What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF)
that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from aikido, judo, boxing and wrestling,
along with realistic fight training.
Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks. It was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler as a means of defending the
Jewish quarter against fascist groups in
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in the mid-to-late 1930s.