Kobi Lichtenstein (right) demonstrates how to disarm an enemy using Krav Maga..
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Krav Maga is world-renowned as a self-defense system developed in Israel, but for Israeli- Brazilian Master Kobi Lichtenstein, it serves as a double defense mechanism: defense of oneself, and defense of Israel’s name abroad.The Rehovot-born Lichtenstein began training in Krav Maga in 1967 at the age of three, under the expertise of the father of this fighting system, Imi Lichtenfeld, and soon became a Krav Maga prodigy. At the time, few were familiar with Krav Maga – a practice Lichtenfeld introduced to the IDF in the late 1940s, and started going strong among civilians in the ’80s.
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