January 17, 2024, Lod Airport Business Lounge, Israel
Heading off to India for a series of seminars. Whom will the students be? Will they be police officers? or perhaps rape victims, or ordinary people concerned about crime? Will they be fit? or out of shape? Perhaps recovering from an injury or a personal trauma. I do not know. Whomever they are I will do my best to give them the tools that they need to survive.
I saw a post online where someone was asking about our system of Krav Maga, the questioner openly stated that "Moshe Katz designed his style of Krav Maga especially for untrained people and less fit people." He later laments that he attended a class, he does not state where, but there were people who looked "soft" and some even "had a belly".
Oh my! a belly! We cannot allow that, bad for out Bad Ass image!! I recall a young girl kicked out of high school because she had learning disabilities, and her scores might hurt the scholastic reputation of the school. (and God forbit the girls would not get into the so-called prestigious schools, like the morally bankrupt Harvard, Princton and Yale).
I would like to correct this mistaken notion. I have always stated that our system is for all people. It is an inclusive method of self-defense. And yes, that includes those who are not so fit, and without previous training, i.e. the vast majority of people living on this planet. However, this does not mean that our student base is composed entirely of such people. Among our students we count many law enforcement professionals, military personal around the world, security guards, heads of security teams, Israeli reserve soldiers and many more. My list of credentials and whom I have taught is listed clearly on our site.
Moshe has taught
U.S. Special Forces
U.S. Armored Cavalry,
Maximum security Prison guards
Israeli and American soldiers
ROTC, (Reserve Officers Training Corps)
Undercover police operators
Canadian Royal Mounted Police and Path Finders
Vancouver Police Department
Illinois Police Department and State Troopers
Ukrainian Elite Guards
Ukrainian Presidential guards
German Navy Commandoes
Dutch Security professionals.
Israeli Elite Guards
South Africa police
Puerto Rican Police
Costa Rican Police
The Guardian Angels
Women's self defense groups
Flight Attendants and Pilots
El Al security guards
Civilian and school children of all ages
Moshe worked for the Israeli Ministry of Education as a Krav Maga instructor and consultant and contributed to the development of the program for school children aged 6 - 18.
And yes, we certainly do welcome those who are "less fit", which includes the vast majority of people; those who work at Home Depot, Starbucks, Walmart, banks, and most normal jobs. And of course, most people that come to train in any school are "untrained" when they first enter. If they are already trained, well, they are trained. Our system is designed for everyone, including older people, including people recovering from a stroke, including the handicap. But it is even more effective for those who are young and fit. Our system has been used by US Special Forces, Infantry etc. I have taught soldiers all over Israel, and I have found that most of these people had no idea how to defend against a knife. In my eyes, all are equal. I treat everyone the same, I never assume previous knowledge. All are welcome, the fit and the less fit, the old and the young.
Our doors are open to all, not only the young and beautiful, the muscular fitness models. Each person gets something from our training, each according to his ability. I am very proud of what we have created over the years, we are helping people in over 40 countries worldwide.
If you are interested in helping others, and wish to become an instructor, or just train for yourself, join us. The door is open, it is up to you to enter.
Moshe Katz, 7th dan Black Belt, Israeli Krav Maga. Certified by Wingate Institute. Member Black Belt hall of fame, USA and Europe.
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