Eyal Yanilov (born 30 May 1959) is an Israeli Krav Maga instructor and currently Chief Instructor of Krav Maga Global. He was a co-founder and Chief Instructor of the International Krav Maga Federation from 1996 to 2010.
Eyal Yanilov is a graduate of the School for Trainers and Instructors at the Wingate Institute for Sport and Physical Education and holds a degree in electrical engineering. He studied with the founder of Krav Maga, Imi Lichtenfeld (also known as Imi Sde-Or) beginning in 1974. He is the only person who jointly holds the highest level granted by Imi Lichtenfeld, Master level 3 and the Founder’s Diploma of Excellence; the other person to have been given such a diploma is Darren Levine. In 1981 Yanilov directed the first Krav Maga training seminar outside Israel and has brought Krav Maga to about 50 countries. He is the co-author of Krav Maga: How to Defend Yourself Against Armed Assault, written with Lichtenfeld. From 1984 until Lichtenfeld’s death in January 1998, Yanilov and Lichtenfeld worked together to compile a comprehensive manual on the principles of Krav Maga and its various techniques.
Until 2010, Yanilov served as head of the Professional Committee of the Israeli Krav Maga Association, established and served as the Chairman and Chief Instructor of the IKMF. He now heads the KMG – Krav Maga Global. Since the early 1980s, he has trained all the first generations of instructors in the United States, Europe, South East Asia, and Australia. He was featured on an episode of Human Weapon, where he demonstrated disarming techniques of Krav Maga. In 2010 Eyal founded MaxKravMaga.com – an online Krav Maga training program where members can learn Krav Maga directly from Eyal via streaming video. [wikipedia]
Imi & Eyal