The value of an instructor is measured only by his ability to teach and pass on valuable knowledge. I present these ranks and awards only as a means of establishing background and legitimate accreditation.
All ranks and awards can be verified at the source.
The ranks below represent only a sample of ranks and recognition awarded to me.
"Moshe Katz, sometimes a diploma is more valued than the recipient. Sometimes the recipient is more valued than the certificate."
Dr. Jerry Beasley
In recognition for outstanding practice and proficiency, the International Board of Black Belts of the Martial Arts Association-International, proudly announce that Moshe Katz is awarded the Rank of 7th Dan Black Belt Krav Maga. Moshe Katz lives the true spirit of honor, peace, courage, respect and discipline. He was nominated by his highest instructors in the USA, Hal Herndon and Europe, Juergen Koehler
August 25, 2018
7th dan black belt Krav Maga, August 25, 2018
Instructor certification, Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel, September 1998 - The State of Israel. (seal upper right hand corner)
4th dan Black Belt Krav Maga, Itay Gil, September 25, 2005, Jerusalem, Israel (Over 18 years of training with, and assisting, Sensei Gil)
Fourth dan Black Belt, Free style Kickboxing, Itay Gil, September 25, 2005, Jerusalem, Israel.
ISC Control Points, Instructor certification, Prof. Arthur Cohen, Dr. Les Knight, July 14, 2004, New York, USA.
Second dan Black Belt, Gadi Skornik, Kenpo Jitsu, March 16, 1999, Tel Aviv, Israel
Sixth dan Black Belt Krav Maga, December 8, 2013
Godan, Goshinjutsu, Japan, May 2011
The above are only a partial listing of ranks earned over the past 30 years.
International Krav Maga Instructor of the Year, 2014
Inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame
Title of "Master", August 29, 2014, signed and approved by leading Martial arts instructors, USA
Member with honor.
Certificate of appreciation, United States Army, September 2011
Department of the Army, US Special Forces, letter of Appreciation, August 27, 2011.
Appreciation Award from the Police trainers of the Vancouver Police Department, Canada, February 2012.
Membership, Black Dragon Society, Masters Council, Awarded November 10, 2010, USA. An honorary award of recognition.
Patch Masters Council, Black Dragon Society
Medal of honor, 2010
Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 2010
Outstanding Martial Arts Instructor Award. Medal of honor.
Award from the Federal Republic of Germany, January, 2010, Stadthagen, Germany
Certificate of Honor, Federazione Israeliana Krav Maga, Italy, January 10, 2008, Italy
National Defense Academy, Rome, Italy, December, 2013,
Service award, World Martial Arts Masters, June 2005, Virginia, USA
South African Special Forces Operator Members
United States FBI
South African Paratrooper Members
United States Military
Jerusalem municipality, martial arts center, award for the promotion of self defense for women, 1999. A leader in the movement for women in martial arts and one of the promoters of the first ever martial arts seminar for women.
Awarded in appreciation by the Dunajská Streda police department, Slovakia, in recognition for training them in Krav Maga.
The above are only a sample of the awards received during many years of devoted service. The main award is one that cannot be photographed; the countless lives that have been transformed, changed for the better by Moshe Katz's Krav Maga training.
The following are some of the ranks I have been awarded.
7th dan Black Belt Krav Maga - MAA i, August 2018
6th dan Black belt Krav Maga - MAA i, December 2013
5th dan Black Belt Martial Arts Israel - World Martial Arts Group, Academy of Black Belts, November 10, 2010
4th dan Black Belt, Israeli Martial Arts - World Martial Arts Masters, Academy of Black Belts, October 24, 2007
4th dan Black Belt Krav Maga - Itay Gil, September 25, 2005, Jerusalem.
3rd dan black belt Krav Maga - Itay Gil, March 12, 2002, Jerusalem.
2nd dan black belt Krav Maga - Itay Gil, March 16, 1999 Jerusalem.
1st dan black belt Krav Maga - Itay Gil, November 4, 1997, Jerusalem
5th dan Black Belt Kickboxing K- 1 - Costa Rica, August 23, 2011
5th dan Black belt - Godan Goshinjutsu - Satokan honbu dojo, Japan. May 2011
5th dan - Shaolin Kung Fu, Black Dragon Sekai, November 2010
5th dan Black Belt - Jujitsu, United Black Belt Federation, November 11, 2008.
4th dan Black Belt - United States Fighting Arts Institute, January 8, 2005
4th dan Black Belt Free Style Kickboxing, Mixed martial arts - Itay Gil, September 25, 2005
3rd dan Black Belt - Jujitsu, World Black Belt Bureau, USA, June 24, 2002
3rd dan black belt Free style Kickboxing - Itay Gil, Jerusalem, March 12, 2002
2nd dan black belt Free style Kickboxing - Itay Gil, March 16, 1999 Jerusalem.
1st dan black belt Free style Kickboxing - Itay Gil, Jerusalem. November 4, 1997
Combat Shooting - Certification License; Combat Shooting/Hand Gun, Krav Israel Shooting Club, 1993,
Israel Defense Forces - (IDF) Discharged August, 1993
3rd kyu, Oyama Kyokushin Karate, 1989.
Master - Black Belt Hall of Fame, USA, August 29, 2014,
Thai Kickboxing instructor - San Jose, Costa Rica, August 23, 2011
Grand Master - Costa Rica, August 8, 2011
Yodan Master Instructor - United States Fighting Institute, January 8, 2005
Black Belt instructor - World Martial Arts Masters, December 1, 2005
Teacher Certification - ISC Control Points, Professor Arthur Cohen, Dr. Les Knight, July 13, 2004
Teacher Certification - Wingate Institute of Sports and Martial Arts, Israel, Kancho Roni Kluger 8th dan, September 1998
2018 - Masters Book, Martial Arts Association International
2014 - International Krav Maga Instructor of the year, USA international black belt hall of fame
2014 - Inducted Black Belt Hall of Fame, USA
2011 - Ambassador of the Martial Arts World, JOB Defense Systems.
2010 - Inducted Martial Arts hall of fame, Europe
2010 - Krav Maga Instructor of the year, MAA-I
2010 - Inducted in the Masters Council, Black Dragon Society.
2010 - Active Lifestyle Award of Federal Republic Germany.
2009 - Golden Dragon Free Style Martial Arts, for efforts to promote schools and martial arts in Costa Rica.
2005 -Martial Arts Service Award, World Martial Arts Masters.
1999 - Jerusalem municipality award for the advancement of women in martial arts.