The Protect Team

Protect is under the leadership and direction of Itay Gil, who brings with him a lifelong career in security.
“As a Yamam member [elite counter-terror warfare unit], I participated in hundreds of operations over the course of ten years.” – Itay Gil

Decades of combat study

Itay Gil is an IDF Captain and served in Israel’s special forces paratroops brigade.

After completing his compulsory service, he was chosen to join Israel’s elite counter-terror and hostage rescue commando unit, “Yamam”, where he became an operative later instructor and currently consultant.

Consequently, Itay Gil became the chief close-quarter combat instructor for the unit. From 1992-1997, Capt. Gil was the executive director of all training programs for the Israel Border Police as well as the undercover police intelligence unit. During this period, he directed training programs for 5000 policemen and security personnel each year.

Itay Gil has adapted more than 37 years of conflicts and Krav Maga combat study to meet the needs of the real-life situations he faced in his fourteen years of active duty and more than 20 years in the special forces commando regiment as a captain.

Itay Gil continues to serve in the IDF reserves where he is Captain and senior combat instructor and strategic mission planner for an elite undercover counter-terrorism team.

He was responsible for the training for the security of the Israeli President for 10 years and have trained the security of the Ukrainian President on several occasions, as well as HRT, FBI, SWAT, Spetsnaz Alpha Group among others.

Itay featured on History Channels “Human Weapon” series, BBC Special Forces “Ultimate Hell Week” and is recognized by Al Jazeera as a world leading aviation security expert.

Israeli Defense Forces
Special Forces/ Special Infantry Team

Yamam Israeli Counter Terror
Special Forces Unit
Border Security Branch Israeli Special Police & IDF

Israeli Elite Border Police (Yamas)
Senior Instructor for Combat and Tactics

Protect Israeli Security Solutions
Founder & CEO

Ph. D in National Defense and Security


“Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”
- Psalm 144

Sejoscha Agiri

Director Protect Academy Germany

One of few Protect Master Instructors certified by Itay Gil. Founder and head coach of the German Krav Maga Federation. Certified Law Enforcement instructor, taught at (Military) Wingate Institute and the security school of Jerusalem courthouse.

Darjusch Bartsch

Consultant in religious extremism

Islamic scholar, religious educator and educational researcher. He studied Islamic studies, Oriental philology and political sciences. Independent consultant for extremism-related security questions with regard to defense against terrorism and espionage. Prevention and sustainable interventional work through education.

Tom Gil

Sniper instructor

KFIR Infantry unit specialized in Urban Warfare. Former member of the Israeli IDF Elite Counter terror sniping school (LOTAR). Top sniper instructor in the Israeli IDF. Graduate of Sergeant Commanding School Involved in operations and commanded in sensitive training drills and missions.

Thomas D. Frontczak

Director Protect Israeli Counter Terror Warfare Academy Europe

7 years of experience in Business Development specializing in Eastern European markets. 5 years of experience as Close Protection Operative in the United Kingdom. Certified specialist in Timoore-Systems including interNegotiations, the newest conception of replacing ceremonial negotiations games with instant forms of building positive relations. Specialist of nonverbal communication and body language. Rock-solid martial art background.

Lanny L. Maxwell

Director Protect Israeli Counter Terror Warfare Academy USA

Founder and CEO of Advanced Survivor and Quiet Time LLC. Held a Class 3 and Federal Firearms License for 17 years. Professional career including Competitive Shooting in the Production Pistol Class with multiple Pro­‐Division wins nationwide. Firearms instructor from multiple organizations with advanced skills and knowledge in multiple weapons platforms. Teaches pistol, carbine and long range rifle. Over 19 years of teaching experience at a Level 1 Trauma Center. Professional Tae Kwon background.

Global Offices

Protect Headquarters

Dr. Itay Gil
Teddy Kolek stadium
David Ayalon, 1
Jerusalem – Israel
Write to Itay Gil

Protect China

Mao Kailei

wechat: protectkravmaga

+86 13167061732

Protect Czech Republic

Lukáš Pešta

Plzeňská 601/57

České Budějovice

+42 (0) 733 527 430

Skype : lukas.sun

Protect France

Alain Formaggio

+33 664902804

Protect Germany

Sejoscha Agiri

Protect Academy

Daimlerstr.8 - Gelsenkirchen

+49 209 1656222

PROTECT Hellas Greece

Skype: Protect-Hellas

Protect Spain

Diego Moreno Padrón


Puerto de la Cruz

Gimnasio Intergym

38400 Tenerife Canary Island

+34 669 70 51 74

Facebook: krav maga tenerife

Protect Spain

Peter Austin

Palma de Mallorca

+31 6 22 695 538

Protect Japan

Taro Momiyama

Japan Branch Representative

MBA General Management

+81(0)90 6954 9256

Protect Singapore

Protect Philippines

Victor Mgdv

+63 905 244 1544

Protect United Kingdom

Gheorghe Husar

Protect Portugal

Vitor Martins

+351 918 314 069

+351 222 450 772

Protect Latin America

Marko Eckert


I.K.A. Martial Arts Center

Av. 10 de Agosto y Av. América,

La Y, Quito Ecuador

Calle Geovanni Barbieri 103 y Begonias

La Primavera 2 – Cumbayá

Protect Ukraine

Anton Farb

President of Krav Maga Federation of Ukraine

Skype: anton.farb

+38 (0) 50 463 1081

Protect Poland

Jacek Witak

Global Security Centre

Managing Director

+48 531 239 004

Thomas D Frontczak

Global Operations Director

+44 7787 126544

Protect Italy

Jerome Bouteiller

Oristano – Sardinia

+39 328 20 14 283

The consultants

Dr. Avital Ginton

Dr. Avital Ginton is a Psychologist (Ph.D.) and a retired Commander (Colonel) of Israel Police, in which he served for 22 years (1977-1999). In the last five years of his service he headed the Psychology & Organizational Counseling Division and before that the Scientific Interrogation and Behavior Section of the Criminal Identification and Forensic Science Division. In that capacity he headed the Israel Police Polygraph Field Labs, School and Research unit (1977-1994). His expertise includes in addition to Psychophysiological Detection of Deception also other psychological applications for criminal investigation. Since his retirement he owns a private business for Consultation, Research and Applications in these matters. Dr. Ginton who is a full APA member since 2002, also officiated between 1995-2001 as an elected president of the Israel Polygraph Examiners Association (IPEA) of which he was among the five founders in 1986-7. Dr. Ginton has taught for many years (1971-1986) in the departments of Psychology and Criminology at Tel-Aviv and Bar-Ilan, Israeli universities, respectively. From the former, he also received his B.A. and Ph.D. His formal education was mainly as a Physiological Psychologist. On 2004 he has resumed his teaching in Tel-Aviv University as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Law. Dr. Ginton also holds a Master degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government (1993).

Eyal Yaffe

Eyal Yaffe is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Philosophy and Politics. A Polygraph Examiner and a veteran of the Israeli general defense service along 25 years of service was an expert in intelligence and investigations a member of the Israeli polygraph institution and APA member (American polygraph association).

Alik Ron

Mr. Ron is a retired Major General of the Israeli Police. General Ron is a former combatant and commander of the most prestigious units in the IDF, later on he became the commander of the Israeli National Counter Terrorism Elite Unit “Yamam”. Mr. Ron is the Head Adviser and Professional support for existing and new anti-terror special units, in Israel and abroad.

Jack Dadon

Mr. Dadon holds an MA in political science and an MBA in business management, and has studied economics, mediation and diplomacy. A Major General (ret) in the Israeli Police, where he served from 1975 – 2004, Mr. Dadon was integral to the growth and success of the Israel Border Police. He was responsible for introducing and implementing many of the organization’s key programs. From 1998 to 2001, Mr Dadon was the commander in chief of the Israel Border Police, Israel’s paramilitary police infrastructure that contains four of Israel’s premiere counter-terrorism units and many other special operations groups. Mr. Dadon’s duties extended from liaising with the General Security Service and the IDF, to logistics and budgetary duties and personnel management. The Israel Border Police is a large, national organization comprised of thousands of policemen. As head of the organization, one of Mr. Dadon’s many successes was his establishment of a highly successful undercover special operations counter-terrorism unit that operates in hostile territory within Israel’s borders. Mr. Dadon has liaised with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on behalf of the State of Israel, and headed all intelligence and investigations in North America on behalf of the INP. He is also responsible for cooperation between the Israel National Police and Federal Law Enforcement in North America. Mr. Dadon has worked abroad with foreign governments on behalf of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Dadon specializes in managing large, complex organizations with a wide latitude of operational activities, logistics, infrastructure and human assets.

Eli Yitzhak

Consultancy to main HLS organizations in Israel (Ministry of Defense, prison authority, I.S.A etc’). Consultancy for security projects for private and governmental sector in Denmark, Central America and Africa. Lecturer at various academic institutes and conferences on national security and HLS. Development of integrative security and customs solution for seaports, including a innovative cargo risk management software and inspection site. Consultant and assessment in various security fields – airports, border crossings, maritime, infrastructure etc.