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Women Learn Self Defense Through The Krav Maga ‘Stay Away Program’

Posted: Nov 13, 2014 2:05 PM PSTUpdated: Nov 13, 2014 3:08 PM PST

Krav Maga instructor, John Woods, teaches a student how to escape an attack.Krav Maga instructor, John Woods, teaches a student how to escape an attack.

    • MORGANTOWN –

Women often think, ‘It can’t happen to me,’ but the fact is that one in four women experience rape or sexual assault in their lifetime. Even if you’re not one of those women, wouldn’t it be nice to know you could protect yourself in that situation? Krav Maga West Virginia teaches women just that.

Krav Maga teaches how to defend yourself and get away from a bad situation, fast.

Angela Gray has been a student for almost a year.

“I was a victim. I did things where we had violence towards us,” said Gray. “I learned how to do non-threatening skills as a teach and as a life skills teach and this, this is what you need out on the road.”

A new student says she thinks women knowing self defense in this day and age is imperative.

“We’re women and we’re seen as the most vulnerable of the two genders,” she said. “You never know when an attack is going to come upon you, or when somebody is going to try to assault you physically so I think it’s good to know which skills and tactics you can use to your advantage.”

The Krav Maga instructors teach the ‘Stay Away Program’

“It was developed by the IKMF, the International Krav Maga Federation,” said John Woods, an Instructor at Krav Maga West Virginia. “It’s about a three month curriculum that is applied directly towards women and it’s meant to really empower them so that women can walk in peace.”

Anything goes in Krav Maga. And the instructors encourage the students to give it their all.

“You never know what’s going to happen,” said Gray. “As a victim, I’ve been followed home, I’ve had stalkers. Even as a young teenager I wish I knew this stuff back then. I probably wouldn’t have been a victim.”

READ MORE AND SEE VIDEO AT THE SOURCE: http://www.wboy.com/story/27379965/women-learn-self-defense-through-the-krav-maga-stay-away-program

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