The Origins Of Krav Maga
Krav Maga is a form of self defense that was developed in Israel, in the 1940’s.
It involves combat strikes. Krav Maga is considered to be more like street fighting unlike traditional martial arts.
Krav Maga is a Hebrew word that translates to “contact combat.”
Imi Lichtenfeld founded Krav Maga using his experience with street fighting. He used his boxing and wrestling training when developing this defensive technique too.
In 1981, 23 Americans went to Israel to train with instructors to bring the practice of Krav Maga back to the United States.