Young people invited to popular self-defence class

Published on 12 May 2017

Krav Maga workshop has been run for several years and is always a hit with participants.

Ku-ring-gai Council is once again offering their popular Krav Maga Self-Defence Workshop for teens and young adults.

In years past, the response to the workshop has been overwhelmingly positive, with participants learning the basics of this simpler martial art first developed by the Israeli Defence Force.

Krav Maga Global provides a qualified instructor for the four-week course, who will guide participants through the basic movements and principles of Krav Maga and harness the power of our body’s natural instincts.

Participants will be taken through drills, tactics and training methods to help teach practical defence skills that can be helpful when confronted with a dangerous situation.

Commenting on the program’s long-running success, Mayor Jennifer Anderson said “It’s wonderful to see so many young people learning a new skill they wouldn’t usually be exposed to in more traditional sports.”

“Anything that encourages the youth of Ku-ring-gai to be active is fantastic,” she said. “The fact that this workshop helps boost self-esteem and confidence is an added bonus.”

The workshop runs on Friday evenings at St Ives Community Hall from 2 June until 23 June, with refreshments served after.

The cost of the four-week course is $50. More information can be found at kmc.nsw.gov.au/youthevents.

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Media enquiries: Joel Callen Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0897 or jcallen@kmc.nsw.gov.au