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How KMG Changed the World of Krav Maga?

How KMG (Krav Maga Global) Changed the World of Krav Maga?



Since Krav Maga was officially founded back in the 40’s in the State of Israel, many people believed it was a set of combined martial arts together – into one method. This belief was soon refuted by the person who originally founded Krav Maga, a brilliant system of self-defense which became one of the most famous martial arts systems in the world – Imi Lichtenfeld.

Eyal Yanilov, Head Instructor of KMG – Krav Maga Global, is considered to be the closest person alive today to the original Krav Maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld, his closest student, assistant and believed by many to be his official successor.

Imi Lichtenfeld with his closest student - Eyal Yanilov

Eyal worked closely with Imi over the course of several years to develop Krav Maga as a system and in the eighties, he was responsible for the creation of the modern curriculum of Krav Maga which most schools around the world are using nowadays.

In fact, Eyal Yanilov is the highest-ranking Krav Maga instructor in the world ranked Master 3, who at one point or another  trained almost all of the top-ranking Krav Maga instructors and practitioners (not to mention many of the biggest KMG competitors). This fact alone, suggests why anyone should join the KMG Community – a global community of schools, instructors and students!

Secondly, KMG is based in Israel.
Many people have asked us about the authenticity of other organisations and if we can verify their credentials. Sadly, not all Krav Maga institutions have ties to the country of origin and this have a negative impact on all of us in the Krav community. After all, YouTube clips of people claiming to be Krav Maga instructors are everywhere and the stuff they are showing has nothing to do with Krav Maga. Here in Israel, KMG has a strong and very professional headquarters that includes experts in management, international marketing and logistics. We can – and do – support our own.

Thirdly, KMG has an International, highly qualified and professional team of Expert Instructors. The team, led by Eyal Yanilov, travel around the world Instructing local and International events, which enables the KMG affiliated clubs to benefit from their years of experience and expertise bringing the best Krav Maga Instructors in the world to your club!
Each Instructor and Club Owner receives permanent training from our International team every year, a process called – Instructor Update and can participate in special courses for Instructors, such as the VIP Instructor CourseLaw Enforcement Instructor Course (LEIC)Kids (KIC)Women Instructor Course (WIC) and many more.
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Eyal is responsible for most of the training material, articlesDVD’sonline courses and lesson plans available in the market. Most of the large scale Krav Maga organisations use and teach from the materials that KMG has to offer and build on the KMG curriculum. Every month we get an increasing amount of request from our competitors and affiliates of other organisations to buy books and DVD’s.

Throughout the years, we have made many changes to the organisation and last year alone we launched some pretty amazing and new ways of helping our members mastering their Krav Maga skill!
We have launched new material and DVD’s/online courses to our own video service,, where you can sign up, participate in our online community and look at all the updated training material we have to offer. Moreover, we’ve launched a completely new online shop and even an event system with integrated payment gateway which makes registering simple and easy than ever before.

Eyal Yanilov Tackles Franklyn Hartkamp | Master Camps in Israel 2016

KMG is active in more fields than just in civilian training. We are specialising in other important fields such as Kids training, Women programsMilitaryPolice and security units around the world. We are constantly expanding our field of operations to new units and departments, and every year we teach and graduate dozens of specialist and unit members all globally.

Additionally, KMG’s Instructor Courses are regarded as some of the most professional Krav Maga qualifications available today by professionals, and for those who strive to teach Krav Maga.

Different Krav Maga organisations all over the world qualify instructors to represent their community as well, however, some of the organisations are qualifying instructors after only two or three days. They are effectively selling diplomas and certificates as if we might shop at the grocery store for milk or a piece of bread. They have reduced their requirements, and consequently lowered their standards by making the courses shorter and easier for unqualified participants to complete.

KMG is consistently demanding a high standards from our instructors with no reduction in requirements or length. KMG will never compromise the professionalism of its courses and the education of our instructors.

Master Camps in Israel 2017

We believe in values, loyalty and hard work.
Here at KMG, our organisation works according to a clear set of values, which we pass on to our Directors, School Owners and Instructors and even students.

The following is a list of these values:

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  • Innovation
  • Self-control
  • Mutual respect
  • Protection of the weak
  • Building self-confidence
  • Preventing violence
  • Diligence
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Health, Body and Mind.


These values are the reason we wake up every morning to work another day alongside Eyal.
This is the DNA of KMG and it’s without any doubt what defines and separates us from other Martial Arts and/or organisations.

Join KMG Community, Master Your Skills and become the next top Krav Maga Global partner.

Go ahead, change your world.


From all of us at KMG-HQ,
We wish you the best of luck in your journey at KMG – Krav Maga Global!