situations that they may find themselves in.
Again it must be stressed that this is an INTRODUCTION and not a full on tutorial on how to become an
elite Kravist. No, for that you will have to take the next step after the Top 10 Most Common Attacks and
find a Krav Maga (or any other martial art for that matter) and begin learning with a certified instructor.
Alternatively, you can get in touch with us & begin your real journey with the Krav Maga Functional
Fighting Fitness Programme where we will start to cover the basics of physical readiness & Krav Maga
Combatives
More information is available at the back of this booklet
With all that said….let’s get started!
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Things You Will Need For Each Session
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E)
(F)
A water bottle (Not optional)
Your training manual (Not optional)
A timer/stopwatch or wrist watch (Not optional)
A workout mat or flooring (Optional)
About 8ft by 8ft of training space (Minimum)
A training partner (Optional)
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Disclaimer
Please note: This programme is completely optional
participation. Any physical injury or damage caused
is completely the user’s responsibility & does or will
not hold Krav Maga Cayman responsible in any
capacity whatsoever.
Further to this, no 3rd parties can hold Krav Maga
Cayman responsible for any injuries or damage
caused as a result of personnel using the knowledge
in this manual to cause harm or damage to persons
or property.
You participate at your own risk under the
knowledge that the scenarios & training in this
booklet involve physical contact which may result in
injury if not conducted in a safe & responsible
manner
All users should consult with a certified professional
medical practitioner before commencing with this
programme.
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What Is Krav Maga?
“Krav Maga (Hebrew for Contact Combat) is a fighting system designed to work against any attacker.
It was founded by a gentleman named Imi Lichtenfeld who devised the system to survive during war
time Europe when conflict was rife in everyday life and survival was an everyday occurrence
Imi quickly realized one thing when it came down to preservation in violenceThe key is your mindset.
You must be able to transition from a highly disadvantageous position to an advantageous position
instinctively and simultaneously without hesitation. You must turn the tables on your opponent
immediately.
Self-preservation is a powerful motivator, and so is protecting others so when you have to defend
yourself you must dominate your attacker and incapacitate him/her decisively
Krav Maga’s core techniques provide culminate building blocks for a formidable self-defense foundation.
A few mastered techniques go a long way and are highly effective in most situations
The essence of Krav Maga is to neutralize the threat quickly as there are no rules to an unscripted fight.
It is this lack of rules which distinguishes self-defense from sport fighting.
In sport fighting, the following are not permitted:
Eye gouges, throat strikes, head butts, biting, hair pulling, striking the spine, back of the head, small joint
manipulation, kneeing or kicking of opponent on the ground
These are precisely the techniques and tactics that we emphasize in Krav Maga, particularly for females
(Keep in mind however, that the level of response must be proportionate to the level of attack!)
You don’t need to master hundreds of techniques to become a Kravist or competent Krav Maga fighter.
In Krav Maga we prepare for all kinds of attacks but always promote the first option of non-conflict
resolution. Prevention is always better than cure SELF AWARENESS SELF DEVELOPMENT SELF DEFENSE
Although there are no set rules or ways to end a fight there are preferred tactics that incorporate Retsev
(Continual Combative Motion), a seamless combination of defense and attack to overwhelm and
incapacitate an attacker utilizing anything and everything to end the fight immediately
It is this method which forms the backbone of Krav Maga and the one in which your training will be built
upon”
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The Founder Of Krav Maga
Imi Lichtenfeld May 26th 1910 – January 9th 1998
“So That One May Walk In Peace”
Thank You Imi
Kida
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Why Should Females Practice Krav Maga?
A better question is “If our justice systems were better, would we have to resort to self- defense to
ensure our safety?”
Sadly, in today’s complex & inadequate judicial systems there are so many technicalities in regards to
sexual assault that offenders rarely ever get prosecuted or charged.
A terrifying statistic is that 70% of sexual assaults go unreported by the victim for fear of reprisal from
the attacker or because of the social stigma attached.
The many different views and variations in laws from country to country or even state to state often
means that the victim, even if they do press charges is fighting an uphill battle from the start even after
they have mustered up the courage to report the incident
It appears that in today’s society, the law favors the criminals. And to further the problem, the criminals
are aware of this.
So, what is the solution?
In Krav Maga we always think that prevention is better than cure. Avoiding a fight is a lot more
beneficial than engaging in one and the same can be said of sexual assault, physical abuse or harassment
To that end think of Krav Maga like a credit card (and that doesn’t mean go shopping and max it out
ladies!)
“It’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it”
That said, attacks happen when we least expect it or are able to deal with it and in a violent encounter
there is no time to think, you must react instinctively, emphatically & without hesitation.
If we do not have the knowledge or autonomous response then it makes it a lot easier for the attacker
to carry out their intentions.
There is a very good analogy that it is better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission and in the
case of defending your life by any means necessary, there is a never a truer word said
Do what you must to survive, deal with the consequences later
As idealistic as it may seem to have the police or someone come to the rescue should we be attacked,
the reality is that the responsibility of saving your life may well one day come down to you
And that is why females should do Krav Maga….
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20 Tips To Minimize Potential Attacks
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If you are uncomfortable in a situation, leave
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If someone is too close, create distance between yourself and that person. Keep your hands free
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Do not enter an elevator or closed environment with anyone who makes you uncomfortable
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If you feel someone is following you, move to a heavily trafficked public area
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Avoid travelling alone at night or taking unknown shortcuts through densely populated areas
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Be particularly vigilant in public restrooms, especially those with free access
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Avoid allowing anyone wishing to sell you something, to approach you
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Limit the amount of information and locations you display or register on social websites
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Do not provide any information to strangers, especially personal information
10. Should a vehicle approach, especially if the door is open, then stay away
11. In a parking lot, Keep your keys in your hand, and park your car facing out for rapid departure
12. If someone attempts to grab you, scream and attract as much attention as possible
13. When carrying a bag, place the shoulder strap over your chest. Try not to display money or expensive
items in public
14. Do not wear earphones in an unfamiliar environment. If you do, keep the volume low
15. In a risky situation, it always good to have an open phone line so that someone can summon help or call
the police
16. Note that alcohol and violence often go hand in hand together. Be aware of closing times to avoid
placing yourself in harm’s way
17. Lock your doors and windows, both in your vehicle and at home
18. Ensure unknown visitors identify themselves
19. Fight with the determination and knowledge that your life is at stake
20. Above all, trust your instincts
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What Is The Definition Of Rape?
There is no nationally accepted legal definition of Rape across the world; instead, each country has their
own laws. These definitions can vary considerably, but many of them do not use the term rape anymore,
instead using sexual assault, criminal sexual conduct, sexual abuse, sexual battery, etc.
One legal definition commonly used within the United States is as follows:
(a) Rape. — Any person who commits a sexual act upon another person by —
(1) Using unlawful force against that other person;
(2) Using force causing or likely to cause death or grievous bodily harm to any person;
(3) Threatening or placing that other person in fear that any person will be subjected to death, grievous
bodily harm, or kidnapping;
(4) First rendering that other person unconscious; or
(5) Administering to that other person by force or threat of force, or without the knowledge or consent
of that person, a drug, intoxicant, or other similar substance and thereby substantially impairing the
ability of that other person to appraise or control conduct;
Is guilty of rape and shall be punished in a court of law
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What Is The Definition Of Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment may occur in a variety of circumstances - in workplaces as varied as factories,
academia, Hollywood and the music business. Often, but not always, the perpetrator is in a position of
power or authority over the victim (due to differences in age, or social, political, educational or
employment relationships) or expecting to receive such power or authority in form of promotion. Forms
of harassment relationships include:
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The perpetrator can be anyone, such as a client, a co-worker, a parent or legal guardian,
relative, a teacher or professor, a student, a friend, or a stranger.
The victim does not have to be the person directly harassed but can be a witness of such
behavior who finds the behavior offensive and is affected by it.
The place of harassment occurrence may vary from school, university, workplace and other.
There may or may not be other witnesses or attendances.
The perpetrator may be completely unaware that his or her behavior is offensive or constitutes
sexual harassment or may be completely unaware that his or her actions could be unlawful.
The incident can take place in situations in which the harassed person may not be aware of or
understand what is happening.
The incident may be one time occurrence but more often it has a type of repetitiveness.
Adverse effects on the target are common in the form of stress and social withdrawal, sleep and
eating difficulties, overall health impairment, etc.
The victim and perpetrator can be any gender.
The perpetrator does not have to be of the opposite sex.
The incident can result from a situation in which the perpetrator thinks they are making
themselves clear, but is not understood the way they intended. The misunderstanding can
either be reasonable or unreasonable. An example of unreasonable is when a woman holds a
certain stereotypical view of a man such that she did not understand the man’s explicit message
to stop
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What Is The Definition Of Domestic Abuse?
Domestic abuse can be broadly defined as any form of abusive behaviors’ by one or both partners in an
intimate relationship, such as marriage, cohabitation, family, dating, or even friends. It is important to
remember that abuse is always intentional, and cannot happen by accident. Domestic violence has
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Emotional abuse
Financial abuse (withholding money or controlling all money, including that of other family
members)
Social abuse (restricting access to friends and/or family, insulting or threatening friends and/or
family), controlling or domineering
Intimidation
Stalking
Passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect)
Economic deprivation
Domestic violence may or may not constitute a crime, depending on local laws, severity and duration of
specific acts, and other variables. Alcohol consumption and mental illness have frequently been
associated with abuse
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What Is The Definition of Assault?
Simple assault can be distinguished without the intent of injury upon another person. The violation of
one's personal space or touching in a way the victim deemed inappropriate can be simple assault.
Common law states that an assault is not committed by merely, for example, swearing at another;
without threat of battery, there can be no assault.
Laws on assault vary by country & state. Since each country or state has its own laws:
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An attempt to cause or purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another
Negligently causing bodily injury to another with a dangerous weapon
Causing bodily harm by reckless operation of a motor vehicle (vehicular assault).
Threatening another in a menacing manner.
Knowingly causing physical contact with another person knowing the other person will regard
the contact as offensive or provocative
Causing stupor, unconsciousness or physical injury by intentionally administering a drug or
controlled substance without consent
Purposely or knowingly causing reasonable apprehension of bodily injury in another
Any act which is intended to place another in fear of immediate physical contact which will be
painful, injurious, insulting, or offensive, coupled with the apparent ability to execute the act
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The Cycle Of Violence
Domestic Violence is when a partner physically, verbally, emotionally and sexually abuses their intimate
partner by exerting power and control over them. Domestic violence occurs in all cultures, races,
religions, classes and same sex relationships. We find that domestic violence is perpetrated by men and
women, 95% of reported domestic violence cases are men abusing women and 5% of reported domestic
violence cases are women abusing men.
If we take a look at the diagram below we can see how the cycle of abuse, in whatever form, occurs-
If you are a victim of domestic violence then hopefully this diagram will give you a better insight into the
behavior of your abuser & you should immediately seek help & advice to remove yourself from the
situation. If you are someone who is concerned for a friend or relative then please contact someone
who can help via the details at the back of this booklet.
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The 6 Stages Of Abuse
Phase 1: Honeymoon period- This is when the abuser is at their most kind & caring as they try to atone
for their previous actions of abuse & will do anything to compensate for their behavior & make the
victim think that everything is ok. Or this is the beginning of a relationship when the abuser is presenting
a false identity & establishing trust on the part of the victim.
Phase 2: Change in behavior- At some point, the abusers mask will slip slightly & there will be small
changes in behavior such as irritability, unaffectionate, passiveness & unease
Phase 3: Tension building - In this phase there is usually tension building from the batterer/abuser and
there is usually signs of psychological manipulation such as blame, blackmail or insults
Phase 4: Event or Trigger – At this stage the abuser is on a hair-trigger (a sensitive tipping point) & their
own low self-esteem & inner dialogue is causing them to seek an unjustified outlet of behavior. Much
like a piece of dynamite seeking out a flame
Phase 5: Violence – Through no fault of their own, the victim will unwittingly do or say something
completely innocent or inadvertedly trigger the explosion of violence from the abuser
Phase 6: Apologies & Regret: The abuser is full of temporary remorse & becomes upset at their actions
& behavior seeking to justify their actions through blame on the partner & other invalid justifications
that manipulate the mind of the victim into shouldering some of the blame for what has occurred
*This cycle of violence will not end until one partner leaves or seeks treatment*
If you think that anybody you know is suffering from abuse & you notice these signs of behavior, please
ensure that you speak to them & give them an outlet. Just having someone there to listen & understand
what they are going through is like a lifeline.
If you are the victim of domestic abuse or you notice any of the patterns & behaviors outlined above
then you must immediately seek help. There are people out there who want to help you & can give you
the guidance & support required. Details at the back of this booklet
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Types Of Abuse
There are five types of abuse and they usually start with the less noticeable first and become more
obvious as the abusive relationship continues.
The Five Types of Abuse are as follows:
Emotional (hurting pets, playing mind games)
Verbal (calling names & insults)
Technological (Checking phones, Social media, Emails)
Sexual (forcing sex while sleep or based on religious connotations)
Physical (killing, punching, choking)
I’m sure now you’re asking so who are these men, will I know that he is an abuser by looking at him,
what makes them tick and what signs can I look for in my partner to determine if he is an
abuser/batterer. I will tell you that no you can’t tell if someone is a batter/abuser by looking at them but
there are some tell-tale signs and behaviors. So looking deeper into the mind of the abuser I want to
now provide you with a few of the behaviors that are typical for batterers.
Profile of an Abuser/Batterer:
Jealousy: questioning her constantly about whereabouts, and jealous of time she spends away from him
Controlling behavior: Not allowing the victim to get a job, leave the house or bathe without abusers
permission (or behaviors such alike)
Isolation: Makes partner move away from family and friends so that she depends on him solely for
support
Religion/Blackmail: Forces her to have sex against her will utilizing manipulated marriage verbalization
or emotional blackmail
Sexist: Holds very rigid gender roles: Believes that her job is just to cater to him, he is the “king of the
castle.”
Men that abuse are very clever, smart, and extremely charming. Most of these men have a personality
that draws people in because of their level of charm this is part of their art to deceive and manipulate.
This is why often times when a victim does report an assault she is not easily believed because people
usually say “not him, he is so nice’ “you are so lucky”, All of this plays into his because if he gets people
outside of the home to buy into his deceit the victim has little if no support. Most batterers are seen as
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" because of the stark contrast in their public and private selves.
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The Psychology Of An Attacker/Rapist
Rape is not a sexual activity. Rape is a hate crime. It is usually used to exert and establish power and
dominance over the other, to take something away from the person (her honor, her virginity, her
reputation, her life), or to get revenge against her family or clan.
The purpose of rape is to hurt another human being while often making one feel superior as well.
It often stems from an inner dialogue of inadequacy on the part of the male. This can come from a series
of rejections from females in the past or from an upbringing in which sexual abuse was involved. Either
to the rapist themselves of they witnessed abuse in a domestic environment to another
The belief systems & programming from influential peers such as fathers, close male relatives & role
models in the person’s life can heavily affect the individual’s outlook on females & objectify them as a
means & end to gratification & to be used & seen as such. In many undeveloped countries & isolated
communities, the psychology can be considered somewhat “backward” & medieval in its thought
process. See the Delhi Gang Rape case from 2012 as an example
Religion, outdated gender role beliefs & ignorance towards females are also grounds on which a
potential rapist can accumulate justifiable reasoning (In their own mind that is) to physically attack &
sexually assault a female.
More often than not, the rapists suffers from a form of male inadequacy & does not feel superior in
certain circles of male gender & so seeks to enhance his self-worth & superiority by preying on someone
who is physically weaker than them to do so. In a scary statistic, in 70% of cases of rape, the victim
knew her attacker & doesn’t press charges for fear of repercussions & social stigma
In today’s society, females are working In positions of power, authority & influence. The laws of equality
are ever improving & rightly so. But in certain demographics in which some males do not hold a basic
education or literacy these high powered & independent women make the male feel inferior. Actually,
the individual CHOOSES to feel inferior, let me make that abundantly clear now so there is no
misinterpretation on that matter.
As stated above, rape is a hate crime that stems from an individuals misguided belief system that they
are within their “god given right” to treat women as objects or that, through no fault of her own, a
female who lives a life of independence & free will, can influence a person with low self-esteem & worth
to commit the act of rape to “bring her down to earth” or to “show her who’s boss”
There are other psychological make ups that contribute towards the creation of a sexual predator which
include narcissism, mental instability & perceived racial inadequacy but the above is most common
The end result in summary being that a sexual predator seeks to have power over someone else weaker
than then because they are weak & have no power over themselves. This is why the act often becomes a
repeat offense due to the person’s inability to find inner self worth or alternative trains of thought in
regards to the outlook of females in a modern society. Regardless, any act of rape is inexcusable.
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How Do Sexual/Physical Attacks Happen?
The Triangle Of Victimization
If we take a look at the diagram below we can see that 3 things need to be in place for any attack, sexual
or otherwise, to take place.
These are:
(a) An attacker
(b) A victim
(c) A location/opportunity
Much like the “Fire” triangle where we have Fuel, Heat & oxygen, if we remove just one of these
elements then the fire cannot start.
So, although we have no control over an attacker’s intention, we can influence their decision based on
how we conduct/carry ourselves
I.E Not being a victim
Obviously we must go to varying locations for work, socializing etc. but we can limit the opportunity for
an attacker to carry out their intentions
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The Top 10 Most Common Attacks-
No Scenario
Defense Technique
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Front Choke (Standing)
Pluck & Attack
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Rear Choke
Choke Release & Sweep
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Bear Hug
Drop & Grip Release
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Hair Grab
Control & Strike
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Haymaker Slap
Gunt & Attack
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Wall Pin
Elbow Strike & Release
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Mounted Arm Pin (Ground)
Burst, Release & Attack
8
Rape Pin (Ground)
Triangle Choke
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Mounted Choke (Ground)
Trap & Roll
10
Mounted Pin (Punch)
Punch Block Defense
*Note- The scenarios in this booklet are designed with male vs female attacks
but the same principles still apply in most cases*
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The R.A.P.E Principle
React * Attack * Prevent * Escape
Much like the acronyms to situations that emergency services use, in Krav Maga for females we use the
aptly titled R.A.P.E to instill a memorable autonomous reflex that is easy to remember
It stands for the following:
Should you find yourself in a situation where you are being attacked or restrained, you MUST pick your
opportunity & timing to make your escape. Trying to muscle or out strengthen a bigger opponent is
going to physically exhaust you. To that end, preserve energy & use your wits to execute the correct
technique. For an attack or sexual assault to take place, the assailant MUST at some point expose
themselves in some way or another. It is at this exact moment that you take advantage
Remember, a predator wants a victim, not a problem. BY all means, fight back & prevent yourself being
put in the worst of positions but should you find yourself there, you need to remain calm to assess the
situation, preserve your energy. Further to this, when you remain calm, it can make the attacker
confused or complacent. Take full advantage either way of this & get out of there
React – React to the situation with the correct technique & principles
Attack- Do not allow the attacker any time to think or regroup. Keep them on the back foot with
continual combat motion & utilize everything around you (Weapons of opportunity)
Preservation- Once you have handled the initial attack, remove yourself from the situation. Do not
allow the attack to continue. Call the police; get a barrier (door/car/person between you and the
attacker
Escape- Exactly what it says. Run for like your life depends upon it. Because it just might
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Scenario 1
The Front Choke/Grab
In most cases of Male vs Female violence, the male is not looking to strike the female, although it does
happen, Instead he is looking to control & subdue by using intimidation firstly, then physical violence
next.
To gain power & control over the victim he will often use his strength & force to incapacitate the female
so that she is compliant with his wishes (whatever they maybe)
This is why the front choke is so effective as it is extremely up close & personal plus it is immediately life
threatening due to the fact that the blood & airways are being cut off. The victim, in the moment of
panic will do anything to stop the sudden rush of blood to the head and the deprivation of oxygen
The key factor to remember here when defending this attack is no to try & go against the attackers
strength as you will exhaust yourself, making you more susceptible to further attacks.
Watch the video & notice how as soon as the hands are placed upon the throat of the defender, she
immediately tries to control the wrist of the assailant whilst simultaneously striking to the soft tissue
parts of the eyes/throat/mouth.
She then follows up with combatives to his lower body to create space & release the attackers grip
Regardless of how big or strong someone is, it does not take much pressure to pierce the eyeball with
your thumb/fingers or tear the flesh of the lips with some well-manicured finger nails
In the demonstration, the female does not wait for the attacker to establish dominance & to tighten his
grip as this would put her at risk of going unconscious due to the limitation of blood & oxygen
As with the R.A.P.E principle mentioned earlier, it is of the utmost importance that you respond quickly
to throw off the attackers plan & turn the tables.
As per the instructions & the lesson plan on the next page, work through with a partner or by yourself
Keep to the basics & should you have any questions then you can email any of the instructors listed at
the back of this book
In further lessons of the Krav Maga curriculum we will go into how you can then control & incapacitate
an attacker using the same principles for different grabs/holds
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Pluck & Attack (Simultaneous attack & defense)
1
2
Scenario
Scenario Warm up
3
4
Problem
Defense
5
Step By Step Guide
6
Things To Do
7
8
Things NOT To Do
Attacker
9
Partner Practice
10
Fitness Drill
11
Solo Practice
12
Safety
13
Notes-
Attacker grabs you by throat
Stand face to face with your partner & take it in turns to try and
grab the others shirt, collar or throat. The defender tries to stop
the grip before it is established
An attacker with unknown intent controlling your body
Simultaneously pluck the attacker’s wrist & launch a counter
strike to the soft tissue parts (Eyes/Throat/Mouth)
1. As the attacker grabs onto you with their hand,
immediately bring your arms up towards your head in a
guarded position
2. Using a plucking motion, pull down & away on their wrist
3. Simultaneously strike to the soft tissue areas of the
attackers face
4. Rotate your body away & continue to pull them off
balance
5. Follow up with lower body strikes & combatives
Simultaneous attack & defense
Use whole body motion to break grip
Just using the arms to try & break the grip
Grab you partner at various points (Throat, collar, shirt)with a
double handed grip & push them off balance
Person A will be the attacker
Person B defends
Swap roles after 2 mins
Try to perform as many variations in 60 seconds of throat, collar &
shirt grabs with either hand. Change over every 60 seconds
Close your eyes & visualize the attacker placing the grip on you &
respond accordingly. Repeat for 20 evolutions per side (imagine
both arms)
Do not squeeze too hard on throats
Go slowly with the attacks to the face
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Scenario 2
Rear Naked Choke
A great fighter named Helio Gracie once stated that “I don’t care how big or tough a person is,
everybody needs blood & air”
Helio Gracie is the man who pretty much invented Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and who’s family are the fore
fathers of what is now known as UFC. So he knew what he was talking about
When Jiu Jitsu burst onto the scene in 1993 with the very first UFC tournament it absolutely dominated
all the other arts with its simple but brutal approach. And no other technique was more deadly than the
anaconda like grip of the rear naked choke.
Fast forward to the new digital age of YouTube and live UFC matches and every Wanna Go Joe has the
basic knowledge available of how to apply a rear naked choke to an unsuspecting victim.
In regards to this attack on females, it is usually used by in unknown attacks such as kidnapping or sexual
assaults
In the demomstration you see that the defender is not waiting until the attacker has a full on grip and
responds immediately by protecting the throat & using his hands to relieve pressure. In keeping with the
principles of simultaneous attack & defense, she uses her leg to unbalance the attacker as he defends
the choke
She doesn’t lean forward to throw the attacker as without further teaching & experience she may put
herself further into the choke and be in serious danger.
As she rotates out and away from the attacker she uses the momentum of her body carry on through
and finish the attacker with combatives until the threat is neutralized
In some cases the attacker may still keep the choke on and the battle to escape continues on the floor (a
separate technique covered in further lessons of the Krav Maga curriculum)
In other variations of the choke, the same principle can be used but further techniques require different
responses. A prime example of this would be when an attacker jumps on your back and wraps his legs
around you (A term called getting your hooks in)
As before, keep with the basics of the technique for now
Further progressions are covered in the Krav Maga curriculum
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Choke Escape
1
2
Scenario
Scenario Warm up
3
4
Problem
Defense
5
Step By Step Guide
6
Things To Do
7
Things NOT To Do
8
Attacker
9
Partner Practice
10
Fitness Drill
11
Solo Practice
12
Safety
13
Notes-
Attacker applies choke from behind unsuspectingly
Try to stop your partner from getting there arm around your neck
(reaction drill)
Oxygen restriction, potentially fatal
Prevent the full choke from being applied simultaneous attack &
defense to protect the throat &off balance the attackers posture
1. Tuck the chin immediately
2. Grab attackers wrist & elbow with your closest hands &
pull down hard
3. Use your leg closest to the attackers arm that is choking
you & step/wrap outside of his standing leg
4. Sharply rotate your upper body at the same time pull
down & away on the attackers arm
5. As you do so use a small sweep on the leg to take the
attacker of his feet
6. Push your weight forward and take the attacker off
balance which will release the grip
7. Follow up with combatives
Tuck the chin immediately
Prevent the full lock up
Leaning back to expose the throat
Turning into the choke
Panicking & kicking
Stand behind your partner with an arm grip around their neck and
then apply the choke
Person A will be the attacker
Person B defends
Swap roles after 2 mins
With your partner, stand or sit behind them & try to apply the
lock around their neck with either arm. Partner B tries to defend.
Change over after 60 seconds
Close your eyes & visualize an attacker initiating the attack &
carry out the drills as per the video. Repeat for 20 evolutions
Do not squeeze too hard on the choke
Use a mat
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Scenario 3
The Rear Bear Hug
In keeping with the theme of kidnap & unsuspecting attacks we will now look at the Bear Hug from the
rear.
Often used to move a victim from one location to another to carry out either a sexual assault in a more
secluded environment or to place them in a vehicle, the bear hug will more than likely be used by an
attacker who is larger/taller as it enables them to lift your feet from the ground to be moved more easily
There are a couple of key factors to remember here:
(1) It takes an awful lot of energy for an attacker to carry someone from one place to another,
particularly if they are non-compliant & know how to use their bodyweight correctly and
become “deadweight”
(2) They cannot strike you with 2 hands engaged but they do have the potential to slam you down,
which isn’t good so by reacting quickly & building up your reflexes, you can minimize the
possibility of getting picked up
It is important to remain calm as exerting too much energy will result in you exhausting yourself,
thereby making yourself more compliant.
In the demonstration, watch how the defender immediately reacts by dropping her weight. This is done
by spreading the feet wide to give a strong base of gravity & positioning. This makes it extremely
difficult for the attacker to lift her from the floor due to the weight being passed the axis of his spine &
center of gravity
Without hesitation she uses a multiple of attacks to both the attacker’s hands & head to cause
disruption & confusion, eventually breaking the grip & turning towards him to follow up with
combatives.
In future lessons of the Krav Maga curriculum we will cover what to do if that attacker manages to get
his hands around your arms as well as your body & what to do if you are lifted off the floor
In the meantime, look through the lesson plan on the next page & practice with a partner
Keep to the basics & should you have any questions then you can email any of the instructors listed at
the back of this book
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Bear Hug Defense
1
Scenario
2
Scenario Warm up
3
Problem
4
Defense
5
Step By Step Guide
6
Things To Do
7
8
Things NOT To Do
Attacker
9
Partner Practice
10
Fitness Drill
11
Solo Practice
12
Safety
13
Notes-
Attacker grabs from behind around your waist unexpectedly &
tries to drag you away
Stand with your hands by your side. Your partner will try to come
up & try to place their arms around you to lift you off the floor
If the person lifts you up they could move you to another location
(Abduction) or throw you down on the floor
Use your body weight to remain grounded, unbalance the
attacker & escape
1.Immediately drop your weight and create a wide base with the
legs
2. As the attacker tries to lift you, hook your leg inside theirs
3. Force your butt outwards and into the attacker to create
further space
4. When attacker stops trying to lift you, pick your opportunity to
strike to the hands, groin and elbow to the face until attacker
releases fully
5. Use Retsev combatives & neutralize the threat
Dropping the bodyweight
Stablishing a wide base & hooking the leg
Trying to kick & flail around
Sneak up behind your partner & wrap your arms around their
waste (Inside their arms). Try to lift them off the floor
Person A will defend & Person B will be the attacker
Change over after 2 mins
Grab onto your partner & see if they can escape within 30
seconds. Repeat for 4 evolutions each
Close your eyes & visualize the attacker trying to grab you &
respond accordingly. Repeat for 20 evolutions
Go SLOWLY
Do not lift the person high off the floor
Be careful when using elbow strikes
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Scenario 4
The Hair Grab
One disadvantage that females have (In most cases) is that they have hair. Now this is all great if it’s just
to stand back and admire her flowing locks but when it comes to violence it is an easy target for both
male & female attackers. Mainly because there is lots of it but more importantly, it controls the
head…which controls the body. A perfect leverage point to take you off balance
I don’t know about you but growing up with a lot of females in the house hold, one thing you never
messed with was a girl’s hair. Hell hath no fury and all that…..
In a girl vs girl situation it becomes natural instinct that they grab onto each other’s hair trying to pull
the opponent off balance like a follicular game of tug of war. The problem here is that in actual fact
they are only defending instead of attacking. This is because both hands are being used to minimize the
leverage their attacker can get on them. The Krav Maga way would be to control your own head with
one hand whilst striking with your free limbs.
The same technique is used when a male grabs hold of the hair.
In the demonstration you will see how the girl being attacked immediately takes hold of the attacker’s
wrist to stop him getting leverage & control. Simultaneously, she launches a barrage of attacks to his
legs, head & body. When someone is pulling you, most of their weight is placed on their legs so it only
makes sense to strike here to not only cause serious damage but to unbalance the attacker, thereby
releasing their grip to regain composure. As he is doing this the defender follows up with combatives to
neutralize the threat
Using the momentum of being pulled by the attacker, she goes against the instinct to resist as this would
cause further pain & damage to her. It is literally like having your hair pulled out otherwise
The attack being shown is just one variation on many different types of hair grabs/attacks.
Even though there are lots of different ways your hair can be grabbed, the principle of controlling the
wrist of the attacker whilst attacking with combatives immediately is the common response
In future lessons of the Krav Maga curriculum we will cover various different techniques including hair
grabs whilst on the floor (being dragged)
In the meantime practice the technique & work through the lesson plan & drills on the next page.
As always, if you need further information then feel free to contact us via email on the contacts page
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Hair Grab Defense
1
2
Scenario
Scenario Warm up
3
Problem
4
Defense
5
Step By Step Guide
6
Things To Do
7
Things NOT To Do
8
Attacker
9
Partner Practice
10
Fitness Drill
11
Solo Practice
12
Safety
13
Notes-
Attacker grabs your hair unexpectedly & tries to drag you away
Stand with your hands by your side. Your partner will try to come
up & place their hands on top of your head. React by stepping
away & pushing their hand away
If the person is bigger & stronger than you then trying to resist
will cause further damage to your scalp & neck.
Go with the attackers momentum & utilize strikes to the lower
limbs to incapacitate the assailant & finish with combatives
1. As the attacker grabs your hair, immediately clamp down
with your closest hand to secure the wrist to the scalp
2. Turn towards the attacker with the momentum of the
pull & immediately launch in combatives to the head,
body & lower limbs
3. Keep attacking until the assailant releases his grip &
continue the onslaught of Retsev until the threat is
neutralized
Securing the wrist
Going with the attacker
Resisting against the pull
Grabbing with both hands
Gently grab the attackers hair/head and begin to try & pull them
away from their position with one hand
Person A will defend & Person B will be the attacker
Change over after 2 mins
N/A as this technique has to be done slowly due to the nature of
the controlling of the head & neck
Close your eyes & visualize the attacker trying to control your
head & respond accordingly. Repeat for 20 evolutions per side
Go SLOWLY
Do not grab hair tightly
Do not pull hard when moving away from the standing position
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Scenario 5
Facial Slap
In previous scenarios we have looked situations where the attacker is grabbing, controlling & restraining
the victim. In the next scenario we look at what happens when a strike to the face/head is involved.
2 things should be considered when defending a strike from a bigger person (male)
(a) Going toe to toe with a bigger & stronger person (male) in striking will not end well. That is just
physics unfortunately. Even if you block a few punches, the sheer force & size difference will
result in you getting hurt. DO NOT TRADE BLOWS
(b) Waiting until you have been hit is not good. Even if it is just a slap, the force can stun &
disorientate you leaving you open to further attacks or restraint
So how do we deal with this scenario? We use what is known as the 360 Defense & Attack
In the demonstration we see the attacker pull his arm back in a threatening manner (This is often a
tactic used by male abusers to make the female intimidated) with either the intention to strike or to
intimidate. Either way, the response is the same. Respond immediately regardless. If you feel that you’re
physical well-being is in danger or you are under threat then do not take any chances.
Use the R.A.P.E principle as mentioned in previous chapters
The quickest route from A to B is a straight line. With this in mind, our defender steps forward out of the
line of trajectory whilst simultaneously using the arm closest to the attack to shield themselves from any
impact. As she is doing this, her opposite arm is used to strike the attacker in his vulnerable areas (face,
throat, chest) causing disruption to the assailants plan of attack. She follows up with a barrage of
multiple strikes and immediately escapes
Notice that she does not stop until the threat is neutralized. This is because if he gives the attacker a
chance to regroup he may get the upper hand. This is particularly true if the attacker is bigger than you
as they may take more than one strike to go down.
This defense, known as Gunting also works for a straight punch as it provides a shield for the skull and
uses the elbow as a weapon. If you have ever banged your hands on someone’s elbow or hard bone you
will know that it is extremely uncomfortable so imagine how painful it is if someone hits you with
power?
Exactly.
In further lessons of the Krav Maga curriculum we will go into how you can then control & incapacitate
an attacker using techniques such as the clinch to keep yourself safe from powerful strikes
For now, learn the basic response as outlined in the demonstration.
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360 Block & Attack
1
2
Scenario
Scenario Warm up
3
Problem
4
Defense
5
Step By Step Guide
6
Things To Do
7
8
Things NOT To Do
Attacker
9
Partner Practice
10
Fitness Drill
11
Solo Practice
12
Safety
13
Notes-
Imminent attack to the upper body (Torso & head)
Stand with your partner face to face at arm’s length and SLOWLY
try to touch their head, shoulder in a Looping, slap motion
If you keep defending without responding then you will get hit
eventually. Also, if you stay in the line of trajectory you will
absorb more of the impact
Simultaneously block the attack & launch a counter strike to
interrupt the assailants attack
1. Defend with arm closest to attacking limb
2. Use FOREARM/ELBOW (Gunting) Not the hand
3. Keep arm strong at 90 degree angle
4. Use OPPOSITE hand to strike in vulnerable target areas
5. Follow up with RETSEV combatives
Move INTO attacker
Keep chin LOWERED
Attack AGGRESIVELY & QUICKLY (Burst)
Blocking, pausing, then attacking when opportunity is gone
Use a “haymaker” swing attacker NOT a straight punch to
simulate a facial slap
Person A will be the attacker and will try to touch/strike Person B
Swap roles after 2 mins
Person A tries to attack person B with either
1. Left hand attack
2. Right hand attack
Swap over after 60 seconds
Repeat for 3 rounds each
Close your eyes & visualize the attacker trying to strike you with a
slap/threat to your head & respond accordingly. Repeat for 20
evolutions per side
Go SLOWLY, open hand attacks only
Use headgear & gum shields if available
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Scenario 6
Wall Pin (By Throat/Collar)
Now we look at what happens if a person grabs hold of you with unknown intent & pins you to the wall.
This is a very dangerous situation as you have nowhere to escape to immediately & very little room for
maneuver. Are they going to strangle you? Hit you with their other hand? Head butt maybe? The
possibilities are numerous
In this position, there is very minimal room to get any striking leverage so the first thing we must do is
remove the attackers grip whilst simultaneously striking to create space to escape.
Going against the attackers strength forward (towards them) is not going to work as they have the
leverage & you don’t.
So, if we can’t go forwards & we can’t go backwards we have to go sideways.
Notice how in the demonstration as soon as the defender feels her back touch the wall she immediately
brings her hands up to protect her face in case of an imminent attack. It also positions her hand for
breaking the attackers grip with the rotation of her torso.
As she fully rotates her body she strikes in a downward motion on the attackers arm with her elbow to
release the last part of the grip, also trapping his arm other arm with her hand
Now that he is very briefly exposed she quickly fires an elbow directly into his face, followed by her
forearm. This causes the attacker to move away to protect himself from further damage
As she has created space with the defense she follows up quickly with strikes to the lower body &
escapes
In other variations of this technique in the Krav Maga curriculum we cover variations of this defense
such as knee strikes to the groin.
For now, practice with a friend & review the lesson plan on the next page
Keep to the basics & should you have any questions then you can email any of the instructors listed at
the back of this book
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Elbow Strike & Release
1
Scenario
2
Scenario Warm up
3
Problem
4
Defense
5
Step By Step Guide
6
Things To Do
7
Things NOT To Do
8
Attacker
9
Partner Practice
10
Fitness Drill
11
Solo Practice
12
Safety
13
Notes-
An attacker grabs you & pins you to the wall by your
throat/collar/shoulders
Stand with your partner with your back against the wall. Let them
place their hands on your chest/shoulder area and apply
pressure. Try to escape using leverage (No strikes)
The attacker has leverage & you have very little room for
maneuver.
Simultaneously break the attackers grip & launch a counter strike
to create space & escape
1. Tuck the chin immediately
2. Grab attackers hand by the thumb area & pull downwards as
you bring your opposite arm up in a 90 degree angle to the side
of your head trapping his opposite hand tightly.
3. As you do this quickly rotate your whole upper body towards
the side you have gripped with your hand, ensuring you keep the
trapped elbow high
4. Once the grip is broken, quickly fire a straight elbow into the
attackers face & extend the same forearm to knock him off
balance
5. From here, follow up with lower body combatives to the groin
& knees to incapacitate the assailant
Reacting quickly as soon as the hands are placed on you
Tucking the chin
90 degree bend in arm to secure the trap & break the grip
Just using the arms to try & break the attackers grip
Stopping before the threat is neutralized
Grab partner with 2 handed grip & get close (face to face) with
them
Person A will be the attacker and will try to attack Person B
Swap roles after 2 mins
Stand with 2 handed grip on partner as they place a forearm
across your throat/chest area. They then try to keep you off
balance so that you cannot attack with a close range head-butt.
Change over after 60 secs & repeat for 3 rounds each
Close your eyes & visualize the attacker trying to strangle you
against the wall respond accordingly. Repeat for 20 evolutions
Don’t grip too tight on neck/shirts/shoulders
Use protective headgear if available
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Scenario 7
Mounted Arm Pin
I don’t think there are many positions/situations that can cause as much feeling of helplessness as the
mounted pin. This is where an attacker has got on top of you, sat on your chest & has you pinned down
by your wrists.
It is infuriating, disheartening & very dangerous as you can be head butted without any way to defend
yourself.
There are some important rules to consider when being in this situation.
(a) Do not try to lift the person off of you with arm strength, you won’t do it & you will exhaust
yourself
(b) Kicking your legs and flailing around will not work either
(c) Kneeing (Or trying to knee) them in the back isn’t going to help
The first thing we should look at is this:
What is the attacker trying to achieve? If they are on top of you, arms pinned down but aren’t doing
anything then you must bide your time & wait for them to release their grip so you can then attack.
However, if they are about to head butt you or even bite you then you must take action
As we stated in a previous technique, if you try to go against the strength of the attacker you will lose.
Instead see how the defender uses the largest muscles in the body (Quads & Glutes) to lift the attacker
off balance with an upward hip thrust motion whilst simultaneously pushing her hands outwards (or
upwards) causing the attacker to fall face first (make sure you tuck the chin so as not to get headbutted)
This causes the attackers weight to be displaced & so he has to let go to rebalance himself. As he does
this, the defender immediately brings her hands inside to begin attacking to the vulnerable soft tissue
parts.
The last part of the technique involves the defender shrimping away to create space & using her legs to
strike & keep distance. From here she uses a get up technique to stand up & escape. In truth this
technique is 2 techniques. The first being the hip thrust & the second being the shrimp & attack
Go very slowly with this technique as you can bang heads or face into the floor if done too quickly.
In future lessons of the Krav Maga curriculum we will cover what to do if you cannot escape from under
the attacker
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Burst & Shrimp Escape
1
Scenario
2
Scenario Warm up
3
Problem
4
5
Defense
Step By Step Guide
6
Things To Do
7
Things NOT To Do
8
9
Attacker
Partner Practice
10
Fitness Drill
11
Solo Practice
12
Safety
13
Notes-
You are the bottom of the fight with attacker mounted on top of
you, arms pinned down by the wrists
Lay down on the floor and try to get out/away from your partner
within 30 seconds as they pin your wrists
Attacker is bigger, stronger and heavier than you, arms are
trapped
Unbalance the attacker & use body leverage to escape
1. Using your whole body, drive your arms upwards in a rapid
motion as you thrust your hips up to the ceiling
2. As you unbalance the attacker, pull your elbows quickly into the
center of your body (DO NOT LET THE ATTACKER MOVE THEM
FROM HERE)
3. Immediately attack the soft tissue parts of the face to create
space
4. From here use both hands to brace the attackers knee & shrimp
your body out & away
5. As soon as you have a leg free, immediately strike with kicks to
the face & torso
6. Use the get up technique to move away safely & escape
Tuck the chin
Driving the hips UP & not ACROSS
Pushing hips to the side
Lifting arms forwards (bench press motion)
Try to maintain top mount position
Person A will be the attacker
Person B defends
Swap roles after 2 mins
Try to keep your partner pinned down for 30 seconds. If they
don’t escape, repeat again for a maximum of 3 rounds then
change over
Close your eyes & visualize the attacker pinning you down &
respond accordingly. Repeat for 20 evolutions
Do not squeeze too hard on the wrists
Use gum shield or protective head gear if available
Use a mat
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Scenario 8
Rape Pin
Other than actually being killed, it is safe to say that being sexually assaulted is the most devastating
event that can happen to someone. Male or female. It is single handedly one of the most despicable acts
of human behavior ever imaginable.
Worse still is that the majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone that the victim actually
knows which is often why most cases go unreported for fear of reprisal & the unconscious denial that
the person could ever do that to them.
You can read through the information in the previous chapters in this book for more details & also via
the links provided at the back of this manual if you want to know more about the definitions of sexual
assault, rape, domestic abuse & sexual harassment
So, let’s cut to the chase & deal with what is quite rightly so, a horrific situation to be in for anybody.
To begin with, try not to allow yourself to be put in this position. This is easier said than done, but
remember that the attacker wants a victim, not a challenge.. Do whatever you can to not allow the
attacker to force you into this position. Often, a weapon (Knife or gun) is used to threaten the victim
into compliance and this is covered in further lessons of the Krav Maga curriculum.
For now, let’s assume that you have fought as hard as you can & are now just physically exhausted or
simply frozen with fear temporarily. In this position the attacker will have to move his hands away from
the choke to adjust his belt buckle/zipper etc. for potential penetration to take place.
It is during this very moment that the defender immediately throws her legs over the attackers shoulder
& creates a vice like lock with her legs. The attacker’s immediate reaction is to try & pull away. This gives
her the perfect opportunity to bring his arm across & create a deeper hold on his upper body.
As you can see, the attacker tries to pull away but through the leverage & technique of the grip, the
defender is slowly rendering the attacker unconscious.
This is what is known as The Triangle Choke & was developed in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. By
creating a 3 point triangle of pressure on the carotid artery using the strongest muscles in the body
(legs) it cuts off the oxygen to the brain whilst also creating a huge amount of blood pressure in the
process. Within approx.. 6-10 seconds the attacker is rendered unconscious
This technique is quite difficult to master but even when not applied properly it will cause immediate
panic & confusion to an attacker & give you multiple variations to escape. Watch the demonstration &
practice repeatedly with a partner. Read through the lesson plan & be sure to go slowly with your
partner to ensure no one gets hurt or injured
Be sure to know how to “tap”. This means that whenever you are in discomfort you tap your partner
with your hand to signify to stop. It is essential that you know this particularly for choke techniques
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Triangle Choke
1
Scenario
2
Scenario Warm up
3
Problem
4
Defense
5
Step By Step Guide
6
Things To Do
7
Things NOT To Do
8
Attacker
9
Partner Practice
10
Fitness Drill
11
Solo Practice
12
Safety
13
Notes-
You are the bottom of the fight with attacker placed between
your legs, your pinned down by the throat
Lay down on the floor and try to get out/away from your partner
within 30 seconds as they pin you by your shoulders from
between your legs
Attacker is bigger, stronger and heavier than you with intent to
sexually assault
Use timing to apply the triangle choke & render the attacker
unconscious
1. Lay on the ground with attacker between your legs
2. Grip the attackers wrists with both hands
3. Drive/follow the attackers hand towards groin area
4. Kick the same side leg over his/her shoulder and cross your feet
5. As they try to pull away, lift your hips and push their arm across
to the other side of your body, securing it with your arm/hand
6. Use your opposite leg to pivot your body like arm bar
7. Secure your free leg over the ANKLE of the opposite leg
8. Lift hips, push down with the ankle and pull the head towards
you with both hands until attacker/partner taps
Ensure you get enough angle of the body to secure full lock up
If the triangle attempt fails, resort to strikes & kicks to the face
Being too low to apply the leg grip
Not locking the ankle up correctly
Try to maintain a dominant position in between your partner’s
thighs. Simulate reaching down to your zipper/belt buckle area
Person A will be the attacker
Person B defends
Swap roles after 2 mins
Try to keep your partner pinned down for 30 seconds. If they
don’t escape, repeat again for a maximum of 3 rounds then
change over
Close your eyes & visualize the attacker pinning you down &
respond accordingly. Repeat for 20 evolutions
Do not squeeze too hard on the throat
Ensure that you “Tap” when in discomfort
Use a mat
Write down any information you feel is beneficial to your skill
development hereWhat you did well-
What you can do better next time
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Scenario 9
Mounted Choke (Ground)
In Krav Maga we always like to stay on our feet in an attack. This isn’t because we don’t know how to
fight on the ground. No. It’s because you never know who else, other than your immediate attacker is
going to start laying the boot into you as you try to deal with your assailant. Plus it hurts like hell rolling
around on concrete as opposed to nice soft mats.
But, as much as we like to stay off of the tarmac, invariably a lot of fights end up there and you need to
know how to deal with them. Much like jumping into the sea & not knowing how to swim, if you go to
the floor & don’t know the basics of ground fighting then you’re going to drown.
Being mounted or pinned with your back to the floor & your opponent on top of you is the second worst
place to be in a fight. The first being pinned down on your front with your back to your opponent.
From this position it is very difficult to get any leverage to strike your attacker, thereby limiting your
ability to neutralize the threat. The other factor is that he can hit you in the process, causing serious
damage or in this scenario, strangle you.
As you can see by the demonstration, the defender immediately secures the attackers wrist so that they
cannot pull away (crazy as it sounds, all will be explained) and thrusts the hips upwards whilst rolling to
her side, carrying out combatives & then escaping.
The part that you don’t see initially is how she also traps the same side foot (the same side as his arm
that she has secured) with hers. This causes him to have no support in which to post (has stability).
From here she uses the upward thrust motion of her hips whilst maintaining the grip so that he cannot
put his hand out to regain balance (That’s why you keep hold of it)
If you imagine a 4 legged table & you took away 2 of the posts on the same side, it will topple over.
Exactly the same principle here
The key factors here are remaining calm in the situation. If you panic and exert lots of energy you are
going to exhaust yourself extremely quickly. This will put you further in danger as you won’t be able to
defend yourself.
Again, there are multiple escape & defense techniques regarding the mount that are covered in the Krav
Maga curriculum
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Trap & Roll
1
2
Scenario
Scenario Warm up
3
4
5
Problem
Defense
Step By Step Guide
6
Things To Do
7
Things NOT To Do
8
9
Attacker
Partner Practice
10
Fitness Drill
11
Solo Practice
12
Safety
13
Notes-
Attacker mounted on top strangling you
Try to get out/away from underneath your partner within 30
seconds as they try to touch your face
Attacker is strangling you & can hit you too
Unbalance the attacker & escape using combatives
1. Lay on the ground, back to the floor
2. As the attacker places their hand on your throat, immediately
grab either hand of their opposite wrist and grab the back of their
elbow/triceps with the other
3. Secure their foot with yours on the same side and thrust hips
up to unbalance attacker ensuring you keep same side arm and
foot trapped
4. Establish dominant position & escape using combatives
Secure attacking arm as soon as possible
Ensure same side trapping of foot & arm
Allowing attacker to establish firm grip
Lifting hips to the side & not upwards
Try to maintain top position and keep grip (not tight)
Person A defends
Person B Attacks
Swap over after 2 minutes
Try to remain on top of partner as they attempt to escape from
underneath you. Change over after 60 seconds. Repeat for 3
rounds each
Lie down on the floor and practice visualizing the attacker being
on top of you. Run through the steps and try the technique on
both sides for 20 repetitions per side
Go slowly
Use a mat or soft flooring
Use gum shields & gloves if available
Write down any information you feel is beneficial to your skill
development hereWhat you did wellWhat you can do better next time
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Scenario 10
Mounted Pin (Punches)
The final scenario is probably the worst in regards to physical damage done as it involves the attacker
being on top of you on the ground whilst striking to your face. It is an extremely bad situation.
In Krav Maga we always like to stay on our feet in an attack. This isn’t because we don’t know how to
fight on the ground. No. It’s because you never know who else, other than your immediate attacker is
going to start laying the boot into you as you try to deal with your assailant. Plus it hurts like hell rolling
around on concrete as opposed to nice soft mats.
But, as much as we like to stay off of the tarmac, invariably a lot of fights end up there and you need to
know how to deal with them. Much like jumping into the sea & not knowing how to swim, if you go to
the floor & don’t know the basics of ground fighting then you’re going to drown.
Being mounted or pinned with your back to the floor & your opponent on top of you is the second worst
place to be in a fight. The first being pinned down on your front with your back to your opponent.
From this position it is very difficult to get any leverage to strike your attacker, thereby limiting your
ability to neutralize the threat. The other factor is that he can hit you in the process, causing serious
damage.
As you can see by the demonstration, the defender does the smart thing and immediately brings herself
towards the attacker & stops the onslaught of punches by pulling the attacker towards her so that the
attacker has to brace himself on the ground with his hands.
Whilst he is in this position the defender then wraps the attackers striking arm and traps his foot. The
attacker is now unbalanced and the defender uses her hips to burst out from under his opponent and
into a dominant position. From here she uses combatives to strike the attacker and removes herself
from the situation quickly
The key factors here are remaining calm in the situation. If you panic and exert lots of energy you are
going to exhaust yourself extremely quickly. This will put you further in danger as you won’t be able to
defend yourself.
In this scenario, whoever controls the distance, controls the damage. By limiting the leverage your
attacker can get you will stay in the fight. At some point in the struggle he will try to use brute force &
strength to muscle his way out, this is when you must pick your moment to burst out from the bottom
of the fight
Again, there are multiple escape & defense techniques regarding the mount that are covered in the Krav
Maga curriculum
Practice with a partner & keep it simple
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Punch Block Defense
1
2
Scenario
Scenario Warm up
3
4
Problem
Solution
5
Breakdown
6
Key Points
7
Common Mistakes
8
Attackers Behavior
9
Drill orders
10
Fitness Drill
11
Solo Drill
12
Safety
13
Notes-
Attacker mounted on you punching you
Try to get out/away from underneath your partner within 30
seconds as they try to touch your face
Attacker is striking you repeatedly
Neutralize the attackers striking capability & escape from
underneath
1. Lay on the ground, back to the floor
2. As attacker tries to strike you bring your knees up into
their back and sit up, wrapping your arms around their
waist and pull them towards you.
3. Transfer your hands immediately to their shoulders
and keep head close to their chest
4. As they try to strike you, trap the attacking arm with
yours by wrapping it with your's
5. Secure their foot with yours on the same side and
thrust hips up to unbalance attacker ensuring you keep
same side arm and foot trapped
6. Establish dominant position & escape using combatives
Keep head protected at all times
Secure attacking arm as soon as possible
Ensure same side trapping of foot & arm
Allow attacker to get off too many punches
Not keeping close distance
Lifting hips to the side & not upwards
Try to maintain top position and touch partners face.
Use gloves if necessary
Person A defends
Person B Attacks
Swap over after 2 minutes
Try to remain on top of partner as they attempt to escape from
underneath you. Change over after 60 seconds. Repeat for 3
rounds each
Lie down on the floor and practice visualizing the attacker being
on top of you. Run through the steps and try the technique on
both sides for 20 repetitions per side
Go slowly
Use a mat or soft flooring
Use gum shields & gloves if available
Write down any information you feel is beneficial to your skill
development hereWhat you did wellWhat you can do better next time
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Summary
At the very beginning of this manual, we stated that this programme wasn’t going to turn you into a
Kravist Jedi or the next UFC Female champion. And now that you have watched all the videos, read all
the lessons & practiced lots…We are pretty sure that’s still the case
What we did promise was an introduction to some of the most common attacks on females & some
options (principles) in how to deal with them. We hope that we have lived up to our end of the bargain
With that said I am under no illusion that there will be people out there who disagree with some of the
techniques or criticize this programme, manual, booklet or whatever. And that’s fine. My response to
you is this
“Learning a little bit of something is better than learning a large amount of nothing”
I am pretty sure that any person reading this, whether you are brand new to the martial arts world or if
you are an experienced practitioner checking out a technique so you can criticize, or just one of those
internet trolls, that you will have had the “what if I did this” conversation with yourself or your friends
whilst watching & reading this
This is where a basic, simple & introductory technique goes from being a “Defense against a hook
punch” to a “well, what if I threw a hook at this angle and then did a double somersault head-butt?”
Truth of the matter is nothing is certain & the only way you are going to build up your reactions,
responses & ability is by finding a school or gym & training.
Look guys, let’s be honest, any martial art is not foolproof. Nothing is certain & you can be the best
fighter in the world & still get beat. Look at UFC for instance. Skilled, trained fighters, who have
practiced for years, still get knocked out, cut up, injured. No one is immune. That the reality of the street
But with dedication, practice & commitment to something you become better, more capable &
confident in yourself & stand a much greater chance of survival & preservation should a situation arise.
It is my firm belief that the people who want to fight in the streets, do so because they are insecure &
want to prove themselves against weaker opponents. In some cases they want to prove themselves
against a bigger more capable person because if they win (via a sucker punch or weapon) then they can
be a local legend for 5 minutes…And if they lose, well…at least they can brag to their idiot friends with a
altered version of what really happened
So, In Krav Maga we aren’t trying to develop fighters, bullies or have a go heroes or prove who the best,
No; we are simply trying to give those who don’t have the confidence or capability the opportunity to
learn something that will stand them in a better stead than if they knew nothing
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This programme is completely FREE. Take it, copy it, and share it with friends or whoever. I don’t want
any money from it. I’m not in this to make money; I’m in it to make a difference. Send it out to all your
work colleagues in a carpet bomb email, or post it through your neighbors’ letterbox but just get it out
there!
Because that is exactly what this programme is meant to do. To get out there & be shared with people
who NEED it. Not just for those who can AFFORD it.
If you are reading this & you know someone who could do with it in their lives then save it and then pass
it on. Knowledge is & should be free. Especially the kind that can save people’s lives. It literally takes a
few seconds to do so what are you waiting for? It could save a life
I won’t lie to you, this is only the start of your journey & if you want to really learn Krav Maga then
you’re going to have to take the next step & start training with an instructor at a school or gym near you
But don’t worry if there is no Krav Maga schools near you. Jiu Jitsu & MMA is absolutely huge & there
are literally thousands of schools/gyms worldwide so why not just type in “self-defense classes in (insert
town here)” on Google & see what comes up? I am true believer that if females could start with one
martial art it would 100% be Jiu Jitsu due to its philosophy & techniques. So why not check it out?
Krav Maga is just one way that I found was perfect for what I wanted. A realistic martial art to deal with
the worst types of situations. For some you may just be happy doing some Boxercise classes or just
hitting some pads with friends. Either way, find something you enjoy. That is most important.
However, if you do like what you have seen so far then why not take the next step & have a look at our
Krav Maga Functional Fighting Fitness Programme and see what you think?
In closing….
No one martial art or technique is perfect, no one is indestructible, myself included & there are no right
or wrong ways to learn how to defend yourself. To me, self-defense is not violence; it is merely physical
communication for the moment when words & reason are no longer a choice. It is a last resort.
I don’t claim to be a “master”, an “expert” or a “fighter” of any sorts. I am merely a student of life &
martial arts, under the tutelage of some amazing people & I am merely a messenger. Just a normal guy
who knows what it’s like to see others suffer & wants to do something about it.
No one has all the answers, especially not me
But maybe, with just a little bit of knowledge & a push in the right direction we can offer others a
fighting chance for whatever life throws their way.
To live & fight another day….Because that is exactly what life is every day
A fight……So Are you ready?
Thank you
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Organizing A Female Self Defense Seminar
As mentioned above, it may not be viable for you to get to a Krav Maga school or to an MMA gym.
In some cases, people live outside of the main towns & cities with limited or no access to training
facilities
Learning online with your friends is great but learning in person with a fully certified instructor will help
give you a realistic experience of how to perform the techniques outlined in this book.
We are fully aware of this issue & we receive lots of emails asking about how people can learn more but
don’t have the access to a school or dojo.
With this in mind we have designed Krav Maga Female Self Defense & Safety Awareness Course
conducted as a one off seminar at a location of your choice.
This 3 hour seminar covers all of the techniques & scenarios in this programme, going into greater detail
to help develop your training & expanding on the situations outlined plus answering any questions you
may have regarding other situations not covered in this manual.
During the seminar, we will cover everything from breaking down the psychology of an attacker through
to dealing with the after effects & trauma that can be associated with an attack as well as multiple
variations of the scenarios & expansions of the techniques too.
Further to this, all participants will receive a certificate of completion in recognition of their
commitment to empowering themselves & others in a closing presentation from one of our certified
Instructors
Another added bonus of these seminars is that 10% of the proceeds will go towards helping a charity
that benefits victims of domestic & sexual abuse, the CICC (Cayman Islands Crisis Centre)
So not only are you helping yourself but you are helping others in the process too.
If you would like to know more about organizing a seminar or if you are an advocate of raising
awareness of domestic & sexual violence against women & would be willing to sponsor a seminar then
please contact us on via the details provided
We would love to hear from you
Thank you
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Recommended Reading
Recommended Viewing
All the above books & DVDs are available via Amazon & all good book stores
For more information please email [email protected]
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Useful Links & Contacts
1.
Ronnie James Hughes – Israeli Krav Maga Instructor & Peak Performance Trainer
www.mindbodylifetraining.com
Email – [email protected]
Cell - +1 345 325 7454
Cell 2 - +447927437490
Facebook – Ronnie James Hughes
YouTube – Mind Body Life Training
2.
David Kahn - US Chief Instructor Israeli Krav Maga
www.israelikrav.com
Email – [email protected]
Facebook – David Kahn
3.
Don Melnick- Senior Instructor Israeli Krav Maga – Cherry Hill Krav Maga
Email – [email protected]
4.
Rinaldo Rossi – Senior Instructor, Black Belt Israeli Krav Maga
Email – [email protected]
5. The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre
www.cicc.ky
Ania Milanowska-Sedgley
Executive Director
P.O. Box 10454 A.P.O
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
KY1-1004
Telephone:(345) 949.0366
FAX: (345) 949.0124
24 Hour Crisis Line 943.CICC (2422)
E-mail: [email protected]
6. www.victimsupport.org.uk
Official website for the support of victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse in the UK
7. www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
Official website for the support of victims of domestic abuse in the UK
8. www.thehotline.org
Official website for the support of victims of domestic abuse in the USA
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A List Of Krav Maga & Self Defense Practitioners I’d recommend
(in no particular order!)
1. David Kahn – Bordentown NJ, USA
2. Rinaldo Rossi – Bordentown & Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
3. Don Melnick – Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
4. David Ordini – NYC, USA
5. Avital Zeisler – Manhattan, NYC, USA
6. Krzysztof Sawicki – Poland & London
7. Yigal Arbiv – Netanya, Israel
8. Gus Bottazi – Conneticut, NY
9. Rick Blitstein – Miami, FL
10. Roy Elghanayan – Los Angeles, CA
11. Wes Thomas – Hunstville, Alabama
12. Corey Davis & Lou Packer – Alaska
13. Ronnie James Hughes – Cayman Islands, London & NJ
14. Jason Blitstein – Tampa Bay, FL
15. David Kyriacou – London
16. Nir Maman – Ontario, Canada
17. The Gracie Jiu Jitsu Family- Torrance, CA & Worldwide
18. Ty Gay- Redline Jiu Jitsu, Oklahoma
*Please note that some of the above named people are those whom I have trained with or under &
are not officially associated with MBL or Krav Maga. I’m merely recommending them to you based on
my previous experiences with them & do not intend to infringe on any aspects of their associations
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The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre
The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) is a locally run charitable company that was established in early 2003 in
Grand Cayman. The primary mandate is to provide a safe haven for abused women and their children. The CICC
acknowledges that domestic abuse is a violation of individuals’ human rights, and is not just a problem that affects
the persons directly involved but also their families and the community. Everyone deserves the right to live a life
free of violence. CICC is dedicated to seeing an end to this horrific crime and through their services and
programmes they hope to educate the community in order to prevent domestic abuse towards women & children
As ambassadors of The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Krav Maga Cayman offers FREE training weekly to any
persons wanting to learn how to defend themselves in various scenarios. All we ask that you donate a few dollars
to the CICC in our charity bucket
We also offer private & confidential one on one training for victims of domestic, sexual & psychological abuse
completely FREE to anybody who is in the CICC programme.
Krav Maga Cayman also conducts annual seminars to raise awareness & funds for the CICC where some of the top
professional self-defense experts in the world deliver lessons in how to empower females both physically &
mentally
If you or anybody you know is a victim of domestic, sexual or any other violence then please reach out & contact
the CICC who have the personnel & capabilities to help the individual or family.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE!
CRISIS CENTRE 24 HOUR HOTLINE: 943-CICC (2422)
www.cicc.ky
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The Next Step…
The Krav Maga Functional Fighting Fitness Programme
Staying In the Fight
Physical readiness does not just apply to a fight. It applies to life as well. How so? I hear you ask?
Well for starters, the more physically prepared (fit for various purposes) we are, the longer we can sustain stress,
pressure & discomfort to achieve an objective. We are able to remain more focused, coherent & productive to
fight against whatever life throws at us. Exactly the same principle in a physical altercation.
The more energy, sustainability & readiness we have in the bank, the greater the chance of winning the battle
against a not so prepared assailant. What’s the use in being able to throw the perfect spinning back roundhouse
upside down tornado head butt if after 2 times of doing it that you are physically exhausted & cannot continue
fighting? You see my point?
What if there was a training programme available to you immediately that could help you with the following:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
Health & State of Mind
Mobility & Function
Strength & Conditioning
Weight Loss
Muscle Gain
But above all it would teach you the basic foundations of becoming a Kravist in the process?
If that does appeal to you then the very next step on your path towards physical & mental empowerment is in your
hands
The KMFFF Programme is designed for beginners & experienced practitioners alike. It is flexible, adaptable &
extremely effective. Just like Krav Maga. The programme contains the following:
(a) The Exercises – The 10 Primal Movements
(b) The Formats – 12 Different Functional & Adaptable Training Regimes
(c) The Combative Strikes – 4 Different Levels Of Techniques & Combinations
(d) Nutrition – What To Eat, What Not To eat
(e) Training Calendar
And much much more!
It is incremental & structured so that you can always evolve at your own pace, changing & modifying the formats,
exercises & combatives to allow for variation and constant challenges for your mind & body
This programme is the next step in developing not only your body’s strength & conditioning but you basic skills &
mindset in Krav Maga. For further information or you have any questions, as always you can contact me via the
number or emails listed in the contacts section
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Bio
Ronnie James Hughes is a former member of Her
Majesties British Military. In a career spanning
over a decade he served as a member of the
Physical Training Specialist branch. After being
selected for aptitude training he went on to qualify
top of his class with highest honors from the Royal
Naval School Of Physical Training
During his service he trained personnel ranging
from Captains & Commanders through to new
recruits & Royal Marines at various establishments
worldwide for operational readiness
He represented the military in Boxing, Athletics,
Football & Field Gun for over 10 years & upon
leaving the military he gained his license as a SIA
Close Protection Officer & Bodyguard where he
continued his training in Krav Maga
A keen advocate of martial arts from an early age, Ronnie began studying Israeli Krav Maga in 2005 after reading
David Kahn’s first book “Mastering Krav Maga
Eventually, he would go on to train personally under David at his school in Princeton, qualifying as a certified
Instructor in 2010. As a student of David’s he has since went on to train the Royal Marines, US Marines, New Jersey
State Police & members of the FBI in Krav Maga and continues to work closely with David Kahn to bring Krav Maga
to a greater audience
He has had the honor of training with some of the best practitioners and highest ranking Black Belts of Krav Maga
in the world in Israel, Poland & the USA respectively and continues to expand both his knowledge & skills to his
utmost capability
He has also had the privilege to train under the Gracie Jiu Jitsu family in Torrance California, qualifying as an
instructor in Combatives, Survival Tactics for military & law enforcement personnel as well as Bully proof Self
Defense & awareness training for children
It is his ongoing mission to help make individuals the “strongest version of themselves” by providing training that
strengthens the mind, body & spirit to achieve fulfillment in all areas of life
A lifelong ambassador for the awareness of sexual & domestic abuse towards women & children, he works closely
with various shelters & groups in Grand Cayman & UK
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