The Krav Maga Story
The seeds of the unique Krav Maga Self Defense and Fighting System were planted back in the late 1930s in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, by a young man named Imi Lichtenfeld. Imi was a natural athlete, holding European championship titles in a variety of sports, including boxing, wrestling and gymnastics. It was from his father, however, a famous and highly-respected police detective and trainer, that Imi learned street fighting skills that he would use to save his own life and those of his neighbors on the rough streets of Eastern Europe.

Prior to World War II, Imi was fortunate enough to escape from Eastern Europe. He arrived in the Middle East and began fighting for the independence of Israel. Shortly after the formation of the fledgling state, Imi was hand-picked by the government to create a practical, highly-effective self-defense and hand-to-hand combat system for the military. Keenly aware of the differences between sports competition and street survival, Imi developed the Krav Maga System, which was initially taught only to the Israeli Defense Forces, National Police and Secret Service. Because of its incredible effectiveness, Krav Maga has since spread to the civilian population and is now taught throughout Europe, Scandinavia and the United States.

Since Krav Maga emerged in an environment where extreme violence was common, it had ample opportunity to be tested. No defensive tactics program in the world is more battle tested than Krav Maga.

Inner & Outer Strength
"Some people come for the safety factor and they become physically fit. Some people come for the fitness factor and they leave safer."

People of all ages and levels of physical fitness can start taking Krav Maga classes as beginners and work their way up very quickly. Students not only walk away with hard bodies, healthy hearts and effective self defense techniques, they learn how to prepare themselves mentally to tap into their own aggressiveness in any situation. Krav Maga is an inner and outer strength fitness regime that's catching on like wildfire.