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Krav Maga was derived from street-fighting skills developed by 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 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 Israel Defense Forces.

Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient, brutal counter-attacks intended to finish a fight as quickly as possible.   Attacks are aimed towards the most vulnerable parts of the body (e.g., face, neck, groin, knee, etc.),  and individuals trained in Krav Maga are not limited to techniques that avoid severely injuring their opponents as they are in martial arts with a sporting aspect.

Laying emphasis on the use of  ”the nearest tool for the job”, men and women generally undergo the same drills using whichever limb is closest to your attacker at the time and whichever feels right. Pressure drills are also common with students being attacked by multiple attackers, and sometimes with students closing their eyes and then having to react to a variety of potential threats.

Regular classes also include situational awareness to look for escape routes, signs of potential attack, objects that could be used to defend or help attack and so on, with ways to deal with violent situations using physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible, as well as fitness and endurance.

Krav Maga Resources:
Krav Maga Global
International Krav Maga Federation
World Krav Maga Association

 Krav Maga Books:

Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 230 Self-defense and Combative Techniques
Krav Maga for Beginners: A Step-By-Step Guide to the World’s Easiest-To-Learn, Most-Effective Fitness and Fighting Program
Krav Maga: A Complete Guide for Fitness and Self-defence
Krav Maga – Use of the Human Body as a Weapon Philosophy and Application of Hand to Hand Fighting Training System
Advanced Krav Maga: The next level of fitness and self-defence

Krav Maga DVD’s:

Ultimate Krav Maga 5 DVD Box Set (Beginner to Intermediate) – Combatives, Self Defense, Fighting and Weapons (2010) [NTSC]
Urban Krav Maga 6-DVD Box Set
Urban Krav Maga and MMA: Ground and Knife
Krav Maga Close Combat Self Defense Pro 140 Techniques !!

Krav Maga Clothing & Equipment:


Martial Arts England Krav Maga Pages:Register your Krav Maga club on the Martial Arts England Quicklink Page
Join our growing list of clubs
Find a Krav Maga club near you

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