Hit Like A Girl

Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted?

April is sexual assault awareness and prevention month and we want to do our part to change those numbers, empower women, and give back to the community.

We have partnered up with Long Drop Cider and Faces of Hope Victim Center to offer you a unique opportunity.  Join us at LongDrop Cider Co. for an hour and a half of self protection and empowerment training from Idaho’s premiere Krav Maga training center.

Lead instructor, Tracie Ide, will be teaching this powerful seminar so come find out what it REALLY means to hit like a girl and act like a lady!  This event is open to women age 21 and up.

What does an Idaho Krav Maga Women’s Self Defense Seminar look like?


Registration is $20 in advance PLUS a donation to Hope’s Closet.  Faces of Hope Victim Center is a one-stop triage center for victims of abuse in Ada County or $25 and a donation at the door. Your registration and donation includes the seminar and one FREE pint of cider.  This event is limited to 30 participants.

Hope’s Closet has the highest need for women’s casual clothing (leggings, yoga pants, etc. in sizes small and medium) at this time.  They also appreciate any clothing items you might have, including clothing suitable for court visits, etc.  New, unopened cosmetics and personal care items are also needed.

Sign up today!  Use coupon code HLAGWTI by April 13th to take advantage of the $20 early bird registration.

April 14, 2018

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

The Ifs of carrying a gun

As a self defense instructor, I am often asked whether I recommend carrying a firearm for personal safety.  I do, but with many “ifs” attached.

A gun can be an effective self defense tool, if you are willing to invest in learning how to handle the gun proficiently and safely.  Hitting a target is not easy.  Hitting a target when you are under stress and duress is damn hard.  It requires learning the basics of marksmanship and practicing them on a regular basis.  If you make the decision to carry a gun, first make the decision to find a qualified instructor and train.  Set aside time and money, and commit.

A gun requires care and maintenance.  It is your responsibility to learn what makes your gun go bang, how to keep that gun running smoothly, and what to do in the event the gun fails to do so at any given time.

Carrying a gun on your person means you are choosing to be responsible for keeping that gun on your person securely.  How and where will it be carried?  Are you practicing getting to the gun quickly and presenting it quickly when the need arises?  Have you considered what might happen if someone tries to take it from you?  Have you considered the legal ramifications if you use the gun in self protection and everything goes smoothly and the threat is stopped?  What if everything goes horribly wrong and an innocent person is injured or killed?

The decision to carry a firearm is one that requires careful consideration, commitment to training, and acceptance of immense responsibility.  Don’t make it lightly.

What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga (pronounced “krahv mahGAH”) is an effective, modern, and dynamic self-defense and fighting system. It is designed to be practical and intuitive for people of any age, shape, or size. The techniques expand on your natural instincts to develop skills quickly and effectively, while enabling you to address attacks under any scenario. You will learn how to defend yourself and your loved ones, while gaining increased awareness and instinctive reflexes.