krav maga

Gabi Noah
Raz Chen

My entire present life is built on a single decision that I made the summer right after my thirteenth birthday. My older brother Gal had his Krav Maga brown belt test coming up, and invited me to accompany him to the gym to train. As it was summer vacation, I had nothing else to do and thought it would be fun to practice my hobby of Capoeira on the mats, as well as get to hit some pads.

It was that day that I met Master Gabi Noah, the head of the school who would be testing Gal. Getting Gabi’s feedback on my capoeira-style flying kicks made me realize and appreciate the realistic qualities of Krav Maga. I was extremely fortunate to have found a master who I connected with, and who had such an illustrious resume. Gabi has extensive training, both as a combatives instructor in the military and police, as well as a civilian instructor. He is one of the four original students of Grandmaster Imi Lichtenfeld and is one of the foremost experts on Krav Maga in the world. I became his student, and then one of his teachers, and then moved to New York to become a Krav Maga instructor.

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