Krav Maga Worldwide® Announces Empowerment Seminars for Women During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Krav Maga Worldwide and affiliates nationwide provide life-saving
training, raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate
communities on prevention

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–“Prevention is possible” is not merely the mantra of April’s Sexual
Assault Awareness Month, but truth in action for many women, teens and
young girls who will take part in Krav Maga Worldwide’s Women’s
Empowerment Seminars on April 16 and 17. Created to teach practical
self-defense skills, like how to assess environmental risks, avoid
dangerous situations and fight off attackers, the seminars also build
inner confidence and promote safety and self-awareness. Seminars are
free-of-charge, sponsored through a joint program between Krav Maga
Worldwide (KMW) and its non-profit partner Krav Maga Association of
America. Additionally, KMW affiliates across the country will host
various seminars throughout April to educate local communities on
effective self-protection techniques and help eliminate sexual violence.

Sexual assault remains a serious and widespread problem. The National
Sexual Violence Resource Center estimates nearly 1 in 5 women in the
United States have experienced an attempted rape or rape. According to
the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, 44% of sexual assault victims
are under age 18, 80% are under age 30, and approximately 4 out of 5
victims know their assailants.

“While our seminars teach participants how to physically defend against
an attack, they focus on more than merely learning hand-to-hand combat
techniques,” said KMW-certified instructor Kelly Campbell. “Knowing how
to break out of a bear hug or other grasp is essential, but women need
to develop the confidence to fight back first. This can be especially
hard for survivors who have experienced ongoing oppression or abuse, who
never received positive support, or who suffer feelings of guilt or
shame. We teach participants that the best defense is to start fighting
back right away, but the power to do this doesn’t come from muscles or
physical force, it comes from inner strength.”

Women interested in attending an empowerment seminar during Sexual
Assault Awareness Month can find information and sign up at local
training centers by visiting http://www.kravmaga.org/2016-saam.
Space is limited, so advance sign-ups are recommended.

For more information about Krav Maga Association of America, please
visit www.kravmaga.org..
Additional information about Krav Maga Worldwide can be found at www.kravmaga.com.

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