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Moni Aizik

Moni Aizik is the founder of the reality-based fighting system combat system Commando Krav Maga.
Moni Aizik
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Moni Aizik is the founder and chief instructor of Combat Survival, which includes Commando Krav Maga, Elite Combat Fitness, Women’s CKM and CKM for Children. Aizik started training in judo and jujutsu at age 8 under Opa Schutte. Aizik won seven national titles and later joined the Israeli military, where he served in one of the most elite commando units. During his service, he performed counterterrorism and intelligence gathering behind enemy lines. In the 1970s, Aizik revolutionized the army’s hand-to-hand combat system by creating Commando Krav Maga.
 
After finishing his tour with the military, he frequently traveled to Japan to study with judo and sambo champions Isao Okano and Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki. In the meantime, his club in Israel, Maccabi Tel Aviv, was quickly becoming one of the top training centers in the country, with hundreds of students training in Commando Krav Maga, judo and jujutsu.
 
In the 1980s, Aizik started teaching Commando Krav Maga at the Jewish Community Center in Toronto. Two years later, Aizik opened the Samurai Club, one of the most successful martial arts schools in Canada. Some of Aizik’s top Canadian students include former Ultimate Fighting Championship titleholder Carlos Newton, Japanese shooto star Joel Gerson and UFC Fighter Mark Bocek.
 
For more on Aizik, visit www.commandokravmaga.com.



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