MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Gil Katz has been involved with various schools of Martial Arts in Israel since 1993. In 1995, he started his Krav Maga training and shortly became one of the top students of Guy Dar, the Chief Instructor of Krav Maga Maleh. In 2003, he was authorized as a first degree Black Belt and a Krav Maga Instructor. In 2011, Gil achieved the level of second degree Black Belt and in 2015, he was further authorized as a third degree Black Belt.
Gil Katz had the honour of training personally with the great Master, Eli Avikzar in several unique Krav Maga seminars. Since 2001, Gil Katz has had thousands of hours of teaching in Israel, Canada, and the United States. Along with his rich Krav Maga experience, Gil Katz also has military experience as a combat soldier in one of the elite units of the paratroopers of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces).
Jesse has been training in krav maga since 2010, and started training with Gil in 2011. He was Gil’s first black belt student, achieving his 1st degree in 2018. He has been instructing krav maga since 2013.
Jesse also has experience in muay thai (3 years), brazilian jiujitsu (2 years), taekwondo, judo, russian systema and wrestling (1 year). Jesse is currently completing his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a specialty in human anatomy and physiology, which he loves to apply to martial arts theory and fitness.
Niv is a 3 time national champion in Israeli Combat. Israeli Combat included Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Judo, and morel later on this field became what is known today as MMA. With training for over 15 years, Niv has achieved his Black Belt in Israeli Combat in 2009, as well as his Brown Belt in BJJ 2019. Niv also served in the Elite Counter Terror unit of the Israeli Defense Forces.