Although Krav Maga was originally developed for the Israeli military and spread to other countries, the IKMF under Imi Lichtenfeld and Avi Moyal created a sector called Civilian Krav Maga. This is the reason why standard Krav Maga training is addressed to as 'Civilian' for the general populace.
This form of Krav Maga contains three subsections that include adult Krav Maga (the mainstream Krav Maga for civilians), Women's Krav Maga, specifically developed to assist women in protecting themselves from sexual assault, and Kid's Krav Maga.
If you'd like to learn more about Krav Maga for Women please click here.
If you'd like to learn more about Krav Maga classes for children, please click here.
Krav Maga training with IKMF for civilians is available at many levels all over the world. You can learn Krav Maga as a hobby by visiting our gyms one or two times each week and still develop your skills effectively.
How can you make the most of your time during each training session? Thanks to the fact that Krav Maga was developed through using natural and instinctive movements.
This same Krav Maga training is almost completely based upon these natural reflexes built into every person's nervous system, making it possible for anyone to act with effective self defense no matter their situation.
Most of our members began training casually at one of our local Krav Maga gyms and quickly gained a true passion for the IKMF, the Krav Maga they learn, and the community they become a part of here in IKMF Civilian Krav Maga.
Most people are familiar with the belt systems used in martial arts, to which IKMF also manages a grading system using patches. These patches express the level to which an individual has reached in their training and are divided to three main groups:
Practitioner levels (or just 'P' levels) of which there are 5.
Graduate levels ('G' levels) of which there are also 5. G levels are usually veteran Krav Maga trainees and very often have also been qualified as instructors.
Expert Levels ('E' levels) of which there are just 3. Krav Maga Experts are few, as this are highly professional instructors who have dedicated their lives and career to Krav Maga training and instructing. IKMF's Global Instructor Team (GIT) are all high ranking Experts and well appreciated instructors.
Individuals who train Krav Maga may advance in rank through IKMF's testing system as high up as they want following the time requirements as well as the testing involved.
Each of the P and G levels includes a variety of self defense solutions to specific scenarios as well as effective counter attacks.
With all of the Krav Maga training provided, each student practices these scenarios according to respective rank. As you advance to each grade through the scenarios required in the syllabus is built become increasingly dangerous and complex, and whole new self defense solutions are provided accordingly.
The IKMF keeps the syllabus updated as necessary in order to emphasize growth is a continuous process and the IKMF and Krav Maga is always growing and developing.
In addition, the IKMF offers extra curriculum qualifications for Krav Maga trainees such as seminars & short workshops that focus on specific defenses, techniques and much more.
Now that you know a bit more about IKMF and Civilian Krav Maga we welcome you to join our forever growing family and train Krav Maga.