Who is Imi Lichtenfeld?

Emrech ‘Imi’ Lichtenfeld was the Hungarian born Israeli founder of the martial arts Krav Maga self-defence system.

Books by Imi Lichtenfeld

Quotes by Imi Lichtenfeld

“A strong man has many friends.”

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“Before courting a woman you would better know who her father is, who her brothers are, and sometimes even who her boyfriend is.”

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“Do what you can but do it right. Do not look for shortcuts...they do not exist.”

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“Don't expect your enemies to ever love you, or even like you, only respect you.”

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“I began fighting anti-Semitism in the ’30s. When the Hitler youth gangs used to single out Jewish young men on the streets, it was either hit or run. I found the hitting more satisfying.”

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“Krav Maga heightens perception and transforms fear into something more productive.”

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“Krav Maga, so that one may walk in peace.”

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“One not need make peace with friends, only with enemies.”

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“People respect power, and it comes in many forms, Krav Maga is power, and people will respect you for knowing it.”

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“Sometimes a man turns his head to look at a woman and it changes his entire life, and sometimes he does not turn his head, and that too changes his life.”

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“Street fights are unpredictable, dirty fights.”

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“The leg of a baby is stronger than the balls of Muhammad Ali.”

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“Waiter, bring me two of whatever my doctor says I can’t have.”

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“You must be so good... that you don't need to kill.”

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