Developed in Israel, Krav Maga is a martial art that draws influences from boxing, muay thai, jiu jitsu, judo, and wrestling. It was developed by Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld as a means of defense against fascist groups. Today, it’s used in combat training for police and military, but it’s also a great recreational sport enjoyed by many.
Krav Maga provides an excellent workout, as it involves plenty of drilling (mental and physical) and conditioning such as crossfit, plyometrics and functional movement. As a result, it improves metabolic rate, strength, endurance, and speed. Additionally, Krav Maga can be a great way to cope with stress, as it keeps your endorphins flowing and you get to punch and hit things just because you can!