Mr. Haim Gidon presides over the Israeli Krav Maga Association. Mr. Gidon is the recognized Grandmaster of the Israeli Krav Maga system. This system was created and developed by Mr. Imi Lichtenfeld and Mr. Gidon improves and continues to enhance the system by developing new techniques in the system and adding innovative teaching methods.
Grandmaster Haim Gidon was Imi Lichtenfeld’s top student for 28 years. In that time Mr. Gidon actively participated in the activities and fulfilled key positions in the administration of the Israeli Krav Maga Association (as co-founder of the Association, board member, professional committee, ranks committee, chairperson of the Association and edited the systems’ material from beginner level – yellow belt – through very high expert level – 5th DAN black belt.
In 1991 Imi Lichtenfeld, asked Haim Gidon to teach the instructors of the Association and balck belt holders, the systems’ advanced material.
Imi Lichtenfeld personally granted Haim Gidon his 8th degree black belt (8th DAN) and considered him as his successor.
On February 28th 1998, Mr. Gidon was elected as Grandmaster and chairman for life, by general assembly of the Israeli Krav Maga Association.
Haim Gidon represents the krav maga system at the professional martial arts committee of the Wingate Institute.