KRAV MAGA SELF-DEFENCE
"So that one may walk in peace" - Imi Lichtenfeld
SITUATIONAL AWARENESS & PREVENTION
STRIKING & BLOCKING TECHNIQUES
USE OF COMMON OBJECTS
DEALING WITH ARMED OR UNARMED ASSAULT
RELEASES FROM GRABS, HOLDS, & CHOKES
Krav Maga means contact combat and is the self-defence system developed by Imi Lichtenfeld for the Israeli Defence Force. It is simple, direct, and highly effective. The system is widely taught to civilians, bodyguards, law enforcement agencies, and military units in many countries around the world.
The main principle of krav maga is to use your natural reaction and turn it into a DIRECT and AGGRESSIVE response to counter against a physical threat. At Krav Maga Wellington & Self Defence Training, we teach CIVILIAN KRAV MAGA and we focus our training on situational awareness, threat prevention, quick neutralization of an attacker, controlled aggression, and quick escape. (*we do not teach krav maga intended for body guards, law enforcement, or the military).
At Krav Maga Wellington, we believe the following:
- Prevention is always the best option. Escape and avoid any physical engagement.
- When attacked, don't be the victim - Become the attacker.
- As a civilian, your job is to get home safely. It's not your job to restrain or to give chase to your attacker.
The New Zealand law in relation to self-defence: “Everyone is justified in using, in the defence of himself or another, such force as, in the circumstances as he believes them to be, it is reasonable to use.” (Section 48 of the Crimes Act 1961.).
This means you are allowed to defend yourself from attack, but use your common sense. The idea is to defend yourself, not to cause injury or get revenge. If you use unreasonable force, you are committing a crime. Your first concern should always be for your own safety and that of others with you. Never take the law into your own hands or take unnecessary risks.
The unpredictable nature of physical violence does not adhere to any rules. An assault can be quick, messy, and often be very violent. Because of these uncertainties, we also train to protect ourselves against multiple attackers and armed assault.
Krav Maga Wellington & Self Defence Training Limited is a Wellington based social enterprise and is affiliated with the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF). We are a New Zealand owned company since 2015 and our mission is simple; To empower people through krav maga and to help create safer communities.
Online videos AND ARTICLES
- Krav Maga - Avi Moyal
- Stay Away - Krav Maga Women Self Defence
- IKMF Hong Kong Air Rage Seminar
- Queensbury Rule's It Ain't - learning the brutal Israeli self-defence krav maga at a Wellington workshop
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GABRIEL MOLINA - INSTRUCTOR & NATIONAL DIRECTOR IKMF NEW ZEALAND
Gabriel is a G2 level instructor. He gained his IKMF qualification in 2015 after passing the IKMF Civilian Instructor Course under Tim Alexander - Expert 4 (IKMF Continental Instructor) and Israel Tamir - Expert 5 (IKMF Global Instructor). Gabriel is also the National Director for IKMF New Zealand and his tasks are to: promote krav maga in New Zealand, organize IKMF seminars and events, and to provide support to New Zealand based IKMF instructors and students. Gabriel has a background in clinical teaching and has a masters degree in clinical nursing. He works full-time as a specialist diabetes nurse at Hutt Valley DHB.
BIANCA HUI WANG - MANAGING DIRECTOR
Bianca is a P1 level student and works in the government sector as a chartered accountant. She is civic minded and is passionate about sharing the benefits of learning self-defence to the wider community. Bianca has a bachelor's degree in commerce and is experienced in business operation as well as events management.
AVI MOYAL - HEAD OF THE INTERNATIONAL KRAV MAGA FEDERATION
Avi Moyal is the head of the IKMF and he leads the organization from our head quarters in Israel. Together with the IKMF Global Instructor Team, Avi instructs krav maga at an international level to civilians, women, children, people with disabilities, bodyguards, law enforcement, and military units. At the request of the Israeli government, Avi developed the techniques and teaching programs regarding Women’s Self Defence, Car Rage Defence, and Children’s Self Defence. He also serves as an advisor to the Israeli Minister of Sport and Education in the area of krav maga.
IMI LICHTENFELD - FATHER & FOUNDER OF KRAV MAGA
Imi Lichtenfeld was born in Bratislava to a renowned police officer and circus acrobat. As a child, Imi excelled in various sports such as wrestling and boxing and practiced several martial arts. When anti-Semite riots began to spread through his home town Imi and his family were forced to immigrate to Israel (Palestine at the time).
In 1948, once Israel had declared its independence, Israeli Defence Force officials approached Imi and requested him to develop a system of self-defence and fighting based upon his experience and his work with special forces units as the Hagana, Palmach and Palyam. During his 20 years of service as chief instructor of hand-to-hand combat, Imi carefully refined the methods of krav maga, making it the official combative training for all Israeli military personnel, police and security forces.
Imi developed a doctrine enabling both fit and out-of-shape soldiers to practice it successfully. Rather than rigid movements and techniques requiring years of training, krav maga integrated instinctive and simple techniques made accessible to all.