About Krav Maga Calgary


Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the IDF:

Krav Maga (Hebrew: קרב מגע, meaning “contact combat”), originally developed in Israel, is the official system of self-defense and hand-to-hand combat used by the Israeli Defence Forces.

Krav Maga is not a traditional or sport-based martial art, there are no competitions, rules and regulations! Instead, it is a reality-based system designed for the primary goal of survival to any kind of assault.

Krav Maga is a modern, practical and proven system of self-defense, carefully devised for the needs of the present-day dangerous and unstable world. It is characterized by a clear and logical approach to self-defense and fighting confrontations, which enables one to achieve a relatively high proficiency within a short period of time.

Krav maga was created primarily by Imi Lichtenfeld, who developed the method during his long career first as chief instructor in combat tactics for the Israeli army, and then in civilian organizations.

Krav Maga originated in Czechoslovakia in the 1930’s, by Imi Lichtenfeld to protect his people from brutalization in Pre-World War II Europe.
In the mid-1930s conditions changed in Bratislava. Fascist and anti-Semitic groups were determined to mistreat the Jewish community. Imi became the leader of a young Jews group, most of whom had experience in boxing, wrestling or weightlifting. This group was intended to prevent anti-Semitic factions from entering the Jewish quarter. In the years that followed, this group was regularly forced to fight in street fights, which gave them a clear understanding of the differences between street confrontations and sports competition.


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Krav Maga Calgary Inc opened its first course at the Currie Barracks. Christian started our adventure teaching 2 students, one female and one male. Step by step, the school grew.

2019: Krav Maga Calgary is proud to count more than 170 regular students enrolled including people who are taking private and semi-private classes.

Krav Maga Calgary Inc – KMC became a Trade Name.


KMC opened the first 1300 square foot space in Calgary dedicated to Krav Maga!

We moved to our own, centrally-located studio from our old premises in the Currie Barracks. The new location is located close to public transit, will let us open up more classes, and is more convenient for anybody who wants to show up at class.

We are now located: #201 – 1440 17th Ave SW T2T 0C8
Christian is now assisted by Deyra a Boxing instructor who hold Fitness and Boxing weekly classes. We also teaches corporate staff in Canmore, Banff and Calgary, as well as some police officers in Calgary.

For the last three years, Krav Maga Calgary – KMC has acted as the Krav Maga leader in Calgary. We’re spreading the word and helping Calgarians to discover this reality-based system from Israel designed for the primary goal of survival to any kind of assault.

Check out the schedule, find out more about our programs, or learn more about Krav Maga. You are more than welcome to give it a try!

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