Fun Fact Friday: In 1981 Darren Levine Attended the First-Ever Krav Maga Instructor’s Course

Welcome to a new blog series called “Fun Fact Fridays.”

Each week we’ll feature one interesting, or fun, fact about Krav Maga Worldwide™ or KMW Training Centers™.

For this week’s fun fact I thought it would be fitting to start at the very beginning with Darren Levine, as well as share a recent video that was created for his popular Lecture & Seminar Series.

Today’s Fun Fact:

In 1981 Darren Levine Attended the First-Ever
International Krav Maga Association Instructor’s Course 


The Krav Maga Association of Israel and the Israeli Ministry of Education held the first International Instructor’s Course at Wingate Institute for Physical Education. A generous philanthropist in New York, S. Daniel Abraham, sponsored a delegation of 23 members from various cities in the United States to attend the course. This course was supervised by Imi himself, who was then 71 years old and retired from his military career. The course was taught by Krav Maga lead instructors Shike Barak, Eyal Yanilov, and Ruevin Moimon. Darren Levine was selected to be part of the delegation because of his martial arts and boxing background, as well as his involvement in the physical education program at the Heschel Day School near Los Angeles, California.

The course was a 6 week intensive course consisting of 8 + hours of training per day, six days a week. It was a strenuous and exhausting 6 weeks, and by the end of the course only a few people passed. Darren Levine was one of them.

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KMW CrossFit WOD: Saturday 7/31/10


5mins row (Cal)

5mins Back Squats

5mins Wall Ball (20/14)

5mins Push Ups

1 min rest between sets.  Reps + Cal = Score

Outdoor Workout at Culver City High Track on Sunday morning at 9am!  Sprinting drills and Individual WOD with Coaches Felix Yang and A.J. “Tree-Trunk Legs” Lavaries.

KMW CrossFit WOD: Friday 7/30/10


40 Double Unders

20 Wall Balls (20/16lbs)

10 Strict Pull-Ups

5 rounds for time

KMW Outdoor Workout: Sunday 8/1/10

It’s Back to the Track!  This Sunday morning at 9:00 am we are headed over to the Culver City High School’s Bulkman Track with your coaches Felix Yang and AJ Lavarias.  The weather should be perfect for some high intensity outdoor training.   This will be an individual workout (rather than a team WOD) so show up prepared for anything! If you’ve never been taught to run well, then now is your chance!  Don’t miss out on this Sunday’s workout.


405 Fwy to Culver Blvd.  Go East on Culver, South on Sepulveda, East on Braddock Dr. (residential area) and R on Huron.  Drive through the gates to the parking lot.  Continue through the lot, pass the tennis courts on your right.  Once you see grass, you are in the parking lot, and you will see the track area.


If you have any questions, post them to the comments section and one of your coaches will respond ASAP.