Ending sexual violence starts with training women to use their voice,
mind and body to prevent sexual assault. During April's Sexual Assault
Awareness Month, Krav Maga Worldwide (KMW) and its affiliates join
together in hosting Women's Empowerment Seminars throughout the world to
help women learn practical self-defense skills, like how to use decisive
verbal cues, assess environmental risks, avoid dangerous situations, and
fight off attackers. In partnership with the non-profit organization
Krav Maga Association of America, KMW and its affiliates will train
women, teens, and young girls on the necessary skills that can transform
a call for help into a call to action: "We cannot ignore the scary
reality that there are bad people out there who threaten and do bad
things. Rather, we equip women with the tools and training that help
them develop the confidence, knowledge and power to protect their bodies
and take control over their own safety," said Kelly Campbell,
Sexual assault remains a serious and widespread problm. The National
Sexual Violence Resource Center estimates nearly 1 in 5 women in the
United States have experienced an attempted rape or have been raped.
According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, approximately 7
out of 10 victims know their assailants.
The seminars combine a safe environment that engages participants in a
frank dialogue about sexual assault scenarios, with realistic training
that focuses on prevention skills to identify threats before they happen
and physical skills to stop and fight off attacks. Participants develop
the right mindset, inner strength, and physical preparedness to maintain
their personal safety.
Women interested in attending an empowerment seminar during Sexual
Assault Awareness Month can find information on participating affiliates
and sign-up instructions by visiting http://www.kravmaga.org/2017-saam.
Affiliates and locations are added daily. Space is limited, so advance
sign-ups are recommended. Donations or fees may be associated with
For more information about Krav Maga Worldwide, please visit: www.kravmaga.com.
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