Krav Maga in Hebrew means Contact Combat.
Developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Krav Maga is known to be the best defensive and offensive system ever created that is based on natural instincts, simultaneous defense and counterattack and utilizes “retzev” (continuous motion) concept.
Krav Maga utilizes techniques from wrestling, boxing, Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Hapkido and other Martial Arts, modified where necessary for maximum effectiveness.
Today Krav Maga is used by Special Forces and Military Units, Law Enforcement Agencies and civilians around the world.
Performance Krav Maga was founded by Instructor Greg Dziewonski in 2012 with its first location in Mays Landing, New Jersey.
Here’s our linage:
Greg has been training Krav Maga under the guidance of Master Alain Cohen – founder of Krav Maga Federation – AC. Master Alain Cohen is a direct student of Grandmaster Raphy Elgrissy and Grandmaster Raphy Elgrissy was the first student of Imi Lichtenfeld, the founder of Krav Maga. He’s also the longest Black Belt holder in Krav Maga.
Greg currently holds a 4th degree Black Belt in Krav Maga, as well as the Krav Maga Expert Certification from Wingate Institute, Israel’s National Training Center for athletes and coaches. He regularly trains in Israel and as a National Director of Krav Maga Federation – AC, he teaches certification courses and seminars throughout the United States.
Besides Greg, Performance Krav Maga has many talented and qualified instructors teaching in its 3 locations – all certified under Master Alain Cohen.
Our goal is to share Imi Lichtenfeld’s vision and provide Krav Maga instructions at the highest level to adults and children in South Jersey area.