Krav Maga training for Security Professionals

RYNO Krav Maga provides self-defense and 3rd party protection training and techniques to Executive Protection, Bodyguard, and Security professionals throughout the United States.

Trained and certified by International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF)’s Global team; all our training, techniques and curriculum come directly from the IKMF headquarters in Israel.


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The main concept behind 3rd Party Protection is, quite obviously, to protect someone other than one’s self. 3rd Party Protection Krav Maga is needed because of its difference from a basic self-defense situation:
Physically, one must use technique to protect someone else other than themselves, by taking two physical actions;

1. Removing the 3rd party from danger's way and;
2. Parrying the attacks for the 3rd party
Emotionally, one must make a switch in their mind;

1. ”switching off" their sense of self preservation, and
2. ”switching on" their sense of duty
3rd Party Krav Maga makes a person mentally ready for these situations and gives them tools to react in the right way in the right state of mind in these crucial times.

All our courses cover mental training and preparation - Aggression, Determination and Courage; Overcoming or ignoring danger in-order to defend others.

All our 3rd Party training solutions are customized to you and your teams needs. In addition to situational awareness and positioning, the techniques we use are from IKMF’s Self-Defense and VIP / Executive Protection curriculum and include;
  • Basic attacks
  • Counterattacks
  • Attacks with firearm as a blunt object
  • Interchanging between firearms and basic KM techniques
  • Attacks when a third party is involved
  • Against basic attacks
  • Against dangerous grabs
  • Armed assault
  • Armed threats
  • Moving the VIP
  • Basic attack or grab
  • Knife attack
  • Knife threat
  • Pistol threat

Rusty Smith

IKMF-Certified Executive Protection Instructor | IKMF-Certified VIP Protection Officer, Silver Shield | IKMF-Certified Civilian Instructor
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Rusty is one of only a handful of instructors in the United States to train in Israel at IKMF’s headquarters to be certified as a VIP / Executive Protection Instructor.  Through this extensive, in-depth course, Rusty was trained, tested, and certified by IKMF’s chairman, IKMF’s Global Head of VIP/Executive Protection Division, and IKMF’s Global Head of Military and SWAT Divisions.

Rusty began training in Krav Maga in 2012 and, through consistent, dedicated training with both his local school as well as the IKMF global team, accelerated his journey to becoming an Instructor in 2013. 

Since that time, he has dedicated himself to advancing his knowledge of Krav Maga by teaching classes and seminars as well as attending several seminars throughout the United States conducted my IKMF’s global team including; VIP Protection, Theater Anti-Terrorism, Street Fighting, Bar Fighting, and Family Protection. 

A diligent athlete all his life, Rusty has an extensive background in wrestling at the collegiate level and has studied Aikido in the past. In addition to Krav Maga, Rusty also currently trains in Boxing, Muay Thai, and Tai Chi.

International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF)

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The art of Krav Maga was created by Imi Lichtenfeld (Sde – Or). Imi was born in Bratislava to a renowned police officer and circus acrobat. As a child, Imi excelled in various sports such as wrestling and boxing and practiced several martial arts. When anti-Semite riots began to spread through his hometown, Imi and his family were forced to immigrate to Israel (Palestine at the time).

In 1948, once Israel had declared its independence, IDF's (Israeli Defense Force) officials approached Imi and requested him to develop a system of self-defense and fighting based upon his experience and work with the Special Forces units as the Hagana, Palmach and Palyam. During his 20 years of service as chief instructor of hand-to-hand combat, Imi carefully refined the methods of Krav Maga, making it the official combative training for all military personnel, Israeli police and security forces. Imi developed a doctrine enabling both fit and out-of-shape soldiers to practice it successfully. Rather than rigid movements and techniques requiring years of training, Krav Maga integrated instinctive and simple moves accessible to all.

In 1964 Imi retired from the IDF and continued teaching Krav Maga to civilians, as well as law enforcement units and military applications. Imi and several of his students founded the Krav Maga association in 1978, aiming to promote KM's unique techniques locally and throughout the world. When the teaching of Krav Maga began to spread beyond the borders of Israel, the need arose to establish an international organization. With the result of his most loyal students and respected instructors (one of which is Avi Moyal, a current IKMF's chairman), Imi formed a new international Krav Maga federation. Now all Expert and Master Diplomas, grades and levels issued, are authorized by Imi, as well as the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) curriculum. Imi approved this new curriculum at the time of formation of the IKMF as well as subsequent changes made in 1997.

Since 1996 IKMF has expanded and is now the largest and most appreciated Krav Maga institution worldwide. It has successfully branched out not only in Israel but as well as in Australia, North America, South-East Asia, the Far East, most EU countries, and ex-communist countries (such as Poland, Russia and Hungary).
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