European Federation of


On the 1st February 1988 Imi Lichtenfeld, the President of the IKMA (Israeli Krav Maga Association) appointed Richard Douieb his official representative with the responsibility of developing Krav Maga in Europe.


Netanya – 1st February 1988

On returning to France in 1980, DOUIEB Richard, a federal, military and Israeli graduate, opened the first Krav-Maga school in France, after completing his experience by training in the largest halls of Paris. and in many different disciplines.
To date, he has returned to Israel several times to do internships and continue to improve both personally and in the teaching of KRÀV-MÀGA.

DOUIEB Richard is appointed by the KRAV-MAGA Committee, Official Representative in Europe and Dignitary of the highest level in France. We know our representative and the level he holds.

The joint action carried out simultaneously with our officials in Israel must help to make known in Europe this method of self-defense which has been adopted not only by the Israeli army but also by several police forces in the United States and by the FBI.

Imi Lichtenfeld

About Richard Douieb

Richard DOUIEB was born in Jerusalem in 1956, lived in France until the age of 16 and then returned to Israel where he began to learn the martial arts. At 17, while in the military, he started training in Krav Maga under the top military instructor Imi Lichtenfeld. At the age of 23, Richard returned to France and began training in other various disciplines such as Atemi-ju-jitsu, Thai Boxing, and American Boxing, in which he won a championship in France in 1983. Finally Richard decided to devote himself to Krav Maga after getting his instructor qualification in Israel, opened the first school of Krav-Maga in 1987 and was appointed as the official delegate for Europe the following year.

In 1990 he received his 4th Dan and gave his first training course in Switzerland. Three years later, Richard became the sole instructor in close combat for the prestigious French GIGN and 2 years after that in 1995 achieved his 5th Dan. The quality and thoroughness of his work earned him recognition and respect in the martial arts world. Richard is the author of several DVD movies and reference books on Krav Maga. He currently teaches in Paris and gives numerous workshops and seminars throughout Europe. Richard is universally liked and respected by his students for his immense martial qualities, educational and human resources.

Richard created the European Federation of Krav-Maga (FEKM) in 1997 and it has since grown to include more than 20000 members in 17 countries: France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Norway, Finland, Czech republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Italy, Spain, United-Kingdom, Luxembourg, Canada, and the USA which makes the FEKM number one in the world in terms of membership!