Gideon is the regional director and foreign representative for KMF-AC in South Korea and has pioneered the spread of Krav Maga here. With over fifteen years of Krav Maga training, he is the most experienced and certified instructor in Korea. He holds different Black Belt dan levels from two federations and is a contractor with both the US and Korean militaries.
An avid martial arts practitioner since childhood, Gideon began his training in Oakland, California but has traveled extensively to study a myriad of fighting styles in their home countries. He continues to be fascinated by the many different martial arts systems, particularly in regards to their value adding to the growth of Krav Maga. These include Kali, Pangamot, Jujitsu, Silat, Muay Thai, Greco-Roman wrestling, Hapkido, Aikido, and more. Over the years he has worked and trained with many well-known instructors such as Alain Cohen, Danny Zelig, Eyal Yalinov, Darren Levine, Barney Foland, Franz Stroeven, and Everest Pepper, and has learned from some of the most skilled practitioners of Krav Maga and other complementary systems of fighting and self-defense.
Gideon has offered his tutelage to a multitude of students in the US and abroad, and has extensive experience teaching civilians, law enforcement, and military units, members, and entities, including:
He is the only instructor in Korea who holds valid certifications that allow him to officially and legitimately instruct and certify in the following cases:
(All certifications can be viewed and verified by request)
Alain Cohen is a certified martial arts and Krav Maga coach and lecturer, graduate of Wingate Institute, and member of Wingate guidance committee. He regularly holds various courses and seminars at Wingate Institute in Israel and abroad, and is the co-founder of the official Israeli Krav Maga program of the Wingate Institute.
His qualifications include:
Corey is the manager of the Krav Maga and Women's Self-Defense programs at TMAS gym. She holds a brown belt certification and teacher certifications for Krav Maga and Women's Self-Defense, respectively, through the federation as well as being a Wingate certified instructor. She co-teaches the Women's Self-Defense program with Brendon.