Krav Maga is an Israeli self-defence method famously used in Elite corps like Mossad, also in FBI, SAS, RAID, SWAT, GIGN. Krav Maga means "close combat" in Hebrew and was developed by Emrich ‘Imi’ Lichtenfeld for the need of the IDF (Israel Defence Forces).

It’s based mostly on simple and pragmatic techniques. The point is to use techniques based on our natural instincts. Krav Maga is not a combat sport, and some experts do not even consider it a martial art, it’s basically a self-defense method.

Krav Maga is supposed to be designed for everybody, from a woman of 45 kg to a man of 130 kg.

So that one may walk in peace.

Quoted Imi means also that the techniques are not specific to a size or gender. Nevertheless, physical attributes matter a lot in a fight and should be developed.

The lessons are given in English by a French instructor.

KRAV MAGA SOFIA club has been open since September 2014 in the downtown of Sofia (Bulgaria). Nowadays the group is mixed gender composed mainly of practitioners without significant martial art or combat sport experience.

First and Unique Krav Maga club in Bulgaria affiliated with the FEKM-RD

Richard DOUIEB

Richard DOUIEB

The FEKM Chief Instructor



The European Federation of Krav Maga