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Top 5 self-defense tools that can be worn on the body or in a women's bag: in Israeli Krav-Maga

Updated: Jun 16, 2022

In this article, we will look at: What does a tactical Krav-Maga class include? What are the tactical self-defense risk assessment strategies? Why is it necessary to study different means and weapons for self-defense? What outdoor or indoor protection skills do you need to survive? What is the top 5 most common tactical self-defense gear that can be worn on the body or in a women's bag? What is pepper spray? What types of stun guns are there? What is a tactical pen? What is the use of keys for self-defense? What types of training knives and protective equipment are used in Krav-Maga training? What types of real assault knives are there? What types of tactical pen, stun gun, and pepper spray are there?

The concepts presented here are for illustrative purposes only. Before attempting any technique discussed or presented in this article, seek professional training from a reputable instructor.

What does a tactical Krav-Maga class include?

Tactical Krav-Maga classes include intense exercises specifically designed for outdoor and indoor self-defense, where the basics of street and combat training, both physical and mental, are taught: Increased cardiopulmonary endurance and explosive strength; Psychological awareness of stressful situations; Combat positions; Weak spots; Visions of combat and blocking in an efficient and tactical manner; Use of cold and hot weapons - a knife, a pistol, and a stick; Fight at zero distance - including wrestling exercises, standing and on the ground; Releases from grips and suffocation while standing and on the ground; survival techniques; Using items from everyday life such as newspapers, women's bags, mobile phones, keys, and more... Training scenario for individuals and teams for the security forces; operational driving; Operational shooting and more... Tactical self-defense courses for various areas, focused on: Employees of law enforcement agencies - military and police; For - hospitals, firefighters, municipal institutions, airports, and law-abiding citizens. There are self-defense security specialists who give advice on how to prevent future scenarios in the institutions mentioned above and assess the risks of their occurrence in the future... According to Mark Fesler (6th Dan in Krav-Maga), “In Krav-Maga, students prepare for situations and extreme scenarios taken from real everyday life, which are written in the blood of innocent victims of an attack,” and adds: “Every state and organization in accordance with their own laws and codes of conduct... therefore "It is important to tailor Krav-Maga training to the specifics of the state or institution, whether in a civil or professional setting".

What are the tactical self-defense risk assessment strategies?

The main core of minimizing security risks is the construction of: a program for a comprehensive assessment of security risks; Modeling of possible scenarios of robbery or terrorism depending on the geographical location and in the field of activity of the organization. When the main goal is to identify weaknesses in the security chain and develop effective strategies and tactics to reduce the risk of attack, robbery, or terrorism. When the cost of hiring experts in the field is negligible compared to minimizing the risks of an attack, robbery, or terrorist attack that can be prevented in the future. In the risk assessment strategy, great importance is attached to the structure and its geographical location; Access control systems, i.e. modern technologies used in security programs, such as alarm systems, camera directions, emergency actions, and risks associated with insider threats. An organization that cares about the future of itself and its employees invests financial resources in developing or modifying outdated contingency plans. That is, emergency situations must be consistent with the risks, the environment of the organization, and with its employees.

Why is it necessary to study different means and weapons for self-defense?

In Israel, every citizen (male and female) is required to do military service. In military service, they learn tactical combat and tactical self-defense at different levels depending on the type of service they are supposed to do. When there is military personnel who are engaged in servicing combat units and those who are actually fighting. As a result, divided into different levels of self-defense training. Most civilians who have served in the Israeli army are familiar with the basics of tactical self-defense. Many of them, having familiarized themselves with Krav-Maga, turn it into a way of life in civilian life. That is, they understand the importance of knowing the issue of tactical self-defense even in civilian life... when the threat can lurk anywhere if it is work; On the street on the way to work or at the university; in a bar, at a disco, etc. The purpose of this article is to provide you with information about the different types of weapons that you carry on your body or in a women's bag that you can use for your self-defense or the self-defense of your loved ones.

What outdoor or indoor protection skills do you need to survive?

Using a tactical pen for self-defense
Using a tactical pen for self-defense

In tactical self-defense, great importance is attached to psychological preparation in situations of distress. That is if we get into stress, then most likely we will lose the battle. At the heart of tactical training is to avoid aggression and escalation of events. Talk to the attacker, let him feel that you are not a danger to him and want to part with the world; sometimes it's better to apologize than get into a street fight that could end up in the hospital or worse. But this is not always possible; when there is a clear intention to attack, one must defend oneself. For this purpose, the use of any means that are in your hands and can help you get out of trouble is welcome. It's always better to be prepared for the worst-case scenario in which you have to defend against one or more attackers with the clear intention of harming you; To rob you, etc. The strategy for defending against one intruder is completely different from several. When it comes to dealing with multiple attackers, it is recommended to defend and attack while standing. For this reason, a narrow range of skills has been developed in Krav-Maga, including the ability to neutralize the enemy while standing with and without weapons: in Krav-Maga, punches, elbows, kicks, and knees are practiced. Techniques are familiar from martial arts such as Karate, Muay Thai, Kung Fu, etc. However, sometimes it is necessary to use self-defense tools to increase the chance of survival in case of multiple attackers. For the purpose of tactical self-defense, they are taught to use small items that can be carried on the body or in a woman's bag, such as keys, mobile phone, bag, pen, pencil, credit card, newspaper, tactical pen, stun gun, pepper spray, etc. Special courses focus on tactical self-defense, with attention being paid to common scenarios that have occurred and scenarios that may occur. Instructors bring trainees to the level of animal instincts. When there is no compromise in speed, determination, strength, and power when performing this or that exercise.

What is the top 5 most common tactical self-defense gear that can be worn on the body or in a women's bag?

Krav-Maga has developed unique methods to make the most of everyday items available for self-defense, i.e. self-defense at any moment. Our immediate environment is replete with various items that can be used such as stones, sticks, chairs, newspaper, pens, etc... In general, the use of available items in Krav-Maga falls into two main categories: immovable objects such as a door, heavy table, and more...; And in particular items that can be moved, such as a rolled-up newspaper, a flashlight, keys, a bag, and more... which are mainly used for offense and defense. In addition, there are self-defense tools that can be purchased specifically for this purpose, such as a knife, pepper spray, a shock gun, a tactical pen, and more... In this article, we raise awareness of the everyday items that a person wears on the body, or in a women's bag for tactical self-defense. In future articles, we will discuss other objects mentioned above.

A set of non-lethal protective equipment that can be worn on the body or in a women's bag: