Commando Krav Maga Sucks: The Moni Aizik Expose
“I was used to Bullshit in the martial arts, but it became increasingly obvious that Moni was out of control and a compulsive liar. “
– Stuart Mcgill (former UK CKM Director)
Why I wrote this article ?
Moni Aizik is a major problem to many bona fide Krav Maga Instructors and organisations.
Aizik is a Walter Mitty character infamous for his extensive range of claims to promote his own own 3/4 day Instructor courses. He calls his own system ‘Commando Krav Maga’ and attempts to associate it with Krav Maga or the Israeli Military. No prior training or experience is required to attend and the quality of these ‘instructors’ is notoriously poor. It has been estimated that 85-90% of these ‘instructors’ leave in the first year and go on to call themselves either Krav Maga Instructors or claim to teach Krav Maga concepts, hybrid krav maga, krav maga mma or so on. Their biographies become curiously vague about how they trained – or who with. One in Tring even started training his own “Krav Maga Instructors” based on his extensive 3 day course with Aizik (Irony intended).
This reflects poorly on us as Krav Maga Instructors and badly on Krav Maga as a system of training. We have a problem with this. Hence the article.
About Moni Aizik
Aizik describes himself as War Hero, former Special Forces Commando, Former Major in the Israeli Special Forces, Co – Founder of the Krav Maga system. And founder of the current Hand to Hand system used by the Israeli Special Forces. Impressive reading ?
However fact was somewhat less impressive than Aiziks fiction...
|Aizik makes the following claims, (He has changed/taken some down from his site now)
We pieced together available information from a range of sources from the UK, Australia, Canada and Israel. We have been in touch with former/current associates of Mr Aizik as part of our research and some Israeli military insiders.
This is what we were able to find out. We add that these findings are provisional but we believe they are fairly accurate.
WOur research indicates the following to be the case
10. Moni was not an Officer in the IDF (believed to have left as an N.C.O)
In order to be fair and verify our findings, we contacted Moni Aiziks lawyers via email. We did this on two seperate occasions to give him the opportunity to respond to these findings. If he does produce reasonable evidence to support his assorted and extensive claims we will gladly retract this article. No evidence has been produced.