Self-Empowerment Through Self Defense Technique

Think about it: how powerful would you feel if you were trained well enough in self-defense to fight off an attacker? How good would it feel to not be intimidated by your surroundings? Even better, how safe would you feel if you were trained to be aware of dangerous situations before they occurred?

The mission of Krav Maga Worldwide is to provide empowerment via Krav Maga-specific self defense. Every class strives to make its members comfortable and confident. You leave class feeling like you could take on the world—every time.

The History of Krav Maga

Krav Maga for self defense is a particular system of training that had its inception prior to World War II. Its founder, Imi Lichtenfeld, was a young Jewish athlete who was internationally known as a boxer, wrestler, and gymnast. In the mid-1930s, anti-Semitic groups began to rise in prominence, and violence against Jews was common. Lichtenfeld organized a group of young men in his community to take back the power and defend their community against attackers.

Lichtenfeld wanted to use his own talents as a martial artist to create a system that would enable others to learn self-defense quickly. Using his martial arts knowledge, he created a method that quickly neutralized attacks and disabled threats.

In 1940, Imi was living under a Nazi-affiliated puppet regime. He decided to join the Zionist movement, ultimately journeying to Palestine to fight for a Jewish state. He joined the Haganah, a Jewish paramilitary group that was founded before the state of Israel. Its mission was to protect Jewish settlers from hostile locals. The Israeli military leaders soon noticed that Lichtenfeld’s fighting skills were better than many others’, and enlisted him to teach his fellow soldiers.

When Israel got statehood in 1948, the Israeli Defense Force was formed. Lichtenfeld became its Chief Instructor of Physical Fitness. He needed a combat system he could teach his students quickly, so he utilized his knowledge and experience in other martial arts to develop Krav Maga.

Imi Lichtenfeld taught for over 20 years in the IDF and retired in 1964. After the military, he dedicated his life to teaching his technique to everyday folks. He opened two studios in Israel and taught thousands.

Krav Maga: It’s Not Just About Self Defense

While the art of Krav Maga was founded on the basis of self defense, it also goes to provide its practitioners with an inner sense of strength. When you have training in Krav Maga for self defense under your belt (so to speak), you can feel safe, no matter where you may be—down a dark alley, or close to home.

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