What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is the official self-defense and fighting system of the Israel Defense Forces and U.S law enforcement agencies. This wholly unique and original method was developed and refined during years of conflict. Krav Maga emphasizes easy-to-learn techniques that have been battletested in real, life threatening confrontations. There is nothing flashy about the system.
This street-oriented self-defense program is favored by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across the United States. While experienced fighters and law enforcement officers have consistently praised its highly practical applications, the system also has a broad-based appeal because of its simple, no-nonsense approach to personal safety. The system is characterized by a logical and coherent approach to self-defense that enables one to achieve a relatively high level of proficiency within a short period of instruction. In fact, Krav Maga is the ideal self-defense system for men, women, and children of all ages and physical abilities.
According to medical doctors, chiropractors, and fitness experts, Krav Maga training provides a tremendous full-body workout. Krav Maga can help to increase one's stamina, flexibility, upper and lower body strength.
In addition, a stylized combination of the Hebrew letters K (koof) and M (mem), the logo includes openings at the top and bottom to reflect the system's willingness to let new techniques flow in and old ones to flow out.