What is
Krav Maga?

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You may be your first and last line of defense in an increasingly violent world. 

Battle-tested and street-proven Israeli krav maga (“contact combat”) is the Israel Defense Force’s official self-defense and close-quarters-combat system.  Imi Lichtenfeld’s krav maga has reached global prominence because of its simplicity, instinctiveness, easy learning curve and brutal effictiveness.

Krav maga is dynamic and constantly evolves as situations require.

Krav maga’s philosophy is never to do more than necessary but to react with speed, economy of motion, and objectively reasonable counter-force. If a situation is dire, the defender must do whatever is necessary to overcome the threat. This may include multiple strikes to the groin, throat, and kidneys, a finger planted into an eye, shouting into an attacker’s ear, a head butt, breaking an attacker’s elbow using an armbar variation, a bite to the neck, or choking an assailant into unconsciousness.

Krav maga will will build your body, mind, and soul. Imi designed it to benefit people of all shapes, sizes, and physical abilities regardless of age.  The system uses the same building blocks from the most simple defenses to the most advanced techniques. These include empty-handed defenses and disarms against bladed weapons, firearms, hand grenades, and even rocks. 

In short, krav maga is well known for its simplicity, instinctive nature, utility, use of weapons of opportunity, adaptability, and proficiency.