Self-defense is an essential skill for women. When you’re trained properly you can feel confident in your surroundings, free from fear. Krav Maga is a form of self-defense that women have embraced because of its practical nature. What is Krav Maga? This may be the first time you’ve heard about this self-defense system. Krav Maga has been around for a long time, though. Developed in Israel, Krav Maga is now used by many law enforcement and military training programs.