12-Year-Old Schoolgirl Fends Off Attacker With Israeli Krav Maga

A 12-year-old schoolgirl fought off a man who attacked her on her way home from school using a defense technique developed by Mossad agents and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

When the man grabbed hold of her, the girl’s year plus of defense training kicked in, and she quickly reacted by elbowing the perpetrator and then kneeing him in the groin before running to safety and calling her mother.

The brave young girl’s mother was quoted by Ham&High having said that her daughter “did not see what the person looked like” or what he was wearing, as her only concern was to escape. She did say that the hand which grabbed her felt like that of a large man.

With her year plus of Krav Maga training, she reacted quickly elbowing the perpetrator and then kneeing them in the groin before taking off at a clip to safety before calling me (…) She did not see what the person looked like or was wearing as her only concern was to react and get out of there. She did say when the hand grabbed her, it felt large like a man. (…) I know there have been a spate of confrontations between men and local area school girls (she had changed back into her school uniform after Krav Maga) so I wanted to make you aware that someone remains at large and they are still “targeting” school aged girls. (…) She is home safely for which we are grateful.

Krav Maga, which translates in Hebrew to “contact combat,” is a self-defense technique which combines Boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, Jujutsu, and Wrestling along with realistic training for fights.

The incident took place as the girl was walking home from her Krav Maga combat class in the London borough of Camden around 6:00 p.m. local time.

In other Krav Maga related news here on Inquisitr, a Jewish mother fought off an armed terrorist using the Israeli military form of hand-to-hand combat, as she knew that if she didn’t fight she would be killed alongside her two young children. The man lunged at her with a knife and stabbed her in the face and shoulder before she smashed his face with her fist and unleashed a beating which caused him to flee into a bathroom. She then barricaded the bathroom door using a bed and called neighbors for help.

After reading this, do you have any interest in learning Krav Maga?

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