Ron Engelman


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Ron is an IDF commander, military Krav Maga Instructor and the founder of Krav Maga Defence Institute. Having lead soldiers on the battlefield in the Second Lebanese War and in numerous counter-terror operations in Gaza and the West Bank, Ron knows what it takes to train fighters. 

Born in Israel, Ron grew up training in Krav Maga. After earning a spot in one of Israel’s decorated combat units Ron was sent by order of his commanders to complete the military Krav Maga instructors course. Serving as the head Krav Maga instructor for the unit, he was responsible for training the unit’s soldiers in close-quarters fighting in addition to his combat roles as a sergeant. 

After completing his full time service with the IDF, Ron taught Krav Maga internationally in the US, Australia and Asia. Settling down in Sydney, Ron founded Krav Maga Defence Institute which quickly became one of the largest and most dominant Krav Maga schools on a global scale. 

Ron has extensive experience in developing and leading training programs for Krav Maga practitioners and trainers. He is a specialist in tailoring certification training and qualification programs for individuals, security teams and defence professionals. Ron continues to teach Krav Maga around the world and in Israel where he is active in the IDF reserves.