SELF-DEFENSE IN SANTA BARBARA
- Imi Lichtenfeld
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May Weapon: Rifle
Every month, we’re focusing on a new weapon and how to defend against it. This month, we’re focusing on stick!
Join us on Thursday nights from 6 to 7 PM to learn how to use and defend against stick attacks.
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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.