Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). Krav Maga is used by many elite combat units worldwide as well as by the law enforcement community. It has been effectively adapted for civilian use without changing its fundamental principle; the only option in a fight is to win. Every school in the Krav Maga Federation follows this belief. While we in Krav Maga hope a fight never happens, if it does, we are well-prepared to overwhelm our attackers.
Students train for the worst situations, scenarios that include multiple attackers, attackers with weapons or both. Students are taught to attack vulnerable targets and not to rely on strength against strength. Krav Maga is not a competitive art; it is based on street-style self defense. The techniques taught are not found in other more traditional styles. Practitioners of Krav Maga train in hard-core self defense techniques. Proper training in Krav Maga requires both physical and mental concentration and commitment. Safety is of paramount importance and strict guidelines during training are maintained.
This school is a member of the Krav Maga Federation. The Federation is dedicated to providing the highest level of Krav Maga training, and to ensuring that authentic Krav Maga continues to be taught.
All KMF schools function under the authority of Master Instructor Rhon Mizrachi. The schools that make up the Federation are strongly tied to each other. Instructors and students have bonded to Rhon, their teachers and each other by the years spent training. These relationships are the reason that the KMF functions as a family, and will ensure the protection of the art in the future.
KMF is not a franchise and does not participate in any licensing agreements. It does not offer Instructor Certification Courses, or accept "donations" in exchange for rank. It remains true to the original art created by its founder, Imi Lichtenfeld. This includes following the belted system, whereby learning new material and new techniques separates ranks from White through Black Belt.