Ratel Apex blog


Welcome to the first Apex Krav Maga blog entry. Here we'll be posting regular musings on all things that catch our eye.The blog will range in content from class updates, children's self-defence articles, weekly thoughts, funny stories, and much more.

Firstly though, why Ratel as the blog name?

Well, i was looking for a good blog name for the site, and remember watching a documentary about the 'Honey Badger', a smallish mammal with a fearsome reputation!

This little mammal is virtually unstoppable, when it comes to defending itself. Anything unwise enough to interfere with it, soon learns a valuable lesson.

I thought Ratel (Afrikaans for 'Honey Badger) was an apt name, as my aim is to have a club of fearless little warriors, unafraid to react effectively if escape is impossible. The quotes below sum it up perfectly:

"The Honey badger or ratel is a tenacious small carnivore that has a reputation for being, pound for pound, Africa's most fearless animal despite its small size. It is even listed as the "most fearless animal in the world" in the Guinness Book of Records."

"Honey badgers are notorious for their strength, ferocity and toughness. They have been known to savagely and fearlessly attack almost any kind of animal when escape is impossible, reportedly even repelling much larger predators such as lions. Bee stings, porcupine quills, and animal bites rarely penetrate their skin. If horses, cattle, or Cape buffalos intrude upon a ratel's burrow, it will attack them. They are virtually tireless in combat and can wear out much larger animals in physical confrontations."

Honey Badger