Krav Maga, meaning “contact combat” in Hebrew, is a form of unarmed combat system first developed by Imi Lichtenfield for use in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). Subsequently, Imi trained several elite units of the Hagana and Palmach (striking force of the Hagana and forerunner of the special units of the IDF), including the Pal-yam, as well as groups of police officers.
Imi became Chief Instructor for Physical Fitness and Krav Maga at the IDF School of Combat Fitness. He served in the IDF for about 20 years, during which time he developed and refined his unique method for self-defense and hand-to-hand combat. After he finished his active duty, Imi began adapting and modifying Krav Maga to civilian needs.
Krav Maga Logic
Krav Maga is a unique and logical system of self-defense, fighting skills and defensive tactics. There are no traditional or sporting elements in Krav Maga with all of its training methods being based on the adaptation of instinctive response through principal based learning, resulting in skills that become practical in a short space of time and useful under stressful conditions. Elevating the trainee’s capabilities on the physical, mental, technical and tactical levels, Krav Maga is suitable for all, as each person, with the guidance of a certified instructor can reach their own goals and fulfill their needs.
Krav Maga Training
An essential part of Krav Maga training is its structured teaching process, delivery of learning and training methodologies. Its curriculum is divided into grades and levels, whether it is for civilians, military soldiers, Law-Enforcement and security officers, Close Personal Protection personnel or members of special units.
Krav Maga Training Includes:
- How to prevent, avoid, escape and evade situations of conflict
- Learning how to fall and roll to reduce injury through impact on the ground
- Attacking and counter-attacking skills, using the hands, legs, feet, arms and head
- How to use everyday objects for self-defense and fighting
- Techniques to defend yourself again unarmed attacks such as kicks, strikes, throws, different grabs of body and clothing
- Techniques to defend yourself again armed threats and attacks involving knives, other sharp objects, sticks and other blunt objects
- Techniques to defend yourself against threats with both a short barreled or long barreled firearms
- How to defend yourself when on the ground
- How to deal with multiple attackers
- How to defend other people also known as third party protection
Krav Maga – A modern System For the Modern World
Krav Maga techniques and principles are taught with ultimate reality in mind. To enable someone to cope with all types of conflict situations and violent encounters in all types of environments, places, surrounding and situation, such as open or confined spaces, around or in a car or on public transport, in water, in low-light conditions and on shaky, uneven or non-resisting grounds and more.
Krav Maga training also emphasizes the need to train to deal with conflict when in positions of disadvantage such as; standing, sitting down, laying down (on your front or back), when on moving transport or with a loved one.
Krav Maga Personal Development
Krav Maga enables personal growth from both a physical and mental perspective with those training Krav Maga seeing vast improves in their physical health and mental abilities to make decisions in stressful, fast moving situations and to be able to cope with demanding lifestyles.
Role-Specific Krav Maga
Krav Maga is adaptable to meet the needs of both men and women, from children to mature adults. Krav Maga training also has specific curriculums including tactical adaptations to meet the ever-growing needs of Military Units, Anti-Terrorist Groups, Special Units, Undercover Officers, Close Protection Agents, Correctional Officers, Air Marshals and much more.