What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga literally translates from Hebrew to English as ‘Contact Combat’ or ‘Close Combat’. It is an efficient, yet brutal, self-defence system that utilises the body’s natural reflexive reactions to attack. Imi Sde-Or (Lichtenfeld) first created Krav Maga in the 1940s as the hand-to-hand combat system for the Israeli army. Imi was a strong athlete [...]