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Krav Maga

What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga is a form of self-defense founded by Imrich (Imi) Lichtenfeld, originally for the benefit of the Israel Defense Forces.

Krav Maga is Hebrew for “contact combat.” This self-defense system focuses on sharpening natural instincts and applying them to lifelike training scenarios. The U.S. military has used Krav Maga techniques to train soldiers in a new form of close-quarters hand-to-hand combat. Law enforcement uses Krav Maga as a threat-neutralizer. Civilians learn Krav Maga for optimal self-defense and conditioning.


Class Information

UPD offers three versions of classes covering different features of Krav Maga. The Basic and Focus classes are open to any student, faculty or staff member of Texas State University who would like to improve their self-defense. The Force class is designed specifically for law enforcement officers.

  • Basic: Introduces the primary punch, kick and strike skills along with defensive moves. (4 hours)
  • Focus: Expands on the basic skills and provides an opportunity for sparring with a partner. (2 hours) Note: You must have taken the Basic class before taking the Focus class.
  • Force: Teaches advanced defense, including techniques against firearms and knives. For law enforcement officers only.

Each class begins with a lecture that covers the basic principles of Krav Maga. From there, the class dives into learning physical techniques such as chokes, wrist grabs, headlocks and other forms of defensive action.


Sign Up

These courses are offered 3-4 times throughout the year. For scheduling info and to sign up, contact the UPD Crime Prevention Unit.

Phone: 512.245.8341

Email: kravmaga@txstate.edu.

Sign Up

These courses are offered 3-4 times throughout the year. For scheduling info and to sign up, contact the UPD Crime Prevention Unit.

Phone: 512.245.8341

Email: kravmaga@txstate.edu