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Invincible Kaicho Raffi Liven

Updated: Jun 16, 2022

This article is dedicated to the invincible warrior Kaicho Raffi Liven. We will ask questions and try to answer them about this legendary man: What did Jon Bluming write about Kaicho Raffi Liven? Who was Jon Bluming? What is the connection between Kaicho Raffi Liven and Imi Lichtenfeld? What are the Guinness records of Kaicho Raffi Liven? What is the life story of Kaicho Raffi Liven? What certificates and higher ranks does Kaicho Raffi Liven have? What is special about The World Academy of Martial Arts? What is the philosophy of Sho-Shin Karate-Do and Krav-Maga-Li based on? What is the peculiarity of the fighting styles of Sho-Shin Karate-Do and Krav-Maga-Li?


What did Jon Bluming write about Kaicho Raffi Liven?

Raffi Liven and Jon Bluming had an especially warm and family relationship, they were close friends and colleagues in the martial arts.

Jon Bluming's letter to Raffi Liven

Raffi Liven brought him to Israel several times so that he could get to know the Israeli fighters. Jon Bluming, in one of his letters to Raffi Liven, recommends writing a book about his life in order to pass on his spirit and fighting style to future generations. The book was later written by Hagit Maor under the title Invincible Raffi Liven; In his letter, Jon Bluming refers to the fighting spirit and inner strength of Raffi Liven, comparing him to Martial Arts legend Kenji Kurosaki Dan 10 in Kyokushinkai Karate; He noted that Raffi Liven is "One of the best Teachers and Fighter I have ever seen"; He also mentioned that Raffi Liven demands from his students' Achievements of the impossible in Karate and Martial Arts, as he would demand from himself; In his letter, he wrote: "If you want, you can always try him out, don't eat with him, but fight him then you know for sure you will get enough".

Who was Jon Bluming?

Jon Bluming was a Dutch Martial Artist and Film Actor; Known as a pioneer in various Martial Arts; Master of 9th Dan in Judo, 10th Dan in Karate and 10th Dan in Hapkido; He was a Judo coach of two-time Olympic champion William Rusco; Good friend of Masutatsu Oyama and Raffi Liven; Also created the Kyokushin-Budokai method. Whereas Raffi Liven has 10th Dan in Kyokushin-Budokai. In fact, the difference between the Kyokushin Karate method from Masutatsu Oyama and the Kyokushin-Budokai method of John Blooming lies in the combination of Judo and wrestling exercises in Karate. When the new method was much more realistic and effective.

What is the connection between Kaicho Raffi Liven and Imi Lichtenfeld?

Kaicho Raffi Liven first met Imi Lichtenfeld, the founder of Krav-Maga, in 1966 when he visited his Dojo on Pinsker Street in Tel- Aviv. When Kaicho Raffi Liven was 16 years old, and Imi Lichtenfeld was over 50, a special relationship was formed between them: “Two Masters who understand each other” despite the age difference. Whereas Kaicho Raffi Liven had extensive experience and knowledge in conducting practical street fighting. He contributed to the subsequent development of the Krav-Maga method. As a result, at one of the meetings in Israel, Imi Lichtenfeld asked: "Tell me, Raffi, are my disciples stupid?" Raffi asked him why? He replied: "After so many years, none of my students developed the Krav-Maga method further", "Only You did it." As a result, Imi Lichtenfeld respected and loved Kaicho Raffi Liven.

What are the Guinness records of Kaicho Raffi Liven?

Kaicho Raffi Liven holds 12 Guinness World Records, but in this article, we'll take a look at the Guinness record for breaking 199 brick blocks in 60 seconds. According to the book by Hagit Maor, a representative of Guinness Book Records called Kaicho Raffi Liven and explained that he came to him after doing thorough research about him, adding the following sentences: "Journalists in Europe never stop praising you", "In any Karate competition you have participated in, you always win". A Guinness spokesman told Raffi that there is the place for a new Guinness record. According to Hagit Maor, Raffi immediately replied, "I break bricks, I don't break records". After a telephone conversation, they met in a cafe and agreed on the date and place of the event. Raffi Liven immediately called his assistant and asked to fund the purchase of brick blocks to prepare for a new Guinness record. Whereas the previous Guinness record was for breaking 100 brick blocks in 52 seconds. At that time, Shihan Raffi Liven had to beat his own record that is, breaking 200 brick blocks in 60 seconds. To this end, Shihan began training before the competition, crushing a thousand bricks a day. As a person who believes in God, he was convinced that he would give him the strength to meet this impossible task. According to Hagit Maor, Raffi decided to devote one day remaining before the competition to rest. When "Two fingers on his right hand were broken and his heel tormented him while walking". At that time, Shihan Raffi Liven, 8th Dan in Karate, took the stage to "break the record and get into the Guinness Book of Records". A minute before the start of the competition, silence reigned, and after the start sign “In a panther jump, Raffi Liven waved his hands towards the first row of bricks: at that time he did not feel how his fingers were screaming in pain”, “The left hand was breaking, the kicks were crushing” thus he smashed the first, second, third row ... After 60 seconds, the referee confirmed a new record for Shihan Raffi Liven, who broke 199 brick blocks in 60 seconds. According to Hagit Maor, the sounds of “Hatikva” were heard in honor of the culmination of the Shihan, “As a stream of renewed forces washed his limbs under the hymn of the State of Israel,” and Liven stood at attention. According to Hagit Maor - without a doubt, this is a moment that a person will never forget, and an experience that not many get ...

What is the life story of Kaicho Raffi Liven?