Krav Maga is an Israeli self-defence and fighting system. Hungarian-born Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld (Imi Sde-Or) originally developed the system during WWII as a means for the Jewish people to fight the Nazi on the street. It is practiced by the Israeli Defence Forces and other military units, law enforcement and security professionals around the world.
What are the basic principles of Krav Maga?
Krav Maga’s motto is “So that one may walk in peace”. It teaches first and foremost prevention and de-escalation. As a last resort the system teaches how to end a confrontation as quickly as possible by employing aggression and targeting the most vulnerable body points.
How is it different from other martial arts?
Krav Maga shares many techniques with asian martial arts and boxing. However, Krav Maga is not about sports, it’s about surviving by any means necessary. The only rule in Krav is that there are none.
Do I have to be fit or have experience in fighting?
No, Krav Maga builds from the ground and is suitable for everyone: from kids to elderly, as well as people with disabilities. It specifically takes into account, the body’s natural reflexes and builds on them. That’s why it can be learned by anyone and works in high-stress situations.
What can I expect to learn in the first few months?
You’ll learn to recognise and defend against the most common types of attacks on the street, as well as how to make use of everyday objects as weapons.
Why should I learn Krav Maga?
We are lucky to live in a relatively safe country. However, hostile situations can occur anywhere. Most of us also travel abroad. Krav Maga can prepare you to deal with hostility whenever and wherever it finds you.