What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga; pronounced Krav Ma-gah, means contact-combat in Hebrew. Krav Maga is a noncompetitive eclectic self-defense system founded by Imi Lichtenfeld and gradually developed over the years. Rooted in anti-Semitic Slovakia in the mid-30’s, throughout the 40’s -before and after the state of Israel was formed, and for the duration of about 20 years of IDF service, Imi refined his unique method for self-defense and hand-to-hand combat.

Krav Maga NYC is the official self-defense and combat system used by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Israeli police and security services and many law enforcement agencies around the world.

Krav Maga is also taught in institutions governed by the Israeli Ministry of Education and has been taught to civilians all over the word as well. Developed and refined during years of conflict, Krav Maga emphasizes easy-to-learn techniques that have been battle-tested in real life, threatening situations. These training methods have been used by Israel’s most elite combat units and proven effective time and time again.

Krav Maga provides simple solutions to fighting more than one assailant, armed or unarmed, in today’s reality. The self defense classes NYC provided by IKMNY are the absolute best all throughout the New York City area.

Self Defense Classes NYC & the Core Principles of Krav Maga
The goal in Krav Maga is to keep one safe. In a violent situation; there are no rules. You need to do anything in your power not to get hurt. What does “everything in your power” mean?

Taking preventative measures comes first. Be aware and avoid violence. You can prevent yourself from getting into a danger zone by keeping your eyes and ears open. If you see a problem around you, stay away. If you have no choice then a kick to the groin, spitting, biting, gouging and hair pulling are all very legitimate. Never escalate the situation and remember; fighting is the last resort.