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"Fascination Krav Maga"


Krav Maga comes from the Hebrew and means “contact fight”. It combines the most efficient punching, kicking and fighting techniques as well as ground fighting, but also basic philosophies of different martial arts in a practical and intuitive self-defence system. But what exactly is Krav Maga? And what makes Krav Maga so special that this effective martial art is even used by the Israeli army and the secret service Mossad? Very simple: Krav Maga is suitable for all people.

Regardless of age, sex, height, weight or fitness level. Even people with physical disabilities can learn Krav Maga. Find out more about Krav Maga in Berlin here.

Where does Krav Maga come from?

Imi Lichtenfeld is the founder of Krav Maga. Born in Hungary, he grew up in Slovakia, was a passionate boxer and wrestler and developed Krav Maga as early as the 1930s. Originally, Krav Maga served to protect Jews living in Slovakia from anti-Semitic attacks. In 1942 Imi Lichtenfeld travelled to Palestine, where he became a close combat instructor for the Israeli army. Only since the late 1970s has Krav Maga been taught to civilians as well.

By the way: In 1993 Imi Lichtenfeld founded the IKMF (International Krav Maga Federation) with the idea behind it that the organisation makes it possible to make Krav Maga accessible to everyone worldwide. And that’s how it happened – in the meantime IKMF Krav Maga is represented in over 80 countries with more than 35,000 students. We, Cityskills Berlin, also belong to the IKMF and support its philosophy.

The techniques in Krav Maga

All Krav Maga techniques are based on natural reflexes. Unlike other martial arts, Krav Maga does not require years of basic training. Punch and kick techniques as well as ground fighting are used effectively, so that they can be recalled quickly, easily and instinctively, even under high stress. This makes Krav Maga the most efficient self-defence system in the world, which can be used by everyone.

„The beginning of every Krav Maga technique is a natural reaction, the end of every Krav Maga technique is to be safe“ - Imi Lichtenfeld

Self-defence in case of emergency

Strictly speaking Krav Maga is not a sport. It is a pure self-defence system, with no rules, and therefore does not involve any competitions. Instead, Krav Maga train you for the case of emergency in everyday life. The aim is to get out of a dangerous situation quickly, safely and independently. And this with all possible means at your disposal.

With Krav Maga you learn how to handle dangerous situations of all kinds. You learn to keep a cool head, neutralise danger and find safe and quick solutions in any situation, whether stressful, dangerous or even life-threatening. Whether attacks and defences with or without weapons: Krav Maga prepares in the best possible way for the unpredictable and brings you home safely.

Cityskills Krav Maga

At Cityskills Berlin we train according to the philosophy and tradition of Imi Lichtenfeld. We are in close contact with organised IKMF schools and the headquarters in Israel. We do everything to offer our students the best possible Krav Maga training. With us you learn to defend yourself and your loved ones, sharpen your senses, improve your spatial and personal perceptions and train your instinctive reflexes. We want to give you back the feeling of inner peace and self-confidence when you walk through the streets. Decide for the “Cityskills” way of life!

Fancy a trial training session?

Then contact us or come and visit us. We look forward to seeing every new face!