What Is Krav Maga?

The words Krav Maga mean “contact/close combat” in Hebrew. It’s a complete, practical and modern reality-based self-defense system originally developed in the Israeli Defense Forces by Imi Lichtenfeld for use in the military. Lichtenfeld subsequently developed it into a form of self-defense for use by civilians and kids. It is the world’s most complete and effective reality-based self-defense system.

One of the tenets of authentic Krav Maga is that the system is based on natural reflexes to an attack and that training must include stress training to help absorb and retain the system quickly which is one of the reasons the Krav Maga system is so practical. The system draws from a combination of disciplines including boxing, judo, karate, aikido, wrestling, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, judo, jiu-jitsu, grappling, and street fighting.

Krav Maga is ideal for providing students with a well-rounded approach to self-defense. Other benefits of self-defense classes include self-confidence and survival-ready fitness which includes stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility and balance.

We are excited about opening a Krav Maga Self-Defense Program at MNBJJ with Coach Mitchell on May 9th, 2023 (ages 15+).  With the growing incidents of violence in our High Schools, public transportation and public spaces, knowledge of practical self-defense has become more important than ever.  Mitchell is an amazing coach and holds a Black Belt in Krav Maga.  Mitchell has been a dedicated member of MNBJJ for almost 10 years and has become an important coaching staff member.  We are honoured to have him teach his art of self-defense at our gym.

We offer a Free Trial for our Krav Maga Program. Click on the link below to start your trial or to contact us with any questions you might have.

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