Friday, January 24, 2014

WoW teams up with Krav Maga Philippines for women's safety

World of Womanity (WoW) recently organized a practical self-defense demonstration session for female employees of Star Cruises Philippines at the Star Cruises Centre in Newport City, Pasay City last January 17.

The demo session was conducted by Krav Maga Philippines (KMP) Managing Director Kenneth Agustin and Senior Instructor Fred, using different street violence scenarios as training exercises.

KMP's Senior Instructor, Fred, demonstrates a move with Allen.
Krav Maga is a self-defense system that was developed in the late 1940s to enhance the combat skills of Israeli military forces.

Unlike martial arts, which has sporting and competitive elements, Krav Maga integrates instinct-based self-defence tactics with real life scenarios using simple and easy to learn movements that aim to disempower an attacker and let the target victim safely walk away. It focuses on technique over strength and awareness over mastery.

Moved by last year's incidences of violence against women, which included that of slain advertising executive, Kae Devantes, WoW approached KMP for the conduct of practical self-defense demo sessions, as well as the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), for the dissemination of said opportunity to its members.

Star Cruises Philippines welcomed the opportunity as a way of equipping its female employees with skills that will empower them when confronted by an attacker.

Organizers and participants of the Practical Self-Defense Session
WoW would like to thank KMP Managing Director Kenneth Agustin and Senior Instructor, Fred; Star Cruises Vice President for Philippine Operations Michael Sibayan, Assistance Vice President Teri Llamas, and HR Coordinator Allen Rico; and IBPAP through Ms. Monette Hamlin.

From this blog to the concrete jungles of the workaday world, we are one for the women.

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