WE BELIEVE that everyone is entitled to live their life free from the fear of violence.

THATS WHY we train people to take ownership of their safety and inspire them to protect others.


As a child, there was one experience beyond any that shaped who I am today. Born to a family of Holocaust survivors, I learnt what it means to be powerless to defend yourself or protect the ones you love.

I came to understand that bad things sometimes do happen to good people and that ultimately, we are the only ones who are responsible for our own safety.

This early experience is what inspired me to learn Krav Maga. It is what motivated me to join the Israeli army where I still serve today as a commander and senior Krav Maga instructor. And it is why I founded KMDI, and travel the world teaching self defence to those who need it.

I believe that if enough of us join forces to take responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of those we care about, then together we can build a better world.

It brings me great pride to welcome you to the KMDI family. 


Ron Engelman
Krav Maga Defence Institute



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