Mastering Israeli Krav Maga
David Kahn United States Chief Instructor for the Israeli Krav Maga Association received his advanced blackbelt teaching certifications from Grandmaster Haim Gidon, the world’s highest ranked krav maga instructor. David is the only American to sit on the IKMA Board of Directors. The United States Judo Association also awarded David a fifth degree blackbelt in combat jujitsu. David has trained all branches of the U.S. military including the United States Marine Corp’s Special Operations Command (MARSOC) along with the Royal Marines including dozens of other special operations personnel. He has also taught at many respected hand-to-hand combat schools including at the Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command, Marine Corps Martial Arts School of Excellence, Quantico, (MACE) and U.S. Army Combatives School, Fort Benning. David has also trained more than 220 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies including having taught at the FBI Academy (Quantico) and is a certified instructor by the State of New Jersey Police Training Commission. PBA 130 awarded David a lifetime achievement silver card by for his pro bono LE work. David works with NFL players including several Pro Bowlers.
Mainstream media regularly feature David including Men’s Fitness, New York Times, GQ, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Penthouse, Fitness, Marine Corps News, Armed Forces Network, Special Operations Report and Militarycom. David authored the books Krav Maga, Advanced Krav Maga, Krav Maga Weapon Defenses, Krav Maga Professional Tactics and, most recently, Krav Maga Defense. He also produced the Mastering Krav Maga DVD series, Volumes I-IV along with the Mastering Krav Maga Online program. David earned his BA cum laude from Princeton University in 1994 and his JD from the University of Miami in 1998.
Of note, the Mastering Krav Maga DVD series has won four national awards while the books Krav Maga Weapon Defense and Professional Tactics have collectively won four national book awards.