Nir Maman - Self-Defense Global
Nir Maman

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Nir is a veteran of the Israeli Special Forces and served as an Operational Team Leader on the Counter Terror Unit, and as a Section Commander and Lead Counter Terror Warfare and Krav Maga Instructor at the Israeli Special Forces Counter Terror School. He was in charge of training all the ISF Hostage Rescue Units as well as all the U.S. Special Operation Units sent to Israel before deploying to combat zones.


The History of Krav Maga

Krav Maga history - Imi Lichtenfeld, Founder 

Krav Maga history begins with the founder of the system - Imi Lichtenfeld. Imi Lichtenfeld was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1910. His family soon moved to Bratislava, Slovakia, where Imi grew up. His father, Samuel Lichtenfeld, had experience boxing and wrestling. Samuel was a police detective and held the leading record of arrests as well as serving as the police force's self-defense instructor.