The Krav Maga Revolution Story
Krav Maga Revolution
was started in 2014 as a way to make Krav Maga more easily accessible. Our goal is to bring the best Krav Maga to Petaluma, the Bay Area and Central Coast. We at Krav Maga Revolution
strive to continue our own training in order to bring the most up to
date techniques and training methods to our students! Asher Smiley our head instructor traveled to Israel to train further under the instruction of the L.A.N.S. Group, IKF and Combat Krav Maga.
A Brief History of Krav Maga
The name Krav Maga comes from the Hebrew meaning 'contact-combat'. This form of hand to hand fighting was created by The Israeli Defense Force(IDF) in 1948. While it is widely accepted outside of Israel that only one man created Krav Maga with in Israel it is believed that several people with in the military helped to create the fighting system. To this day the Krav Maga self defense system continues to evolve to deal with the every evolving world we live in.
I first started training in civilian Krav Maga as a student of the Institute Krav Maga, UK (at the time an
affiliate of IKMF and then later Krav Maga Global, KMG). I
steadily progressed through their grading system while training with
many of the organizations top instructors from around the world until I
moved back to my
native California. Once back in the United States I started training
Aviram (A former head of Krav Maga for the IDF) I received my certificate of instruction in Krav Maga while training with Boaz. In the winter of
2017 I traveled to Colorado where I trained with Gabe Cohen, Owner and head instructor of American
Krav Maga. Certifying as a Tier 1 instructor in the AKM system. In the Summer of 2017 I traveled to Israel where I had the opportunity to train with two of the top organizations/instructors in the world, The L.A.N.S. Group, IKF and Combat Krav Maga(CKMI), Amit Himelstein and Lior Offenbach along with many of their instructor team. Completing the 7 day tactical seminar and passing the 8 day CKMI instructor course.