Well-known local martial arts instructor, Master at Arms Mark Davies, has become the first person in Angus to become certified as an Instructor in the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga.
Krav Maga has become probably the best known self defence system in the world, originally used by Israeli Special Forces units and Special Police Units.
Mr Davies was certified after completing a year long course in Northern Ireland. He is already one of the most widely qualified instructors in the UK, and is one of the few people in the World to have been awarded the title ‘Master at Arms’. When asked about his latest award Mr Davies said: “I’m delighted to be able to offer something new to my students. Krav Maga is a very well known combatives system, and I’m very proud to have been certified to teach it.”
Krav Maga derived from street-fighting skills developed by Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler to defend the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, in the 1930s.