Krav Maga Self Defence explained
Our NJ club is friendly, the Krav Maga instruction is among the best you will find in the US, and you will get fitter, stronger and more flexible along the way – what’s not to like ?!
Self defence is the core framework of Krav Maga and as such, a large part of each class is based around what is called ‘scenario based training’. This is where a defence against a specific attack or threat type is demonstrated and then broken down slowly and practised. Approaching training in this way is what makes krav maga different from a martial art with the expectation that you should leave every class with a better idea of how to defend yourself.
Krav Maga was developed in the 1930’s by Imi Lichtenfeld, who later became the Chief Instructor of Physical Fitness and Krav Maga for the Israeli Defence Force (IDF).
The FEKM (European Federation of Krav Maga) was created in 1997 by Richard Douieb, to whom Imi Lichtenfeld gave the responsibility for Krav Maga in Europe, and now includes more than 25,000 members across 15 countries. It is the largest and most well respected Krav Maga organisation in the World.
USA Krav Maga was founded by Goncalo Esteves
who is an instructor who is passionate about Krav Maga and its integrity, which is why he trains to maintain the high standards set by the F.E.K.M.
Goncalo has an extensive Martial Arts background and an impressive CV!