Krav Maga is a martial art developed in Israel. It was designed for self-defense, and is the official self defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). It finds it roots in several other martial arts self-defense systems, including:
One of the most important aspects of Krav Maga training is the focus on “real-world” fighting situations. Among other things, it’s known for it’s extremely efficient techniques for counter-attacks. This martial art is currently used by U.S. military and government personnel including Navy Seals and the FBI. Actually, it has been taught to literally hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians throughout the world. This amazing martial art is a simple, effective self defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios to achieve its highest goal: self-preservation in real-world scenarios.
“(Krav Maga) 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. In the late 1940s, following his immigration to Israel, he began to provide lessons on combat training to what was to become the IDF, who went on to develop the system that became known as Krav Maga. It has since been refined for civilian, police and military applications.
“Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression. (It) has been used mainly by the Israel Defense Forces, special units and reconnaissance brigades and recently by regular infantry brigades, and several closely related variations have been developed and adopted by law enforcement and intelligence organizations, Mossad and Shin Bet. There are several organizations teaching variations of Krav Maga internationally.”
Regardless of age, gender or your fitness level, Krav Maga will get you into the best shape of your life and teach you real-world self defense skills.
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