Gabi Noah was born in Syria in 1964; at the age of 14 he began practicing Krav Maga under the guidance of Rafi Algrisi, Eli Avigzar and the Krav Maga founder Imi Sade Or.
In 1982 Gabi became assistant Krav Maga instructor and two years later he graduated successfully the Krav Maga Instructors Course in the Wingate Institute, Israel’s National Centre for Physical Education and Sport.
Gabi began his military service in 1985 and thanks to his Krav Maga skills he was sent to complete the Military Krav Maga Instructor Course in the IDF’s fitness center.
After completing the course Gabi served in varied positions including Fitness Instructor, Tactical Shooting Instructor and later as Chief Krav Maga Instructor responsible to the Krav Maga Training of IDF’s Special Forces, Infantry Brigades, and Elite Undercover Units.
Gabi was also the commander in charge of the qualification of the Military Krav Maga Instructors.
After several years of services Gabi left the IDF and opened his own Krav Maga training gym in the city of Natanya along the Mediterranean beach.
During the first years Gabi trained mostly civilians and made specific seminars for teenagers, women, children and others.
During those years Gabi continued to train Military Forces as part of his reserve military service.
In 1995 with the blessing of Krav Maga Founder – Imi Sade Or, Gabi joined Eyal Yanilov, Avi Moyal and Eli Ben Ami and together they established the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF). Gabi’s Krav Maga gym became a world center for Krav Maga training. As founder of the IKMF Gabi expended his Krav Maga to both public and privet sectors in Israel and around the world including:
- High Schools
- Security Services
- Police Units
- Military Forces
- Prison Guard, and more
As part of his duties as IKMF founder, Gabi was responsible of the professional level of Krav Maga instructors in Israel and around the world. Gabi is also the manager of the IKMF activity in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland and South America.
In 2009 Gabi established the “Gabi Noah International Krav Maga” and recruited a professional team of Krav Maga instructors, all raised and trained by him personally. Together with his team Gabi continues to spread Krav Maga around the world. Gabi holds the rank of Krav Maga Master.