Krav Maga (literally “Contact Combat” in Hebrew) is not your typical martial art. It is not a traditional martial art like Karate, Judo, Kung Fu or Taekwondo; and is not a sport like boxing, wrestling and Brazilian-Jiu-Jitsu. It is a practical and highly effective self defence system that was developed in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) specifically for surviving violent encounters on the street.