We are Israeli Krav Maga South Africa
Who We Are
We are Israeli Krav Maga South Africa and we are affiliated to IKI out of Ma’aleh Adumim on the West Bank, about 7 miles from Jerusalem, in Israel. We adhere strictly to all that Moshe, and IKI in Israel, represents.
IKI was conceived by Moshe Katz over 20 years ago. Moshe has a very long, tough and successful history with sport martial arts but saw that a Martial Art sport was not in any way suited to Close Quarters Combat.
In 2009 we came into contact with Moshe and we asked if we could be affiliated to his Organization. Fortunately for us our request was accepted and since then we have had a rocket ride into a real and practical “Combat Touch” system.
In January 2010 I broke away from my previous Dojo as they had another growth path they wanted to follow. I left them and immediately opened my dojo in Bryanston and we have progressed well since then. The following year I opened up the Dojo in Alberton as well.
Since 2010 we have had annual seminars every year (barring International Covid restrictions), where Moshe has visited us to show us his new and advanced techniques as IKI has progressed through the years, as well as from his trips and what he has learnt during his Tours from Continent to Continent.
From Moshe’s Blog (https://www.your-krav-maga-expert.com/IKI-statement-purpose.html )
IKI – STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Israeli Krav International (IKI) aims to spread authentic, up to date and practical Krav Maga as originally intended by Imi Lichtenveld.
We aim to recruit teenagers and adults – men and women to learn and teach this system.
Our style is open to all; regardless of location, nationality or faith.
We aim to provide the best service and support at the lowest cost. We do not believe in long term legal contracts, franchise agreements or any other sort of written obligations.
We work on trust. We trust that if we treat you fairly, honestly, with integrity – you will respond accordingly, not because you have to, but because you want to.
We aim to work together, to learn from each other, to grow as individuals and as ‘martial artists’.