A History of Krav Maga
Created and developed by Imi Lichtenfeld and the IDF, Krav Maga only came into the civillian life in 1965. It grew outside of Israel in the early 1980's and is now popular around the world, being used not only by Military and Security Forces but civillians as well.
When Imi Lichtenfeld, the creator of Krav Maga was given the task of creating a fighting system for the fledgling IDF he studied how soldiers reacted under intense stress and pressure. Having studied people's instinctive reactions under pressure to various forms of attack he then amplified those natural movements and so created Krav Maga, over half a century ago. Since then Lrav Maga has been adopted by the like of the FBI, The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Beverley Hills PD - in fact more than 60 agencies in the USA alone - as well as the Finnish Paratroopers to name but a few
Eyal Yanilov, seen in action above, is the World-wide Head Instructor for the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF). Eyal was Imi's closest assistant and is almost solely responsible for Krav Maga being what it is today. He is the driving force behind Krav Maga and it's his responsibility to keep syllabi up to date on an International basis. He is the only person alive to hold a 'Master-level 4' grading. Eyal teaches all over the world and is widely recognized as being the world's leading authority on self defence and fighting skills