The founder of Krav Maga,
Imi Lichtenfeld (May 26, 1910 – January 9, 1998)
What is Krav Maga?
(Krav Maga: Contact Combat). Originally developed by Imi Lichtenfeld in 1948. It derived from a combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, Wrestling, Aikido, Judo, Jujitsu and Karate, along with realistic fight training. It is an enhanced fighting system utilised by the Israeli Military. An extraordinary hand to hand fighting system designed to equip ordinary men and women with the skills to protect themselves quickly and effectively.
Hi! I'm Sonny. Director and Chief Instructor at 123 Krav Maga. Martial Arts has always been my passion and way of life since very early age. I started training in Shito-ryu Karate in Nepal. Later being exposed to Kyokushin Kai (Oyama) Karate, Tae kwon do, JKD, Wrestling, Ninjitsu, Wing Chun, Krav Maga & BJJ.
Since finding Krav Maga in 2011, I have been attached to Krav Maga and have not stopped. Over the years, I have had great opportunities to train, travel and meet great instructors, clubs and organisations including Tomasz Adamcyk, Andrzej Marczak, Jose Manuel Gonzalez to name a few.
After the passing of the founder Krzysztof 'Kris' Szczepanski in 2018, I have taken the responsibility to keep Kris's legacy alive and move 123 Krav Maga forward into the future. Since then, I have been living and breathing Krav Maga everyday, helping everyday civilian, military, law enforcement and security personnels.
I understand learning something new can bring some doubt, fear or hesitation, but I too have gone through this stage many times in my martial arts career. When you do take that first step, the rest becomes easy, because you won't be alone. The instructor team and other student will be there. to support you along the way.
What sets us apart?
123 Krav Maga was created out of a strong passion, a shared vision and a ceaseless commitment to making learning easy and accessible. We are a Self-defence school providing programs and class structure to help local residents achieve their goals be it fitness, self-confidence or learn life saving skills.
Since opening in 2013, we’ve had the opportunity to help countless students acquire foundational skills, get fitter, develop new techniques and improve their overall confidence and outlook on life.
We have no ego and friendly atmosphere in the classes where our team of instructors and assistant instructors support the need of our students to achieve their goal. We welcome and support students from all backgrounds and levels. No matter what your goals are, fitness, self-defence or improve confidence, we will support you to achieve your goals.
So, get started today!
Why train with us?
We could list hundreds of reason for you to take up training at 123 Krav Maga. However, the most important reason should be whatever spurred you to look us up. You might be here simply out of curiosity or because the gym is boring and you're looking to shake up your fitness routine. Or you may have experienced a situation that has left you feeling vulnerable.
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