Created in 1997 by Richard DOUIEB, official representative of Imi LICHTENFELD in Europe, the European Federation of Krav-Maga now includes more than 12 200 members in 9 countries: France, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Spain and United-Kingdom. That makes FEKM the first organization in the world for the number of members!
Results of the Black belt examinations in France:
206 candidates were present at the 2 sessions in the South and North of France. 111 succeded that is to say a rate 54% of success which is satisfying and reveals that it is not a mere matter of form but real exams.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to the participants and their jury who help the FEKM to promote a genuine Krav-Maga.
The FEKM invited to Imi's Tribute in Brazil
From May the 27th to 30rd 2010, Richard Douïeb was invited by the south-american federation of Krav-Maga whose President is Kobi Lichtenstein to co-animate 4 days in tribute of Imi Lichtenfeld in Rio de Janeiro. Congratulations for the organization of this event which enabled to gather the Krav-Maga family.
The FEKM quits the French Federation of Karate
Concerned about keeping the integrity of Krav-Maga, we consider that candidates have to be examined only by jurys specialized in Krav-Maga. We do not recognize people having passed exams by other means.
For the beginners who want to learn Krav-Maga, confusion can exist as a french law enables a Karateka with a certain level (1st dan, 2nd dan...) to have the same level in any other discipline part of the French Federation without any specific formation.
The law for the Krav-Maga should have been the starting point for the organisation of this discipline to englobe all the «schools» and unite them in a coherent programme under the supervision of the President of the French Federation of Karate. This unfortunately did not come about since grades were distributed without the possibility of controlling the competence of the examiners.