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Moni Aizik

Moni Aizik Biography

Moni Aizik is a renowned martial artist and founder of the Combat Survival Institute. He began his training in Jujutsu, Judo, and boxing at the age of 8 and went on to win seven national titles in Israel’s competitive scene.

Due to his exceptional abilities, the Israeli government granted him special privileges known as “sportay mitstaien” during his military service. However, Moni Aizik chose to join an elite group of Israeli Special Forces Commandos responsible for counter-terrorism and intelligence gathering behind enemy lines.

After the Yom Kippur War, Moni analyzed and experimented with the existing hand-to-hand combat methods of the Israeli military- I.D.F. He sought to create a simple, effective, and complete system that could be performed by individuals regardless of size and strength. Thus, he combined his experiences as an elite athlete and special forces to develop Commando Krav Maga (CKM), a system designed for use in high-stress situations.

As Real As It Gets!

Commando Krav Maga system emphasizes the importance of simplicity and proper biomechanics to survive any attack. It is a street tactic that involves disengaging and engaging according to the situation, with the primary goal being to see your family at the end of the day. Moni Aizik conducted rigorous field testing under the most realistic conditions and concluded that all participants must first become technical before training and testing themselves safely in a pressure test that simulates a real attack.

Moni's Student, Yael Arad the Israeli's first Olympic medalist

Moni Aizik continued his martial arts roots after completing his service in the IDF, opening one of the top training schools in Israel, Maccabi Tel Aviv. His students swept many national titles for individual tournaments and team competitions in multiple styles. In addition, Moni Aizik frequently traveled to Japan to study the technical wizardry of World Judo and Sambo Champions Isao Okano and Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki. Notably, among Moni Aizik’s best Israeli students are Avi Nardia, one of the leading counter-terrorism instructors in the world, and Yael Arad, Israel’s first Olympic and World medallist.

With Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki
In the 1980s, Moni Aizik introduced CKM to Canada at the Jewish Community Center in Toronto. He established one of the most successful martial arts/MMA schools offering multiple systems in Canada, the Samurai Club students dominated the Judo, Jiu-Jitsu & MMA tournament scene in Canada & the world.
The Samurai Club was also the first school in Canada to formally teach Israeli Fighting Systems. Among Moni Aizik’s best Canadian students are Carlos Newton-UFC world champion, Joel Gerson-world champion in Shoot Fighting, and many more.
Moni Aizik's student, UFC Champion Carlos Newton

Commando Krav Maga-CKM become an International success!

Moni Aizik officially released CKM in its modern and evolved form to the civilian sector around the world in 2004. Since then, CKM has taken the world by storm due to its simplicity and effectiveness. In 2005, Moni launched the first CKM Bootcamps, and thousands of people from all walks of life have since learned how to protect themselves and others using Commando Krav Maga. In 2005, Moni Aizik also created the Combat Survival- Reality-Based Institute, which includes state-of-the-art programs such as Commando Krav Maga, T.O.P-Total Officer Protection, Smart Safe- CKM for Women,
,CKM Super KidElite Combat Fitness  and CKM Military. Moni Aizik has been teaching the CKM Military to Police, Army & Special forces worldwide including USA, Europe, Canada, Israel & Caribbean’s. 
With Rorion & Royce Gracie
With Rikson Gracie
With Frank shamrock
With Fedor Emelianenko

Moni Aizik Career Highlights

  • Founder of the Combat Survival Reality-Based Institute.
  • Former Israeli Special Forces Elite Commando – Fought in Yom Kippur War.
  • Former 7-time National Judo and Jiu-Jitsu Champion
  • Trained many world-renowned students including Olympic & World Medalist, Yael Arad, International star and UFC Champion, Carlos Newton, Shooto star, Joel Gerson, UFC Fighter, Mark Bocek, and more. 
  • CKM Military has been taught to police Army & Special forces worldwide including USA, Europe, Canada, Israel & Caribbean’s.
  • Featured on several TV shows including Human Weapon, History Channel, Weaponology, Discovery Channel, Celebrity Fit Club, Fight Network, and more.
  • On the cover of many well-known martial arts magazines including Budo International, Black Belt magazine, Inside Kung Fu, and Martial Arts Illustrated, and more.

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Commando Krav Maga - CKM
Concept, Ethical & Philosophy

The saying “We don’t live to fight, we fight to live” is a mantra that embodies the philosophy of Commando Krav Maga (CKM) – a system of self-defense that emphasizes peaceful conflict resolution. CKM practitioners understand that violence should be the last resort, and their skills should only be used to protect themselves and their loved ones.

As a CKM practitioner, you have a responsibility to use your skills wisely and for the right reasons. The techniques and tactics you learn are potentially lethal, and not to be used for satisfying your ego or starting fights. Instead, the focus is on respecting others and having the humility to walk away from a confrontation if possible.

In any conflict, CKM encourages practitioners to first seek a peaceful solution. If force must be used, it should only be done as a last resort when all other options have been exhausted. The goal is to preserve life, not to harm others unnecessarily.

Overall, the message of CKM is clear: violence is never the answer, and every effort should be made to avoid it. By adopting this mindset, CKM practitioners can become not just skilled fighters, but responsible and compassionate members of their communities.


Finding a balance between seeking peace and preparing for conflict is essential, and CKM can help you achieve that balance. As a practitioner, you are trained to handle unexpected situations with calmness and control, even if it means engaging in combat.

While your initial goal is always to seek a peaceful resolution, it is important to acknowledge that some individuals may perceive your attempts at de-escalation as a weakness. CKM provides you with the skills and mindset necessary to defend yourself in the event of an attack while maintaining composure and not revealing your knowledge.

As a CKM practitioner, you are always prepared for combat, but you understand the importance of avoiding it whenever possible. Through your training, you have learned how to recognize and neutralize potential threats before they escalate into violence. However, if an aggressor engages, you have the confidence and ability to respond with devastating force if necessary.

In short, CKM empowers you to be both peaceful and prepared. With its emphasis on situational awareness, self-defense, and control, CKM equips you to navigate any situation with confidence and skill.

It’s crucial to prioritize your safety and well-being in any situation, especially when it comes to physical altercations. Winning a fight may boost your ego momentarily, but it can have severe consequences in the long run. Engaging in violent behavior can result in criminal charges, legal fees, and even jail time. Instead of seeking validation through physical dominance, focus on your safety and the safety of those around you.

Remember, true victory is walking away from a dangerous situation unscathed and returning home to your loved ones. Don’t let your ego cloud your judgment and lead you down a path of unnecessary violence. By making smart decisions and avoiding conflict, you can ensure your well-being and maintain a peaceful environment for yourself and others. So stay safe, be smart, and always prioritize your personal safety above all else.


Survival in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world requires continuous adaptation and progress. Criminals are constantly finding new ways to harm their victims, which is why Commando Krav Maga (CKM) recognizes the importance of staying ahead of the curve. A static system is a recipe for disaster, as it can quickly become outdated and ineffective. That’s why CKM continually evaluates and tests its tactics and techniques to identify simpler, faster, and more effective methods.

The only thing that remains constant in CKM is its key concepts and philosophies, which form the foundation of the system. By adhering to these principles while also being open to innovation and improvement, CKM ensures that its practitioners are well-equipped to handle any situation that may arise. Whether it’s defending against a knife-wielding attacker or protecting oneself from a home invasion, CKM provides the tools and knowledge necessary for survival.

In today’s world, evolution is necessary for survival. With CKM’s commitment to continuous improvement, its practitioners can rest assured that they are always one step ahead of potential threats. By embracing change and innovation, we can avoid extinction and emerge stronger and more resilient than ever before.

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