Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defence Force, Israeli National Police and Security Services. Krav Maga is also taught in public schools and educational centers affiliated with the Israeli Ministry of Education. Now Krav Mage is also widely used throughout the world as part of the official defensive tactics training for many military, police and security units. Krav Maga is also now practiced by many thousands of civilians in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
Krav Maga is a modern, practical and proven system of self defense, carefully conceived for today’s volatile world. It is not a martial art or combat sport. Instead, it is a highly refined survival system designed for the personal safety of ordinary people. It is characterised by a logical and coherent approach to self defence and fighting confrontations that enables one to achieve a relatively high level of proficiency within a short period of instruction. The system has consistently earned the praise of experienced fighters, martial arts experts, and military and police officers for its highly practical applications, but in essence it also appeals to beginners because of its simple, no-nonsense and realistic approach to personal safety.
It is important to note that all the Krav Maga techniques have been thoroughly tested in real-life situations, improved upon and refined accordingly. With training methods that have been proven effective under the harshest conditions on the battlefield and on the street, Krav Maga is widely regarded as one of the most credible self defence systems available in the world today.