IKI Krav Maga

Krav maga ( Hebrew - contact combat) is self defence and melee challenge system that was originally developed for the Israeli defence force. Kava maga is known for it’s focus on real situations, extreme effects and brutal attacks. Kava maga has a philosophy with emphasis on threat neutralisations, with simultaneous defensive, offensive maneuvers and aggression.

Krav Maga consists of a wide combination of techniques taken from boxing, savate, Muay Thai, wing chun, judo, jujutsu, aikido, wrestling and grappling along with realistic melee

Krav Maga is used by the Israeli defence force, both ordinary departments, special forces and intelligence organizations, like mossad and shin bet. internationally variants of Krav Maga is used by a large number of military units, especially by special forces, security organizations and police forces. units in the Norwegian Armed Forces and the Norwegian police is also using variants of Krav Maga.

The system has been further developed for civilian use and it is now several organizations that teach varieties of Krav maga internationally. Krav Maga consists essentially of a group of simple and intuitive techniques against vulnerable parts of the body, as the crotch, throat and eyes and can be used in threatening situations where the attack consists of for example: 

  • Blows and kicks to the body
  • Suffocation
  • Attacks with a sledgehammer, knife, firearm, bottle

The techniques can be used by both men and women and no physical strength is required. the principle is to inflict maximum damage in the simplest way and minimal time. at the same time, a significant part of Krva Maga is about avoiding threatening and dangerous situations, as well as de-escalation. great emphasis is placed on avoiding the use of violence unless it is strictly necessary.

Krav Maga is not considered a martial art, because it does not compete in Krav Maga and there are no traditional sports elements in the system either.

Unlike most traditional martial arts, there is a continuous development of Krav Maga. When new types of threats arise, techniques are developed to deal with the threats. In recent years, for example, the number of MMAs has increased sharply. This has led Krav Maga to develop techniques specifically for defending against and defeating MMA athletes.

Today it is common to divide Krav Maga into a civilian part, a police part, a military part and a third-party protection part. the difference between these is roughly the endings of the techniques, which range from leaving a defeated opponent via arrest and defeat to protecting a third party as a bodyguard or civilian

IKI Kick Boxing

IKI has developed its own form of kick boxing that is used as part of the system. IKI's KB contains the same techniques as regular KB, but the way the techniques are used is different.
Traditional KB is practiced today in two main ways; a competition part where you go in the ring and compete in, for example, a tournament, and a fitness part for those who want effective training, but who are not concerned with the competition aspect. Common to these types is that you work intensely for a relatively short period of time, and often use a lot of energy to do as many techniques as possible as quickly as possible.
In IKI KB, the whole principle is that you should use minimal energy to be able to last longer if necessary. In a self-defense situation, unfortunately, there are no referees who cancel the match after a while or a coach who says that you should take a break. You simply have to make sure you have enough energy to last as long as required.
All techniques are therefore performed in a way that requires minimal strength and condition. The techniques are not as fast and dense as in traditional KB, but the effect of each technique is very powerful.
All self-defense exercises and techniques end with one or more IKI KB techniques so that the opponent is put out of play.

Read more at krav-maga-expert.

Full instructor IKI Krav Maga

Trond Stenberg


  • Black Belt 3. dan IKI Krav Maga
  • Black Belt 2. dan IKI Kick Boxing
  • Green Belt Kyusho Jitsu

Associated instructor IKI Krav Maga

Trond Høyem


  • Black Belt 1. dan IKI Krav Maga
  • Black Belt 1. dan IKI Kick Boxing
  • Black Belt Wado Ryu Karate