Krav Maga was born in the middle of the 40s by Imi Lichtenfeld (ZL) in Israel. The conception of Krav Maga reveals a path that enables anyone to exert their right to life, even with the violence that surrounds us. It is the only fighting technique with a worldwide recognition as an art of self defense and not as a martial art. There are no rules or competitions, because the techniques envision self-defense in real-life situations. With simple, fast and objective responses to violent daily life situations, it shows the common citizen how to defend himself, regardless of his physical conditioning, age or sex. With a military origin, its application in security forces has been incorporated by corporations all over the world because of its efficiency in combat.
Roy Elghanayan and his school from Krav Maga LA represented Israel and Krav Maga as a Self Defense System at the United States Martial Arts Festival 2010 at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (July 18, 2010). Over 1500 people came to see the show! In this video, Roy demonstrates to the audience the different applications of Krav Maga. Ranging from law enforcement scenarios to general self defense, Roy uses his unorthodox Israeli Ji-jitsu as a base for his trademark Krav Maga style. Roy instructed soldiers in the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Special Forces and Defense Forces and remains to be the only two time Israeli Krav Maga National Champion.