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About Magen Tactical Defense Krav Maga


Magen Tactical Defense (“Magen”) was founded by reserve officers from elite IDF units and security divisions. Magen was established in 2012 with the main purpose of training and qualifying security guards, body guards and combatants in the security field. Magen provides a range of tactically relevant training aids, including modern shooting ranges, classroom lectures and more. Our company will qualify and train across versatile security fields including body guards and security guards, not only for firearms but also batons and bare-handed defense. Additionally, Magen provides training for firing range masters and supervisors as well as shooting instructor courses. We offer security advice to enterprise structures in the U.S. and abroad. We specialize in writing combat doctrine and security procedures for private enterprises and tactical units. The training academy also provides guidance and training overseas to governmental special units and to private enterprises in a wide range of fields. Our special training department is flexible and has the ability to match itself to the needs and budget of our clients. The company staff is composed of experts who have extensive experience in shooting, warfare and security instruction, further to their practical experience in their units in Israel.

Chanan Smith FounderCompany Founder

Chanan Smith: The founder and owner is a reserve lieutenant in the IDF Givati unit. During his military career Chanan served in a variety of management positions in the Gaza Strip, and worked with the Israel Security Agency. Chanan has trained soldiers in defense against stabbing attempts by terrorists, soldier kidnap, firing and gaining control over terrorists armed with cold/hot weapons, etc. Chanan has also worked as a security expert for protection personnel, public transportation, and border control. He is an experienced trainer in the institutional and private sectors, and is actively involved in training security units.


The school staff, experienced in the most advanced combat and training techniques, is made up of trainers qualified by the IDF who now train and consult in the civilian sector. The school has experienced fight trainers, fitness and contact combat (Krav Maga) trainers, along with the finest shooting trainers and terror lecturers.