IKI Krav Maga Black Belts


Our Black Belts

Many of our IKI members have earned high ranking black belts with other styles. They have then learned the fundamentals of IKI Krav Maga and have been authorized to teach. Only a small percentage of our members have actually earned IKI black belts. This has always come after a serious period of proving themselves with hard work and dedication.

I would like to present these black belts; these are all people I am proud to be associated with. I can also attest to the personal integrity and good character of each of these individuals. I encourage all of our members to follow their example.

I have asked each of our black belts to address six points.

1. Number of years in martial arts:

2. Number of years in Krav Maga:

3. Number of years with IKI:

4. Any other ranks you possess

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended


Esther Lehman, Maaleh Adumim, Israel

Third dan black belt


1. Number of years in martial arts: 23

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 23

3. Number of years with IKI: Since the beginning, 1993

4. Any other ranks you possess: Multiple Wingate Fitness certification, Second dan black belt certified by Itay Gil,

5. Military or law enforcement experience: No

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 100+,

Conducted seminars for the Israels' women's martial arts association.


Eitan Susman, Maaleh Adumim, Israel


1. Number of years in martial arts: 22

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 22

3. Number of years with IKI: Since the beginning

4. Any other ranks you possess: Wingate certification, IDF training

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Full IDF combat service


Yisrael Kaplan, Maaleh Adumim, Israel


1. Number of years in martial arts:22

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 22

3. Number of years with IKI: Since the beginning

4. Any other ranks you possess: Wingate certification, IDF training

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Full IDF combat service


Avi Baldesare, Maaleh Adumim, Israel


1. Number of years in martial arts: 20

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 20

3. Number of years with IKI: Since the beginning

4. Any other ranks you possess: Wingate certification, IDF training

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Full IDF combat service


Nadav Alon, Maaleh Adumim, Israel


1. Number of years in martial arts: 20

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 20

3. Number of years with IKI: Since the beginning

4. Any other ranks you possess:  IDF training

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Full IDF combat service


Amy Jo Giles, Springfield, Illinois, USA


Second dan Black Belt

Amy is an gifted practitioner and instructor of Krav Maga. She is our first female black belt outside of Israel. She travels great lengths to train with me on my USA tours.

1. I have 14 years of martial arts experience and 19 years of experience in the fitness industry

2. I have 11 years of experience in Krav Maga

3. I have 6 years of experience in IKI

4. I have earned a 3rd degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, a 2nd in Ju-Jitsu and a 1st in IKI Krav Maga along with an Instructor Certification, We don't get into ranks but I also have 4 years of N.S.I. Arnis and JKD training

5. I have no military experience, but I have done 30 hours of ride alongs with the Jacksonville, IL Police Department and I have a degree in Sociology

6. I have hosted 2 IKI seminars as well as a 4 day personal group training course (you, Roby, Kelly and I), I have attended three seminars at the U of Ilinois, 1 in Effingham and 1 in Bradley...two of which I taught the beginning until you got there :-)



Tim Hillis, Cottonwood, Arizona, USA


Tim came to us with a lifetime of experience in the martial arts, including a 4th dan black belt and a full impressive career in law enforcement.

1. Number of years in martial arts: I started in the martial arts in 1974 and have trained consistently since, so 36 years total.

K-9 Narcotics Detection, Behavior Modification, Tracking and Man Trailing,

Bomb/Accelerant Detection, Patrol Dog Training/Handling Procedures

1996-1999 Eight to Sixteen Hours Annually in Certification Training @ St. Louis County Police Academy

1997 Burns' International Protective Services -Security Management and Haz/Mat Reporting Training Programs (St. Louis Offices)

2001 Certified as Instructor in Krav Maga [(Official System of Self Defense for the Israeli Defense Forces) (My primary trainer, Sam Sde, is a former Israeli Combat instructor in the IDF, Basic Training)]

2003 20 hours Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Firearms Certification (Instructor -Mike Murray)

2003 Licensed w/ Ohio Department of Commerce Private Investigator / Personal Security Agent

2003 Completed Instructor Course in Fierce Israeli Hand to Hand Tactics (F.I.G.H.T.) under former IDF Orev Golani Operator Mike Lee Kanarek

2003 12 Hours Intro to Protective Agent (Executive/Dignitary Protection) @ Ohio Law Enforcement Training Center (Instructor -Jim Meade)

2004 Police Basic Academy Ohio University (Chillicothe) Southern Ohio Police Training Institute

2004 Certified First Responder – Operations Level (NFPA 472 and OSHA 29CFR1910.120 HAZWOPER Compliant)

2004 Police Basic Firearms Course 40 Hours Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Compliant

2004 Law Enforcement Driving Course – 40 Hours (Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission)

2005 Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy

2006 Arizona Detention Association Academy @ Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) Graduated Honor Cadet

2006 Certified as Defensive Tactics Instructor for YCSO (Dynamic Combat System)

2006 Completed General Instructor Training for YCSO

2006-to Present Academy Instructor YSCO Detention Officer Basic Academy – Training Coordinator

RELEVANT EDUCATION AND AWARDS cont’d.

2008 Israeli Krav International Instructor certified under Founder Moshe Katz

2008 Awarded Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Unit Citation

2009 Promoted to Black Belt Instructor; Israeli Krav International Krav Maga – Awarded by Moshe Katz

2009 Appointed to “Lesson Plan Group” for the Arizona Detention Association for the development and updating of Standardized Curriculum for Detention Academies Statewide

2010 Successfully completed Tactical Officer Academy located at COTA (Arizona Department of Corrections)

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: I have hosted 5 seminars and spent 60 hours training in Israel May of 2010 at the first International Instructor Tour and Train.


Gary Hodges Jr, Basset, Va, USA


Gary Hodges Jr. of Blessed memory passed away on September 23, 2016, he was a sweet and pleasant man and will be very much missed.


Second dan Black Belt

Gary is a quiet but powerful man, deeply devoted to his Krav Maga training, developing new applications and training in reality settings. He is a devoted and kind teacher.

1. number of years in martial arts: 33

2. number of years in Krav Maga: 13

3. number of years with IKI: 9

4. Any other ranks you possess, brown belt BJJ

• Blue belt Royce Gracie

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Worked as Security for the EVT (Elite Vale Tudo)

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended – 6


Craig Gray Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA


Third dan Black Belt IKI, Associate Instructor

1. Number of years in martial arts: Started training in 1976 (36 years)

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: Began in 1999 (14 years)

3. Number of years with IKI: Joined in Jan. 2009 (5 years)

4. Any other ranks you possess:

Budo Taijutsu - Black Belt

Tactical Martial Arts - Instructor

Silat Satria-Naga - Associate Coach

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Blue Belt 3 stripes - Training Association Leader & Coach

Praying Mantis Kung Fu / Tai Chi - Senior Student (former) - Asst. Instructor

Tae Kwon Do - Chung Do Kwan - 2nd Degree Black Belt - Instructor

Tae Kwon Do - Moo Duk Kwan - 1st Degree Black Belt - Instructor

5. Military or law enforcement experience.

Subject Matter Expert for MCOLES (Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards)

Developed the MCOLES (Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards) Approved Self Defense for Law Enforcement Training Program.

Private security / Executive protection 6 yrs.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Craig has hosted and attended over 14 IKI seminars and was part of the first Tour and Train (60 hours) program in Israel.

On February 2, 2014 Craig was promoted to Third dan black belt.


Michael Fath Fairfax, Va, USA


Third dan black belt,

1. Number of years in martial arts: 20

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 14

3. Number of years with IKI: 8

4. Any other ranks you possess, brown belt and up or blue belt and up for BJJ:

• 4th degree Black Belt World Taekwondo Federation

• 3rd degree Black Belt World Haedong Kumdo Federation (sword)

• 2nd degree Black Belt Master Martial Arts Training (Korean based blended system)

• 3rd degree Black Belt Israeli Krav Maga – I.K.I. (Moshe Katz)

• 3rd degree Black Belt Israeli Free-Style Kickboxing


• Blue Belt Brazilian JiuJitsu RGDA (Royler Gracie/David Adiv)

Assistant Kru Muay Thai - International Council of Muay Thai Trainers (Scott Sullivan)

Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association - Sifu Harinder Singh Sabharwal

• One year Muay Thai/kickboxing training with pro coach Otis Berry

• Amateur boxing, New York Military Academy, 8 weeks/pro coach

Brown Belt - Yang Ki Yin/Yabe Ryu JuJutsu (Japanese)


5. Military or law enforcement experience: only instruction:

Washington, DC Police Force; United States Secret Service; Washington Metro Police; Alexandria VA Police; Arlington, VA Police; Loudoun County, VA Sheriff’s Department; US State Department Special Ops unit; British SAS; VA State Police; Pentagon Security Police; Marine Special Forces;

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended – Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended – 7, plus private training with Moshe.


MAJ Robert Peters, Kentucky, USA


1. 33 years in Martial Arts

2. 7 yrs Krav Maga training

3. IKI member: 4 years

4. 5th Dan Kenwayoshin Ryu Jujitsu (AMAR), 4th Dan Shotokan (WKA), 3rd Dan Tang Soo Do (KTA), 2nd Dan Judo (USJA,USJI), Master Instructor of Combat SAMBO (USCSA), Army Combatives Instructor (Army), Black Belt Marine Corp Martial Arts (USMC), Apprentice Jeet Kune Do Instructor (AFS), IKI- Krav Maga Black Belt Phase 2 Instructor, Blue Belt Brazilian Jujitsu (Renato Tavarres, Jason Keaton).

5. 24 years Military Service, 2 Combat Operations.

Head Defensive Tactics Instructor for six Police Departments.

6. Attended one and hosted two seminars


John Liptak, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA


Third dan black belt February 2016

1. Number of years in martial arts: 38 (1976)

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 12

3. Number of years with IKI: Since March 17, 2010. 

4. Any other ranks you possess:

9th degree Black Belt American Combat System (Soke)

7th dan Black Belt Shotokan

6th degree Black Belt American Combat Karate

5th degree Black Belt Hand to Hand Combat

4th dan Black Belt Bushido-Ryu (School of Warrior's Way)

2nd dan Black Belt Kenpo

3rd dan Black Belt Kajukenbo

2nd dan Black Belt Tang Soo Do

1st degree Black Belt Kickboxing

5. Military or law enforcement experience: US Marines 4 years.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 25+


Gary Brielmayer, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA


Third dan black belt IKI, February 2016

1. 18 yrs. Martial arts experience

2. I hold several black belts which include Kenpo, 4th degree American combat, which is a mixed martial arts, 1st black belt in Shotokan and black belt in IKI Krav.

3. I've been a member of IKI six years

4. 7th degree Black Belt American Combat System

Black Belt Kenpo

1st dan Black Belt Kajukenbo

5. I have no military experience

6. I've attended 22 seminars with Moshe Katz plus 4 days intensive personal training with Moshe Katz 


Alan Branch Kernersville, North Carlina

1. I have 34 years experience in the Martial Arts, and 20 in Fitness and Sports Performance.

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: I have been studying Krav Maga for 10 years, after 4 years of Hisardut.

3. 5 years with IKI

4. I have Black Belts in American Karate, Taekwondo, Ju-jitsu, Sombo, and a 6th Degree in Joe Lewis Fighting Systems. I am also the Regional Director for FAST Defense, certified in Close Quarters Combatives and hav 38-2-3 Fight Record. 2000 Speaker at the NAPMA World Martial Arts Convention teaching Reality based training drills.

2001 Featured Instructor at Karate College in the Bulletman Assailant Suit

2002 Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee

I am also a certified Personal Trainer, Sports Conditioning Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I also a Professional Boxing Trainer and trainer of Josh Tufte, the reigning IKF Super Heavy weight World Champion.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: None, however I have trained Defensive Tactics Instructors, SWAT team members, Military Security and Jailers.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended. I have hosted 5 seminars and our location in Kernersville N.C, including intensive semi-private Training with my Assistant Instructor Jon Phipps and Moshe Katz, and attended 2 others.


Drew Arthur, Texas


Drew Arthur- Owner/CEO, Managing Operator of"Relson GRACIE Jiu-Jitsu/Lone Star MMA Academy"


Background and Qualifications:2nd Degree Black Belt : Japanese JuJitsu
1st Degree Black Belt: Judo  Black Belt: Relson Gracie JiuJitsu
Black Belt: Krav Maga
1st Degree Black Belt Kenpo 
Certified Instructor:"KRU" Muay Thai Kick Boxing
Certified  Instructor: Jeet Kune Do
Certified Instructor: Shoot Fighting

MILITARY & LAW ENFORCEMENT COURSES:
MILITARY:U.S. Marine Corps Basic (Boot Camp) Parris Island, South Carolina- 13 Weeks
U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Training School, Camp Pendleton, Ca- 5 Weeks LAW ENFORCEMENT & DEFENSIVE TACTICS COURSES:
Attended and passed -Certified L.A.P.D. Arrest & Control" Instructor, Los Angeles, Ca. 80 Hours
Certified "Special Forces Combatives Instructor", attended and passed (as a guest Deputy U.S. Marshal attendee) Fort Lewis, Washington- 50 Hours
Attended and passed the Special Warfare(NAVY SEALS) "CFC" Combat Fighting Course (As a guest attendee Deputy U.S. Marshal)-at Coronado Ca.- 40 Hours
Miami Dade PoliceSpecial Response Training School (SWAT) School), Dade County Fl-80 Hours
Broward County SWAT School, Hollywood, Fl- 80 Hours
Criminal Investigator Training Course, at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco Ga- 8 Weeks- Graduated and certified as an 1811 Federal Criminal Investigator
Department of Justice/U.S. Marshals Service "Deputy U.S. Marshal Training Course" 5 Weeks- Graduated and became a Deputy U.S. Marshal- In service 20 years and retired
Broward County Florida Police Academy- Graduate-640 Hours


Jon Phipps, North Carolina, USA


Second dan black belt, February 2016

1. Number of years in martial arts: 36 years. 

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: Have trained in various forms of Israeli martial arts for 12 years.

3. Number of years with IKI: 3

4. Any other ranks you possess:2nd Dan Joe Lewis Fighting Systems 4th Dan Allen Branch's American Martial Arts Systems 5th Dan American Martial Arts

Have studied and trained in many other martial arts but no longer claim rank in what I do not train.

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Hosted 3 seminars, participated in an additional 4 seminars.


Morten Wang, Frogner, Norway


1. Number of years in martial arts: Involved in martial arts for 25 years including; Karate, MMA, European wrestling and Krav Maga.

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 8

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: No specific rank. I never tried to grade.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: I have only one eye, so i could not go to the military.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended : Hosted 8 seminars.



Bjørn Olsen, Lillestrøm Norway

1. Years in Martial Arts: 15 Years

2. Years in Krav Maga: 3 Years

3. Years in IKI: 2 years

4. No other ranks

5. 1 year served in Norwegian army as a soldier. Specialized in paramedic. Regularly been called in for soldier training the last 10 years (4 times x 28 days)

6. 1 seminar attended, 2 seminars hosted (16 days, 70 hours, of training in Israel)


Alberto Labra, Mexico City, Mexico,


1. Number of years in martial arts: 30

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 15

3. Number of years with IKI: 7

4. Any other ranks you possess: Black belt 1st Dan in Karate-Do. Black belt 3rd Dan in Kick Boxing.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Only civilian.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Attended one Seminar in USA. One Tour and Train in Israel. Hosted three seminars in Mexico City.


Tim Garrett, Manchester, Tennessee, USA


Third dan black belt Krav Maga, First dan Black Belt IKI Kickboxing.

1. Number of years in martial arts:
Practicing and studying martial arts for over 29 years (from 1987)
Including but not limited to traditional Isshinryu Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Kick Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts

Competed in multiple traditional martial arts point tournaments, multiple full contact ISKA kickboxing matches, multiple Tough Man boxing matches, and grappling tournaments

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: Since 2008

Studying and practicing Krav Maga for over 4 years (from 2008)

3. Number of years with IKI: Studying and practicing with IKI for over 6 years (from 2010)

Black belt Associate Instructor in Krav Maga awarded by Israeli Krav International

4. Any other ranks you possess:

Blue belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu awarded by Grand Master Rorion Gracie

Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts awarded and recognized by the United Fighters Alliance and International Sports Karate Association

Black Belt in Karate, Kick Boxing, Thai Boxing, Jujitsu, & Judo awarded by Israeli Krav International 4th degree

Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate awarded and recognized by Okinawan Karate-do Union, Master Scott Shamblin 4th degree

Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate recognized by the International Isshinryu Karate Association

Certified personal trainer awarded by the American Council on Exercise, B.S degree in IT / Health & Human Performance.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Eight years in the Army National Guard serving as a signal support specialist and military police

6. IKI Seminars - Hosted 4 multiple day seminars. Attended 5 multiple day IKI seminars hosted by other schools.


Shelton Jefferson, USA


Second dan 

1. Number of years in martial arts: 18 years in martial arts starting at the age of 11 with Ketsugen Karate and continuing the journey after that.

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 6

3. Number of years with IKI: 6.

4. Any other ranks you possess:

2nd Dan Hapkido Black Belt Moo Hap Sool/World Kido Federation

2nd Dan Taekwondo 

Adaptive Close Quarter Combat Level 2 Coach

Phase One (Apprentice) Instructor

Level One Filipino Martial Arts Instructor

Adaptive Close Quarter Combat Level 2 Coach

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Served 6 years in the United States Air Force as a Special Operations Direct Support Operator.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 10


Tyler Collins, South Africa, USA


1. Number of years in martial arts: 23 years.

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 6

3. Number of years with IKI: 6 Years

4. Any other ranks you possess: Elite Defence Academy Instructor, Elite Defence Academy Board Member 2009-2012

5. Military or law enforcement experience: None.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: We have had three in total so far. One ten day Tour and Train in Israel in 2010. In Johannesburg there were two five day seminars (2011 and 2012).


Alan Mann, South Africa


Second dan Black Belt, Associate Instructor

1. Number of years in martial arts: 12 years.

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 8

3. Number of years with IKI: 6 years with IKI.

4. Any other ranks you possess: Black Belt, 1st Dan. Krav Maga – Elite Defence Academy.

5. Military or law enforcement experience:  Ten years spent with 2 Reconnaissance Regiment in the South African Defence Force and is a Special Forces Operator (Retired).

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:  Hosted 13 in South Africa and I have attended 2 Tour and Train sessions, each for 12 days, in Israel.



Louisa Weizmann, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Third dan black belt


1. Number of years in martial arts: 30

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: Five years exclusively Krav Maga and 13 years Krav Maga as integrated into Combat Jujutsu

3. Number of years with IKI: 6

4. Any other ranks you possess:

Black belt instructor in Combat Jujutusu (certified IFOJJ and FUMA) over 15 years. Close quarters fighting, standup, ground, multiple attackers, weapons, etc.

Krav Maga 3rd dan black belt and certified instructor with IKI under founder Moshe Katz.

Instructor and 1st Dan black belt Goju-Ryu Karate. Women’s self defense specialist.

Tournament gold/silver medalist in full contact jujutsu and karate (kumite and kata).

Director and head instructor for Hit and Run Self Defense which has developed specialty programs for kids, women, men, seniors, law enforcement and security staff which have received various awards and accolades.

Complimentary training: 3 years Arnis, 2 years Brazilian Jujitsu (gui and no gui), S.O.A.R. Level 1,2, 3 certificates. Intense wilderness survival training. Street tactics “Shredding” workshop, various ground’n’pound fighting and kickboxing seminars. LEVEL HCP (CPR and AED) designed for Health Care Professionals.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Civilian. I have trained and privately co-instructed various law enforcement and security staff.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 14 multi day seminars, instructor specific and public.


James Chartier, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Third dan black belt
1. Number of years in martial arts: 35 years

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: Five years exclusively Krav Maga and 16 years Krav Maga as integrated into Combat Jujutsu

3. Number of years with IKI: 6

4. Any other ranks you possess:

Black belt and senior instructor in Combat Jujutusu (certified IFOJJ and FUMA) over 15 years. Close quarters fighting, standup, ground, multiple attackers, weapons, etc.

Krav Maga black 3rd dan black belt and certified instructor with IKI under founder Moshe Katz.

Instructor and Karate black belt Goju-Ryu. One of the youngest in Canada (12 years old) to be awarded black belt rank by the masters of Japan.

Tournament gold medalist in jujutsu, karate and judo.

Director and head instructor for Hit and Run Self Defense which has developed specialty programs for kids, women, men, seniors, law enforcement and security staff which have received various awards and accolades.

Complimentary training: 3 years Arnis, 2 years Brazilian Jujitsu (gui and no gui), 2 years boxing and judo. The Ultimate Martial Arts Workshop, Total Submission Personal Protection and Fighting sciences, Level 1, 2 & 3 Nightclub Protection (public relations, legal issues, security operations, personal protection and combat control tactics). 8 hours street tactics “Shredding” workshop, Total Impact Instructor for women in areas of combat psychology, offensive fighting skills, strategy and tactics. Red Cross certification for Emergency first aid, CPR and AED.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Civilian. I have trained and privately co-instructed various law enforcement and security staff.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:14 multi day seminars, instructor specific and public.


Jurgen Kohler, Germany


Second dan Black Belt, Associate Instructor

1. Number of years in martial arts: Since 1985

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: Since 1994

3. Number of years with IKI: since 2010

4. Any other ranks you possess 5th dan Black Belt Taekwon-Do, 4th dan Black Belt Karate, 3rd dan Black Belt Hapkido, 2 dan Black Belt Anti Terror Street fight

Kapap- Instructor, Telescopic-Button-Instructor, Women-Self defense Instructor

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Close Protection Officer , but my main profession is Male Nurse and Paramedic

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 9 multi day seminars

Attended Seminars:
2010 Seminar in Germany
2011 / 2012 / 2013,2014, 2015 Seminar in Holland

Tour and Train June 2015 Israel

Hosted Seminars:
2013, 2014, 2015 In Germany,


Tony Hardy, Durban, South Africa


Second dan black belt, Associate Instructor

1. Number of years in martial arts:  Since 1987 (over 25 years)

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: Since 2008

3. Number of years with IKI:  Since 2009

4. Any other ranks you possess:  2nd Dan in Goju Ryu Karate,  1st Dan in Kickboxing,     1 year in Wing Chun and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Level 3 IKI Instructor.                                                                 

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Private sector security experience.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Hosted 7 attended 3


Todd Bradley, Colorado, USA


Todd C. Bradley- Black Belt 1st Dan IKI 

Champions Martial Arts-Colorado Springs. Colorado

1. Number of years in martial arts: 38

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 15

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess Black Belt IKI Krav Maga.  6th dan Kempo Karate. Studied over 20 martial arts 

5. Military or law enforcement experience: retired U.S. Army Combat Engineer. 

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended. Hosted about 8 seminars and attended 2.


Chris Cromer, South Carolina, USA


Second dan black belt

1. Number of years in martial arts: 34

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 7

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: Black Belts in TKD, Judo, Jujitsu, Kickboxing, Karate, Kempo Jitsu and 25 plus yrs competing and coaching in wrestling.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Designed course for county and city police departments.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: We have hosted 3 multi day and attended 4 IKI seminars.


Kaleb Young, South Carolina, USA


Second dan black belt

1. Number of years in martial arts: 19

2. Number of years in Krav Maga:  7

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: Black belts in Shotokan, Kickboxing, and Kempo Jitsu

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Served 2 years as a South Carolina Runner Bondsman (aka "Bounty Hunter")

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Hosted 2 multi-day seminars and attended 3 additional seminar.


Hal Herndon, Georgia, USA


Second dan black belt

1. Number of years in martial arts:  24

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 6

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: 5th dan Hapkido.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: None.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 14 seminars (multiple day seminars).


Wayne Tillman, Navarre, Florida, USA


1. Number of years in martial arts: 

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: Five

3. Number of years with IKI: Five

4. Any other ranks you possess:                                                               

5. Military or law enforcement experience: 20 years Air Force (Special Operations Command), 5 years US Army (Infantry)

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Attended 14 seminars.


Filemón Almaraz Morales, Mexico City, Mexico


1. Number of years in martial arts:  38

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 9

3. Number of years with IKI: 4

4. Any other ranks you possess: Fili" se otorga rango Moshe Katz, ciudad de México.

-Comienza en las artes marciales en 1977, en Lima Lama. Primer Dan el cinturón negro en 1982.

-Instructor Lima Lama entre 1982 y 2000.

-Entrenamiento en Judo, Shotokan Karate-Do, Tae Kwon Do, Nippon Kempo Karate, philipino cuchillo y palo de combate.

-Manejo de bastón retráctil.

-Manejo defensiva y evasiva de conducción.

-Inicia entrenamiento Krav Maga en 2007.

-2011: certificación bajo Instituto Wingate, Netanya, Israel.

-Actualmente: certificado como instructor cinturón marrón y fase bajo IKI.

-Ha asistido a seminarios de IKI 3 en la ciudad de México.

-Ha organizado un seminario en la ciudad de México.

-Experiencia en protección ejecutiva y combate israelí.

-Nivel I y II en Protección Ejecutiva (sistema Israelí)

-Curso de Antiterrorismo (sistema Israelí) 1985.

-Diplomado en Seguridad Física Integral (Instalaciones Estratégicas)

- Formación de instructores bajo "Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo" (México).

-Seguimiento en espionaje (equipos Oscor y Orion)

-Estudios de vulnerabilidad de instalaciones estratégicas.

En enero de 2014, después de muchos años de artes marciales y entrenamiento de Krav Maga, Fili fue ascendido a cinturón negro por Moshe Katz y Alberto Labra 

5. Military or law enforcement experience 30 años en Seguridad Física en Instalaciones Estratégicas, Coordinador de Escoltas. Barridos espectrales para búsqueda y localización de artefactos de espionaje, Antiterrorismo. Evaluaciones de riesgo en Instalaciones estratégicas.

Desarrollo Profesional: Jefe de Sección de Investigaciones. Jefe de Sección Administrativa. Coordinador de Operaciones. Jefe de Departamento. 

Áreas de desarrollo: Campos petroleros, Terminales de Almacenamiento, Petroquímicas, Refinerías, Oficinas Centrales. Coordinador de escoltas de 4 principales de alto nivel en nuestro país.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 4


Marian (Mario) Schiopu , Vancouver, Canada


1. Number of years in martial arts:   - 38 years (since 1977)

2. Number of years in Krav Maga:  - 7 years (since 2008)

3. Number of years with IKI:   - 5 years (since 2010)

4. Any other ranks you possess:

3rd dan black belt - World Karate Federations (Sport Karate)

3rd dan Black Belt - Traditional Shotokan Style in 3 different karate international organizations.

2nd dan Black Belt - Karate Fudokan Style

Brown belt: Judo-Aikido-Combat Ju-Jitsu

Certified Fit-4-Defense Instructor (Karate Canada Approved)

Certified Kid-Power international - Full Force Padded Instructor

- Instructor Krav Maga for Law Enforcement (arresting and handcuff procedures) - certified by Criminal Justice Institute of Macomb County - Michigan USA.

- Executive Protection Specialist - certified by Robert Oatman & Assoc. and ASIS International (American Society for Industrial Security)  

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

Romanian Infantry Special Forces  (Snipers @ Scouts Division - 18 month.

Park Ranger - Vancouver Park Board & City of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Advanced Security Training (with handcuff license)

6. Number of IKI seminars hosted or attended - 8


Michael Weingartz, Michigan, USA


* First dan Black Belt IKI, Assistant Instructor

1. Number of years in martial arts: Started training in 1979 (36 years)

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: Began in 2010 (5 years)

3. Number of years with IKI: Joined in 2010 (5 years)

4. Any other ranks you possess:
- Tang Soo Do (6th degree black belt)
- Praying Mantis Kung Fu (Instructor/Lineage Holder)
- Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (One Stripe Purple Belt)
- Combat Submission Wrestling (Student Level Two)
- Kali (Instructor)
- Taijiquan (Instructor)
- Muay Thai (Coach)

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

- Attended the Northeastern Michigan Police Academy
- Have worked private security and trained police and military personnel

6. Number of IKI seminars you have hosted or attended:

- Have hosted 2 IKI seminars
- Have attended 25 IKI seminars


Joe Cayer, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA


Assistant Instructor level in Krav Maga , October 2015

1. Number of years in martial arts:  43

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 6

3. Number of years with IKI: 6.

4. Any other ranks you possess:

Shotokan Karate ...9th Dan

Shorei Goju...7th dan

American Combat Karate...7th dan

Kajukenbo...4th dan

Iai Do...1st dan

Taiho Jutsu...1st dan

Moo Duk Kwan...1st dan

Vietnamese Combat Karate...1st dan

Japanese JuJitsu...1st dan

Police Operations combatives (Level 3 Instructor)

American Kickboxing...1st dan

Praying Mantis Kung Fu...Level one

Tenarashi Ryu Ninjutsu...1st dan

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Police offider with the Ft. Walton Beach Police Dept (volunteer for the Okaloosa Sheriff's Office)

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Hosted 3 seminars. Attended 17 seminars.


Carrie Banton, Navarre, Florida, USA


1. Number of years in martial arts:  4

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 4

3. Number of years with IKI: 4.

4. Any other ranks you possess: Hapkido green belt

5. Military or law enforcement experience: US Marines 5 years

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Hosted 4 seminars. Attended 9 seminars.


George Hutchings, Ontario, Canada

1. Number of years in martial arts:  17

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 5

3. Number of years with IKI: 3

4. Any other ranks you possess: Level Four Defensive Tactics

5. Military or law enforcement experience: none.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Hosted one.


Laizer Roskind, Israel


1. Number of years in martial arts:

2. Number of years in Krav Maga:

3. Number of years with IKI:

4. Any other ranks you possess: 

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:


Colby Taylor, Traverse City, Michigan


1. Number of years in martial arts: 8

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 5

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: 

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Reserve deputy sheriff

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 13 plus one Tour and Train.

Anthony Milner, Johannesburg, South Africa


1. Number of years in martial arts: 12 years. Wing Chun Kung fu, Shaolin Kung fu, Tai che. Limited boxing experience Krav Maga

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 7

3. Number of years with IKI: 3

4. Any other ranks you possess: Refuse to recognize or accept any other ranks.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Personal trainer for select military personal

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Attended 3 full week seminars. Hosted one seminar.


Jorge Yizre'el Castillo, Rincon, Puerto Rico, USA


1. Number of years in martial arts: 30

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 4

3. Number of years with IKI: 4

4. Any other ranks you possess:
Assistant Instructor /Black Belt 1st Dan in IKI Krav Maga.
Associate Instructor in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Albert Grajales.
Black Belt 2nd Dan in Taekwon-Do.
Black Belt in Koryo Gumdo.
Other systems experience:
Aiki-Jujutsu/Bushin Jutsu (Gary O'Neil ), Brazilian Jiu-jitsu,
Filipino Martial Arts, Catch Wrestling (Snake Pit USA )

5. Military or law enforcement experience:
  Sgt. U.S. Army (Ret.)
Executive Protection and Security Specialist.
Certified Law Enforcement Self Defense/Shooting  Instructor  (Phoenix Supreme Intelligence )
EMT-PARAMEDIC
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:
3 seminars hosted.
5 seminars attended.
1 Tour and Train.
Special Awards:
2012 Puerto Rico Martial Arts HOF Instructor of the Year.
2015 Puerto Rico Martial Arts HOF special golden award for 30 years in Martial arts.


Dave Julian, Florida, USA


1. Number of years in martial arts: 14

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 4

3. Number of years with IKI: 4

4. Any other ranks you possess: 

1st degree black belt American Combat System

1st degree black belt Kajukenbo

brown belt Shotokan

Modern Army Combatives

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

Alabama Army National Guard

Security/Asset Protection/Investigator for a large retail organization currently 19 yrs

Wicklander-Zulawski certified in interview and Interrogation since 2012

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:

Attended 17 seminars


Lee Nettles, Tennessee USA

1. Number of years in martial arts: 

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 4

3. Number of years with IKI

4. Any other ranks you possess:  

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:



Eri Zabdiel, Mexico City, Mexico


Eri Zabdiel cinta negra 1dan con IKI

Spanish

1-    Número de años en artes marciales: 11 años

2-    Número de años en Krav Maga: 8 años

3-    Número de años con IKI: 4 años, de marzo 2012 al presente año 2015.

4-    Otros rangos marciales: cinta negra en kick boxing 1dan

Peleador profesional de MMA debut en 2013

Cinta azul (faixa) en brazilian luta livre por la academia  

Budokan en Río de Janeiro

5-    Experiencia en entrenamiento militar o policial: múltiples cursos de disparo de armas de fuego 9mm y arma larga Tabor, de tiro y operativo con el Banco de México.

Curso de inducción para nuevos agentes del Banco de México

Actual entrenador de la oficina de adiestramiento en el Banco de México

6-    Número de seminarios IKI en que fuiste anfitrión o asistente

Anfitrión 1 seminario en enero 2015 con Alberto labra en LEÓN Training Center. Asistente en 3 seminarios,

Desde cinta verde a negra con IKI.


English

1-    Number of years in martial arts : 11 years

2-    Number of years in Krav Maga: 8 years

3-    Number of years with IKI: 4 years, from March 2012 to present year 2015.

4-    Any other ranks you possess: kick boxing black belt 1 Dan

MMA professional fighter debut 2013

Blue belt Brazilian luta livre by the Budokan Academia  

in Río de Janeiro

5-    Military or law enforcement experience: Several shooting courses with 9mm fire gun and Tabor machine gun, by the training and equipment office from the Bank of Mexico.

Introduction course for new agents from the Bank of Mexico

Head couch for the training and equipment office from the Bank of Mexico

Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Host of 1 seminar on January 2015 with Alberto Labra on LEÓN Training Center. Present on 3 seminars of the IKI system, since green belt to black belt IKI system.


Tony Preston, Wirral, England, United Kingdom


1. Number of years in martial arts: 30+

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 5

3. Number of years with IKI: 4

4. Any other ranks you possess: 2nd Dan real Combat System under Geoff Thompson,  Boxing Coach ( Skills active registered)

5. Military or law enforcement experience:  SIA door security, Military B Wing static line Parachuting (Dutch Army)

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:

1 Hosted

3 seminars attended

2 Tour and Train, plus private training in Israel.


David Klein, Forida


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2. Number of years in Krav Maga:

3. Number of years with IKI:

4. Any other ranks you possess: 

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

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Baruch Mackler, Israel

1. Number of years in martial arts: 9

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 9

3. Number of years with IKI: 9

4. Any other ranks you possess: Seminars and Training in Filipino Martial Arts and Silat

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 8 Tour and Train


Jonathan Rossner, Israel


1. Number of years in martial arts: 

2. Number of years in Krav Maga:

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: 

5. Military or law enforcement experience:


6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:


Srdjan Miocinovic, Croatia


1. Number of years in martial arts: 

2. Number of years in Krav Maga:

3. Number of years with IKI:

4. Any other ranks you possess: 

5. Military or law enforcement experience:


6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:


Tomasz Adamus,  Warsaw, Poland


1. Number of years in martial arts: 25

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 10

3. Number of years with IKI: 2

4. Any other ranks you possess: 

- Black Belt 1st Dan in Kickboxing 

- Kickboxing Instructor 

- Boxing Instructor 

- Kung Fu Pak Hok Instructor

5. Military or law enforcement experience: security services for members of Polish Parliament.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:

2 Tour & Train sessions (June 2015 & November 2015 )

Poland 2014

Seminar in Germany: Sept 2014

Seminar in Holland: March 2015


Alan Blackney, Perth, Australia


IKI Krav Maga Associate Instructor

1. Number of years in martial arts: 7

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 5

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: None

5. Military or law enforcement experience: None

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Attended 3x Tour & Train Seminars in Israel (2011, 2013 & 2015), Hosted 2x Moshe Katz Seminar in Perth, Australia (2014 & 2015)


Ervin Velez, Bronx, New York


IKI Krav Maga Assistant Instructor

1. Number of years in martial arts: 49

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 6

3. Number of years with IKI: 6

4. Any other ranks you possess: Black belts in Kyokushinkai, World Oyama Karate, Japanese Goju, USA Goju, Filipino martial arts, Escrima, Golden Gloves candidate for boxing, United States Muy Thai Association

5. Military or law enforcement experience: None

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 5


Scott Farley, Gulf Breeze Florida

1. Number of years in martial arts:  8

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 7

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: 2 dan Hapikdo

5. Military or law enforcement experience:  8 years 

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Over 25


Dustin Segers, North Carolina, USA

1. Number of years in martial arts: 20

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 10

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: Black belt in Mixed Martial Arts. I have studied various types of Japanese and Chinese martial arts since I was 12 years old. 

5. Military or law enforcement experience: None.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 6


Harold van der Rijst, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

1. Number of years in martial arts: 44 years judo, 40 years jiu-jitsu and Wado-ryu karate, 25 years Free-fight/MMA

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 12

3. Number of years with IKI: 6

4. Any other ranks you possess:  Judo 3rd dan, teacher A, Jiu-Jitsu 3rd dan, Karate 2nd dan, Teacher A karate-jitsu,    Club coach self-defense, 3rd dan Self Defense, Instructor and Bulletman Fast Defense. Certificated teacher Kickboxing and MMA, Teacher Professional Self-defense.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: train the police on the police school, Apeldoorn, Transport service and support, Assen

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: hosted 2, attend 7


Richard Reinders, Aplerdorn, Netherlands

1. Number of years in martial arts: 24

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 12

3. Number of years with IKI: 4

4. Any other ranks you possess: 

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Yes.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:7


Channel Esposito, Florida, USA

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2. Number of years in Krav Maga:

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4. Any other ranks you possess: 

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

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Rob Wallace, Georgia, USA

Assistant Instructor

1. Number of years in martial arts:  Since 2011

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: Since 2012

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: SARC Instructor (School Attacker Response Course)

5. Military or law enforcement experience: 24 Years active duty USAF, AETC Master Instructor, AFJROTC Instructor 10 years 

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:Tour and Train June 2016, 17 Seminars.


Gary Bishop, New Finland, Canada

Second dan black belt

1. Number of years in martial arts: 39

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 5

3. Number of years with IKI: 2

4. Any other ranks you possess: 

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: Tour and Train.


Anthony Segal, Johannesburg, South Africa


1. Number of years in martial arts: 25

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 22

3. Number of years with IKI: 4

4. Any other ranks you possess:  

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Police and security work, South African army, artillery G1K1 

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 20


Keith Simon, Johannesburg, South Africa


1. Number of years in martial arts: 

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 

3. Number of years with IKI: 3

4. Any other ranks you possess:  

5. Military or law enforcement experience: 

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 9


Shawn, Florida


Carlton Hicks, Georgia

1. Number of years in martial arts: 15

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 5

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: None.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Prison guard

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 24, plus Tour and Train.


Jamie Compton,

1. Number of years in martial arts: 9

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 5

3. Number of years with IKI: 5

4. Any other ranks you possess: Training in wrestling, Tang So do.

5. Military or law enforcement experience: 12 years United States army and Georgia army national guard, 17 years corrections officer, Deputy Sheriff, Immigration officer, Narcotics agent. 

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 12.

7. Tour and Train  - 1


Misti Garrett, Tennessee

1. Number of years in martial arts: 7

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 6

3. Number of years with IKI: 6

4. Any other ranks you possess: Orange belt in Isshinryu Karate, Blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu

5. Military or law enforcement experience: None.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 7


David Klein, Florida

1. Number of years in martial arts: 24 years

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 5 years

3. Number of years with IKI: 4 1/2 years

4. Any other ranks you possess: 4th degree Black Belt in the American Combat System. 2nd degree in Kajukenbo

5. Military or law enforcement experience:  None

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended:  Attended 16+, 4-5 a year


Giovani Borghetti, Brazil

1. Number of years in martial arts:

2. Number of years in Krav Maga:

3. Number of years with IKI:

4. Any other ranks you possess:

5. Military or law enforcement experience:

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 2

7. Tour and Train  - 1


Ruben Moya Bocanegra, Mexico

1. Number of years in martial arts: 10

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 7

3. Number of years with IKI: 7

4. Any other ranks you possess: None

5. Military or law enforcement experience:  4 years military academy

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 6

7. Tour and Train  - One training session in Israel


Manuel Alejandro Vázquez del moral, Mexico


Raúl adrián Martínez Méndez, Mexico

1. Number of years in martial arts: 24

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 7

3. Number of years with IKI: 4

4. Any other ranks you possess: Only IKI. 

5. Military or law enforcement experience: Mexican army, 24 years. 7 years director of security, bank of Mexico.

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 4


Jeff Webb, Troy, Ohio

1. Number of years in martial arts: 26

2. Number of years in Krav Maga: 11

3. Number of years with IKI: 6

4. Any other ranks you possess: Only IKI. 

5. Military or law enforcement experience: None

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: 4


Stephan Schuetter, Heidelberg

1. Number of years in martial arts:

2. Number of years in Krav Maga:

3. Number of years with IKI: 

4. Any other ranks you possess: 

5. Military or law enforcement experience: 

6. Number of IKI seminars you hosted or attended: