Krav Maga is 20 century invention, unlike the traditional martial arts. It was developed by Imi Letchtenfeld who as a young man in Hungary was a champion international boxer, wrestler, and gymnast.
Imi was also a Jew and was subject to the rising anti-Semitic violence in the 1930s. In the late 30's he was constantly involved in street fights to defend himself and other members of his community.
This gave him much experience such as defending against multiple and armed attackers. Out of this came the ideas to adapt traditional fighting skills into a modern practical system.
After fighting for the allied forces in WWII Imi was resided in the nex state of Israel. He became the head combat instructor for the Israeli Defence forces reponsible for training special forces units and the general populace.
Upon leaving the army in the 1970s he set about formally developing Krav Maga as a civilian self defence system and Krav Maga as we know it was born.
A key principle were that it had to be quick to learn, work for all people and relevant to the real situations we might find ourself in. For this reason it was immediately popular and has continued to evolve and spread around the world.
We have Krav Maga classes in 3 Auckland locations. Click on the nearest location below to find out more about out locations and timetable.
2hr Beginners Course ($27)
Learn the basics of Krav Maga in relaxed and friendly class designed for Adults and Teenagers who are beginners.
This course teaches you essential Krav Maga skills to stay safe.
This class runs at our gym in Birkenhead once a month. After this course you will be perfectly prepared to join the regular classes at any location. Click on the button to choose your course and book...
2 Trial Classes ($17)
Get started straight away by jumping into a regular class at one of our club locations.
Trial classes are suitable for confident beginners (Adult or Teenagers) who want to see exactly what our training is like.
Click on your desired session below to book the first class you would like to come to.