Grandmaster Haim Gidon, 10th dan and Israel Krav Maga Association President, heads the Israeli krav maga (Gidon System) from the IKMA’s main training center in Netanya, Israel.  Haim was a member of krav maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld’s first training class in the early 1960’s. Along with Imi and other top instructors, Haim Gidon co-founded the IKMA. In 1995, Imi nominated Haim as the top authority to grant 1st dan krav maga black belt and up.  Haim represented krav maga as the head of the system on the professional committee of Israel’s National Sports Institute, Wingate.  Grandmaster Gidon, whose professional expertise is in worldwide demand, has taught defensive tactics for the last thirty years to Israel’s security and military agencies.

Grandmaster Haim Gidon is ably assisted by some of the highest ranked and most capable krav maga instructors in the world including Ohad Gidon (6th dan),  Noam Gidon (5th dan), Yoav Krayn (5th dan),  Yigal Arbiv (5th dan) and Steve Moshe (4th dan).   More information is available at www.kravmagaisraeli.com.

 

United States Chief Instructor David Kahn received his advanced black belt teaching certifications from Grandmaster Haim Gidon of the IKMA (Gidon System) and is the only American to sit on the IKMA Board of Directors.  David was also awarded a 5th degree black belt in combat jiu-jitsu by the United States Judo Association.  He has formally trained all five branches of the U.S. military, the Royal Marines, as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in many central training school houses including Marine Corps Martial Arts School of Excellence (MACE), Army School of Combatives (Ft. Benning) along with the FBI, New Jersey State Police, and host of other academies.  David is a certified instructor by the State of New Jersey Police Training Commission.

Mainstream media regularly feature David including Men’s FitnessGQUSA TodayLos Angeles TimesWashington PostNew YorkerPenthouseFitnessMarine Corps NewsArmed Forces NetworkSpecial Operations Report and Military.com.

David is the author of  Krav Maga (2004), Advanced Krav Maga (2008), Krav Maga Weapon Defenses (2012), Krav Maga For Professionals (2016), Krav Maga:  Defending the Most Common 12 Unarmed Street Attacks (2016) and has produced the Mastering Krav Maga DVD series, Volumes I-III along with the Mastering Krav Maga Online program.  Contact David at: david@israelikrav.com

 

Senior Black Belt Instructor Rinaldo Rossi began his krav maga training in 2001 and his advanced training with David Kahn 2006.  Rinaldo completed his instructor certification with Grandmaster Haim Gidon in both the United States and Israel.   Rinaldo is one of only a few Americans to complete Grandmaster Gidon’s certification course in Israel. He also holds advanced level black belts both in judo and combat jujitsu by the United States Judo Association. Rinaldo has taught at the Marine Corps Martial Arts School of Excellence (MACE), the FBI Academy, (Quantico, VA) and New Jersey State Police Academy.

Rinaldo is co-owner of Israeli Krav Maga Cherry Hill and was featured in the books Krav Maga Weapon Defenses, Krav Maga for Professionals, and Krav Maga:  Defending the Most Common 12 Unarmed Street Attacks along with Mastering Krav Maga DVD Volumes, I, II and III along with the Mastering Krav Maga Online Program.   Contact Rinaldo at rinaldo@israelikrav.com

 

Senior Instructor Don Melnick began his krav maga training in 2008.  Don has trained extensively in Israel, having received his advanced belt rankings and awards directly from Grandmaster Haim Gidon.  Don is one of only a few Americans to complete Grandmaster Gidon’s certification course in Israel.  As co-owner of Israeli Krav Maga Cherry Hill, Don manages day-to-day operations, serves as the coordinator for Civilian and Law Enforcement training programs, and spearheads a number of krav maga pro bono training programs. Don has taught at the New Jersey State Police Academy and regularly travels to conduct training seminars.

Don was featured in the books Krav Maga Weapon Defenses, Krav Maga for Professionals, and Krav Maga:  Defending the Most Common 12 Unarmed Street Attacks along with Mastering Krav Maga DVD Volumes, I, II and III , and  the Mastering Krav Maga Online Program.   Contact Don at: don@israelikrav.com

 

Chris Eckel manages operations and provides senior instruction at our Bordentown, NJ location.  Chris began his krav maga training in 2007 under David Kahn and has trained numerous times with Grandmaster Haim Gidon both in the U.S. and Israel.  Chris has appeared in the book Krav Maga Weapon Defenses and the Mastering Krav Maga DVD series Volumes I, II and III, along with the Mastering Krav Maga Online program.   Contact Chris: chris@israelikrav.com

 

Sgt. (ret.) Ron Klem began his krav maga training with David Kahn in 2006.  Ron is a 26 year veteran of the New Jersey State Police and one of Israeli krav maga’s senior law enforcement instructors.  Ron completed his advanced instructor training in the U.S. with Grandmaster Gidon.  Ron has taught at  the Marine Corps Martial Arts School of Excellence (MACE), the FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia and New Jersey State Police Academy.  Ron was featured in the books Krav Maga Weapon Defenses, Krav Maga for Professionals, and Krav Maga:  Defending the Most Common 12 Unarmed Street Attacks along with Mastering Krav Maga DVD Volumes, I, II and III along with the Mastering Krav Maga Online Program.

 

Frank Collucci provides senior instruction at the Bordentown, NJ location.  Frank began his krav maga training in 2007 under David Kahn and has trained numerous times with Grandmaster Haim Gidon both in the U.S. and Israel.  Frank has trained in martial arts for more than four decades and proudly served in the U.S. Navy.  Frank has appeared in the Mastering Krav Maga DVD series Volumes II and III, along with the Mastering Krav Maga Online program.

 

Jeff Gorman provides senior instruction at our Bordentown, NJ location.  Jeff began his krav maga training in 2005 under David Kahn and has trained numerous times with Grandmaster Haim Gidon in the U.S.  Jeff has appeared in the book Krav Maga Weapon Defenses.

 

Kelly Arlinghaus provides lead instruction at the Bordentown, NJ location.  Kelly began her krav maga training in 2011 under David Kahn and has trained numerous times with Grandmaster Haim Gidon in the U.S.  Kelly has appeared in the Mastering Krav Maga DVD series Volumes II and III, along with the Mastering Krav Maga Online program.  Kelly also runs a womens self-defense program in Bordentown, NJ called Strong U.  (www.strong-u.com). Contact Kelly at info@strong-u.com

 

Mimi Rowland provides lead instruction at the Bordentown, NJ location.  Mimi began her krav maga training in 2011 under David Kahn and has trained numerous times with Grandmaster Haim Gidon in the U.S., along with appearing in the Mastering Krav Maga Online program. Mimi also runs a womens self-defense program in Bordentown, NJ called Strong U.  (www.strong-u.com). Contact Mimi at info@strong-u.com

 

Joe Drew provides lead instruction at the Bordentown, NJ location.  Joe is an active duty law enforcement officer and  began his krav maga training in 2011 under David Kahn.  Joe has trained numerous times with Grandmaster Haim Gidon in the U.S.  Joe has appeared in the he Mastering Krav Maga DVD series Volumes II and III, along with the Mastering Krav Maga Online program.

 

Dion Privett provides senior instruction at the Cherry Hill, NJ location.  Dion began his krav maga training in 2010 under David Kahn and has trained numerous times with Grandmaster Haim Gidon in the U.S.  Dion has also appeared in the Mastering Krav Maga DVD series Volume III, along with the Mastering Krav Maga Online program.

 

Kathryn Badger provides senior instruction at the Cherry Hill, NJ location.  Kathryn began her krav maga training in 2012 under David Kahn and has trained with Grandmaster Haim Gidon in the U.S.  Kathryn also serves as an instructor for the Junior Krav Maga classes and assists with the  monthly L.A.C.E. programs (women’s self-defense). She also appears in the Mastering Krav Maga Online program.

 

Suzanne Dougherty provides senior instruction at the Cherry Hill, NJ location.  Suzanne began her krav maga training in 2012 under David Kahn and has trained with Grandmaster Haim Gidon in the U.S.  Suzanne serves as the lead instructor for the monthly L.A.C.E. program (women’s self-defense).

 

Sarah Mantz provides instruction at the Cherry Hill, NJ location.  Sarah began her krav maga training in 2012 under David Kahn and has trained with Grandmaster Haim Gidon in the U.S.  Sarah has also served as an assistant instructor for the Junior Krav Maga classes, and has run programs with local middle schools.

 

John Thompson provides instruction at the Cherry Hill, NJ location.  John began his krav maga training in 2010 under David Kahn and has trained with Grandmaster Haim Gidon in the U.S.

 

Doug Cours provides instruction at the Cherry Hill, NJ location.  Doug began his krav maga training in 2010 under David Kahn and has trained numerous times with Grandmaster Haim Gidon in the U.S.