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Soke Ben Mangels

Soke Ben Mangels

Ben Mängels started his career in 1954 as a young police officer in Durban, South Africa. He soon learned that the rough and tough sailors were a force to be reckoned with, so began his training in Kodokwan Jujitsu.

Krav Maga In Focus

There are many, many close quarters combat videos on the internet and most are not worth watching. The closest I have seen to what I was taught was one documentary on the French Legion. Following that one video, the system that consistently comes closest to what we do is Krav Maga, the Israeli military hand-to-hand combat system. Krav Maga was developed in Hungary and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s by Imi Lichtenfeld…