About Us

Krav Maga Worldwide, Inc. (KMW) is the largest reality-based self-defense organization in the world and industry leader in Krav Maga-based self-defense, fitness, and fighting. Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, emphasizing instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios.

Founded in 1999 to promote Krav Maga throughout the United States and around the world, KMW trains and certifies instructors and licenses over 150 authorized Krav Maga training centers (KMW Official Training Centers™) in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and Europe. KMW has trained over 5,000 law enforcement and military personnel, together representing more than 700 government agencies and military forces throughout the United States.

The KMW National Training Centers™ offer the highest caliber of instruction to thousands of people, supporting the company’s core commitments to keeping people healthy, fit and safe. KMW maintains a long-standing relationship with the non-profit Krav Maga Association of America (KMAA), which were both founded by Los Angeles County District Attorney Darren Levine, a sixth-degree black belt in Krav Maga, who trained under Imi Lichtenfeld and is an honored recipient of the Krav Maga Founder’s Diploma. Through the service of its leaders and strategic partnerships with KMAA, educational institutions and other civic organizations and agencies, KMW continues to develop, promote and implement self-defense and fitness programs that help people “Get in shape. Go home safe.”

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