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Krav Maga Fort Lauderdale
Krav Maga is a military based fighting style used by the Israeli military (IDF) as their self-defense method. Krav Maga was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld based on skills taught to him by his father Samuel.
Samuel had been an acrobat in the circus in his early life and had been exposed and trained in jujitsu, karate and weapons arts as well as boxing and wrestling in his travels. Upon returning to Czechoslovakia He joined the police department has an inspector and opened the Hercules gym which taught fighting arts, boxing and wrestling, and acrobatic skills.
Imi grew up at his fathers’ school where he studied the various fighting arts later becoming national boxing and wrestling champion.
Later on, when the Nazi forces were threatening his home country and there was a lot of street violence, he developed what became Krav Maga and taught it to members of the Jewish community. Later he escaped to Israel and continued teaching and refining his fighting method.
Krav Maga is an excellent and very functional martial arts system. It is very simple and is used as a simple hand to hand fighting system and is generally meant to be taught to military personnel very quickly. Because of the need to teach the basics very quickly many skills are skipped or abbreviated. When you have a situation where you don’t have extreme time pressure to give the student Martial skills as we do at the school, we have the time and ability to teach a Complete set of martial arts skills.