Founder: Imrich (“Imi”) Sde Or
Imrich (“Imi”) Sde-Or (Lichtenfeld) was born on May 26, 1910, to a Hungarian Jewish family in Budapest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He grew up in Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, with a father who provided him quite an unusual childhood. Samuel Lichtenfeld, his father, was a chief inspector on the Bratislava police force and a former circus acrobat.
With his father’s encouragement, Imi engaged in a wide range of sports, such as swimming, boxing, wrestling and gymnastics. He trained at a Gymnasium owned by his father, who taught self-defense. Imi excelled in wrestling both as contestant an as trainer, Also winning several awards in these fields.
About Krav Maga in India
Krav Maga was started in India by Mr. Vicky Kapoor in 2004.
I was associated with Krav Maga India from since 2004 on-wards but on February 2014, I have started my independent organisation Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Academyteaching Krav Maga Israeli Self Defense in Bangalore, along with Ninja Kubaton Non-Lethal Self Defense Tool, Knife Fighting / Knife Self Defense and Collapsible Baton Self Defense Tool, Stress & Pain Conditioning drills, Drills with Sledge Hammer and Sand Bags and his personal favorite Combat Psychological Empowerment Knowledge session