From the IDF to Hollywood: Krav Maga’s meteoric rise
The Israeli close-combat method shoulders its way into civilian life as the ultimate form of self-defense
AFP — Krav Maga, the close-combat method conceived in secrecy by the Israeli army, has kicked its way firmly into civilian life and with Hollywood’s help, has become the ultimate form of self-defense.
“The idea is to be able to quickly hit the aggressor’s vulnerable spots and to defend yourself with whatever is available — a beer bottle or a stick,” explains Elad Nimni, who teaches Krav Maga in the Israeli army.
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