Birmingham Krav Maga
Birmingham Krav Maga – where is it from and what is it about?
Krav Maga was developed in the 1930s by Imi Lichtenfeld, who in 1948 became 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 12000 members across 9 countries. It is the largest and most well respected Krav Maga organisation in Europe.
Birmingham Krav Maga is an expanding club operating out of Five Ways, in the heart of Birmingham, and is one of only two clubs in the UK supported by the FEKM, which gives us direct access to the key instruction and principles of Krav Maga.
Our approach is friendly and we pride ourselves in the thoroughness of our instruction and in our care for our students. Our primary focus is on teaching the safe, effective and lawful application of what is, after all, a potentially lethal set of techniques and principles. Self defence is the essential framework of Krav Maga and is made up of a range of techniques and responses to a wide variety of attacks (armed or unarmed) and from various positions (upright, seated, lying down). All our sessions are safe and controlled and as a result of your self defence training you can expect to get fitter, stronger and more flexible.
So, now you have seen the video, and read about us, why don’t you register for one of our Krav Maga Basics Courses and find out for yourself what we are all about?!