Moshe katz; krav maga instructor
ranks, awards

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. 

None were purchased, none were the product of an "exchange" between instructors, which sadly, is all too common. All were earned. None were the product of deals. 

"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. 



Congreso del estado de Michoacan de Ocampo, 18, February 2024. Mexican State Police Force. Legislature, State of Michoacan. 


Awarded for training Mexican special police forces, Queréndaro 

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

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 Dunajská Streda police department Slovakia, in recognition for training them in Krav Maga.

Airborne, USA

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 

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, 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


2024 - Congreso del estado de Michoacan de Ocampo, 18, February 2024. Mexican State Police Force

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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