Welcome to the Krav Maga Club's website! We hold Krav Maga seminars, workshops and practices for the UW Madison community. Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed by Imi Lichtenfeld and used in the Israel Defense Forces. Krav combines practical techniques from various martial arts practices to create a useful arsenal of skills effective for those of all sizes & builds.
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Fall Semester Practices Begin Sept 18th!


Fall 2018 Semester Practices Begin September 18th!
Check out the fall 2018 semester schedule for practice dates and times!

Upcoming: Campus Safety Seminar

Join us for a campus safety seminar on Thursday, April 12th from 7:00-8:30 PM at UW Hillel Foundation (611 Langdon St). The Krav Maga Club and UW Hillel will be hosting a campus safety seminar, led by Fred Harris! We will cover techniques and defenses we think students should know when walking around Madison. View Flyer

Mooyah Fundraising Event

Come to Mooyah (571 State St) on February 26th anytime between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM and mention the Krav Maga Club! The more sales generated by our members, the more money we will raise for the club!


Spring Semester Practices Begin Jan 30th!

Spring Semester Practices Begin Jan 30th!
Check out the spring semester schedule for practice dates and times!

Battle Royale Over Rightful Heir to Israeli Self-Defense Discipline

Dec. 30, 2017
By Isabel Kershner

Read NY Times article here

NETANYA, Israel — More martial than art, this form of fighting extols the virtues of a poke in the eye and a timely kick to the groin. Its masters insist it is not a sport, because there are no rules, except for one: to survive.

Krav Maga, the rough, close-combat self-defense system developed in the Israeli military, has become a mainstay of special forces training here and an increasingly popular Israeli export.

Global terrorism has increased the demand among law enforcement agencies and civilians abroad for instruction. And in a kind of return compliment, a detailed manual titled “How to Survive in the West,” and attributed to the Islamic State, advised jihadist recruits to learn the moves.

But about 80 years after the Krav Maga street-fighting system was conceived, its champions are sparring among themselves. The man credited with creating Krav Maga, Emrich Lichtenfeld, known as Imi, a boxing and wrestling champion who imm…