In Hebrew, "Krav-Maga" means close combat. This is a martial art taught as self defense. The latter contains a part of self-defense techniques and a part of fighting, that's why there are no competitions. The techniques are developed on natural methods, fast, practical and relatively simple. In a word, these are based on the efficiency and the sensitive points of the human body.
IMRICH LICHTENFELD 1910-1998
Imrich LICHTENFELD is the founder of Krav-Maga. He developed it during his multidisciplinary career; first as a chief combat instructor in the Israeli army, then, when he retired, he adapted his self-defense to civilians. Imrich LICHTENFELD is from Czechoslovakia. He died on January 9, 1998, at the age of eighty-four.
In 1987, Richard DOUIEB is the pioneer of Krav-Maga and opened the 1st school in France and Europe at the request of Imi Lichtenfeld.
Faced with a rapid success, a desire for structured expansion and anxious to preserve the principles of Krav-Maga, Richard DOUIEB decided to create the FEKM (European Federation of Krav-Maga) in 1997.
Krav-Maga will be quickly adopted by prestigious intervention groups such as GIGN and, in recent years, RAID.
Today, the Krav-Maga FEKM has taken its place in the French sports landscape and every year, many people try the experience and choose the FEKM for the guarantee of quality it represents.
To date, the FEKM is the largest Krav-Maga federation in the world, with the largest number of licensees.