Krav Maga is Hebrew for close quarter combat; fighting for survival up close and personal.
Krav Maga is the unarmed portion of combat; defense against guns, knives, sticks, and hand to hand combat. It is a simple, user friendly style, designed to meet the needs of modern self defense. Unlike traditional styles it is constantly being revised based on lessons learned on the battlefield, urban crime, and in combating terrorists.
Israeli Krav International (IKI) is under the direction of Moshe Katz.
During the course of his 30 years in martial arts Moshe has trained with some of the greatest instructors around the world. He is certified by Wingate, Israel's national Martial Arts certification board, and by Itay Gil; his instructor and friend of many years.
He spent several years working for the Israeli Board of Education as a Krav Maga instructor, adviser and contributor. He spent two years training the Jerusalem Elite security guards.
Over the years Moshe has been recognized world-wide for his Krav Maga abilities and innovations and has received numerous awards and honors from military, police, civilian and governments. He has been featured in news broadcasts, TV and radio, newspapers and magazines throughout the world.
In 2010 he was inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame as instructor of the year.
In 2014 he was inducted into the American Black Belt Hall of Fame as International Krav Maga instructor of the year.