KRAV MAGA (Hebrew for melee combat) is a self-defense system that originated in Israel. It was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld, the founder of this system. After the establishment of the State of Israel, Lichtenfeld became an instructor in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Today Krav Maga is also used in the civilian sector and no longer exclusively for the military. The concept is used by many military and police units around the world. Due to the effectiveness of the self-defense system, it is increasingly taught at various institutions, such as healthcare.