Self Defence For Women

Self Defence For Women

I am a great believer in being able to defend yourself and get out of a potentially dangerous situation, without the need to call for help.

I also think that this should apply to both men and women.

You don't have to be big or strong to defend yourself.
Quite simply, if you find yourself in a situation that you simply cannot get out of, then attack is the best form of defence.

The first and golden rule of self defence is:
Do not put yourself in a dangerous situation in the first place.

But..... crap happens, and sometimes even the best trained 'experts' cannot avoid confrontation.

You've been vigilant, you've done everything right, but nothing has worked out and you now face a situation that requires a completely different approach.
For most people, including women, this 1st stage is know as a 'passive - aggressive' stage, and for any trained person it is your number one weapon against an attacker.

In essence, to the attacker, you appear quite passive, sheepish and submissive, whilst mentally preparing yourself to be very, very aggressive.

As a woman, you will be seen by an attacker as 'easy prey'

Especially if you take on the passive/aggressive mindset. But there is one big problem with this strategy. 

If the intention is to fight back and be very aggressive, you must know how to fight back effectively in the first place.

Just going berserk and flailing about aimlessly will not work. In fact, your more likely to injure yourself than the attacker..!

The best answer is:
Get Yourself Trained To Fight Back.

You may also be interested in:
UK Legal Self Defence Spray 

I am not just saying this as a throwaway remark.
I have 30 years of martial arts training behind me, and having sampled many of the different styles and techniques, I can safely say the most effective self defence for Preppers and women, is to learn the self defence system of Krav Maga.

Krav Maga is not actually classified as a martial art - it is considered as an Israeli self-defence system, with techniques designed specifically for street fighting.
There are no rules and no letting up until your attacker is incapacitated and your safely away from danger.

Krav Maga uses techniques and movements that are quick and explosive, striking at the attackers most venerable areas - the eyes, the groin, the knees.
It is already taught to the worlds elite combat soldiers and is now a very popular fighting and self defence system, especially for women in the UK.

For any women looking to up your game and add to your prepping and survival skills, I highly recommend a video training course by Guy Dar:

Guy is an Israeli Krav Maga, 8th Dan master and the founder of Krav Maga Maleh

I have trained with Guy, hence promoting his women's self defence video course, and he has a wealth of fighting knowledge that is just astounding...

He is a master of disarming an attacker with knives, handguns or rifles and his basic techniques are direct and straight to the point, with no fancy arm flappy or footwork - just straightforward, aggressive self defence. 

Guys video course is very specific to self defence for women, and highlight the different techniques a women know adopt over a man.
The course on women's self defence costs $57, which is around £43

Currently, Guy is offering a pretty decent FREE bonus pack with the main video course:

Bonus #1: Watch The Complete Course Online completely FREE with the course.

Bonus #2: Self Defence For Women - "Threats & Strategies" - this is valued at $47 (£35), but offered completely FREE with the course.

heres the link to find out more:
 Effective Self Defence For Women

As preppers, we all know 'knowledge is king', and that applies to just about everything prepping.

Knowledge of how to look after yourself and defend in a case of emergency is even more important for women.

I would say that if you only learned a few things from this course, and learned them well, your one step ahead in the game already.

Happy Prepping Folks.


Steve Hart UK Preppers Guide
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    • Rich Steggles on December 29, 2016 at 9:16 pm
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    I disagree, Krav Maga is good for learning tactics and techniques quickly but nothing will prepare you for a fight situation better than combat sports like MMA, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and Boxing. I wrote the previous article about self defence which covers this in abit more detail

    • Simon on August 5, 2016 at 8:41 am
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    Every prepper needs to learn some self defence as you will need it in a shtf situation..
    I have tried most martial arts with the specific aim to defending myself on the street.
    Most of them were too fancy with too many rules applied to them, making them quite useless for street fighting.
    MMA was good but did not cover real life situations.

    Everything about kravmaga is designed to be applied to a street fighting and attack situation.

    Speed and force combined with the defence/offence techniques make this the perfect system for preppers who want to learn real skills.

    Techniques are simple to understand and learn, then practice to encourage muscle memory and they become instinctive.
    Your reaction times get quicker and your ability to defend becomes surprisingly effective.

    Without doubt, this is the number 1 self defence method for anyone, men, women or children need to learn this before its too late.


      • GillyG on August 5, 2016 at 12:39 pm
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      Yep. Dead right.
      Krav Maga rules the fighting roost.!!!

        • Jim W on April 5, 2018 at 5:58 am
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        I have studied several martial arts and nothing compares to combative such as Muay Thai, MMA or brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I trained in Krav panim el panim as good as it is in the training hall with compliance try it on someone that wont comply. I took up brazilian jui jitsu and felt like a puppet, i have never in all of my training felt so helpless!!

    • PrepperPro on August 2, 2016 at 7:40 am
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    Faced with an attacker – ANY offence is good defence.
    But knowing how and when to strike are a life saver.

    I found this out the wrong way!
    Having been attacked and with no self defence skills I was a sitting duck… literally!

    Consequently, I researched a lot of self defensive systems and Krav Maga is without doubt the one to choose.

    Its all about street fights and how to get out safe and unharmed quickly.

    I really cannot praise this method highly enough.
    My confidence returned, my fitness levels went right up and I trained mainly at home.
    The more I trained, th more I wanted to train..!

    Even though I consider myself fairly competent now after a year of Krav Maga I think this is worth getting for my wife.
    She watches me and even joins in sometimes, but having here own specific system might spur her on to better things.

    My advice to anyone, male or female, learn Krav Maga – you really won’t be sorry.
    It has done wonders for me and I’m your original 7 stone weakling.

    1. Great story there PrepperPro and thanks for sharing.

      I couldn’t agree more – we all need to know how to defend ourselves and Krav Maga can help anyone.

      UK Prepper Guide

    • Gravel Face on August 2, 2016 at 7:27 am
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    Hi, even the basic KravMaga will help you take control in a sticky situation.
    The core principles and training methods are what set you up to react at speed and with aggression.
    Spread and aggression are the two key components to this system.

    Having trained in many martial arts forms I found KravMaga to be the best fighting and self defence system out there.

    Give yourself a bit of time to learn and practice a lot – the more you practice, the more it becomes second nature to do the basic movements. This gives you muscle memory which, in turn, gives you the speed and confidence to react instantly with success.

    KravMaga also teaches you self awareness, situation awareness and how to react to different threat levels with appropriate force.
    It’s one hell of a good self defence system.

    Peppers need to learn this……

    • SallyAnne on August 1, 2016 at 5:03 pm
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    Teach yourself from a video course or join a club—
    either way LEARN KRAVMAGA.
    you won’t be sorry.
    It has saved my arse a few times…!!!

    • Gill on August 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm
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    Intersting article.
    Never heard of Krav Maga before this.
    Might be worth a look…

    1. Glad I could be of help Sally.
      It;s definitely one of the top self defence methods for women.

      UK Preppers Guide

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