The Israeli KravMaga Association was formed by ImiLichtenfeld( Sde-Or )
and a group of his students on Oct 22, 1978.
The expressed purpose of the Association was to create apublic civilian organizational structure to support practitioners of theIsraeli KravMaga.
As such, ImiLichtenfeld continued to enhance anddevelop his system within the framework of the Israeli KravMagaAssociation,in three main fields:
1. What are the correct solutions to dangerous situations(i.e. what to do)?
2. How should this material be taught (i.e. how to teach)?
3. Enlarging the circle of KravMaga practitioners andcreating national and
international recognition as to the efficiency andimportance of the Israeli
ImiLichtenfeld continued his work in these fields as the
Israeli KravMaga Association president from its inception until the date he
(January 8 th 1998).
Imi system is continued in the Israeli KravMaga Associationby Imi's top student and cofounder of the Israeli KravMaga Association, Mr.HaimGidon, who hadbeen granted a Dan-8 rank from Imi himself.
Haim Gidon holds a 10 th degree black belt level as the headof the sysem and is the official grand master of the Israeli KravMaga.
Haim Gidon was nominated by the general assembly of membersand instructors
as the permanent president of the Israeli KravMagaAssociation.
Through the years, extensive work has been done in theIsraeli KravMaga System.
Grand Master Haim Gidon, has been the primarily responsible for the evolution of the KravMaga in the last 30 years, being the only one that also continually proves with facts and with is effort why Imi chose him as his successor. Our work cannot continue to be mistaken or confused with others. The GIDON SYSTEM is the natural evolution of the legacy of Imi, designed to perpetuate the techniques and principles of the true Israeli KravMaga in its purest form, adapted to the reality of today, as a complete method of Israeli self-defense and close combat.
This is our way, we are sure that we will continue to be copied instead of followed, the difference is that now more than ever, everyone will start to see and know better how to distinguish our work from others ... if they don’t do it already. And more news approach...
There are currently several organizations that
practice their interpretations of the Kravmaga system and whose founders began
their training and careers within our Association.
The Israeli Kravmaga Association welcomes the work done to
expandImiLichtenfelds' Kravmaga system.
Israeli Kravmaga is recognized by the Israeli government as
a formal martial art system . KravMaga is taught extensively at civilian
organizations, in schools, community centers and martial arts clubs.
Professional diplomas for instructors and coaches are
formally recognized as teaching credentials in government establishments.
These diplomas were awarded to individuals who graduated the
appropriate courses in the school for coaches at the Wingate Institute for
Physical Education in Israel. The martial arts professional committee
supervises all related courses and the president of the Israeli kravMaga