About

Israeli Certified Krav Maga Instructor

 

IFA Certified Personal Trainer

 

Israeli Protect Security Solutions New York Instructor

 

Mixed Martial Arts Experience:

Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Sambo, Wrestling, MMA

I am the only American to be certified by Professor Itay Gil of Protect Security Systems of Israel. Itay Gil is an IDF commander and the Director-in-Charge of Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security Studies at the Magid Institute in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I have also had the honor of training in Israel Grandmaster of the IKMA Haim Gidon and Senior Instructors Yigal Arbiv and Noam Gidon. I continue to consult and run workshops with Itay Gil, along with continued education and training in Combat Sambo with Steve Koepfer of NYC Combat Sambo.

Imi Lichtenfeld developed Krav Maga in the 1940’s with the intent of combining the most efficient aspects of different Martial Arts disciplines in order to develop the most effective self-defense system possible. There are now many different schools of thought within the Krav Maga world; some are based on a traditional or “pure Krav Maga” principle, while others provide more room for adaptation and continued development. All of these branches have strengths but through my training with the best Krav Maga Practitioners in the world I have found that my passion is focused on the continuous evolution of Krav Maga in order to meet that original principle of developing and teaching the most successful techniques for self-defense. I am not a purist of any one Martial Arts school because I personally feel that this only creates a limitation of one’s education and ultimately their skills. This has been the fuel for my development of Flow Krav Maga, to create a system that will let me bring the most effective techniques of the Krav Maga world to you.

Recent Workshops & Seminars

“Dealing with Attackers in a Crowded Environment: Multiple Attackers Defense Workshop with Krav Maga” – Facilitated with Itay Gil, NYC, September 2014

 

“Non-violent Conflict Restraint for Professionals” – Facilitated with Itay Gil, NYC, March 2014

 

Krav Maga Introduction Workshop – JCC Manhattan, January 2013,
2014 & 2015

Before becoming a Krav Maga Instructor I was a Chef at some of the most prominent restaurants in the city and had the pleasure to work with some of the most renowned chefs in the world including Mario Batali, April Bloomfield and Mark Ladner. So whether you want to learn to cook with a knife or defend yourself against one, I've got you covered.