Krav Maga is a martial art system developed in Israel by Imi Lichtenfeld in the 1940s for the training of the Israel Defense Forces. The term krav maga translates from Hebrew as "contact combat".
Krav Maga is known for its focus on efficiency and effectiveness against real-life situations. It focuses on practical self defense techniques against weapons, holds, grabs, and how to deal with multiple attackers.
The style incorporates techniques from other combat martial arts, and includes techniques taken from disciplines such as those used in aikido (weapon defenses, take-downs, throws), boxing (strikes), judo (take-downs, throws and groundwork), karate (strikes), and wrestling (escapes from holds, groundwork).
- Aikido — Shodokan Aikido (also called Sport Aikido) is a style of the martial art Aikido that is used for competitions.
- Jujutsu — a Japanese martial art using close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent, with only a short weapon or none at all.
- Judo — the objective is to throw or takedown the opposing player to the ground.
- Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) — a full-contact individual combat sport that includes aspects of several other combat sports and martial arts.
- Sambo — a martial art developed for Russia's military and police force in the 1930s. The term translates as "self-defense without weapons".
- Pankration (Amateur) — A modern version of the Ancient Olympic sport of Pankration.
- Boxing — a combat sport in which two players throw punches at each other.
- Kapap — another training system of the Israel Defense Forces. It involves a close quarter battle system of defensive tactics, hand-to-hand combat and self defense.
- Krav Maga is the Most Popular Martial Art based on Google searches.
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