The seeds of the unique
Krav Maga Self Defense and Fighting System were planted back
in the late 1930's in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia by a young
man named Imi Lichtenfeld. Imi was a natural athlete,
holding championship titles in a variety of sports,
including boxing, gymnastics and wrestling. It was from his
father, a famous and highly respected police detective and
trainer, that Imi learned street fighting skills that he
would use to save his own life and those of his neighbors on
the rough streets of Eastern Europe.
Prior to World War II, Imi was fortunate enough to escape
from Eastern Europe. He arrived in the Middle East and
began fighting for the independence of Israel. Shortly
after the formation of the fledgling State, Imi was
hand picked by the government to create a practical, highly
effective self defense and hand-to-hand combat system for
the military. Keenly aware of the differences between
sports competition and street survival, Imi developed the
Krav Maga system, which was initially taught only to the
Israeli Defense Forces, National Police and Secret Service. Because of its incredible effectiveness, Krav Maga has
since spread to the civilian population and is now taught
throughout the World.
Krav Maga is widely popular. To date, it has been taught to
thousands of civilians, law enforcement and military
personnel. It is considered to be the best defensive tactic
system in the world because the techniques are simple,
easy to perform, and extremely effective.
Ready to give it a try? Click here to schedule an intro lesson.