KRAV MAGA SELF-DEFENCE
"So that one may walk in peace" - Imi Lichtenfeld, Father and Founder of Krav Maga
AVOIDANCE & PREVENTION
STRIKING & BLOCKING TECHNIQUES
USE OF COMMON OBJECTS
DEALING WITH ARMED OR UNARMED ASSAULT
RELEASES FROM GRABS, HOLDS, & CHOKES
Krav Maga (contact combat) is a self-defence system developed by Imi Lichtenfeld for the Israeli Defence Force. It is simple, direct, and highly effective and is widely taught to civilians, bodyguards, law enforcement, and military units in many countries.
The principle of Krav Maga is to use your natural reaction and turn it into a DIRECT, and AGGRESSIVE response to counter a physical threat. We teach CIVILIAN KRAV MAGA at Krav Maga Wellington, and we focus our training on situational awareness, threat avoidance, prevention, quick neutralization of an attack, controlled aggression, and quick escape (important note: We do not teach Krav Maga designed for body guards, law enforcement, or the military).
The unpredictable nature of a real-life assault does not adhere to any rules. An assault can be quick, messy, and is often violent. Because of these uncertainties, we also train to protect ourselves against multiple attackers and armed assault.
OUR MISSION and VISION
"To empower people through Krav Maga, and to help create safer communities."
GABRIEL MOLINA - INSTRUCTOR & NATIONAL DIRECTOR IKMF NEW ZEALAND
Gabriel is a G2 instructor. He gained his instructor qualification in 2015 after passing the IKMF Civilian Instructor Course under Tim Alexander - Expert 3 (IKMF Continental Instructor), and Israel Tamir - Expert 5 (IKMF Global Instructor). As the National Director for IKMF New Zealand, Gabriel provides support to NZ based IKMF instructors and students. Gabriel has a background in clinical teaching and has a masters degree in clinical nursing. He works full-time as diabetes nurse specialist nurse at Hutt Valley DHB.
BIANCA HUI WANG - MANAGING DIRECTOR
Bianca is a P1 ranked student and works in the government sector as a chartered accountant. She is civic minded and is passionate about sharing the benefits of learningself-defence to the wider community. Apart from Krav Maga, she also enjoys physical fitness through yoga and gym classes. Hui has a bachelor's degree in commerce and is experienced in business operation as well as events management.
Avi Moyal is the chief instructor and chairperson of the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF). Avi leads the organization from Israel as he continues the vision of Master Imi Lichtenfeld, the founder and creator of Krav Maga.
Avi is the leading expert and authority in Israel in teaching Krav Maga in the governmental sector and also serves as Advisor to the Minister of Sport and Education in the area of Krav Maga. He instructs women, children and adults in private, commercial and governmental sectors. At the request of the Israeli government, Avi developed the techniques and teaching programs regarding Women’s Self Defence, Car Rage Defence, and Children’s Self Defence. He also continues to instruct various military units and security organisations world wide.
Imi was born in Bratislava to a renowned police officer and circus acrobat. As a child, Imi excelled in various sports such as wrestling and boxing and practiced several martial arts. When anti-Semite riots began to spread through his home town Imi and his family were forced to immigrate to Israel (Palestine at the time).
In 1948, Once Israel had declared its independence, IDF's (Israeli Defence Force) officials approached Imi and requested him to develop a system of self defense and fighting based upon his experience and his work with special forces units as the Hagana, Palmach and Palyam. During his 20 years of service as chief instructor of hand-to-hand combat, Imi carefully refined the methods of Krav Maga, making it the official combative training for all military personnel, Israeli police and security forces.
Imi developed a doctrine enabling both fit and out-of-shape soldiers to practice it successfully. Rather than rigid movements and techniques requiring years of training Krav Maga integrated instinctive and simple moves accessible to all.