David Kahn Krav Maga Author and IKMA U.S. Chief Instructor
David Kahn, IKMA United States chief instructor, received his advanced black-belt teaching certifications from Grandmaster Haim Gidon and is the only American to sit on the IKMA Board of Directors. The United States Judo Association also awarded David a fifth-degree black belt in combat jiu-jitsu. David has trained all branches of the U.S. military, the Royal Marines along with hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. He has instructed at many respected military hand-to-hand combat schools, including the Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command (Imperial Beach), Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence (MACE Quantico), U.S. Army Combatives School (Fort Benning), and at law enforcement academies including the FBI and DEA (Quantico), Philadelphia and New Jersey State Police and a host of other academies. David is also a certified instructor for the State of New Jersey Police Training Commission. He has created a modified krav maga tactics program for marquee NFL and collegiate football players, including the respective 2017 and 2016 NFL Defensive Players of the year, Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack along with the Jacksonville Jaguars. David is regularly featured in major media outlets, including New York Times, Men’s Fitness, GQ, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Penthouse, Fitness, Marine Corps News, Armed Forces Network, Special Operations Report, and Militarycom. He has authored six books including Krav Maga, Advanced Krav Maga, and Krav Maga Weapon Defenses, Krav Maga Professional Tactics, Krav Maga Defense and Krav Maga Combatives. He also produced the Mastering Krav Maga DVD series, Volumes I, II, III and Volume IV Supplement: Defending the 12 Most Common Unarmed Attacks, along with the Mastering Krav Maga Online program. Mastering Krav Maga Online includes more than 400 lessons or amounting to more than 42 hours of online lessons study, covering approximately 95% of the krav maga civilian curriculum. For online training please visit masteringkravmaga. Because not all krav maga is the same®.
David and his partners operate several Israeli krav maga training centers of excellence.