Moshe Katz, Krav Maga Instructor Ranks, Awards

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

Appreciation Award,

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

US Infantry

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 Dunajsk√° 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.

Ranks and Certification

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 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 

Kickboxing, Jujitsu, other ranks

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.

Instructor Certification

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.

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