About Shihan Udi Sharabi
Born and raised in Israel, Shihan Sharabi demonstrated an aptitude for and interest in the martial arts which he avidly pursued from early childhood. As a testament to his dedication and natural abilities, he excelled in his studies and eventually became an instructor in numerous martial disciplines, most notably, Krav Maga, Kyokushinkai Karate, Aikido and Judo.
At the age of 18, Shihan Sharabi enlisted in the Israeli Defense Forces and was eventually was selected to serve in the Israeli Elite IDF Special Operations Unit where he served for numerous years with distinction. After being honorably discharged from the Israeli Defense Forces, Shihan Sharabi served as a professional bodyguard for a number of high level Israeli dignitaries before coming to the United States in the mid-1990’s.Having first settled in California, Shihan Sharabi worked as an executive bodyguard for a number of high profile Hollywood actors and celebrities. He eventually moved to Philadelphia, where he has lived for the past 12 years and has earned his living as an Executive Protection Specialist, Security Consultant, Bodyguard, and martial arts and self defense instructor.
Shihan Sharabi currently holds a Master Instructor Degree in Israeli Krav Maga, a 9th Degree Black Belt in Kyokushinkai Karate, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Aikido, and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Judo. He is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, Firearms and Personal Defense Specialist, and founder and lead instructor of Sharabi Krav Maga. Some of Shihan Sharabi's Skills include: KRAV MAGA, KARATE, AIKIDO, COMBAT HANDGUN, COMBAT RIFLE, EXECUTIVE SECURITY, CORPORATE SECURITY, PERSONAL SECURITY, NRA CERTIFIED HANDGUN INSTRUCTION, RANGE SAFETY OFFICER.
About Sharabi Krav Maga
At Sharabi Krav Maga, we strive to promote, teach, and pass on the traditions of AUTHENTIC ISRAELI KRAV MAGA, the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces. Krav Maga is also the preferred system for U.S. Military, elite special forces units and law enforcement personnel around the world.
Krav Maga is not a traditional martial art per se, but more of a practical system of effective self defense techniques borrowed, systematized and developed from a host of "traditional martial arts" which focuses on disabling an opponent as quickly as possible with maximum devastation. Smiley faceBased on simple principles and instinctive movements, this reality-based system is designed to teach practical self defense in the shortest possible time. With dedication you will be able to learn to defend against common chokes, grabs, and attacks, as well as traditional and improvised weapons.
Just as important, we teach people to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter. Tested on battlefields and streets around the world, Krav Maga’s pragmatic approach, practicality, and lethality will make any practitioner regardless of age, physical ability, or dexterity level more confident in their ability to defend themselves and function under the stress of real life violent encounters.