A History of Krav Maga.
Created and developed by Imi Lichtenfeld and the IDF, Krav Maga only came into the civillian life in 1965. It grew outside of Israel in the early 1980's and is now popular arund the world, being used not only by Military and Security Forces but civillians as well.
When Imi Lichtenfeld, the creator of Krav Maga was given the task of creating a fighting system for the fledgling IDF he studied how soldiers reacted under intense stress and pressure. Having studied people's instinctive reactions under pressure to various forms of attack he then amplified thosenatural movements and so created Krav Maga, over half a century ago. Since then Lrav Maga has been adopted by the
like of the FBI, The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA),Beverley Hills PD - in fact more than 60 agencies in the USA alone - as well as the Finnish Paratroopers to name but a few.
It is our belief that everybody, no matter what age, weight, gender or body type, has the right to defend themselves and their loved ones..
The lethal nature of the system simulates real-life situations. It teaches how to save lives and to cope with violence. As a result, it cannot include rules and limitations. Neither can it have sporting competitions and remain a realistic fighting system.