Roy Elghanayan’s Krav Maga Academy Established in 2007. REKM is the home of authentic Krav Maga in Los Angeles. The official International Training Center (Krav Maga LA) of Israeli Self Defense, associated directly with the Israeli Special Forces. REKM offers Krav Maga classes for beginners to advance levels. In addition, we offer training classes in Self Defense, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Boxing, Jiu Jitsu & Judo.

Our Krav Maga / Defensive Tactics Division is led by Chief Instructor, Staff Sergeant Roy Elghanayan, former member of the Israeli Special Forces. Our Tactical Law Enforcement Division is led by Staff Sergeant Aaron Cohen, former member of Duvdevan, Israel’s top special operations counter terrorist unit.

Together, we offer a true, authentic Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) full training experience emphasizing hand-to-hand combat, tactical shooting and warrior training for both men and women. We also provide self defense and anti bullying training for kids from the age of 4 years old.

With our passion and dedication to Krav Maga and Mix Martial Arts, we will provide you with a unique experience that was ‘Made in Israel’, but only taught at REKM.


In 2007 REKM Inc. (Roy Elghanayan’s Krav Maga) was officially known as Krav Maga Los Angeles (Krav Maga L.A.). Krav Maga Los Angeles was created by a first generation Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga Instructor, Staff Sergeant Roy Elghanayan. The Israeli Chief of Staff at the time ranked Roy (twice) as The #1 Krav Maga Instructor in the entire IDF. Roy is famous for taking Imi Lichtenfeld’s vision, the founder of Krav Maga to a new level. A place where even Imi didn’t imagine, but Roy did. Over 30,000 Israeli Special Forces were trained by Roy. More than 35 different countries have invited him to share his real combat expertise and wisdom.

In 2012 Roy received worldwide recognition as an Official Ambassador of Authentic Krav Maga. In 2013 he ranked 4th Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and Israeli Ju Jitsu, after more than 25 years of practicing.

Krav Maga Los Angeles (REKM) is the only official National and International Training Center of Israeli Self Defense and Tactical Shooting in the United States directly associated with the Israeli Special Forces.

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