Women Only Class (Level 1)IKM Krav Maga »
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Upper West Side
250 W 100th St Suite C104
(Btwn Broadway & W End Ave)
New York, New York 10025 (Map)
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- Class Level: Beginner
- Age Requirements: 14 and older
- Average Class Size: 18
What you'll learn in this health class:
Our women self defense NYC classes will teach you how to protect yourself and your loved ones! Krav Maga has a unique approach to personal safety that can be used by anyone regardless of age. Taught by either a male or female instructor, feel comfortable and at ease as you learn new self-defense techniques, lose weight, and get in great shape!
Street violence is a common occurrence these days. Life in the big city is not always safe. There are muggers and potential violent attackers out there (especially when alcohol is involved) so you should be aware of them and know how to handle yourself. Most people tend to freeze or go into shock when they first experience a violent attack. This feeling of helplessness while facing an attacker can be avoided with the right training. You don’t have to be a victim of a violent crime. You can learn self defense techniques through our female self-defense classes, which will boost your confidence and teach you how to be aware of your surroundings. We will teach you the basic principles and techniques of the most effective self defense methods that exist today- Krav Maga – to improve your odds of surviving an attack.
In our unique women self-defense classes you will learn various techniques; how to take care of yourself and how to avoid being a victim of violence. You will be amazed what a difference it makes to learn how to identify possible opponents. This preventive behavior is simulated in realistic scenarios that train your mind & body to react fast and effectively.
Knowledge and Skills Taught in Female Self-Defense Classes
- How to escape hair grabs and hand grabs
- How to get out of bear hug from behind and in front of you
- Escape choke holds and strangles
- How to a get a person off you if he/she is on top of you
- Disable an armed attacker
- Using your personal belongings to defend yourself
Refund & Cancellation PolicyCancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a full refund. Students who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class.
Teacher: Dawn Nadeau
Dawn began her training in women’s self defense while an undergrad at Wellesley College. An avid athlete, she has close to 20 years of experience in boxing and fitness. Dawn trained for 6 years under Golden Glove boxing champion Freddie Soto at the former Printing House Gym and Boxing studio in Greenwich Village.
She is passionate about teaching women tools to help them stay safe and encouraging everyone to exceed their own expectations. Dawn came to IKM in 2012 and began intensive training with Tsahi Shemesh, and in 2013 completed the IKM Civilian Instructor’s Course 1 & 2 under Gabi Noah (Master II) and received her G1 certification, becoming the first woman instructor certified by IKM in the United States. Dawn also successfully completed IKM Children Instructors Course and she is certified to teach Krav Maga for kids. She is the mother of 2 young girls, both of whom train at IKM, and focuses on the women and children’s programs at the studio.
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