Why Choose Magen Krav Maga


Magen Tactical Defense (“Magen”) was established in 2012 by reserve officers from elite IDF units and security divisions.  We are the leading experts in Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) and security vulnerability assessment and emergency procedures. We offer active shooter response training, krav maga self-defense training, counter terrorism training, and defensive firearms training. We have the ability to travel anywhere in the world for the most Advanced Active Shooter Response Training. We will perform a security assessment of your property, train all staff members in the dynamics of a violent workplace attack, and create an Emergency Action Plan. This training goes well beyond the typical “Run, Hide” instructions which do not work. We will teach you how to handle the situation and the aggressor both physically and mentally.

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Our history

Magen Krav Maga was established in 2012 by reserve officers from elite IDF unites and security devisions. The first location was established in Delaware, but we quickly expanded to include Philadelphia and Boca Raton FL.

Our history

To serve our local community in Philadelphia we expanded our services to include public safety seminars at university campuses. We focus on Krav Maga, and active shooter trainings.

Our history

Magen Krav Maga was featured on Philadelphia's Fox affiliate. We added a knife training class, working with women who were attacked.

Our history

We added additional safety training seminars in 2015.

Our history

Magen Krav Maga is featured on Philadelphia's NBC affiliate.

Our history

Magen Krav Maga is focusing on expanding its community outreach. We are creating more events that raise money for students that are suffering from illness, such as Ramona.
The founder and owner is a reserve lieutenant in the IDF Special Forces and commanded counter-terror units. Chanan has trained soldiers in krav maga, active shooter & counter-terrorism, defense against stabbing attempts by terrorists, soldier kidnap, and gaining control over terrorists armed with weapons. His training experience in the U.S. includes: members of a former Vice President secret service team, FBI & other federal agencies, police & swat team members, NFL/NBA sports teams, Hollywood actors & movie production companies, law firms, business corporations, universities, hospitals, and more. He is an experienced trainer in the institutional and private sectors and is actively involved in training security units. Recently, he was honored to join an elite defense expert consultancy group which includes former members of the Israeli Mossad and US agencies, counter-terror operators, and security experts.
Chanan Smith
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. They have years of experience both in the field and as instructors.
The Staff
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