Krav Maga

Krav Maga –  קרב מגע‎ : Contact Combat is a self-defense system developed for the Military in Israel and Slovakia that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, SavateMuay Thai,Wing ChunJudo, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Grappling, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks. It was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Slovakian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler, as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava in the mid-to-late 1930. In the late 1940, following his immigration to Palestine, he began to provide lessons on combat training to what was to become the IDF, who went on to develop the system that became known as Krav Maga. It has since been refined for civilian, police and military applications.
Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression. Krav Maga is used by Israeli Defense Forces, both regular and special forces, and several closely related variations have been developed and adopted by law enforcement and intelligence organizations, Mossad and Shin Bet.
There are several organizations teaching variations of Krav Maga internationally


The name in Hebrew can be translated as “contact combat”. The root word Krav (קרב) means “battle” or “combat” and Maga  (מגע) means “contact”.

Basic principles

Krav Maga encourages students to avoid confrontation. If this is impossible or unsafe, it promotes finishing a fight as quickly as possible. Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body, and training is not limited to techniques that avoid severe injury. Drills provide maximum safety to students by the use of protective equipment and the use of reasonable force.
Students learn to defend against all variety of attacks and are taught to counter in the quickest and most efficient way.

Ideas in Krav Maga include :

  • Counter attacking as soon as possible (or attacking pre-emptively).
  • Targeting attacks to the body’s most vulnerable points, such as: the eyes, neck/throat, face, solar plexus, groin, ribs, knee, foot, fingers, etc.
  • Maximum effectiveness and efficiency in order to neutralize the opponent as quickly as possible.
  • Maintaining awareness of surroundings while 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.

Training can also cover situational awareness to develop an understanding of one’s surroundings, learning to understand the psychology of a street confrontation, and identifying potential threats before an attack occurs. It may also cover ways to deal with physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible.

WKMF – Krav Maga Defensystem Worldwide

Starting from the original concepts of Krav Maga the World Krav Maga Federation develops the study in the evolution of the system, adapting the most ‘possible to the needs’ of the countries where it is adopted.
WKMF – Krav Maga Defensystem is the evolved system that we develop with the ‘help of affiliated countries in the world. 


WKMF – Areas of Training  

KRAV MAGA SELF DEFENSE : For a 360 ° self-defense methods with of the latest generation, to defend against attacks from various kinds of armed or unarmed. For civilian expert and non-expert

KRAV MAGA POLICE : For a defense and methodology of work in the service of certified operators both bare hands armed with of the latest generation working methodologies developed, verified and tested by police and security agencies of various countries worldwide.

KRAV MAGA MILITARY : For a defense and methodology of work in the service of certified operators both bare hands armed with medotologie work last generzione developed, verified and tested by military organizations in various countries worldwide.






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