SELF-DEFENSE IN SANTA BARBARA
- Imi Lichtenfeld
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News & Events
November News and Events
Nov. 12th: Special Veterans Day Workout, 9-11 AM
Nov. 14th: Warriors Belt Testing, 4-6 PM
Nov. 16th: Youth/Teen Belt Testing, 4-6 PM
Nov. 19th: Adult Belt Testing, 8 AM to finish.
Nov. 23rd-28th: CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS
November Weapon: Hand Gun
November’s weapon is Hand Gun! Learn crucial defenses against hand gun threats every Thursday this month 6:30 – 7:30 PM. All levels are welcome, no experience is needed. $20 drop-in for non-members
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What is Krav Maga?
“So that one may walk in peace.” –Imi Lichtenfeld, founder of Krav Maga
The roots of the self-defense system date back to 1930’s Bratislava in what was then Czechoslovakia at the beginning of WWII during Nazi occupation of Europe. Imi Lichtenfeld, the son of a detective and chief instructor of police in what was then Czechoslovakia, was an active practitioner of boxing, Judo, wrestling, swimming, gymnastics, and all-around athlete. As violence towards Jewish civilians and other minorities increased with the rise of Nazism in Europe, Imi’s drive to create a survival system to defend civilians in the streets was honed and thus the roots of Krav Maga were planted.