What is Krav Maga?

What is Krav Maga?

What is Krav Maga?


Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a practical and tactical system which teaches how to prevent, deal and overcome all kinds of violence and attacks. Krav Maga prepares the trainees in the subjects of self-defence, self-protection, fighting and combat skills, as well as skills to defend others.

Krav Maga was developed in Israel under realistic demands and conditions. Founded and formed by Imi Lichtenfeld (Sde-Or), it continues to develop under the direction of Eyal Yanilov and Krav Maga Global (KMG).

Krav Maga is a horizontal system, not focusing on one area or aspect of self-defence, but a broad spectrum of problems and situations with a unique and logical approach. It is easy to learn and retain, is performed naturally and intuitively, and can be practically used under stressful conditions. An essential part of Krav Maga is its teaching process, methodology and ways of training.

Krav-Maga includes the subjects of:

  • Defending unarmed attacks (punches, strikes and kicks)
  • Releases from grabs and holds
  • Defending armed attacks and threats (knives and sharp objects, sticks, bars and other blunt objects, firearms)
  • Dealing with the above attacks when delivered from different directions, positions and postures, when performed by a single or multiple attackers and occurring in all possible locations and environments
  • Combat fitness
  • Combat mindset and conditioning

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Krav Maga Global (KMG) was established in 2010 by Eyal Yanilov. It is a global infrastructure designed to disseminate Krav Maga throughout the world in a more structured format whilst maintaining the highest level of training.

Under the personal supervision of Eyal, KMG operates a team of highly qualified instructors known as the ‘Global and International Teams’. They are responsible for delivering Krav Maga instructor education, exclusive workshops and specialist courses throughout the world.

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All KM Melbourne instructors are certified through Krav Maga Global (KMG). To remain a certified all KMG instructors attend yearly updates as well as further education in other aspects of the system. This ensures students receive the best, most up-to-date training possible.

Ruairi Molloy

Expert Instructor

Ruairi has been involved in Krav Maga since moving to Australia from Ireland in 2007.

Steven How

Instructor + Personal Trainer

As well being a KMG Instructor, Steven is also a personal trainer who pays particular attention to people’s posture.

Sarah Young


Sarah began her self-defence journey training in traditional martial arts until she was introduced to Krav Maga.

Nik Haddock


Having served in both the British and Australian armies, Nik appreciates KMG’s systematic and realistic approach to self-defence.

Naomi Aoki


Naomi is an advocate of the systems realistic approach to self-defence for women and children.

Sev Herath


Sev has been training in Krav Maga for 7 years, and is also trained in BJJ and Karate.

Jen Chan


Jen is passionate about helping women develop the self-confidence, mental and physical skills.

Chris Carroll


Chris has been involved with Martial Arts for over 30 years, having instructed Karate, Aikido and Boxing.