The Magnificent 100-Year History of 'Krav Maga'
Inside the martial art's unlikely rise to becoming one of Israel's international bright spots.
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You probably know Krav Maga as the Israeli martial art developed for the Israel Defense Forces.
But you might be surprised to learn about its unorthodox evolution, with its roots stemming from antisemitism and Jewish street fighters in Europe, way before the State of Israel’s founding in 1948.
Why did Krav Maga get started, and how did it become one of Israel’s international bright spots?
Let’s take a look: