Moshe Katz

CEO, Founder and Head Instructor

Israeli Krav International (IKI) is under the direction of Moshe Katz.

During the course of his 30 years in martial arts Moshe has trained with some of the greatest instructors around the world. He is certified by Wingate, Israel's national Martial Arts certification board, and by Itay Gil; his instructor and friend of many years.

He spent several years working for the Israeli Board of Education as a Krav Maga instructor, adviser and contributor. He spent two years training the Jerusalem Elite security guards.

Over the years Moshe has been recognized world-wide for his Krav Maga abilities and innovations and has received numerous awards and honors from military, police, civilian and governments. He has been featured in news broadcasts, TV and radio, newspapers and magazines throughout the world.

In 2010 he was inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame as instructor of the year.

In 2014 he was inducted into the American Black Belt Hall of Fame as International Krav Maga instructor of the year.

IKI: Israeli Krav International


Moshes’ Teaching Credentials

  • U.S. Special Forces
  • US Armored Cavalry
  • FBI
  • SWAT teams
  • Sheriffs Departments
  • State Police
  • Maximum security Prison guards
  • Israeli and American soldiers
  • ROTC, (Reserve Officers Training Corps)
  • Canadian Royal Mounted police and Path Finders
  • Vancouver PD
  • Illinois PD and State Troopers
  • Ukrainian Elite Guards
  • Ukrainian Presidential guards
  • German Navy Commandos
  • Dutch Security professionals
  • Israeli Elite Guards
  • Israeli police
  • Italian Police
  • South African police
  • Puerto Rican police
  • Netherlands police
  • Slovakian police
  • The Guardian Angels
  • Woman's self defense groups
  • Flight Attendants and pilots
  • Civilians and school children of all ages

Moshe worked for the Israeli Ministry of Education as a Krav Maga instructor and contributed to the program for school children aged 6 - 18.

Israeli Krav International

Moshe Katz, Jens Lorenzen in Israel, Juni 2012