Head Instructor of KMG

Chief Instructor and Master Level 3 practitioner, Eyal Yanilov.

Chief Instructor and Master Level 3 practitioner, Eyal Yanilov.

EYAL YANILOV

The only individual to be personally awarded a Founder's Diploma of Excellence by Imi Sde-Or, the Founding Father of Krav Maga, Israeli Eyal Yanilov has the highest level granted by the Grand Master. Eyal is the Co-Founder and Head Instructor of Krav Maga Global and KMG - USA, and was Imi's closest student and assistant. The pair wrote a series of books together laying out the principles of Krav Maga, making this training system accessible to the general public.

As Head of the Israeli Krav Maga Association, Eyal, created a new curriculum and organized the martial art into a more formal system with unique techniques aimed at civilians, professional enforcement and security agencies, as well as Instructors. He continues this work today, putting a strong focus on educating future Krav Maga Instructors.

Eyal with the Founder of Krav Maga, Imi Sde-Or (formerly, Imrich Lichtenfeld)

Eyal with the Founder of Krav Maga, Imi Sde-Or (formerly, Imrich Lichtenfeld)

Traveling around the globe, including the US and Canada, Eyal founded the International Krav Maga Federation and has personally trained all of the world's first-generation Krav Maga Instructors.

In 2010, Eyal set up Krav Maga Global where he trains elite Instructors all over the world to create a global infrastructure of centers under his personal supervision to develop, define, and disseminate the Krav Maga system. Many civilians have been trained by Eyal's proteges, including civilians learning self-defense techniques at KMG - USA.

Eyal has enhanced and developed Krav Maga to become the preferred combat fighting system for the military, police, and special forces around the world. Eyal has spent decades training fighters of elite units and anti-terrorist squads, as well as SWAT teams, security groups, and executive protection personnel. Would-be Instructors and civilians learning self-defense also choose Krav Maga.

Eyal Yanilov is proud to preserve and promote the authentic mental, moral and professional path outlined by Krav Maga’s founder, Imi Sde-Or, which is reflected in KMG - USA.