Israeli Fighting Systems
Commando Krav Maga history starts with the Israeli fighting systems dating back to 1919, with the implementation of the British Mandate. It was in that year the Jewish people formed an underground army known as the Haganah (Hebrew for defense) to deal with the ongoing conflict with various terrorist gangs, and in anticipation of the creation of a Jewish state promised to them by the British in the Balfour Declaration. Throughout its existence since that time, the little region in the Middle East now known as Israel has had to fight daily in order to survive.
Completely surrounded by enemies under the most hostile circumstances, Israel has always been outnumbered in its battles. In response to continuous overwhelming odds, the Israelis developed systems of combat that emphasized mental toughness, versatility, innovation, and practicality at its core.
The formalities of traditional defense systems were abandoned in favor of methodologies that valued rapid and instinctive learning. These philosophies helped Israel and its citizens to survive in the face of constant aggression as the nation formed one of the most respected military forces in the world with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Faced with warfare and terrorism, the Israeli military developed combat systems named Krav Maga (Krav = fighting; Maga = contact) that were extremely practical in the battlefield.
Israeli fighting systems have been successfully used for decades by Israeli Special Forces, FBI, high‐ profile bodyguards, counter‐terrorist police units, and SWAT units from around the world.
Commando Krav Maga (CKM)
Commando Krav Maga (CKM) is considered by many experts to be the most evolved and effective Israeli Hand to hand combat system in world. Founded by Moni Aizik, a former Elite Commando of the Israeli Special Forces, Commando Krav Maga is the ultimate reality‐based system engineered for the most brutal and vicious street confrontations. With its no‐nonsense approach and straightforward practical moves, CKM prepares you for the unexpected with techniques that can be utilized effectively under pressure. Commando Krav Maga is not a traditional or sport‐based martial art. There are no competitions, rules or regulations. Instead, CKM is a reality‐based system designed for the primary goal of survival.