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self defense

Asking the Wrong Person to be a Demonstration Partner in Self Defense
Raz Chen

Though people may associate Krav Maga in the Israel Defense Forces with men, many of our top combat instructors are women.

Seeing women perform the techniques showed me how effective Krav Maga was. It was hard for me to imagine my larger instructors ever realistically being bear-hugged or choked. Seeing the techniques done with men made it harder to judge whether the techniques were effective.

Therefore, it gave me a lot of confidence to work with instructors whose “attackers” were stronger than them and see they were able to hold their own.

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