Meet the female Krav Maga master empowering women to protect themselves the Israeli way

Krav Maga is the Israeli Army version of self-defense.

It is not for the faint-hearted – but it may save a person’s life.

There are multiple reasons to learn Krav Maga.
In the Israeli Army, 18 year old girls are trained and train hundreds of soldiers in the art of self-defense.

Rachel Shear is a trailblazer in this field.

She set up an academy which takes young kids and mature women and trains them. She trains them in the same way that she trains IDF soldiers.

The goal is to strengthen them to protect themselves physically. However, it goes beyond that. These young people are also empowered emotionally and mentally.

This is not learning how to fight. This is learning to be alert and know what to do.

Karate for Women?

In today’s day and age, this is unfortunately a very necessary part of life.

Some women will say this is critical due to the amount of harassment that goes on.

Others will say it is important for the rare situations when people are literally attacked.

Either way, this skill is something that is valuable for all people.

When defending oneself becomes a reflex and staying alert becomes second-nature, the world becomes a safer place.

Published: February 21, 2018