About Us

Krav Maga is the official self-defense and hand-to-hand combat system of Israel. Krav Maga emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. It integrates instinct based self-defense tactics, with a strong curriculum that trains aggressiveness, fighting spirit, situational awareness, and verbal de-escalation of conflict.


Daniel Elyashiv’s Krav Maga Crash (DEKM) is based on the rigorous training techniques currently offered to only the elite units of the Israeli Defense Force. By combining unique elements, movements and techniques of martial arts, Judo, Jujitsu and other self-defense methods, Daniel Elyashiv has designed a curriculum of Krav Maga teaching for students to achieve the ultimate mind over matter experience by conquering conditions of stress and exhaustion to achieve the objective.  Our motto is minimum movement, maximum damage.


At DEKM, we offer a welcoming training environment across New York City.   Our courses attract individuals across all training levels who are looking for a community and an opportunity for self-growth in learning Krav Maga.  The DEKM community is supportive, fun and motivational.


We offer a more personal experience, catered to your specific needs and goals. DEKM is a place where we know all of our member’s names and unique stories that brought them to Krav Maga. 

Daniel Elyashiv


Israeli Yaelom Hall of Fame


Daniel Elyashiv is a former IDF Counter Terrorism School Chief Instructor.  He is one of a select few that has studied Krav Maga with the Masters and is the ONLY instructor in the United States who has experienced first hand the effects in field of battle.  Daniel served as Chief of the Counter Terrorism Division in his unit, YAHALOM(word is a wikipedia link), an Elite Special Task Force of the Engineering Corps.  As Chief, Daniel trained thousands of soldiers in Krav Maga, the psychology of attackers, and how to effectively protect themselves, both on the battlefield and in everyday situations. 


Daniel’s success and efforts won him recognition with the State of Israel when he was inducted into the Yahalom Hall of Fame during his service.  Daniel has also received numerous Medals of Honor from the IDF, including recognition of his contributions in his effective training and new design of Krav Maga and counter-terrorism.


 Daniel has used his military success and first hand knowledge into building a curriculum for the civilian world.