Women's Self Defense


Women's Self Defense

Sexual assault is a widespread type of violence that many individuals experience in their lifetimes. Among adults, it is women who are most often targeted for sexual assault. Sexual predators are not motivated by sexual desire; instead, they are motivated by the desire to control, degrade and exert power over others. Therefore, rapists target those they believe they can intimidate, isolate and overpower. Often times, these are people they are acquainted with - socially, professionally, intimately or part of the same family.

At Invictus, our women’s self defense program teaches women how to defend themselves against the most common attacks that they may encounter, i.e. chokes, grabs, bear hugs, and other attacks often used by larger, stronger aggressors. You will learn how to transform your fear into anger and unleash it into empowerment. In order to prepare students to survive a real attack, we emphasize realistic training scenarios and defenses. In competitive fighting sports, rules exist to provide a level of safety. Krav Maga teaches you how to fight without rules. Women leave our classes feeling more knowledgeable, stronger and empowered, reducing their chance of becoming a victim.

Of course, there is more to self-defense than violence of action… Self-defense is comprised of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, along with physical techniques, that enable someone to successfully defend, escape and survive a violent attack. A good self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training. So, whether you take our class or someone else's, please keep these factors in mind.

To sign up for our next seminar, click here.

Invictus Krav Maga is dedicated to your safety and well being. As such, we will leave you with some statistics to keep in mind... according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC):

  • Approximately 1 in 5 (21.3% or an estimated 25.5 million) women in the U.S. reported completed or attempted rape at some point in their lifetime, including completed forced penetration, attempted forced penetration, or alcohol/drug facilitated completed penetration.
  • Approximately 1 in 6 women (16.1% or an estimated 19.2 million women) experienced sexual coercion (e.g., being worn down by someone who repeatedly asked for sex, sexual pressure due to someone using their influence or authority) at some point in their lifetime.
  • A majority of female victims of completed or attempted rape first experienced such victimization early in life, with 81.3% (nearly 20.8 million victims) reporting that it first occurred prior to age 25.
  • The self-reported incidence of rape or sexual assault more than doubled from 1.4 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older in 2017 to 2.7 in 2018.

For a complete list of statistics by NSVRC, click here.