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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Krav Maga underlines importance of self-defense

THE International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) conducted a demo training last weekend at the SM City Cebu Trade Hall to underline the importance of self-defense in our daily life.

The two-day demo training was spearheaded by IKMF Cebu coordinator Roz Banzon together with IKMF-Cebu instructor Al Claro and IKMF-Cagayan de Oro coach Joseph Javier.

The first day of free demonstration tackled the different defenses against attacks, head swings, baseball bat swing, knife attacks, straight stabs, and gun threats.

The next day, the coaches demonstrated the defenses against punches and ground defense, among others.

“The goal of this demo training was to introduce Krav Maga and to encourage people to join classes, because self-defense nowadays is very important,” Banzon told SunStar Cebu.

“Attacks can happen anytime and anywhere. Attacks are unexpected. That is why it’s very important to learn self-defense,” said Claro. “Most prone to attacks are women, so it’s important for them to learn how to defend themselves.” Banzon said that most of the students in Krav Maga in Cebu are men, that’s why they want to encourage the women to learn self-defense.

“We encourage the girls to train. We’re not saying that the women are the lesser sex. What we are trying to say that they need it more because they are more prone to attacks,” said Banzon. (RSC)
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