All of our trainers are certified by the Krav Maga International organisation which is in charge of Krav Maga training in the Israeli army. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to get fit and learn the technique at the right pace.


Ron Engelman

Chief Instructor

Ron is an IDF commander, military Krav Maga Instructor and the founder of Krav Maga Defence Institute.

Ron has extensive experience in developing and leading training programs for Krav Maga practitioners and trainers. He is a specialist in tailoring certification training and qualification programs for individuals, security teams and defence professionals. Ron continues to teach Krav Maga around the world and in Israel where he is active in the IDF reserves.

Jarrod Krafczyk

Expert 1 | Black Belt

Jarrod is a certified Krav Maga International (KMI) Instructor having lived and breathed Krav Maga with Krav Maga Defence Institute for many years. Jarrod has travelled to Israel for Krav Maga training where he achieved the rank of Expert under KMI founders - Ran Nakash, Ron Engelman and Itay Danenberg.

Jarrod is the Operations Manager at KMDI and manages the Surry Hills training centre. He loves dogs and is the proud father of Bear the pit-bull who is the unofficial mascot of KMDI.