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David Kahn

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david_kahn2David Kahn (IKMA U.S. Chief instructor and IKMA board member) received his advanced blackbelt teaching certifications from Grandmaster Haim Gidon. David trains regularly in Israel with Grandmaster Gidon and was elected to the board of the IKMA. As the Grandmaster’s envoy, David is committed to the proper expansion of the system in the U.S. and around the world. Under the oversight of Haim Gidon, David trains local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies along with select military units including the U.S. Marines Special Operations Command (MARSOC). David is certified by State of New Jersey Department of Public Safety Criminal Justice Division Police Training Commission. Grandmaster Gidon along with top Israeli instructors regularly visit David’s classes in New York City and New Jersey. David also teaches krav maga at his alma mater, Princeton University. Prior to his instructor-training in Israel, David spent three years during law school training with Senior American Instructors, Rick Blitstein and Alan Feldman. David was featured in numerous publications including Men’s Fitness, Men’s GQ, Special Operations Report, Penthouse, Absolute, Self, Fitness, Razor, Giant, New York, New Yorker, gear, Allure, Daily News, New York Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Camp Lejeune RotoVue, and Princeton Alumni Weekly, with several additional articles forthcoming. David was also featured on several news programs. David trains Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winning Actor James Gandolfini (“Tony Soprano”) and Grammy Award Winning Musician John Mayer. David authored the books: Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method – For Fitness and Self Defense (St. Martin’s Press, 2004, Piatkus Publishers, 2005 and Orana Publishers (2006) and Advanced Krav Maga: The Next Level, (St. Martin’s Press, 2008 and Atlantic Brown, 2009).

David may be contacted at (609) 585-MAGA or david@israelikrav.com.

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