OMER DUCHOVNY - FOUNDER, DIRECTOR & MASTER INSTRUCTOR OF COMBAT KRAV MAGA NZ
Coming to Auckland from Israel in 2001, Omer was first introduced to Krav Maga during his service in the Israeli Army. Prior to this, from the age of six he began training in various forms of Martial Arts, including Kung Fu, Kickboxing, American Kempo, and Shotokan Karate.
Omer received his Instructor Certification in 2010 to teach Krav Maga in Auckland from Tactical Krav Maga (TKM), when Professor Itay Gil, CEO & Chief Instructor of Protect Israeli Security Solutions, was involved with their program. He returns to Israel annually to work with Itay, in order to keep his training and experience as up to date and effective as possible for both his own enrichment and his students. Most recently, Omer completed his Masters in Krav Maga Instruction under Ariel University & Protect Israeli Security Solutions in March 2015.
Although CKM is an independent Krav Maga club, Omer makes a point to train with other organizations and affiliates whom he finds inspiring. This enables him to experience different methods of training and teaching self defense. The following Instructors all have all developed their systems around their personal experience with self defense as active security police and military operatives. He holds these practitioners' mastery of experience with the highest regard.
Professor Itay Gil, Protect Israeli Security Solutions, Israel
Lior Offenbach, Combat Krav Maga International, Israel
Dori Nemetsky, International Krav Maga Organization, Israel
Peter Sciarra, CQC Integrated Combat Systems, Australia
W. Hock Hochheim, Force Necessary, USA
Omer is also well established in the fitness world as a Personal Trainer, Mentor for Fitness and Master Trainer for group exercise instruction.
His official accreditations and certifications are as follows:
1992-1994: Armed Street Patrol volunteer for The Israeli National Guard and the Israeli Police Force, Haifa
1994-1997: IDF Service: Dispatch Staff Sargent, Special Forces (AT)
1998: Armed Escort Security Guard, Haifa
1999: Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor
2008: Master Trainer in group exercise instruction: fitness kick boxing and functional training, Radical Fitness
2008: Founded Combat Krav Maga, Auckland New Zealand
2010: Krav Maga Instructor Certification, Tactical Krav Maga (Protect Krav Maga)
2013: ICS (Integrated Combat Systems) Instructor, Level 2
2014: Force Necessary: Hand, Unarmed Combatives Instructor
Force Necessary: Knife, Unarmed Combatives Instructor
Hand, Stick, Knife & Gun Instructor, Level 4
2014: ICS (Integrated Combat Systems) Instructor, Level 4
2015: Masters in Krav Maga Instruction, Ariel University & Protect Israeli Security Solutions.
2015: ICS (Integrated Combat Systems) Instructor, Level 5
2015: L.A.N.S. Tactical Firearms Instructor Certification
2016: ICS (Integrated Combat Systems) Instructor, Level 6