KRAV MAGA is a military self defence and fighting system that is effective, modern and dynamic. A translation of 'KRAV MAGA' from Hebrew to English is "contact combat" or "close combat", and it is pronounced as "krahv mahGAH". KRAV MAGA is used in Israeli military and security forces, special and police forces around the world, as well as in civilian protection.
Originally developed for Israeli Defence and Security Forces (IDF, Shin Bet and Mossad), KRAV MAGA became popular in the civilian self defence and protection because its easy-to-learn techniques that have been battle-tested in real, life threatening confrontations focus on real-world situations and are extremely efficient. Everything in KRAV MAGA is just as applicable to the civilian world as it is to the military or law enforcement world because it is designed to be practical and intuitive for people of any age, shape, or size with techniques building upon human natural insticts to build skills much quicker than it would be possible by training in a traditional martial art or combat sport. Additionally, most violent attacks in civilian world catch their victims off guard so brutal counter-attacks KRAV MAGA is known by are essential in minimising the damage and increasing the chance of SURVIVAL.
While KRAV MAGA techniques originate from various martial arts, combat sports, and fighting experience in the field, it is being trained quite differently from martial arts or combat sports. In addition to the technical side, the emphasis of authentic KRAV MAGA training is on mental toughness, emotional stability, determination to prevail, ability to turn on physical agression when required to SURVIVE and save your or someone else's life.