Impact krav maga Founder

Ze’ev Cohen was born in 1966, as a gifted gymnastic he trained in “Hapoel Kfar Saba” holding the National Hapoel’s champion title for children ages 10-11. Ze’ev served as captain of the high school group which won multiple awards in pre-army championships for combat fitness. He served in the IDF in an elite unit and completed officer course training.

In 1984 he began training Krav Maga. In 1989, Ze’ev continued his training with master Eyal Yanilov, Imi’s right hand man in the field of developing and turning Krav Maga into a modern method.

In 1990 Ze’ev was certified as a Krav Maga instructor by the Academic College at Wingate and the Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA – the original association founded by Imi). In 1991 was certified as an Expert.  Since then and until 2010 he was part of the senior instructor forum which trained with Eyal Yanilov and contributed to the development and improvement of Krav Maga as a method and a martial art.  In 2011 he reached the rank of Krav Maga Master and in 2018 was awarded the rank of Master level 2 for  developing the discipline of teaching krav maga to kids and teenagers.

Academic Education

In 1991 he began training kids, teenagers and adults in Krav Maga, while simultaneously studying for his bachelor’s degree in economics and business management. Upon graduation, in 1996 he founded “Impact – Krav Maga” in Kfar Saba. 

Throughout the years Ze’ev has trained and instructed thousands of students, and dozens of his trainees have been certified over the years as instructors and have become Krav Maga experts.  In 2001 he began his studies for an additional bachelor’s degree in physical education, and upon completing it began a Master’s degree in education with the University of Haifa in collaboration with the Academic College at Wingate . During these studies Ze’ev specialized in the field of motor learning and implemented this knowledge while improving the instruction methods of the School.

Impact – the largest Krav Maga club in the country. 

Over the years, the “Impact Krav Maga” club expanded from a single branch in Kfar Saba to opening additional centers in Tel Aviv, Be’er Sheva, Haifa and Karmiel.  Nowadays we are training additional instructors to expand Impact Krav Maga’s centers to additional cities throughout Israel.

“Impact Krav Maga” has a unique and very successful instructors training. Participants which have completed the training are certified.  This certification is recognized by the ministry of education and higher education.

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