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You Think You Don’t Need Self Defence? Think Again!

In a perfect world we would not be having this conversation. In a perfect world people would not have to defend themselves against an attack, especially women. In a perfect world women should not have to worry about assault, sexual harassment or rape.

Unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world. You know it, you see it everyday in the news and even if we try to ignore it or to be optimistic and to think it will never happen to you, the reality is, you can’t be sure of it.

In a culture of domestic violence, assault and rape, self-defence for women should be a priority.

 Yes, it outrages you and us too, that women should be taught how to defend themselves, when in fact the root of the problem is the abuser, the attacker, the rapist. They are the ones that should be taught not to do all those things.

 But until that perfect world comes you can take control and you can arm yourself with the ability to fight back and protect yourself and the ones you love.

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Ask a Trainer #2 with Daniela Lofaro: Women in Krav Maga, Road Rage and Legal Self-Defence

Ask a Trainer - Have your Krav Maga Questions Answered by a Krav Maga Systems Trainer

Daniela Lofaro is a Level 3 Krav Maga Systems Instructor with a G1 certificate. She has been practicing Krav Maga for over 5 years, and currently teaches at Krav Maga Systems, North Parramatta school.

Ada: I've got a few questions for you. First off, how do you train women in particular with no previous self defence training to safely and effectively protect themselves against attackers in scenarios where they are commonly attacked? Secondly, are there training options for students who want to gain skills and knowledge within a specific area of interest? (For example getting better at weapon defence, ground fighting, etc).

Daniela: When you begin self-defence training, I always start with context. I explain:

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5 Self-Defence Tips against Knife Attacks (that could actually get you stabbed)

Australia is reeling this month after two fatal stabbings of unaccompanied women in public parks. Prabha Arun Kumar (41) was walking after dark in Sydney’s west when she was stabbed to death during a phone call to her husband. She told him that a “suspicious-looking man” was following her in the moments prior to the attack. Last week, Melbourne teenager Masa Vukotic (17) was killed in Doncaster, for which Sean Price (31) has been charged.

Detective Inspector Michael Hughes had this to say during an interview about Vukotic on ABC Radio National :

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Ask a Trainer #1 - with Kurt Colpan

Ask an expert your Krav Maga questions

Last week we asked our Facebook followers for your most burning Krav Maga questions and you came through. Now it's our turn to answer - and for our inaugural Ask a Trainer we've turned to Krav Maga Systems' Senior Instructor Kurt Colpan.

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Free Krav Maga Workshop, Parramatta, NSW

In response to the murder of Prabha Arun Kumar, we took immediate action and planned our free-to-community workshop called Urban Survival, focussing on defence against knife crimes. Channel 7 interviewed us today about the workshop and the importance of learning self-defence. This is the clip that ran on the 6pm news:


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Free self defence classes offered in Parramatta after park murder

The Parramatta Advertiser ran an article featuring our free knife-defence workshop, which was instigated in response to the fatal stabbing of Prabha Arun Kumar in Parramatta Park. Check out our very own level three instructor Daniela Lofaro demonstrating the krav maga mantra - kick to the groin.

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In comes, Krav Maga Systems!

'Today on January 10, 2015, Krav Maga Systems is born! This is the new generation of Krav Maga training and education. It is designed specifically for the community, and has the highest levels of passion, innovation and Krav Maga education that you will find.

Our focus is on educating Krav Maga students and instructors, and acting as a networking ‘hub’. It will be achieved through creating a learning environment that will allow you to thrive as Krav Maga practitioners and instructors.

We are not interested in the politics. We welcome all people to come, learn and develop their Krav Maga to the highest potential.

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Self-defence for kids. Why and how it should be done

  Why should kids learn self defence? Is it safe for them? What do they get out of it?

Why should kids learn self defence? Is it safe for them? What do they get out of it?

In a culture that seems to have the spotlight on violence, from music to video games, movies and even televisions shows, the idea of enrolling your child in self-defence classes may rise the question: “Is it ever okay to teach your child to hit?”

The reason for that is because, when most people think of self-defence, they think about hitting back or using martial arts. What most of the parents out there don’t understand is that self-defence has nothing to do with hitting or striking another person.

Self-defence is about being aware of your surroundings, leaving before a problem erupts, listening to your gut, using a confident voice and carrying yourself with confidence.

Main reasons to take self-defence classes:

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