about

Who we are

Founded by Ran Nakash and Itay Danneberg, elite members of the IDF’s Krav Maga Division, army trainers with unmatched coaching experience, XFighting teaches battle-tested fighting skills that offer genuine solutions to modern-day threats and trains today’s Krav Maga elite. Our training programs are the most innovative, updated and comprehensive on the market. We focus on skill, strength, real fighting experience, to prepare you for the worst, so you can fight your best, survive and thrive.

XFighting is forging a new standard in Krav Maga. Designed and monitored by the same leaders establishing programs for the top levels of the Israeli military, our programs are constantly assessed and updated to reflect the newest developments in combat training. Taught by only the most highly qualified trainers, XFighting is not just for anyone; it’s practical and effective for members of the highest echelons of law enforcement, military operatives, security agents and anyone who wants to learn to train hard, fight smart and learn from the best. We maintain an exclusive global network of highly qualified trainers by upholding high acceptance criteria and only work with the best in the industry.

Why XFighting?

  • Unmatched military and law enforcement experience
  • An Israeli-based organization with the highest level of expertise in Krav Maga, shooting and combat
  • Modern and advanced operational management methods
  • We set a personal example for conduct and combat
  • We put your needs first
  • We take care of our own

We value:

  • Professionalism
  • A great work ethic
  • Innovation
  • Constant development
  • Power
  • Simplicity

Law enforcement specialists:

Military, law enforcement, personal protection units, government agencies, security organizations, and corporations, each deal with unique threats. If you’re in this group, Xfighting gives you a customized, professional, efficient, and practical Krav Maga solution you need to carry out your mission. We train and qualify you in Krav Maga, and follow up with multi-year training programs to preserve your Krav Maga operational qualification level.
When you are training with us, you gain access to the experience and expertise of a unique Krav Maga community. The team members who developed our syllabus and training techniques have manned the top Krav Maga positions in Israel, including:
– IDF Chief Krav Maga Instructor.
– Commander of IDF Krav Maga instructor school.
– Senior Krav Maga consultants to the IDF.
– Head Krav Maga instructors for some of Israel’s most elite special forces units.
– Krav Maga division heads in several security organizations and government agencies.
– Head Krav Maga instructors of VIP protection units, including those protecting the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and its members, as well as the Israeli courthouses.
Our instructors have also engaged in military, law enforcement, and VIP protection projects, courses, and seminars internationally and harness their experience to integrate hand-to-hand and weapons-based training throughout our courses. We’ve provided Krav Maga training and training methodologies to almost every conceivable type of military, border police, law enforcement, and counter-terrorism unit. This exceptional first-hand experience sets Xfighting apart in today's professional sector.

About Krav Maga

Krav Maga is the official Israeli military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security forces. Krav  Maga is derived from a combination of techniques sourced mostly  from boxing, wrestling,  along with realistic fight training concepts and understanding.

Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extreme efficiency. It was derived from the street-fighting experience of Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler while defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, during the mid-to-late 1930s. In the late 1940s, following his migration to Israel, he began to provide lessons on combat training to what was to become the IDF.

From the outset, the original concept of Krav Maga was to take the most simple and practical techniques of other fighting styles (originally boxing, wrestling, and street fighting) and make them rapidly teachable to military conscripts.

Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing aggression, and simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers. Krav Maga is been used by the Israel Defense Forces' Special Forces, the security apparatus, infantry units and even backend units.  Krav Maga is a system that never stops to develop as it gives solutions for current and future threats. Krav Maga is also a system that can be adapted to different needs and level of skills. A great example is that of the Israeli law enforcement and intelligence organizations that require a different set of tools for their hand-to-hand combat training.

Law enforcement specialists:

Levels rankings:

X1 – a minimum 6 months to 1 year until a student can be tested
X2 – 1.5 till 2 years
X3 – 3 years
X4 – 4 years
X5 – 5 years – can only be tested by xfighting head instructors

Expert levels:

The expert levels will only be tested by the Xfighting head instructors in Israel. Xpert fighter 1
Xpert fighter 2
Xpert fighter 3

Instructor Rankings:

Level 1 – only level 3 candidates
Level 2 – only level 4 candidates with at least one year experience as level 1 active instructor
Level 3 – only level 5 certified instructors that already have 1 year experience as active level 2 instructors

Special certifications:

Military Krav Maga instructor level 1
Military Krav Maga instructor level 2