Ron was born in Israel. He started training in martial arts at a very early age and at the age of 10 he started learning Krav Maga. With his family living near the city of Netanya (the birthplace of Krav Maga), Ron grew up training under the grand-masters of Krav Maga.
When he turned 18, like every Israeli, Ron was drafted into the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) where he passed rigorous selections and was accepted into one of Israel’s renowned combat units.
In 2001, under the orders of his commanders, Ron was sent to the Israeli Defence Force Institute of Combat Fitness and Krav Maga. There he underwent some of the IDF’s toughest training in the process of becoming an IDF Military Krav Maga Instructor. Upon returning to his unit, Ron was appointed the head Krav Maga instructor for the unit and was responsible for training the unit’s soldiers in close-quarters fighting.
When his service with the IDF was up, Ron looked to bring his skills to the civilian world and completed the Civilian Instructors Course. The course was conducted by Grand Masters Eyal Yanilov, Gabi Noah and Ammon Darsa (the three highest ranked and most renowned Krav Maga Masters).
In 2005, Ron moved to Australia and founded the Krav Maga Defence Institute, which is now one of the largest and most dominant Krav Maga training organisations in Australia.
In 2010 Ron was offered a senior role in the Global Krav Maga organisation and returned to Israel where he currently works and trains among the top Krav Maga instructors in the world. He frequents Sydney several times a year to train the KMDI instructors, conduct seminars for students and oversee the training methods and courses of the Krav Maga Defence Institute.
Ron has over a decade of experience teaching Krav Maga and has worked with soldiers, police officers, government agencies, civilians and children in Israel, the United States and Australia.
Alex grew up in Southern California where he played college and professional baseball before retiring and taking up Krav Maga. Alex moved to Israel in 2009 where he trained with Master Zeev Cohen at the Impact club (Krav Maga Global), achieving the rank of Expert.
Alex is a member of the Impact instructor team, teaching Krav Maga to civilians in Israel and the United States. Alex is also an instructor with X-pert security in Israel, training elite combat units from both the IDF and foreign militaries in advanced Krav Maga techniques.
In addition to working for Krav Maga Global, Alex also boxed professionally out of the Nakash Boxing Gym in Tel Aviv. In 2012 Alex has completed his Master’s degree in counter terrorism at the IDC Herzliya in Israel.