What Is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga means “close combat” in Hebrew and was first developed by Imi Lichtenfield in the 1940s. He developed a self-defense system using techniques from boxing, jiu jitsu, wrestling, Muay Thai and more. His system was so successful that he was asked to teach the Israeli Defense Force. Presently, Krav Maga is being taught to military and police forces around the world.
While some forms of martial arts like Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Judo have competition-based exercises, Krav Maga is based on a simple philosophy – to do whatever’s necessary to go home safely. This means that there are no points to score and no targets are off limits. While our training is completely safe, our focus is anything but safe for our opponents.
Men, women, and children from all levels of fitness come to train with us, but one thing is certain, the more you train, the more you’ll notice your endurance and overall fitness level improving.