Held at Paul Newman's Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, the ABD team was brought in by DCF supervisor Eric Moore to lead the group, comprising mostly of women, through an interactive session detailing the concepts and basic techniques of Krav Maga, the self-defense system developed by the Israeli military.
Attendees practiced striking pads with punches and kicks in between informative discussions on self-defense psychology, how criminals profile their victims, and the mindset required to stop a physical attack before it starts.
Laughter rang through the gymnasium as the DCF workers practiced full-force groin kicks and applauded each other for aggressiveness.
ABD Norwich was honored to be able to deliver this presentation. Thanks to Eric Moore for inviting us, and to Krav Maga instructors Angel Ayala and Eddie Xiloj, and students Zach Ninteau, Joseph Mendelsohn, Michaela and Mike Bourey, Michael Park, and Ray Blomquist for assisting.