Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the military in Israel that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, Combat Sambo, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, Jujutsu, Wrestling, Aikido and Grappling, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks.
Imre Lichtenfeld (known as “Imi”) was a Hungarian-Israeli martial artist who founded the Krav Maga self-defense system. He was also known as “ImiSde-Or”, the Hebrew calque of his name.
The method was formulated to suit everyone – man and woman, boy or girl, who might need to save his or her life or survive an attack while sustaining minimal harm, whatever the background of the attack – criminal, nationalistic or others.