Alec Goenner is the lead instructor at IKMA Atlantic City, NJ, and has received over 1500 hours of advanced instructor training in the United States and Israel from Grand Master Haim Gidon. He began his training under 3rd Dan Black Belt and United States IKMA Chief Instructor David Kahn, and received his advanced weapons and full instructor certifications in 2007 from Grand Master Haim Gidon. After many years of training and hard work, Alec was recently awarded his brown belt from Grand Master Gidon. Several times a year he attends training sessions in the U.S. and Israel with Grand Master Haim Gidon, Senior Instructor Yigal Arbiv (5th Dan), and David Kahn (3rd) Dan. He has also trained with IDF Special Forces instructors Nir Maman and Garrett Machine in counter terror and police tactics. Alec has been a member of the USCG Boarding Team, and has over 15 years of current active duty service in the U.S. Coast Guard.