Head System Of Kravmagaisraeli


Current Head of the System: Grand Master Haim GidonHaim

Gidon is the Grandmaster of the Israeli Krav Maga system and presides over the Israeli Krav Maga Association Gidon System as its President.

 Mr. Haim Gidon is the Grandmaster of the Israeli Krav Maga system and presides over the Israeli Krav Maga Association Gidon System. Grandmaster Gidon continues to enhance and develop all aspects of the self-defense system. Grand Master Gidon is a member of Krav Maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld's first training class in the early 1960's. Grand Master Gidon fought in the Six Day War, War of Attrition, and Yom Kippur War.  Prior to the 1967 War Grand Master Gidon resumed his competitive boxing and decided to learn more about the Krav Maga principals he had learned in the military. Grand Master Gidon first met Imi while lifting weights and Imi was conducting a Krav Maga lesson.   
    In 1978, Grand Master Gidon  helped Imi co-found the IKMA. Along with Imi and other top instructors, Grand Masterr Gidon co-founded the Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA) that he now heads as President. In 1994, Haim was elected as IKMA President and opened his current gym and the main training center for the IKMA located on Ben Zion Street, Netanya, Israel.

   Grand Master Gidon first began teaching in 1977.  For nearly three decades, Haim has actively   participated in the activities and fulfilled key positions in the administration of the Israeli Krav Maga Association (as co-founder of the Association, board member, professional committee, grades committee, chairperson of the Association and edited the systems' materials from the beginner yellow belt level through 5th degree black belt expert level.

  In 1995, Imi nominated Grand Master Gidon as the top authority to grant 1st dan Krav Maga black-belt and higher.  In an IKMA ceremony, Imi awarded Haim Gidon 8th dan and stated 9th and 10th dans "were to come" designating Haim as the highest-ranking Krav Maga instructor.       (press Link to see the video)

Imi approved Haim's adding extensive groundwork modified weapons defenses and other additions/improvements to the Krav Maga system.  On February 28, 1998, Haim Gidon was elected as Grandmaster and chairman for life, by the IKMA general assembly.  Haim Gidon represented the Krav Maga system on the professional martial arts committee of the Wingate institute. 

   As President and Grandmaster of the IKMA, has taught the defensive tactics for the last thirty years to Israel's national police and security agencies.  Several of Grandmaster Gidons students actively teach Krav Maga within the Israeli governments security branches.   Haim has received special commendation from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies worldwide for his specific Krav Maga law professional training curriculum.

   While improving the Krav Maga system daily, Haim follows Imis fundamental premise that Krav Maga must work for everyone even against the most skilled adversaries.  Haim has ensured that the IKMAs techniques will work for anyone regardless of size, strength or athletic ability.   Importantly, Israeli Krav Maga is constantly refined and developed by Grandmaster Gidon and the IKMA professional committee. 

  Haim actively tests any new developments on the mat and, when, necessary challenges old assumptions.  Accordingly, the IKMA curriculum is continuously updated.  Constant improvement, evolution, and adaptability make Krav Maga the most formidable fighting system along with systems genius to teach anyone the core self-defense and fighting principals.

  Grandmaster Gidon has received many unique commendations over the years from security and military professionals such as the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, and from Israeli Prime Ministers Office along with numerous government commendations which cannot be publicly disclosed.  Grandmaster Gidons professional curriculum has worldwide reach and is extended through his students, including senior Instructor Yigal Arbiv, who have taught police agencies all over the world.  Haim has instructed a whole new generation of practitioners and his instructional services are requested worldwide.

Mr. Haim Gidon represented the Krav Maga system at the professional
martial arts committee of the Wingate institute


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