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Krav Maga is the official system of Defensive Tactics and Fighting Skills from the IDF.

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.

The People.

Eyal demonstrating gun Vs Knife

Eyal Yanilov, seen in action above, is the World-wide Head Instructor for the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF). Eyal was Imi's closest assistant and is almost solely responsible for Krav Maga being what it is today. He is the driving force behind Krav Maga and it's his resonsibility to keep syllabi up to date on an International basis. He is the only person alive to hold a 'Master-level 4' grading.Eyal teaches all over the world and is widely recognized as being the world's leading authority on self defence and fighting skills.

Imi Lichtenfeld, creator and founder of Krav Maga.

Imi Lichtenfeld

Krav Maga founder, Imi Lichtenfeld was a champion boxer and champion wrestler. His father opened the first 'gym' in Europe. Imi was also the uncrowned King of street fighting in his home town of Bratislava during he 'fascist'years. When Imi went to Palestine in the1930's he taught the Haganah fighting skills. When Israel became a state on 1948, Imi was made Cheif Instructor for physical fitness and
Combat in the IDF.