At 1997, sensei Avi joined the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) as an Hand to Hand Combat Instructor – KRAV MAGA, shooting instructor, weapons disarm and counter terrorism, trained special forces & Elite Comando units.
Law Enforcement experience
Avi joined World Security & Self Defense Academy as an instructor at 2005 and Trained Security guards and security forces in Law Enforcement Krav Maga hand to hand combat, operational shooting tactics, armed and unarmed functions.
Currently working with Federal agents, DEA agents and NYPD officers to improve their field skills.
Avi started learning martial arts in Israel at the age of 9, at a system called ‘Dennis Hisardoot’ which is a combination of Karate, Judo & Jiu Jitsu, for 2 years. He then switched to Shotokan Karate for more than 20 years. Sensei Avi is holding a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and a 5th Degree Black Belt in ShotoKan Karate.
Sensei Avraham trained under Master Gabi Michaeli as a young Karate-ka and won many local and national championships in Israel and overseas.
Avi was a member of the Israeli karate federation and a member of the Israeli national team in Kumite (sparring) in the years 1995-1998. During those years, Sensei Avraham was holder of the title of champion of Israel for weight up to 70 kilograms. As a member of the Israeli team, he participated in the European championship that took place in Istanbul, Turkey which he was medaled. His respectable achievements contributed to consolidation of the team and has brought honor to Israel Karate on the local and International field.
Sensei Avraham began teaching children in 1997 at the age of 17. He was certified as a karate, Krav Maga & Fitness instructor by Wingate Institute in Israel and as a Master Instructor by ‘The United States Martial Arts Association’. He also competed and won 3rd place at the United States National Karate Federation championship that took place in Norfolk, Virginia at 2002.
Avi is the Vice President of the well recognized and professional organization, World Security and Self Defense Academy, which provides Self Defense courses to civilians & law enforcement around the world, as well as Academic Degrees and Certificates.
Sensei Avi is welcoming you to join our modern facilities in the ONLY KRAV MAGA school in Queens, New York.