The European Federation of Krav Maga

Krav Maga

That 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. That is not a combat sport, some experts do not even consider it a martial art, It's 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

- Emrich Lichtenfeld

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

KRAV MAGA SOFIA club workouts are held in English by a French instructor.

The courses at the club started in 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

Why to enroll in our club?

  • So far the only FEKM (European federation of Krav Maga) club in Bulgaria and on the whole Balkans.
  • Structured program with 2 level group (beginner and intermediate).
  • Instructor with 10 years of practice of Krav Maga, taught himself by a 5th Black Belt Instructor.
  • Instructor who travel 1-2 time per year to follow seminar and updates.
  • Possibility to graduate till brown belt in Sofia location, without the need to travel abroad.
  • 1-2 seminars per year are organized in Sofia with a black belt instructors coming from abroad with over 10 years of experience.
  • Gender mixed group (25% of the trainees are women).

Other features:

  • Course spoken in English and in Bulgarian.
  • Medical certificate should be provided within the first month of training.
  • Open to beginners without previous martial art experience.
  • 7 hours of weekly training, as a whole.
  • Training with protectors, we request to train with groin protection, gloves and mouth guard - equipped within the first month.
  • Personal training - on demand.
  • No Kid training (age condition above 15 y.o).
  • Possibility to attend seminars abroad without high fee for attendance with recognized instructor and competent.
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