Krav Maga is a noncompetitive eclectic self-defense system developed in Israel that involves Boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and grappling techniques, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient counter-attacks. It has a philosophy emphasizing threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression.
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 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.
***Congratulations to Krav Maga Practitioner Josh Katz for successfully completing Beginner Level 1!