1940s: war, violence and death. The need for a way to stay alive was urgent. The strongest, with a bit of luck, survived, the others did not.
And it was from this need to fight for life that a man, Imi Lichtenfeld ((Z”L), created a method to survive in the midst of all that horror. He realized that all the combat techniques and fighting were worthless in face of that reality. Using as his tool only his own body, as an enlightened being, he realized that this “tool” could be very powerful; he understood that his natural movements could be worked for self-defense and combat and that his weaknesses and sensibilities were also there for his enemies and opponents, after all, the human body is the same.
With this conclusion, he created a body and spiritual technique that would be efficient for anyone, regardless of strength or fitness, age or sex: to defend his life with what he already possessed, his mind and his body.