We’ve all seen it – the news plays story-after-story about violence against women, kidnapped children, and gang attacks. As Krav Maga instructors, we understand the reality of the violence we face in today’s society. We understand we are not immune to attacks based on our income, neighborhood, or even our training. These stories stoke our internal fire into a blazing inferno – everyone should be coming to our classes, but why can’t they see that?
The truth is, the average person doesn’t believe it could happen to them. Sure, they might have had to sit through a mandatory 1980s-esque anti-assault video at work, but their day-to-day life is safe and comfortable. Until it isn’t.