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Instructor and Founder

Ron was the first “Tzabar” (Jewish person born in Israel) of his family which emigrated from the Soviet Union to Israel in 1992. In 2001, Ron’s family was relocated to the United States due to his fathers work. At the age of 16, Ron became the youngest certified Krav Maga instructor in the United States through Krav Maga Worldwide. Even though Israel has mandatory military service Ron did not have to serve as he left the country before age fourteen. Nevertheless, Ron always felt a strong connection to his people and his homeland and immediately after high school, joined the Israeli Defense Force.

After passing a field fitness evaluation followed by a week-long selection “Gibush” Ron was accepted into the training pipeline for the IAF commando unit, “Shaldag.” Due to injuries sustained during the arduous training Ron dropped out of his original unit and was re-assigned into a special forces reconnaissance unit called Gad’sar Nahal. During his service, Ron attained the rank of 1st sergeant and served as a sniper, with operations on the Gaza and Egyptian border as well as in the Judea and Samaria. Although Ron no longer lives in Israel, he continues to make regular trips to Israel to do his “Milium” reserve service. Shortly after his services Ron completed another instructor certification through International Krav Maga under Gabi Noah, and gained Krav Maga Trainer certification from the Wingate Institute in Israel.

Upon his return to the United States Ron worked in New York City as well as metro Detroit teaching Krav Maga to civilians and law enforcement personnel. In 2016 Ron decided to start his own company and founded Tactical Fitness in Austin, TX. The company specializes in training Krav Maga and firearms to civilians, law enforcement, and security personnel worldwide. In 2021 Ron’s company Tactical Fitness merged with Really Epic Dog, Inc in order to further expand the reach of the services provided.

Currently, TF comprises three divisions: Tactical Fitness – civilian training , TF consultancy group- professional training and consulting, and Really Epic guns – firearms/gear sales.


Meet the Founder of Tactical Fitness Austin


  • 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
  • ALERRT Active shooter response level I instructor
  • Sig Sauer Academy Advanced Pistol Instructor
  • ALERRT Breaching instructor


  • Tactical firearms instruction
  • Krav Maga instruction
  • Fitness training
  • Security consulting
  • Team building
  • Combat preparedness training

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