Krav Maga


The Premier Krav Maga Academy in the Denver Area!  Real Self Defense.  Life saving skills adapted quickly.  Classes are forming right now!

What is Krav Maga?  Krav Maga means "contact-combat" and is a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from Aikido, Judo, Boxing and Wrestling, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks. It was developed by Hungarian-Israeli martial artist, Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Czechoslovakiain the mid-to-late 1930s. In the late 1940s, following his migration to Israel, he began to provide lessons on combat training to what was to become the IDF, who went on to develop the system that became known as Krav Maga. It has since been refined for civilian, police and military applications.  Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression. Krav Maga has been used mainly by the IsraelDefense Forces' special units and reconnaissance brigades and recently by regular infantry brigades, and several closely related variations have been developed and adopted by law enforcement and intelligence organizations.  Krav Maga Classes begin at CRMA on Oct 17th.