Krav Maga

Martial Arts Style Krav Maga was created by Imi Lichtenfeld, who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, a rough and tumble Jewish ghetto, where his father, Samuel, taught self-defense techniques and was a highly decorated police inspector. One of the lessons Samuel taught to his students and his policemen was the importance of proper moral conduct. As Czechoslovakia became increasingly hostile for Jews in the 30's, Imi was involved in numerous streetfights against fascist gangs that taught him the difference between the self-defense techniques taught by his father in the gym, and the reality of street fighting.

When Hitler turned Europe into a battleground and conquered Czechoslovakia, local authorities forced Imi to flee, and he eventually made his way to Palestine (modern day Israel), where he joined Haganah, a paramilitary group that sought to create a Jewish State. Imi began teaching hand-to-hand combat to his fellow soldiers at this time. After WWII, when Israel was recognized as a state, Haganah became the nucleus of the Israeli Defense Force, and the Israeli government named Imi the Chief Physical Training Instructor for the Defense Force and asked him to create a system for hand to hand combat. This system, called Krav Maga, is still taught to Israeli soldiers today. The style detailed below is the "military" style of Krav Maga.

Prerequisite: Improved Strike

Basic Training: Intimidate +1, Knowledge (tactics) +1

Advanced Training: Startle (+2 bonus on Intimidate checks to feint in combat), Improved Trip (+3 to trip opponents)

Internal/External: External

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