What is Tactica

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with additional facilities in California and Israel, Tactica and the Krav Maga Institute (KMI) are renowned for their self-defense and fitness training centers. They offer comprehensive programs in self-defense, fitness, applied tactics, and instructor certification, emphasizing high-quality, authentic Israeli Krav Maga. KMI aims to enhance global respect for Krav Maga by providing top-tier instructor training.

Tactica, founded by Danny Zelig—who has over 30 years of experience in Krav Maga, including military training in Israel—leads in both civilian and professional tactical training. They specialize in realistic, intense, and safe self-defense training, accredited by extensive experience and continuous development of their instructors. Tactica also engages in corporate training, delivering tailored self-defense workshops and fitness programs to clients like Google, Oracle, and the US Coast Guard, affirming their leadership in tactical training solutions.

What is Krav Maga

Krav Maga, recognized by entities like the FBI and SWAT teams, is not only a critical self-defense system but also a popular fitness regimen in top gyms worldwide, offering a less combative, fast-paced workout that enhances one’s survival skills, as noted by TIME Magazine. Developed in the 1950s and meaning “contact combat” in Hebrew, Krav Maga combines techniques from various martial arts to provide a practical, intuitive method of self-defense suitable for any age, size, or shape. Originally designed for the Israeli Army, its civilian training began in the late 1970s and now includes specialized adaptations for law enforcement and military purposes, focusing on realistic scenarios to boost instinctive reflexes and situational awareness.


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Danny Zelig

Danny Zelig is a premier self defense expert and instructor. He is a 2nd generation Israeli Krav Maga instructor of Imi Lichtenfeld, certified directly by Imi’s most senior disciple and Head of the Rank Committee. He has been practicing and teaching Krav Maga to civilians, military, and law enforcement since 1983. Danny began his lifelong […]

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Private: Rose Valentine

A bay area native, Rose joined KMI in 2011. She became instantly hooked and began training extensively under Danny Zelig, Jeremy Brown, and Deanna Perez. After testing up to P4 she then continued training in Krav Maga until she had earned her G1 and instructor certification in 2014. Now back at Tactica – KMI, Rose […]

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Private: Flavio Meier

Flavio Meier is a three-time World champion and two-time Pan American champion who was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flavio started martial arts very early in life: First Judo at age 6, then Tae KwonDo at 10 years old, earning his black belt at age 17. Flavio began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu […]

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Private: Emiliya Umrykhina

Ukrainian-born was first introduced to martial arts at the age of 13 by colluding with her father who signed her up for Shotokan karate without telling the rest of her family (grades before sports was the law then). Since then, Emiliya’s martial arts exposure broadened to include Judo and Muay Thai (competed in both sports). […]

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