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Affiliates | Associates


The Krav Maga Institute schools hold some of the highest training standards in the world. A KMI NYC, IKMF, KMG or other reputable Krav Maga Instructor Diploma is not enough to attain KMI NYC affiliate status.  In order be a KMI affiliate we require as an absolute minimum: a Krav Maga Instructor Diploma from the IKMF, KMG and KMI, a KMI License, to have completed all continuation training obligations, the lead instructor must have a minimum of 10 years training and teaching experience and to be of sound character. All KMI affiliates are interviewed, screened and vetted before even beginning their KMI NYC continuation training and testing. KMI NYC affiliate status is not to be confused with KMI NYC Solutions, KMI’s marketing and business system that KMI NYC provides to partnering gyms, martial arts and self defense schools and other similar businesses.

KMI NYC is fortunate enough to enjoy affiliations and partnerships with a network of high caliber training centers in the USA and Europe.  All of KMI’s affiliates and associates maintain the highest training standards available in the industry.

As a KMI NYC member, you have free access to training at at all our affiliate schools around the world. You may be traveling for work or on vacation to one of the many countries and regions with a KMI NYC affiliate and you feel like dropping into train or just meet the local instructors and students. Below is a non exhaustive list of some of KMI NYC’s affiliated schools.



KMI in California has three locations in the Bay Area: San Francisco, Oakland and Santa Clara boasting some of the largest and sophisticated training centers in the world, including a simulation room and shooting range. KMI in California is led by Danny Zelig, who has been an instructor for almost 30 years and one of the most experienced Krav Maga instructors in the USA.

KMI Colorado

KMI in Colorado is based in Fort Collins and led by veteran instructor Chet Barnett.

KMI Haifa, Israel

Israeli headquarters of the KMI group.

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Krav Maga San Diego, California

Krav Maga SD is the largest and leading self defense and fighting school in San Diego, California. Dana Ben Kaplan is one of the most experienced Krav Maga instructors in the USA.  Dana started teaching Krav Maga in the early 90s when the first-generation American Krav Maga Students that came to San Diego. The group located the program in the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, where Krav Maga San Diego’s headquarters remain to this day.

Institute of Krav Maga – UK, London, England

The Institute of Krav Maga UK was established in 2006 to provide the highest level of Krav Maga training in the United Kingdom. IKM UK is the largest training provider of Krav Maga in the UK, with classes in London and Hertfordshire.  The team in London is led by Joe Ambrosino.