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Krav Maga

Krav Maga

Krav Maga (Hebrew קרב מגע: “contact combat”) is a self-defense and military hand to hand combat system developed in Israel. It came to prominence following its adoption by various Israeli Security Forces and is now used by military and law enforcement personnel, as well as civilians, around the world. The version of Krav Maga taught …

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Imi Lichtenfeld

Imre “Imi” Lichtenfeld (May 26, 1910–January 9, 1998) was an Israeli martial artist who founded the Krav Maga self-defense system. He was also known as Imi Sde-Or, the Hebrew calque of his name. Lichtenfeld was born on May 26, 1910, to a Hungarian Jewish family in Budapest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He grew up in Pozsony (now Bratislava). His father, Samuel …

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