What is Krav Maga Self Defence?
Krav Maga was developed in the 1930s 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 20,000 members across 11 countries. It is the largest and most well respected Krav Maga organisation in the World.
Krav Maga Self Defence is run by Simon Pither, a qualified FEKM Black Belt Instructor with over 25 years of Martial Arts experience.
Simon started training with Remi Lessore in Tulse Hill, then worked together with him to build South London Krav Maga into the largest Krav Maga club in the area, before splitting in 2016 to help grow and develop other FEKM clubs in the UK. Krav Maga Self Defence is part of the UK Sector of the FEKM, and we work directly with senior instructors from Paris, giving us direct access to the key principles and techniques of Krav Maga.
Our club is friendly, the Krav Maga instruction is among the best you will find in the UK, 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’, where a defence against a specific attack or threat type is demonstrated and then broken down slowly and practised – it is exactly this approach that makes krav maga different from a martial art – you should leave every class with realistic skills to better defend yourself.
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