PRESS RELEASE: Krav Maga for Dabawenyo families

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The International Krav Maga Federation in Davao (IKMF Davao) will be holding a series of workshops this weekend—for learners of all ages.

Krav Maga self-defense for the Dabawenyo families to be held in various locations in the city will cover lessons for kids, women, and anyone who wants to learn to protect themselves.

Get ready, kids

On May 24, a Krav Maga for Kids workshop will be held in Metro Lifestyle Fitness Center at 9 AM. Children’s Krav Maga, mostly referred to as “Kid Krav,” is developed by IKMF as part of Krav Maga self-defense solutions created for the various civilian sectors.

Kid self-defense enables children, in a relative short period, to learn self-defense techniques carefully adapted to match their respective age, physical and mental abilities. Through Krav Maga training, the children are taught how to recognize common threats like bullies and kidnappers. The training also aims to improve their self-esteem, build confidence respect and discipline.

IKMF Kid Krav Maga methods, especially in the younger age group are mostly taught through Krav Maga games. Games help the children develop coordination; learn how to follow directions and foster assertiveness. Through these games kids are taught how to avoid confrontation, and how to defend themselves when necessary in order to escape. Kid Krav Maga openly and cautiously explains attack scenarios kids may encounter the difference between being bullied by a classmate or by an unknown adult, their options in each situation, what is the proportional response and so on.

They get a true sense of the path they are on and their progress and they realize that no goal is impossible. In the process they also get a great work out! Kids who need to let out steam can also get a break in Krav Maga training. They’re permitted to hit the punching bag, fight with another student under the instructor’s supervision and in the process learn that without these pre-conditions it is not ok to hit or fight.

On the same day in the afternoon, a workshop on defense against pistol threats will be held in Fairlanes in F. Torres Street

Girl power

Women and self-defense will take the spotlight on May 25 in Dabawenya Fights Back, a workshop on Krav Maga techniques for women. Women Krav Maga techniques were developed by IKMF due to growing demand as part of Krav Maga self-defense solutions created for the various civilian sectors.

Women self-defense qualifications enable women of all ages to learn, in a relative short period, central self-defense techniques specifically designated to provide them with defense tools while attacked. Women Krav Maga methods deal with situations from a woman’s daily routine, point out scenarios where threat may appear and teaches, systematically, how to maintain your calm defend yourself counter attack and eliminate danger.

Women self defense Krav Maga sector logically concentrates on sexual assault scenarios, as they are the central threat for women.

Additional issues included in women self defense have to do with home invasion, third side protection (protecting your children) and using common objects (keys, handbag etc.) to block the assailant and counterattack.

History

Krav Maga was developed in Israel for the Israeli Defense Forces. It is a noncompetitive self-defense system the key principle of which is to finish a fight as quickly as possible and therefore all attacks are aimed towards the most vulnerable parts of the body (e.g., eyes, neck, groin, knee, etc.).

Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, tactics and aggression.

Outside Israel, IKMF Krav Maga is used by various special police, military and intelligence forces, such as American CIA, FBI, US Marshals, USAF, DEA, Federal Air Marshals, Sea Marshals, various police departments (SWAT teams), French GIGN, French Foreign Legion, Belgian Army and the Hong Kong and Taiwan SWAT teams, Macao Security and in over 64 countries around the globe.

For registration and other inquiries, contact 0925 569 9062; follow updates in Facebook: IKMF-Davao.

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