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Our Team

I. G. PhD.

Founder & CEO

 

With over 25 year of practical experience in creating and implementing crowd management and civil disobedience solutions, I. G. was the Co-Founder and Senior Instructor at the Israeli Police Academy of the Crowd Management and Civil Disobedience Unit and Haganah Atzmit (self-defense). In this capacity, he took part in all projects developed at the Academy, managed and directed large-scale drills for special task forces ranging between 30-1,000 participants, conducted advance training courses for middle to high-ranking officers, and took part in the testing and development of new special munitions for crowd and riot control.

 

I. G. furthermore took part in the development of the Police Detention System (PDS) for Law-Enforcement and Haganah Atzmit (self-defense), and was the Co-Developer of the Israeli Crowd Management System (ICMS).

 

Prior to this position, I. G. served over 15 years as part of Israel’s National Police S.W.A.T. (Counter-Terror Unit) with responsibilities ranging from crowd control and anti-riot duties to street crime prevention and emergency response. I. G. served as a Haganah Atzmit (self-defense) and combat fitness instructor throughout his time in the unit.

 

I. G. served in a special combat unit in the I.D.F and 20 years in a special combat unit in the I.D.F Reserves.

Danny Zelig

Founder & CEO North American Academy

 

Over 30 years in the martial arts.

Danny Zelig is a premier Krav Maga expert and instructor. He is a 2nd generation Israeli Krav Maga instructor of Imi Lichtenfeld, certified directly by Imi’s most senior disciple and Head of the Rank Committee. He has been practicing and teaching Krav Maga to civilians, military, and law enforcement since 1983.

 

Served as the First Sergeant for an active Special Forces Army combat unit in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) & taught Krav Maga to IDF active service members for the remainder of his service.

He is the Founder and Owner of the Krav Maga Institute headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.

Kfir Cohen

Co-Owner & Instructor

 

Over 30 years in the martial arts. Since 1993 works in security CQC instructor in the Metzada Unit (IPS elite control and restraint unit).

Kfir is a certified shooting instructor from the Ministry of the Interior of Israel with extensive experience teaching and training shooting and counter-terrorism units.
He was a Combat, Anti-Terror, Krav Maga, and Shooting Instructor for the Israeli Military Industry. He also served as a shooting and CQC instructor for the Sky Marshalls and Border Control for the Israel Airport Authority, and was the Department Head of Lechima Be’Terror (anti-terror warfare department of the Lotar IDF School of special counter-terrorism).

He is on Reserve with the IDF Lotar Eilat (counter-terrorism and hostage unit reserves force) and serves as an anti-terror, CQC, and hostage response instructor.