Qualifications

Dr. Farber teaches a mix of Israeli Krav Maga, Kapap & Hisardut, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Combat Hapkido, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Filipino Escrima, Japanese Aikido, and Pressure point fighting.

Dr. Farber has taught these techniques to civilians, US police and military, and to members of the elite, Israeli Special Forces unit. He has taught self-defense and martial arts for over 35 years and is a certified master instructor in many systems. As a physician who works in a trauma center, Dr. Farber has first-hand experience with what really works. As a personal trainer, he will get you in the best shape of your life. What are his qualifications?

  • 45 years of Martial Arts and Self-Defense experience
  • Grandmaster in World Survival Hisardut and Kavanah
  • Founder of Kavanah Israeli-style self-defense
  • Certified Police Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Certified Military Combatives Instructor
  • Certified Master Instructor in Combat Hapkido by Gm Pellegrini
  • Certified Instructor in Israeli Krav Maga and Kapap by Avi Nardia and Chaim Peer
  • Certified Instructor in Tactical Pressure Points by Master Gridley
  • Certified Associate Instructor in Ground Survival by Master David Rivas
  • Certified Master Instructor in Ji Do Kwan Taekwondo by Gm Pellegrini
  • Certified Instructor in Moo Duk Kwon by Gm Park
  • Certified Instructor in Chanbara by Shihan Dana Abbott
  • World Taekwondo Federation Kukkiwon Certification 4th Dan
  • 7th Dan Black Belt in Kavanah by Miki Erez
  • 7th Dan Black Belt in World Survival Hisardut by Miki Erez and Moti Horenstein
  • 4th Dan Black Belt in Combat Hapkido
  • 4th Dan Black Belt in Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo
  • 2nd Dan Black Belt in Moo Duk Kwon and Ji Do Kwon Taekwondo
  • 1st Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
  • Green Belt in Judo
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training with Marcello Cavalcanti, Avi Nardia and Skye Middleton
  • Muay Thai training: Bangkok Fight Club and Lanna Muay Thai Box Camp, Thailand
  • Arnis and Escrima training in Santiago City, Philippines and Modern Arnis with Master Ken Smith
  • Japanese sword training/Tamishigiri with Shihan Dana Abbott
  • Shaolin Kung Fu training in Beijing, China.
  • Aikido training Roppongi Yoshinkan dojo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Completed firearms training with Eitan Cohen at Caliber 3 Academy for Counter Terror, Israel
  • Guest instructor, Univ Wisconsin – Coll. of Health Sciences, Dept. Human Movement
  • Defensive Tactics and Weapons Defense Instructor for US Military: Navy and Marines
  • Self-Defense Instructor to Milwaukee Police Officers
  • Teach Combatives and Weapon Defense to Israeli Egoze (Special Forces) unit (2013)
  • Member (Lifetime), Military Combatives Association
  • Member, International Police Defensive Tactics Association
  • Member, International Combat Hapkido Federation
  • Member, Worlds Martial Arts Alliance
  • Member, Independent Taekwondo Association
  • Mindfulness, meditation, and stress management instructor
  • Certified Life Coach, situational awareness and communication expert
  • Personal fitness trainer
  • President/Founder Dynamic Health & Wellness Institute
  • Physician and Pediatric Anesthesiologist with extensive trauma experience
  • Degree in Psychology, situational awareness and communication expert
  • Hall of Honors recipient – “Outstanding Dedication in the Martial Arts.” 2015

Please contact me if you are interested in experiencing the

best martial arts and self-defense training available.