Sensei Fritz is a third degree black belt in the ABD system and has over eighteen years of experience in the martial arts. During the class, she taught Krav Maga "combatives" and a few "scenarios" (situational drills) to the college-aged attendees. Participants got to practice the techniques on each other as well as on Krav Maga's target of choice, the tombstone pad.
Krav Maga is ideal for women because of its focus on aggressiveness over physical power. It's unlikely that a woman, even one trained in martial arts, will be able to overpower a larger, stronger assailant. In Krav Maga, however, speed and preemption help to equalize the playing field. A KM student is taught to never stop counterattacking - until the assailant is either incapacitated or gives up the attack.
Obviously, a two-hour session is not enough to prepare someone for real life self-defense. Participants were encouraged to seek out formal Krav Maga training to further their knowledge and expand their confidence in the possibility of a real situation.
Sensei Fritz was assisted by Eddie Xiloj, Barbara Cedio, and Jenn Job.
Kayla Fritz is available for on-site Krav Maga self-defense seminars for women's groups, churches, schools, businesses, etc. Please contact her at America's Best Defense Norwich or by emailing her at abdfritz (at) yahoo.com.