Krav Maga (/krɑːv məˈɡɑː/; Hebrew: קְרַב מַגָּע [ˈkʁav maˈɡa], lit. "contact-combat") is a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from aikido, judo, boxing and wrestling, along with realistic fight training.
Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extreme efficiency and brutal counter-attacks. It was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld.
The Krav Maga program at Urbana Academy is taught by Israeli instructors who are familiar to the “lonely warrior method” – a Special method that was developed and taught only in “Shin-Bet” – Israeli special secret service. Unlike other methods of Krav Maga in the USA, all our instructors are from Israel and possess vast military and security experience; we are the “the real deal”.
In our program we focus on Krav Maga and Tactical Shooting together with Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which allows our students to confidently face the enemy in any given situation. The step-by-step program is designed especially for beginners even without prior experience with shooting or martial arts. The school uses strict rules for personal and property safety, providing customers with an absolutely safe environment and one-on-one guidance.