Krav Maga is an Israeli based hand to hand system, which was developed in the late 40’s at the Wingate Institute in Netanya Israel, for the Israeli Military. It is a very direct, no nonsense self defense system. In the late 70’s/early 80’s it began being taught to civilians for simple and direct self defense. It’s is now one of the top systems used world wide to train military, law enforcement, and civilians. At our facility, most of our instructors are certified though the Wingate Institute and travel to Israel for a full week of training each year. Master Tom is one of the highest ranking guys in the US from Wingate and is part of their International staff in charge of training other instructors.