Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hand-to-hand combat system developed by the Israeli Defense Forces.


From Hebrew קרב מגע, literally ‘contact combat’. (Wiktionary)


  • For instance, Avi Nardia, who has trained Israeli Special Forces as well as militaries and police forces around the world, dropped the name Krav Maga in favor of

    Tablet Magazine

  • Kushner's fellow playwright, David Mamet, once wrote an unpleasant little screed, The Wayward Son, which took to task non-Orthodox Diaspora Jews who would rather crack jokes than bones with Krav Maga techniques.

    Ariel Gonzalez: Infallible Israel

  • In college, I trained in Krav Maga at the Jewish community center.

    Ramona: That's What I Want!

  • In Dushku's episode, airing next Thursday at 10:30/9:30c on FX, the Buffy alum plays Kevin's new Krav Maga instructor after his wife encourages him to work out more.

    Exclusive First Look: Eliza Dushku Gets a Tight Grip on The League

  • So she sends him to a Krav Maga class, and I play the instructor.

    Eliza Dushku Talks The League, a White Collar Return and What Really Matters to Her

  • I noticed his pistol before his pissbag and I knew then that failure not only had a face but a balding head, too and after two decades of Pan-American boarding passes, target practice and Krav Maga maneuvers in hotel mirrors, the nightmarish pressures of the past that had converged with the greater ones of the future seemed to shrivel into dust.

    Josef, Boy from Brazil

  • He's also taking daily bikram yoga sessions, and learning Krav Maga, a deadly Israeli combat technique taught to high-powered special ops.

    Ashton Kutcher: Training, Paranoid About Real Life 'End Of Days'

  • But Starfleet close-combat training was based on the brutally aggressive, efficient, no-nonsense principles of Krav Maga, originally the old Israeli Defense Force combat system.

    Delta Anomaly

  • She was fighting to move forward, but short of using Krav Maga on a hundred people at once, she would have to content herself with inching forward.


  • I believe you and Jamie offered to continue training Marc and his people in Krav Maga techniques tomorrow morning?



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.