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"Krav maga" lesson in paratroopers school.^ I train at the Krav Maga school in St. Louis and beleive it is very effective in real situations because that is the way the training is structured.
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Israel, 1955
Focus Hybrid
Country of origin Israel Israel Hungary Hungary
Creator Imi Lichtenfeld
Parenthood Kapap, Street fighting[1]
Olympic sport No
.Krav Maga (pronounced /ˌkrɑːv məˈɡɑː/; Hebrew: קרב מגע‎, IPA: [ˈkʁav maˈɡa], lit. "contact combat" or "close combat") is an eclectic hand-to-hand combat system developed in Israel which involves wrestling, grappling and striking techniques.^ Krav Maga is a combat fighting technique, not a sport.

^ Krav Maga (Close Combat) training in central London.
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^ Krav Maga is a style dealing with self-defense and hand to hand combat.
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[2] .It was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler, as a means of defending the Jewish quarter during a period of anti-Semitic activity in Bratislava in the mid- to late 1930s.^ Used by: Militaries, Special Forces, Law Enforcement Agencies and Civilians around the world http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krav_maga Origins: Developed by a champion boxer, gymnast and wrestler as a means for Jews to resist anti-Semitic violence in 1930's Bratislava and 1940's Palestine http://www.j-grit.com/athletes-imi-licht...
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^ Lichtenfeld fled fascist persecution in 1930s Europe for Palestine, where he combined his formal knowledge of boxing, wrestling, judo and jujitsu with the survival skills he had picked up on the mean streets of Bratislava, to create his own martial art.
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^ Men's Journal What it is: Krav Maga got its start in the 1930s on the streets of Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, where a wrestling and boxing champion named Imi Lichtenfeld trained Jews to defend themselves from fascist gangs.
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.In the late 1940s, following his immigration to Israel, he began to provide hand-to-hand combat training to what was to become the IDF, developing the techniques that became known as Krav Maga.^ Krav Maga was developed by the Israeli military for hand-to-hand combat on the battlefield.
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^ Krav Maga is a combat fighting technique, not a sport.

^ Krav Maga was developed in a hostile environment in which the combatants could not devote many hours to hand to hand combat training.
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.It has since been refined for both civilian and military applications.^ His teaching experience in Israel includes both military and civilian instruction.
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[3] .Some refinements include, but are not limited to, the incorporation of elements from traditional Asian martial arts.^ Krav Maga is not a traditional martial art.
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^ I desperately want to take some kind of self-defense or martial arts class, and this sounds like it might be a good fit.
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^ Don’t limit yourself with just learning one martial art and say, “my kung fu is stronger than yours”, it just […] more .

.Krav Maga is also known as Israeli jujitsu, its philosophy emphasizes threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression.^ Krav Maga was developed by the Israeli military for hand-to-hand combat on the battlefield.
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^ Tested on the battlefield and in the streets, Krav Maga's practical approach to self defense will make you and your family safer and more secure.
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^ Krav Maga combines elements of boxing, Judo , and Jujitsu as well as the use of weapons such as knives and sticks.

[4] .Krav Maga is used by the IDF Special Forces units and several closely related variations have been developed and adopted by law enforcement, Mossad, Shin Bet, FBI, SWAT units of the NYPD[5] and United States special operations forces.^ Krav Maga in The United States and around the world.
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^ It has been effectively adapted for law enforcement (including the IDF, FBI, NYPD, US Secret Service and US Armed Forces) and civilian use.
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^ Krav Maga is used wor […] more .

.There are several organizations teaching variations of Krav Maga internationally.^ There is no one in Demopolis lisinced to teach Krav Maga!
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^ Krav Maga academies are located internationally.
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^ Mar 2 2007 4:02 AM Krav Maga has totally changed my outlook on several things, including my life...it's been one of the greatest things to ever happen to me and I look forward to growing, learning and hopefully teaching it to others some day...
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Contents

Etymology

The name in Hebrew means "Hand-to-hand combat." Krav (קרב) meaning "combat" and Maga (מגע) meaning "contact" or "touch".[10][11][12]

Basic principles

.There are no rules for Krav Maga fighting.^ Similarly, there are no katas in Krav Maga.
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^ There are no rules.

^ There are no such obligations in Krav Maga.
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.Men and women generally undergo the same drills.^ The agenda of the association is to continue to develop the style and make it useable for the general population-men, women and children.
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[13][14] .It has no sporting federation, and there are no official uniforms or attire, although some organizations do recognize progress through training with rank badges, different levels, and belts.^ It is not a sport and there is no competitive component.

^ Testosterone levels increased similarly for the vibration/squat group and the squat-only group and there was no increase seen in the vibration-only group.
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^ Unlike other martial art forms, there is no imposed uniform for Krav Maga.
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[15][16]
.Generally, there are no rules in Krav Maga as a defense fighting technique which is not regulated but utilized to keep the user safe and incapacitate the opponent by any means necessary.^ Remember, in self defense there are no rules.
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^ How safe is Krav Maga?
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^ Krav Maga is a combat fighting technique, not a sport.

General principles include:
- Counter attacking as soon as possible (or attacking preemptively). - .Targeting attacks to the body's most vulnerable points such as the eyes, jaw, throat, groin, knee etc.^ The core focus is on brutal and effective strikes to the most vulnerable areas of the body, as such it's perfect self defence for women as there is less emphasis on strength and weight than in many other fighting styles.
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^ COMBATIVES Under this section, the authors go over a variety of skills and principles such as; the various fighting ranges, vulnerable areas, etc.
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- .Neutralising the opponent as quickly as possible by responding with an unbroken stream of counter attacks and if necessary a take down/joint break.^ It's about taking your opponent down as fast and as effectively as possible.
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- .Maintaining awareness of surroundings whilst dealing with the threat in order to look for escape routes, further attackers, objects that could be used to defend or help attack and so on.^ Awareness Students of Krav Maga use basic moves in various combinations to fend off violent attacks.
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^ Everything you spend time with you can use to defend against a violent street attack."
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^ The second rule that we learn is this one: once you used your self defense movement and you are free from your attacker, than you have to run, and not stay there and attack again.


Basic training is a mixed aerobic and anaerobic workout. .Protective pads and other personal protection equipment may be used during initial training.^ All training is hands on with protective equipment rather than popping air with punches & kicks & believing these will work in a street fight!

.Scenarios are used to train personnel for situations typically encountered in street patrol or combat situations.^ Having trained in it for over 12 years and used it in combat situations the goal is to enable one to ser […] more .

^ I have used trained MA,s in the street before to my advantage, the time to do this is not usually the […] more .

.Training scenarios teach students to ignore distractions.^ Training methods teach students to react effectively under stress and to move efficiently from a position of disadvantage to a position of advantage.
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[17] .Other training methods to increase realism might include blindfolding or exercising trainees to near exhaustion before dealing with a simulated attack, as well as training outdoors on a variety of surfaces and restrictive situations.^ In this capacity Eyal had the task of imparting the new developments and accumulated knowledge, changes in techniques, and the latest training methods to the other senior instructors.
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^ Ryan Hoover is an amazing teacher who has trained me and many others to focus on the importance of a reality-based self-defense system.
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^ These intense classes train you for real-life situations with Real-World techniques that can be quickly learned and mastered by anyone, regardless of age, size or previous training.
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.Training also covers situational awareness to develop an understanding of one's surroundings and potentially threatening circumstances before an attack occurs.^ In this system, attacks are generalized into angles of attack, so that one movement can be used in situations of similar circumstance.
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^ Instead, Krav Maga training focuses on teaching simple self-defense techniques which are specifically designed to meet real world attack situations.
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^ This unique training method has been recognized as the most efficient self-defense system for real-life situations, emphasizing practical defenses against real attacks.
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.It may also cover ways to deal with potentially violent situations, and physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible.^ Krav Maga includes specialized training methods to not only challenge students physically, but to also instill a special mental discipline meant to strengthen the spirit and to develop the ability to deal with violent confrontations under intense stress.
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History

Imi Lichtenfeld

.Krav Maga was developed in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s by Imi Lichtenfeld, also known as Imi Sde-Or (Sde-Or - "Light Field" - a calque of his surname into Hebrew).^ Says: June 2nd, 2008 at 6:54 pm Krav Maga (Hebrew קרב מגע: “close combat”) is an eclectic self-defense and military hand-to-hand combat system developed in Israel, which assume […] more .

^ Krav Maga was developed by Czechoslovakian-born Imi Lichtenfeld, the son of a renowned police officer in Bratislava.
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^ The system was developed originally by Imi Lichtenfeld during Israel's war of Independence.
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He first taught his fighting system in Bratislava in order to help protect the local Jewish community from the Nazi militia. .Upon arriving in the British Mandate of Palestine, Imi began teaching Kapap to the Haganah, the Jewish underground army.^ In this same year the Jewish people formed an underground army known as the Haganah (the Hebrew word for defense) to deal with the ongoing conflict with various terrorist gangs, and in anticipation of the creation of a Jewish state promised to them by the British in the Balfour Declaration.
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.With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Imi became the Chief Instructor of Physical Fitness and Krav Maga at the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) School of Combat Fitness.^ Chief Instructor of Krav Maga Incorporated Rhon Mizrachi .
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^ Krav Maga was developed by the Israeli military for hand-to-hand combat on the battlefield.
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^ Says: April 18th, 2009 at 5:52 pm also want to learn krav maga and combat conditioning .

.He served in the IDF for 15 years, during which time he continued to develop and refine his hand-to-hand combat method.^ Krav Maga was developed by the Israeli military for hand-to-hand combat on the battlefield.
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^ Imi carefully refined Krav Maga during his career as chief instructor of hand to hand combat for the IDF. Beginning with Special Forces units like the Haganah, Palmack, and Palyam, Krav Maga became the official combatives training for all military personnel, Israeli police and security forces.
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^ Krav Maga was developed in a hostile environment in which the combatants could not devote many hours to hand to hand combat training.
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[18] .In 1964 he left the military though continued to supervise the instruction of Krav Maga in both military and law-enforcement contexts, and in addition, worked indefatigably to refine, improve and adapt Krav Maga to meet civilians needs.^ Since 1964, Krav Maga has been taught to civilians and law enforcement all over the world as well.
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^ The Krav Maga National Training Centre became a training ground for civilians, law enforcement and military units.
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^ His teaching experience in Israel includes both military and civilian instruction.
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[19] .In 1978, Imi founded the non-profit Israeli Krav Maga Association with several senior instructors.^ The Israeli Krav maga Association welcomes the work done to expand Imi Lichtenfelds' Krav maga system.
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^ After I spotted it here, I googled about it and found out that Krav Maga was designed and developed by the Israili army.

^ Krav Maga was developed by the Israeli military for hand-to-hand combat on the battlefield.
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[20][21] He died in January 1998 in Netanya, Israel.[22]

Expansion to the USA

.Prior to 1980, all experts in Krav Maga lived in Israel and trained under the Israeli Krav Maga Association.^ Swedish krav maga expert to give free seminar to media BY PERRY GIL S. MALLARI REPORTER The recent massacre in Maguindanao has underscored the perilous lives many journalists face in the country.
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^ It originated from Israeli military training and law enforcement and has since been modernized to an easy to learn, fun, practical technique for people of all ages.
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^ I tell you my krav maga street self protection defensive tactics krav maga thailand martial arts self defence students all kick ass.
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.That year marks the beginning of contact between Israeli Krav Maga experts and interested students in the United States.^ Krav Maga was developed by the Israeli military for hand-to-hand combat on the battlefield.
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^ Krav Maga is only now beginning to reach mass popularity in the US. Once reserved for special military, police and protection units, it is now accessible to just about any individual of any ability.
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^ Samaritan Says: November 10th, 2007 at 2:51 am I see that there is a LOT of debate between boxers and those favoring Krav Maga.

.In 1981, a group of six Krav Maga instructors traveled to the US to demonstrate their system, primarily to local Jewish Community Centers.^ Krav Maga Worldwide Training Center on KTLA and Univision Los Angeles local news.
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^ László, Tóth Says: October 14th, 2007 at 4:26 am Hy to all, As I krav maga instructor I can tell that this system very effective in a street fighting and real actions.

^ This makes perfect sense to a Krav Maga instructor, in fact could arguably be stated as our philosophy.
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.The New York Field Office of the FBI and the FBI's Main Training Center at Quantico, Virginia saw it and expressed interest.^ One Spirit Martial Arts in Herndon and Alexandria Va are proud to offer his expertise to our Virginia combat training centers.
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^ London, Manchester, Canada, France, New York, NJ, Holland to train civilians , sec personnel, policemen.
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^ MISSION VIEJO Krav Maga & Fitness Center, a new facility offering self-defense and fighting training, will hold an open house Thursday.
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.The result was a visit by 22 people from the US to Israel in the summer of 1981 to attend a basic Krav Maga instructor course.^ Email or call us to set up a convenient time for you to explore Krav Maga.
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^ Mueed Says: March 28th, 2008 at 11:22 am guys krav maga is THE REAL DEAL !

^ Despite the no nonsense reputation of Commando Krav Maga, the system also has at its core basic tenets that help guide individuals throughout their daily living.
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The graduates from this course returned to the US and began to establish training facilities in their local areas. .Additional students traveled to Israel in 1984 and again in 1986 to become instructors.^ Moni's club would itself become an house for another generation of Reality based -Commando Krav Maga students and instructors!
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At the same time, instructors from Israel continued to visit the U.S. Law Enforcement training in the U.S. began in 1985.[23]
.Krav Maga is currently being taught as a primary hand-to-hand combat technique among Police Departments in the United States.^ Krav Maga was developed by the Israeli military for hand-to-hand combat on the battlefield.
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^ Krav Maga is a combat fighting technique, not a sport.

^ Krav Maga in The United States and around the world.
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.It provides for quick and effective training - but this is generally ineffective if the opponent has similar training (also quickly learned).^ Additionally, you'll learn how to debilitate your opponent immediately irrespective of his size, training background or experience level.
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^ This is a more advanced and sophisticated phase, and shows how to neutralize an opponent quickly and effectively.
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^ These intense classes train you for real-life situations with Real-World techniques that can be quickly learned and mastered by anyone, regardless of age, size or previous training.
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.In a contest between Krav Maga and other martial arts forms, the better trained fighter will probably win regardless of specific form or technique.^ Krav Maga is not a traditional martial art.
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^ This is an excellent defense-against individuals trained or not in other martial arts.

^ Unlike other martial art forms, there is no imposed uniform for Krav Maga.
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Expansion to South America

.In 1990, Lichtenfeld appointed Kobi Lichtenstein to introduce krav maga to South America.^ Krav Maga was developed by Czechoslovakian-born Imi Lichtenfeld, the son of a renowned police officer in Bratislava.
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^ In January of 1999, Darren Levine and several of the organizing members of Krav Maga formed Krav Maga Worldwide Enterprises to help the Krav Maga Association of America, Inc.
  • Krav Maga Organizations & Training Locations : Kravshop, "your source for official Krav Maga products" 25 January 2010 12:14 UTC www.kravshop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The need for the IKMF originally arose in the early 1990's, when the teaching of Krav Maga (KM) was starting to spread beyond the borders of Israel.
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Current usage

.All Israel Defence Force soldiers, including all Israeli Special Forces units[26], learn Krav Maga as part of their basic training, although most non-Special Forces trainees only spend a small amount of time training in Krav Maga, up to a week of training for a few hours per day.^ It most certainly has Krav Maga.

^ This is what training in Krav Maga for five hours every day can do for you.
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^ The Krav Maga course was a six week intensive course consisting of 8 hours + of training per day for six days per week.
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[27] .Further, Krav Maga is the defensive tactics system used to train the Israeli Police,[28] Israeli Intelligence and all Security Divisions.^ Gidon is the recognized Grandmaster of the Israeli Krav Maga system.
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^ Through the years, extensive work has been done in the Israeli Krav Maga System.
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^ Combat defense training Krav Maga for Dc .
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[29] .Krav Maga is also taught to civilians, military, law enforcement and security agencies around the world.^ The Krav Maga National Training Centre became a training ground for civilians, law enforcement and military units.
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^ Krav Maga is combat for a modern world.
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^ Israeli Krav Maga is taught and is well established in the Israeli law enforcement community as well as security forces.
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.The Swedish Army uses Krav Maga lightly in close combat training for urban warfare.^ Krav Maga (Close Combat) training in central London.
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^ Krav Maga is combat for a modern world.
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^ Combat defense training Krav Maga for Dc .
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Leadership

.There are numerous organizations around the world teaching Krav Maga or variants.^ Krav Maga in The United States and around the world.
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^ Krav Maga is combat for a modern world.
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^ Since 1964, Krav Maga has been taught to civilians and law enforcement all over the world as well.
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Since the death of its founder, differences have arisen, with competing claims to heirship. .Some organizations and individuals claim to be the sole heir while others contend it is an "open" art which should not be owned by any person or group.^ This is an excellent defense-against individuals trained or not in other martial arts.

[32]
.Despite attempts to trademark Krav Maga, there is no official head-instructor or organization.^ Similarly, there are no katas in Krav Maga.
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^ There are no such obligations in Krav Maga.
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^ I’d like to know if there’s any Krav Maga association in Jakarta, Indonesia.

[33]

See also

References

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.From Hebrew קרב מגע, literally ‘contact combat’.^ Contact Hebrew (contact combat).
  • Krav Maga for VIP / Close Protection :: IKMF, Israel :: Krav Maga Self Defence & Cardio Fitness in India :: 'IKMF India' Official Website for Military, Police, VIP Protection, Security and Civilian sectors 25 January 2010 12:14 UTC kravmagacloseprotection.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • Krav Maga for Special Units :: IKMF, Israel :: Krav Maga Self Defence & Cardio Fitness in India :: 'IKMF India' Official Website for Military, Police, VIP Protection, Security and Civilian sectors 25 January 2010 12:14 UTC kravmagaspecialunit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Founder: Imi Sde-Or / Imi Lichtenfeld :: Krav Maga Self Defence & Cardio Fitness in India :: 'IKMF India' Official Website for Military, Police, VIP Protection, Security and Civilian sectors 25 January 2010 12:14 UTC southeastasiaikmf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Levels in Krav-Maga :: Krav Maga Self Defence & Cardio Fitness in India :: 'IKMF India' Official Website for Military, Police, VIP Protection, Security and Civilian sectors 25 January 2010 12:14 UTC www.kravmagaasia.mobi [Source type: Academic]
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^ Translated from Hebrew it means contact combat.

^ Krav Maga literally means "Combat Contact" or "Close Quarter Combat".

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kɹɑːvˈmɑːgə/

Noun

Singular
Krav Maga
Krav Maga (uncountable)
  1. A hand-to-hand combat system developed by the Israeli Defense Forces.

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