The Women's Division
Tammy McCracken, Head of KMG Women's Division
Tammy is owner & Global Solutions Director of Personal Defense Industries, LLC and Chief Instructor at Kore Krav Maga (a subsidiary of PDI). She is a Certified Instructor with Krav Maga Global (KMG), and is the KMG International Women's Division Coordinator. She was the first female KMG instructor certified on the East Coast and is one 3 Women in the U.S. to hold an EXPERT rank with KMG. With a doctorate in psychology, she brings her understanding of human behavior and neurobiology into every class she teaches.
She is a respected speaker in the field of Violence Dynamics and was a requested presenter at the Washington D.C, Airline Pilots Association Safety and Security Forum. She has also provided expert court testimony in cases related to actions of self-defense.
Dana O'Neal, USA Women's Director
Dana has a varied background in music education, education administration and teacher development. After 14 years of teaching in the classroom in both public and private schools, Mrs. Dana decided to stay home and teach her children.
She first took an interest in martial arts when her oldest son and husband began training Tae Kwon Do. She began training in Han Mu Do at that time and continued to build skills in Krav Maga. Dana is a certified instructor with Krav Maga Global and is ranked at Graduate Level 2. She is also a level 1 instructor of Ground Force Movement and has earned a brown belt II in Han Mu Do. She continues to train both Krav Maga and Han Mu Do.
Krav Maga for Women
Krav Maga has been developed to meet the specific needs and requirements of each type of individual. Krav Maga for women is characterized by its effectiveness. Size, strength and power are important realities in self-defense training. Most women will be confronted by threats who have a physical advantage in these 3 areas.
Krav Maga is an effective response to potential –or active- violence even when the attacker has this physical advantage.
Techniques and Tactics in Krav Maga for Women
When training women, one has to take into account a woman’s ability to improve and excel despite her own common misconception of her ability to fight and face physical challenges that require strength or aggressiveness.
KMG ‘s training methods for women are based on years of experience, as well as numerous real-life situations in which women found our system to be the most effective. Our Krav Maga for women system provides excellent self-defense skills, producing the highest rate of defense successes in facing various types of attacks. In addition to the technical and tactical training required to gain Krav Maga skills, it is also needed that women acquire the appropriate mental capabilities to support their physical readiness to fight. This includes developing an attitude that allows for determination, persistence and aggression to become a part of the woman’s natural state of mind whenever needed.