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Krav Maga is a self-defence system that originated in Israel, which emphasises practical and effective techniques for real-life situations. It was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld, a Hungarian-born Israeli martial artist, who drew on his experience as a boxer, wrestler, and street fighter to create a system that was both effective and easy to learn.

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Founder of Krav Maga

Krav Maga translated from Hebrew into English, as ‘Contact Combat’ was initially developed as a hand-to-hand combat system for the Israeli military, but it has since evolved into a popular self-defence system used by civilians around the world.

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KMG - Krav Maga Global - are recognised as the most professional and internationally active Krav Maga organisation, having earned the trust of security services and civilian practitioners alike.


KMG has professional Global and International Teams (GIT) of instructors, personally selected and trained by Master Eyal Yanilov to provide all aspects of the KMG organisation’s training services, including civilian, military, law enforcement, VIP protection, etc.

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KMG’s Krav Maga is an integrated system of self-defence, combat and fighting, VIP and third-party protection.

It is the leading system of its kind in the world, known for its practical and realistic techniques and tactics for avoiding, preventing, deterring, or otherwise handling all types of violent confrontations.

KMG, developed by Imi’s closest assistant Eyal Yanilov in 2010, is continually updating and modifying their system to meet the needs and requirements of the modern age. With more than 1,500 active instructors in over 60 countries throughout the world, KMG is the most recognised and internationally active Krav Maga network.


As a proudly affiliated KMG school, here at Rise Up Krav Maga, we teach the official KMG curriculum and adhere to the KMG principles and training methods. The KMG system comprises of three integrated elements:

SELF-DEFENCE - KMG emphasises practical and effective self-defence techniques that are specifically designed for real-life situations. Training covers a range of techniques, principles, and mindset to empower individuals to overcome various types of physical attacks.

COMBAT & FIGHTING - Mastering fighting skills is crucial for self-defence against real violence. Training encompasses learning punching, kicking, grappling techniques and usage of weapons, including common objects, improvised weapons, and designated weapons. These skills are essential for effective self-defence.

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THIRD-PARTY PROTECTION - KMG's training focuses on equipping practitioners with the skills and tactics to protect and defend others, rather than just themselves. Whether it's civilians safeguarding their friends and family, police officers protecting their partners and colleagues, or close protection officers ensuring the safety of VIPs, this training provides the necessary expertise to fulfil these roles effectively.

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Krav Maga techniques are based on natural movements and reflexes, and they are designed to be easy to learn and remember. The system includes striking, grappling, and ground fighting techniques, as well as defences against weapons such as knives and guns.

Krav Maga is beneficial to learn for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it teaches practical self-defence skills that can be used in real-world situations. This can help you feel more confident and safe in everyday life.

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Krav Maga also provides a great workout that can improve your fitness, strength, and agility. It is a high-intensity workout that can help you burn calories and build muscle.

Krav Maga teaches valuable life skills such as discipline, focus, and perseverance. It can also improve your situational awareness and teach you how to assess potential threats and respond appropriately.

Krav Maga is a valuable self-defence system that can improve your fitness, confidence, and personal safety.

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