Self Defense Can Save Women Runners Life
Many women worry about being attacked while running alone. Marathon training means running many miles alone. Male runners can be an easy target for muggers but women runners are an easy target for rapists.
Why so many women get raped during their running? Because when women are running alone, they have no breath, they run in isolated lanes, no one can hear them scream, no one can come to the rescue.. If the woman is running at dawn or dusk, then she often can’t see too well into dark shadows, if she runs in the same route everyday she becomes an easy victim to abuse.
Women are being sexually attacked during running because they fail to plan their running course and follow basic safety tips. Check the full list of safety tips for women who run alone (share it too!). Here are some highlights:
- Change your route every other day.
- Run with someone, not alone.
- Stay alert while running.
- Run at the main lanes in the park.
- Run at well lite places.
- Do not respond to harassments.
Don’t Count On Your Luck – Learn Krav Maga
Unfortunately being a attacked or getting raped can catch any women anywhere.. The best tip when attacked is to run. But what happens if the attacker grabs you, or hug you from behind, or manages to throw you down on the ground and strangle you..
These scenarios might be scary, but there is a solution which female runners need to know about. It is called Krav-Maga (means ‘contact fight’ in Hebrew). What Is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is the official self defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, and has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians in the United States.
Krav Maga is a simple, effective self defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. Find more..
Unlike martial arts which require years of practice until each move is refined to perfection, Krav Maga teaches how to finish a fight in less than 10 seconds!! Women runners can get free from any attacker by using 2-3 Krav Maga moves.
Krav Maga Videos For Women Runners
Learning Krav Maga is easier than other ‘self defense’ techniques. In Krav Maga the same 2-3 strikes will get you free from most situations, knocking any rapist in less than 5 seconds!
How women runners can use Krav-Maga self defense to get free when attacked from the front.
How runners can use Krav Mage to get loose when being bear hugged from behind.
Get Real Krav Maga Lessons
As you could see, learning Krav Maga is not difficult, the main issue is to strike back in order to get away from the attacker as soon as possible. These were example videos showing the effectiveness of Krav Maga.
You can learn Krav Maga by signing to one of the Krav Maga associations near you. If you do not have time or funds to learn it by taking weekly lessons, you can get one of the Krav Maga course made for self learning.
Next time you run alone at a park and some guy jumps on you from the behind, fight back, get loose, and run away!