Krav Maga Wellington and Self Defence Training is affiliated with the IKMF (International Krav Maga Federation)


To empower people and give them confidence by teaching Krav Maga as a self-defence skill.


To help create a safe world where one may walk in peace.


Gabriel gained his instructor qualification after passing the IKMF Civilian Instructor Course under Tim Alexander - Expert 3 (IKMF Continental Instructor), and Israel Tamir - Expert 4 (IKMF Global Instructor)

Background: Arnis, Jujitsu, Taekwondo & Krav Maga

As the National Director for IKMF New Zealand, Gabriel provides support to NZ based IKMF instructors and students.  He a masters degree in clinical nursing and works as diabetes nurse specialist nurse for  Hutt Valley DHB. 


Bianca is a P1 level student and she works in the government sector as a chartered accountant. She is very civic minded and is passionate about sharing the benefits of self-defence to the wider community. Apart from Krav Maga, she also enjoys physical fitness through yoga and gym classes. Hui has a bachelor's degree in commerce and is experienced in business operation as well as events management.

AVI MOYAL - HEAD INSTRUCTOR & CHAIRPERSON International Krav Maga Federation

ISRAEL Headquarters 

Avi Moyal is the chief instructor and chairperson of the International Krav Maga Federation. Avi leads the organization from Israel as he continues the vision of Master Imi Lichtenfeld, the founder and creator of Krav Maga.

Avi is the leading expert and authority in Israel in teaching Krav Maga in the governmental sector and also serves as Advisor to the Minister of Sport and Education in the area of Krav Maga. He instructs women, children and adults in private, commercial and governmental sectors. At the request of the Israeli government, Avi developed the techniques and teaching programs regarding Women’s Self Defence, Car Rage Defence, and Children’s Self Defence. He also continues to instruct various military units and security organisations world wide.


Imi was born in Bratislava to a renowned police officer and circus acrobat. As a child, Imi excelled in various sports such as wrestling and boxing and practiced several martial arts. When anti-Semite riots began to spread through his home town Imi and his family were forced to immigrate to Israel (Palestine at the time).

In 1948, Once Israel had declared its independence, IDF's (Israeli Defence Force) officials approached Imi and requested him to develop a system of self defense and  fighting based upon his experience and his work with special forces units as the Hagana, Palmach and Palyam. During his 20 years of service as chief instructor of hand-to-hand combat, Imi carefully refined the methods of Krav Maga, making it the official combative training for all military personnel, Israeli police and security forces.

Imi developed a doctrine enabling both fit and out-of-shape soldiers to practice it successfully. Rather than rigid movements and techniques requiring years of training Krav Maga integrated instinctive and simple moves accessible to all.