Girls with Guts: From Mom to Krav Maga

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They are Girls with Guts: Their stories may seem ordinary on the surface, but once you get to know them, you’ll find they have incredible drive and determination within.

One of those Girls with Guts is Sarah Fox. She is arming people with confidence every day.

It's self defense for the modern world: Krav Maga-- the official Israeli defense system.

Fight Fit in Middleburg Heights is the only Krav self defense center in Northeast Ohio.

It's owned by a woman: Sarah Fox. "Krav Maga is an Israeli form of hand to hand combat that was developed in Israel.  Krav Maga is a self defense that is practical; can be learned quickly. It's designed for street attacks, multiple attacks, attacks with guns, attacks with a knife. This is about how to survive. We have everyone from professors, doctors, lawyers, housewives and teachers," Fox said.

Krav is intense; keeps you in shape; and gives people confidence. Sarah Fox said self confidence is the seed for self defense. The seed was planted at a rape prevention seminar, where women came to learn the basics of self defense.

Sarah is a mom and self-taught business owner. It all started more than five years ago when the place where she fell in love with Krav Maga shut down. "I believed we could reach more people teaching life saving techniques. I just couldn't accept that we weren't going to have it in our area."

Sarah worked night and day building her business. She is now reaching out to hundreds of people inside her 8,300 sq ft facility.

She has 10 instructors and 10 different types of programs.

She's a Krav Maga expert-level instructor in self defense, certified instructor in rape aggression defense and Krav handgun defense specialist.

Sarah is offering a free abduction defense class on June 2, in light of what's been happening in the news. She has filled two classes already. She is offering a third class to FOX 8 viewers.

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