Some of you may recognize this Israeli Supermodel from her Sports Illustrated cover back in 2009 or maybe you remember her as Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriend. Well her rockin’ hot body has landed her some of the biggest campaigns in the modeling industry. Her secret? Krav Maga. Meaning “Contact Combat”
Krav Maga is a martial arts based, non-competitive self-defense system developed in Israel. It involves striking techniques, wrestling and grappling. Krav Maga is known for it’s focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient, brutal counter-attacks. Even Israeli Defense Forces uses Krav Maga.
Other celebrities practice this technique for movies as well. Angelina Jolie practiced Krav Maga for her movie, Salt. Jennifer Lopez for Enough and Hilary Swank for Million Dollar Baby. Even Matt Damon learned this for The Bourne Ultimatum. Others have used Krav Maga for weight loss, fitness and personal safety.
Bar Refaeli take these high intensity classes which involve, kicks, punches, and other aerobic moves with kettle balls, medicine balls, jump ropes, boxing bags and gloves. Bar says she has learned all kinds of kicks that work her butt and abs perfectly. She says she doesn’t feel the need to be super-skinny but being in shape is important.
Want to try some Krav Maga out? Below is an inexpensive dvd for beginners! Maybe you will love it as much as Bar!