Tactical Fitness Austin is the lead provider of authentic and professional self-defense and fitness training in the Metropolitan Austin area, combining unparalleled service with life-saving instruction. 

Ron Grobman, Instructor and Founder

For Ron Grobman, Krav Maga is not a job — it is a way of life. At the age of 16, Ron became the youngest certified Krav Maga instructor in the United States through Krav Maga Worldwide. He has since attained the rank of 1st sergeant in the Israeli military, served in the IDF Special Forces reconnaissance battalion as a sniper, been certified through International Krav Maga under Gabi Noah, and gained Krav Maga Trainer certification from the Wingate Institute in Israel. Ron was able to accomplish his goals though working with civilians, law enforcement agencies, and military personnel as a Krav Maga instructor. Ron’s passion for teaching is evident in every session, and he has the unique ability to tailor his lessons to the individual needs and goals of his students. In this way, he connects with every student on a personal level and ensures their continued success. Come train with Ron and let him put his experience, enthusiasm, and passion to work for you.


  • Israeli Defense Force Sniper

  • Krav Maga instruction - Wingate Institute

  • Civilian and Close Protection Krav Maga instruction - Gabi Noah International Krav Maga

  • Krav Maga instructor phase A & B - Krav Maga Worldwide

  • NRA (National Rifle Association) pistol and personal defense in the home instructor

  • Texas Department of Public Safety - License to Carry a Handgun instructor

  • World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) personal trainer



  • Tactical firearms instruction

  • Krav Maga instruction

  • Fitness training

  • Security consulting

  • Team building

  • Combat preparedness training


Imi Lichtenfeld, Founder of Krav Maga 

In 1948, when the State of Israel was founded and the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) was formed, Imi became chief instructor for both physical fitness and Krav Maga at the IDF School of Combat Fitness. He served in the IDF for about 20 years, during which he developed and refined his Krav Maga system.

After he finished his active duty, Imi had a vision to extend his teaching beyond military use, and he began adapting and modifying Krav Maga to civilian needs. He felt that all people had a right to safety and security, and he worked to make the gift of Krav Maga training available to everyone.

Imi passed away on January 9, 1998 at the age 87. Today, his legacy lives on as his successors at International Krav Maga continue to spread his teachings throughout the world.