Month: August 2014

Feel Safe with Krav Maga

Dangers are lurking around the street. Just think of this, one day you are happily walking around the street and you are suddenly faced with a group of gangsters trying to attack you and knocking you down because you do not want to give the things and or the demands that they are asking you —if that’s asking in the first place. What do you do? Definitely, you would want to fight back and defend yourself against them, right? But how? Well, all you need to do is learn self defense techniques and have the courage to get over different situations.

Krav Maga is one of the self defense techniques that you can enroll yourself into. This is a system that was commonly practiced by the defense forces of Israel. The techniques of Krav Maga, even if it was discovered in Israel, are now being taught to many people around the globe so that they can train and learn self-defense and personal safety.

There are many schools across the country that teach this kind of self defense system, they make use of instincts, practical moves and real-life way of fighting so that you will be prepared for any kind of attack or situation.

Krav Maga has no set of rules to follow because this system is based on real-life scenarios. The training involves fighting against attackers who either approach you with a weapon or with just bare themselves.

Krav Maga is different from other forms of fighting or martial arts, as it is not a martial art for this system involves street fighting, and many other combative scenarios that may occur in the streets, in the mall, at bars… anywhere.

Krav Maga Instructors train you the proper movement as they explain from basic to complex techniques to all their trainees.

Kids can also learn this system as Krav Maga is for everyone. Kids are also vuknerable to be victims of bullies or kidnappers, to help them gain their confidence and endow them with the courage to defend themselves, enroll them in a Krav Maga class in your area so that they will know the proper movements to handle a situation.

Krav Maga’s approach will not only teach you self defense, it will make you fit as well.

Based on easy principles and spontaneous movements, this reality-based system is meant to show real self defensewithin the shortest doable time. you’ll learn self defense against common choke holds, arm grabs, and bear hugs,likewise as weapons like guns, knives, and sticks. even as necessary is learning to operate throughout the strainand shock of a abrupt, violent encounter. Tested on the tract and within the streets, Krav Magas sensible approach to self defense can cause you to feel safer and safer.

Suicide and Self-Defense

Teenage Suicide is a big problem now because of bullyingAccording to National Alliance of Mental Illness, suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in USA, and it’s the third cause of death of people ages 15 to 24 years old, thus making this a critical issue.

Suicide of teens are sometimes caused by harassment and cyber-bullying, and this issue is all over the news that made parents worry about their children’s welfare —if your child is one of them, it is important that you address the topic to him/her, instead of being tormented and being upset by the increasing rates of suicide by these youngsters.

Let’s talk about the tools for parents like you that can make use of when talking to your teen about bullying.

Initiate the Conversation

Do not wait for your child to open up for you. Sure it can be difficult to have your kid open up to you, but this topic —bullying —is crucial. Open the communication up and let your child speak his/her mind. Don’t talk and talk, just let your child do the talking, listen.

If you hear something that strikes you, compose yourself and try to remain calm. It’s time to listen.

Do Not Shut Your Child up When He/She Is Try to Open up To You

It’s true that a child, especially when he/she is in his/her adolescent years finds it hard to open things up, particularly when it’s about bullying and/or being bullied. When you sense that he/she is trying to open up to you, sit down and listen to him/her. Don’t be exaggerated when you hear him/her speak up. Stay calm. Don’t judge your child when you don’t like what you are hearing, most importantly, don not put the blame on your child.

Self-control is key to keep the line of communication flowing. Your child needs to know and feel that you care, love and understand him/her, and that you are going to help him/her with the situation that he/she is currently in. Respond in a calm and positive manner.

This time is a great way to let your teen speak her feelings out with regards to him/her being bullied, this will let your child be able to share her feelings and thoughts with you.

This will also let your child know that he/she has a parent who loves and understands him/her enough to help her with her situation.

Prepare Your Teen to Stand Up and Fight by Enrolling Him/Her to a Self-Defense Class

Parents, like you, may worry that your kid might regard and think of you as a broken record, but there things that you can never talk to your kids about very often:

  • Decision making with regards to how they treat their peers, becoming a good example without excluding others can create an anti-bullying atmosphere.
  • Letting them stand up for what they believe is true, especially when they are around their friends. Self-worth, self-control and self-esteem are some of the things that a self-defense school can teach as they teach children the things that are necessary for them to make a stand.
  • Telling them and letting them understand that they just can take all in. They can’t just accept and accept when they know that they are being harassed. Encourage your child to talk to someone he/she trusts so much and let him/her open her feelings up.
  • Teaching hi,/her to love himself/herself. It is important for a child to have self-esteem and self-confidence as this is a great tool to stop bullying.
  • Letting your children know and feel that you are always there for them, that you have their back. Children and teens must know that if someone doesn’t believe in them, you are there, always ready to support and love them all the way.
  • Teach and help your child to learn that there are solutions to every problem, especially with bullying. By using some life skills, they can create some actions to solve their problems and get the results that they want to have.
  • Let them learn some self-defense skills so that bullies won’t regard them as the perfect target. Self-defense skills will make these kids well-rounded and ready for every attack to happen, as it makes them sensitive on the things and people that surround them.

Let your child know that he can’t just be a victim. Teach them to not be the perfect target.

Self Defense Tips and Tricks

One important thing that people should know about is learning self-defense, however, this things is not given due importance. Truth is the safety of oneself and one’s property should always be on the top of the priority list of every person. An attack could never be predicted as to where and when it will happen. No matter what your gender is, how old you are… you can always be attacked with a blink of an eye. Attacks happen unexpectedly, for this reason, you have to be ready to defend and protect yourself. But what should we really do when we are faced with an attack? Are there things that we need to learn so that we can effectively defend ourselves from an attacker?

Learn a Self Defense Technique

There are several Self Defense Techniques that you can learn; you just have to choose the one that will suit you. If you have plenty of time, you can go out and look for schools and/or gyms that teach self-defense, choose and pick what you want and learn.

If you are a busy person, and you got no time for enroll, there are self-defense weapons such as Pepper Sprays, Tasers, personal alarms and more.

Combat sports is also a good choice for defending yourself, it’s as effective as other self-defense methods.

Keep Away from Harmful Scenarios

The most important goal of self-defense is to make you get away from harm. Avoid a situation if you feel that you are going to be attacked, always follow your instincts. If you see some people around the area where you are, and you feel like they are walking towards you, walk away as fast as you can. Remember, it’s better safe than sorry.

Don’t Panic

Do not let anxiety eat you up. Everything that you will learn in self-defense can be best put into action if anxiety doesn’t eat you up, or if you do not panic. You can think better if you are relaxed. Being relaxed is important especially if you are on yourself. Keep calm and go fight.

There are many ways in which you can defend yourself from all kinds of attacks in different situations. Gather as much information with regards to self-defense techniques.

We live in the modern times, so it will be easier for you to find what you need.