Created From Reality The History of Krav Maga is Rooted in Real World Experience
Imi Lichtenfeld Sde-Or (blessed be his memory) was the founder of the Krav Maga method. He started implementing his method of training in 1944 with the Haganah Brigade, prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Over the course of the years, Imi’s training method was used and improved in the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces). Throughout Imi’s life, his Krav Maga motto was “The most natural and efficient movement is the best and right movement”.
Eli Avikzar (blessed be his memory) was Imi’s most accomplished student. Eli started his training with Imi in 1964 and by 1971 he was granted the first Krav Maga Black Belt by Imi. Eli added many improvements to Krav Maga and transformed it into an even better method. Throughout Eli’s life, his Krav Maga motto was “Minimum movement against maximum attack”.
Guy Dar, the Chief Instructor of Krav Maga Maleh, started his training in Krav Maga in 1980. He was authorized as a Black Belt and a Krav Maga Instructor in 1989. Eli Avikzar, Imi’s top student, personally trained Guy Dar throughout the last 15 years of his life in a special class of top Instructors.
Guy became one of the highest ranked students of the late Master Eli Avikzar. Guy Dar has devoted his life to teaching different people how to defend themselves against many forms of violence. He created and lead a special program to teach self-defense to visually-impaired individuals.
Since 1995, Guy Dar has taught at the renowned Israeli Wingate Institute as a highly regarded Certified Martial Arts & Self Defense Coach. In addition, he holds a special title, unique to only a few individuals in Israel. According to the Wingate institute and Eli Avikzar – “A senior teacher and expert in defensive arts in Israel”. Guy Dar is one of the few individuals in the world holding a rank of Dan 8 in Krav Maga.