Currently available only for schools and parents’ association;
About the program:
- Children are divided into two groups:
6 to 11 years old and 12 to 16 years old. Teaching is adapted to the age group.
- Group sizes: from 4 to 16 people maximum;
- Number of instructors: 2 (at least one female instructor or assistant instructor)
- The full program consists of 16 hour training divide into two parts. These sessions are usually taught weekly in your facility (because of the length of the program and its content, it cannot be taught all at once).
- Part 1: personal safety and self-defence training session (12 1-hour training session)
- Part 2: anti-abduction training (a 4-hour training session)
- This program can be taught in french or in english.
Why choosing our Krav Maga program?
Our self-defence program is taught through realistic scenario-based trainings and situational judgement tests adapted to the age group.
Krav Maga (Hebrew: קרב מגע,meaning”contact combat”) is not a “family martial art activity” where everyone practice the same kata or technique from 5 years old to 99 years old. It is really not a traditional or sport-based martial art, there are no competitions, no rules and no limits. It is a reality-based self-defence system designed for the primary goal of survival to any kind of assault according the age, the context and the timeline of the aggression.
The program includes solutions to conflicts or violent situations that are most typical for each age group. They learn how to avoid or prevent these events , but in cases where the aggressor engages in physical contact they learn how to protect themselves and fight back. Children also learn important skills such as break-falling and rolling.
Respect, discipline, focus, teamwork, self-confidence, manners and common sense are life skills carefully woven into our program.
In our courses, your child will be safely put into adrenalin mode and coached through mock, mildly threatening scenarios.
Part 1: personal safety and self-defence training session
– to learn the basics of personal safety;
– to build their own personal boundaries;
– how to identify potential risks;
– how to avoid a dangerous situation;
– how to act when the risk is identified;
– to get confident in decision making;
– to learn verbal and body language skills that can prevent an attack;
– self-defence techniques against bullying;
– how to protect themselves from slaps, punches, kicks, shirt grabbing, neck grabbing, choking, attempts to throw to the ground and how to deal with the situation if thrown to the ground;
– teamwork behaviours facing multiple attackers;
– how to act when a friend gets physically or verbally abused;
– how to report an incident and why it must be reported;
Part 2: anti-abduction training
It is the most commonly requested part of the program and and it can be taught independently of Part 1. Parents can be involved in this part of the program: we teach them techniques to protect their children in case of threats when they are doing activities in a public area, then they are involved to the anti-abduction program.
Children learn: (Teaching is adapted to the age group.)
- safety around strangers and dangerous adults;
- getting lost (safety checklist, names, address, phone number; how to act);
- abduction awareness, detection, and avoidance;
- to deal with situations in which they be assaulted by adults (criminal assault or sexual abuse);
- how to protect themselves from physical contacts;
- how to physically break away and escape the grasp of an abductor;
- how to ask for help;
- how to report to their parents about the incident;