The value of an instructor is measured only by his ability to teach and pass on valuable useful knowledge.
I present these ranks and awards only as a means of establishing background, credibility 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 Moshe Katz.
"Moshe Katz, sometimes a diploma is more valued than the recipient. Sometimes the recipient is more valued than the certificate."
Dr. Jerry Beasley, Professor, Karate College, Radford, Va, USA
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 and discipline. He was nominated by his highest instructors in the USA, Hal Herndon and in 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). This is official recognition and certification, recognized by the government of Israel.
Krav Maga Black Belt 4th dan, Itay Gil - September 25, 2005, Jerusalem, Israel
Over 18 years of training with, and assisting, Sensei Itay Gil
,Black Belt 4th dan 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
6th dan Black Belt Krav Maga, December 8, 2013
Godan (5th dan), Goshinjutsu, Japan, May 2011
The above are only a partial listing of the ranks earned over the past 35 years.
Morelia, Mexico, February 2022. Award from the chief of the prison for the state of Michoacán, and from the state prosecutor.
International Krav Maga instructor of the year, 2014
Inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame.
Title of "Master", awarded August 29, 2014, signed and approved by the leading martial arts instructors of the USA.
Member with honor.
Certificate of Appreciation - United States Army, September 2011
Department of the United States Army, US Special Forces - Letter of Appreciation for teaching, August 27, 2011.
Appreciation Award - Police trainers of the Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver, Canada, February 2012
Membership, Black Dragon Society, Masters Council, Awarded November 10, 2010, USA. An honorary award of recognition.
Europe. Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2010
Medal of honor , 2010
Outstanding Martial Arts Instructor Award, Medal of Honor. Europe. Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2010
Award from the Federal Republic of Germany - January 2010, Stadthagen, Germany
Certificate of Honor, Federazione Israeliana Krav Maga - January 10, 2008
Appreciation Award, National Defense Academy, Rome, Italy, December 2013
Appreciation Award, Chile
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.
Prison systems, Colorado, USA
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.
Krav Maga Ranks
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 19, 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, Israel
3rd dan Black Belt Krav Maga - Itay Gil, March 12, 2002, Jerusalem, Israel
2nd dan Black Belt Krav Maga - Itay Gil, March 16, 1999, Jerusalem, Israel
1st dan Black Belt Krav Maga - Itay Gil, November 4, 1997, Jerusalem, Israel
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, USA
4th dan Black Belt Jujitsu .- United States Fighting Arts Institute, January 8, 2005, USA
4th dan Black Belt Free Style Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts - Itay Gil, September 25, 2005, Jerusalem
3rd dan Black Belt Jujitsu - World Black Belt Bureau, June 24, 2002, USA
3rd dan Black Belt Free Style Kickboxing - Itay Gil, March 12, 2002, Jerusalem
2nd dan Black Belt Free Style Kickboxing - Itay Gil, March 16, 1999, Jerusalem.
1st dan Black Belt Free Style Kickboxing - Italy Gil, November 4, 1997, Jerusalem
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 USA
Master Instructor - Black Belt Hall of Fame, USA, August 29, 2014
Thai Kickboxing Instructor - San Jose, Costa Rica, August 23, 2011
Grand Master martial arts - Costa Rica, International board, 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, State of Israel - Wingate Institute of Sports and Martial Arts, Israel, Kancho Roni Kluger, 8th dan black belt, September 1998
2023 - Recognition Award from the President of the Municipality of Queréndaro Mexico.
2022 - Recognition Award from the chief of the prison for the state of Michoacán, and from the state prosecutor. Morelia, Mexico.
2018 - Masters Book, Martial Arts Association International.
2014 - International Krav Maga instructor of the year, USA International Black Hall of Fame.
2014 - Inducted Black Belt Hall of Fame, USA
2011 - Ambassador of the Martial Arts World JOB Defense Systems.
2010 - Inducted Black Belt 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 Drago Free Style Martial Ars, for promotion of 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.
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