ISRAELI KRAV MAGA
Krav Maga (pronounced "kravh mahGAH" ) is a self-defense system that emphasizes personal safety as Number One Priority. It addresses bullying, physical and sexual assaults and helps individuals find their fighting spirit in personal and professional endeavors.
Krav Maga translated from Hebrew translates to “contact combat.” It was conceptualized and developed by Israeli Defense Forces. Although it originated in Eastern Europe and Israel, today the majority of elite special force units throughout the world such as IDF, and French Legion incorporate Krav Maga techniques in their combat fighting fundamentals.
The primary objective is to avoid threats to personal or public safety. If a confrontation cannot be prevented or avoided, then a Krav Maga practitioner must react to the danger in a fast and explosive manner, by inflicting minimum damage to an opponent allowing escape to safety as soon as possible. Krav Maga builds upon natural human instincts and responses to threats and is easy to learn and master by kids and adults alike.
Krav Maga combines fundamentals from a variety of martial arts: Boxing, Wrestling, Aikido, Judo, Karate, Muay Thai; and applies them to realistic threats and conflict situations.
The founder of Krav Maga, Imi Lichtenfeld, had an extensive knowledge of boxing and wrestling. As a young adult when harassed on the street, he discovered that traditional fighting techniques had to be combined and adapted to the reality of street-attacks. Later Krav Maga was introduced to civilians, where the objective is not a use of lethal force but a temporary incapacitation of the attacker.
Krav Maga based on principles is easy to learn and essential for everyone!