Roy Elghanayan has Mati Elyashiv to thank for his expertise. To this day, he is still Roy’s Sensei, mentor and role model. With over three decades of Martial Art experience Master Elyashiv is one of the few people to reach eighth DAN/Degree Black Belt. He is a professional in Israeli and Japanese Ju Jitsu, and has earned his recognition globally as a true Master in Martial Arts. Master Elyashiv is an International Top Instructor certified by Wingate Institute and is affiliated with many different Martial Arts organizations worldwide.
MASTER MATI ELYASHIV
• Over 35 years of experience
• Belt/Rank-Black/ Red Panel Belt 8th Degree/ DAN
• Certified by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)
• Trained Israeli Special Forces
• International Top Instructor certified by Wingate Institute
• Specializes in Krav Maga, Ju Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Mati Elyashiv was exposed to Martial Arts in his early childhood by his idol, Bruce Lee. He was fascinated in the art and was amazed by Bruce Lee’s speed, accuracy, talent, and ability to fight despite his size. When he was 13 he was bullied and decided to train. Mati was so passionate about exploring the Martial Art world and was allowed to practice despite his young age in the late 1970’s by Dennis Hanoverand Yehuda Vas Dias. He started teaching at the age of 16 after receiving his black belt in Dennis Survival and Krav Maga, and soon at 18 earned his black belt in Japanese Ju Jitsu. During his service in the Israeli Defense Forces, he taught Krav Maga and Combat Fitness Training to the Israeli Special Units, and fought in the 1982 Lebanon War.