From the inauguration of KAMI and for a period of 15 years, Avi Abeceedon acted as Deputy to the Founder Eli Avikzar, and after his death in 2004 was appointed Head of the Assosiation.
Avi has been active in the profession of “Krav Maga” and “Krav Magen” for over 40 years. Up to Rank of Dan 4, he received from the founder of Krav Maga “Imi” Lichtenfeld and his instructor Eli Avikzar. His 5th Dan to 7th Dan was received from the Founder Eli Avikzar.
Avi holds the following Diplomas:
During his military service, Mr. Abeceedon was Deputy Head of the Krav Maga section in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and later he became the section head of the Israeli Naval Commando Elite force in tactical and combat Defense. During that period, he trained a number of other Elite units in Krav Maga.
From 1991 Mr. Abeceedon teaches self-defense courses of Krav Magen at the Academic College at Levinsky-Wingate. Currently he is the Head of the Martial Arts Disciplines in the College. For more information, click here.
Since 1992, Mr. Abeceedon has been the Head of the Tactical and Combat Self Defense section of the largest school for training security guards in Israel, which has the official approval of the Ministry of Police. In addition, Avi is a professional advisor to the Israeli Army, Police and other government agencies on unarmed combat, as well as certain other National Defense groups.
During 1992-1996, Mr. Abeceedon commanded 25 instructors who taught and trained security guards for all of the educational institutions in Israel. He also gives seminars to female instructors that teach self-defense in Israeli schools.
Since 2002, Mr. Abeceedon has coordinated all Krav Magen courses for security guards for the Ministry of Transportation, the Port Authorities in Haifa and Eilat, the Ministry of Postal Services and the Israeli College for Security and Investigation. He is involved in preparing personal security for dignitaries and political persons both in Israel and abroad.
Mr. Abeceedon is currently in charge of reorganizing the Instructor Program for Security and Self-Defense in the Department of Prisons, which includes training officers in the various facets of self-defense.
Avi`s vision is to spread the Krav Magen system in Israel and around the world.