Our Team

The Krav Maga Experts team consists of expertly trained individuals that have worked with individuals of all ages and experience levels. They have vast, hands-on operational experience in security training, combat training and VIP and close-protection training. Learn more about our team of experts below.

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Tsahi Shemesh – Krav Maga Experts Director & Chief Krav Maga Instructor

Tsahi began Krav Maga training in Israel at the age of 8 years old. During his three year service in the IDF,Tsahi joined the paratroopers brigade, trained in Dignitary Protection at the Counterterrorism School, underwent a commander’s course and served for three years in the West Bank. In 2007,Tsahi successfully graduated the Wingate Institute Instructor Course; Israel’s National Center for Education and Sport, and completed the Krav Maga Instructors Course certified by the International Krav Maga Federation. In 2009,Tsahi achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Management from the Open University. In 2010,Tsahi relocated to the United States and has established the Krav Maga NYC branch of  Krav Maga Experts. Tsahi is the Krav Maga Experts Chief Instructor in the United States.

Tsahi (Expert II) trained with hundreds of instructors from numerous countries and partook in the Law Enforcement Instructors Training, VIP Protection Instructors Training and Civilians Instructors Training. Tsahi teaches children in-house and at schools, adults, law enforcement personnel and police officers. Besides IKM’s ongoing full-time program, Tsahi and his team also lead various projects; Columbia University, Pace University, NYU, EMTs, NYPD’s police officers and contributory workshops to domestic violence organizations. Tsahi is also an Instructor’s Trainer in Gabi Noah’s official Civilian Instructor Courses (CIC) around the world.

Tsahi’s vision is to make Krav Maga accessible to all sectors of society regardless of age, fitness level or professional background because self-empowerment and the right to safety – belong to us all.

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Carlos Gutierrez – Krav Maga Experts – Lead Instructor

Carlos started his martial arts training at of 5 years old at National Karate, Shotokan system. He trained for seven years, and achieved a Brown belt. In 2006 Carlos achieved Level 1 CPT certification from the Personal Training Institute. Carlos has a vast experience as a personal trainer for people with special physical needs and limitations. Carlos began his journey in the Krav Maga field in 2008 and has rapidly made his way to the Krav Maga Experts’ instructor team. In early 2011 he earned his certification as a TRX Air Suspension group instructor.

In 2011, Carlos is a Gabi Noah International Krav Maga certified instructor. He graduated successfully the IKM Instructor’s Course 1 & 2 levels under the instruction of Gabi Noah (Master II) and received his G4 Level certification. Carlos has vast experience in Krav Maga and in the general fitness discipline.

Carlos is the youth program main instructor and has a vast experience teaching kids of all ages.

Today Carlos is one of Krav Maga Experts’ leading and most dedicated instructors, a cross-fit practitioner and a hold a Blue best in BJJ.

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Raz Chen – Krav Maga Experts

A Graduate of the Civilian Krav Maga instructor course in the world famous “Wingate” Institute, Krav Maga Expert Level II Raz Chen was born and raised in Israel. Raz started his vast Krav Maga training and instructing experience at an early age training under the tutelage of Gabi Noah. He was an Infantry fighter in the IDF, a Senior Krav Maga instructor in the IDF, and placed first in the IDF Krav Maga championship in 2010. In the last decade he has been training around the world including training with Krav Maga Expert Tsahi Shemesh. Additional he is an accredited Fitness instructor studying in the Sports Academy in Israel and has a strong passion for health and fitness.

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Megan Dorn – Krav Maga Experts

Megan’s journey with Krav Maga began when she was 13 years old. When she was 16, three years later she became one of the youngest certified Krav Maga instructors in the United States and has since taught Krav Maga across the country. Megan also has extensive experience leading youth Krav Maga programs and teen Krav Maga programs that focus on bullying and abduction. A certified Krav Maga Experts instructor, with a background in dance, yoga, and fitness makes Megan a great addition to Krav Maga Experts team.

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Ben Ronne – Krav Maga Experts Instructor

Byron’s interest in martial arts began at age 9 with his first Tae Kwon Do class; and he was hooked. Over the years he’s trained various martial art forms including Aikido, Wing Chun and Boxing. Currently, Byron is studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with world-renowned master Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro and has been successful in winning his division at several competitions, and received his purple belt in record time.

Whether you goal is to get in shape, learn self defense, or ultimately compete, Byron’s technical expertise and easy to understand teaching style will help students of all ages and levels achieve success both on and off the mat.

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Kira Arnold – Krav Maga Experts

Kira began intensive training with Krav Maga Experts in 2013 and completed her Instructor’s Course in 2014 – becoming on of the first women certified under KME. Blending her pre-medical training and twelve years of dance experience, Kira uses her extensive knowledge of the body’s muscular movements to help students quickly gain muscle memory, body awareness and power in their training. Aside from Krav Maga, Kira is a practitioner of Judo, Qigong and Yoga. She is a passionate instructor and an avid believer that everyone should have the tools to defend themselves.

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Byron Bronson – BJJ Instructor

Byron’s interest in martial arts began at age 9 with his first Tae Kwon Do class; and he was hooked. Over the years he’s trained various martial art forms including Aikido, Wing Chun and Boxing. Currently, Byron is studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with world-renowned master Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro and has been successful in winning his division at several competitions, and received his purple belt in record time.

Whether you goal is to get in shape, learn self defense, or ultimately compete, Byron’s technical expertise and easy to understand teaching style will help students of all ages and levels achieve success both on and off the mat.

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Sarah Snider – Yoga Instructor

 

 

Sarah has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and is a 500hr certified yoga teacher through YogaWorks. Her classes are fun, challenging, and specifically designed to increase mobility and prevent injury in Krav Maga. She is passionate about making yoga accessible to everyone and enjoys training in Krav Maga to better serve the needs of her students.

 

Sarah has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and is a 500hr certified yoga teacher through YogaWorks. Her classes are fun, challenging, and specifically designed to increase mobility and prevent injury in Krav Maga. She is passionate about making yoga accessible to everyone and enjoys training in Krav Maga to better serve the needs of her students.