Who We Are

Alpha Krav Maga is renowned as one of the most realistic, advanced Self-Defense and Survival Systems of the Israeli Defense Forces found in the world! Certified instructors and affiliate schools are located all over the United States. Alpha Krav Maga International is dedicated to training men, women, children, law enforcement and military personnel to be able to fight and defend themselves and others, stand up for what is right, and to never become a victim!  All instructors are required to attend training events at one of our regional training centers quarterly to keep up-to-date on curriculum and to continue their training. We hold a very high standard for our instructors; thus,  the Alpha Krav Maga instructor certification process is selective, intensive and advanced.  When you train at an Alpha Krav Maga school you are getting the best training in world! Alpha Krav Maga Blueline Law Enforcement  Division has the honor of training Police, Federal Agents and Security personnel the skills needed to keep them and the people they protect in the safest way possible. Alpha Krav Maga is committed to the men and women who protect us day and night. 

Please explore our website and contact us with any questions about training, becoming an affiliate school, and attaining the prestigious Alpha Krav Maga certification for you or your organization. 

What We Do

Alpha Krav Maga is a new breed of Israeli Self-Defense, fighting and fitness. The significance of the company’s name is derived from biblical reference and symbolism relating to Alpha and Omega and their key placement as the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. The brand Alpha Krav Maga has come to represent the basic and essential elements of something much larger; part beginning, end, and everything in between. Alpha Krav Maga is a unique, rapidly expanding and ever-evolving Israeli Self Defense System designed to empower people of all walks of life. Through the seamless integration of Mind, Body and Soul, Alpha Krav Maga International takes Self-Defense and Fitness to the next level.

Alpha Krav Maga’s Israeli Self-Defense System will teach you how to earn a Black Belt in Life. While other Krav Maga systems are very technique-focused, Alpha Krav Maga’s System combines up-to-date, relevant and devastatingly-effective self-defense techniques currently used by the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) with elements just as important to our students’ overall well-being, such as private, personalized coaching, nutritional recommendations, supplemental fitness advice and top-of-the-industry Instructor-Training for those who are interested in following that path. Sam Sade, Founder/Owner of Alpha Krav Maga International only trains realistic, tried-and-tested self-defense techniques proven to be effective in people of all shapes and sizes, irrespective of age, gender, current fitness level or previous combat experience. No matter what your individual training goals are, you are the perfect candidate to join us in any of our rapidly-expanding number of schools nationwide.

What We Can Do For You

Alpha Krav Maga takes your training program to a whole new level. Here at Alpha Krav Maga International, we help guide you through the challenge of growing your adult or children’s martial arts program. We take pride in what we offer and most importantly, what we do for our affiliates.

Alpha Krav Maga International is a family business. Our goal is to ensure you a quality education, credentials and prestige. As well as proper tools to execute a successful, well informed, Krav Maga program. Sam Sade is a World Renowned Krav Maga Instructor with a 7th Degree Black Belt. He also attended Windgate Institute in Natanya, Israel where he completed his sports education and received his Krav Maga diploma. Finally, Mr. Sade was a student of Bas Rutten for 12 years, which also has a lot of influence on the way we train. His credentials will reflect on your training and bring additional success to your school.

Our Krav Maga program has evolved significantly due to the fact that we incorporate Boxing, Thai Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Krav Maga training into our system. We have the background in local and specialized police force training, various military, expert level Jiu-Jitsu, expert level Thai Boxing, expert level Wrestling, as well as expert level Mixed Martial Arts to take your program to the next level.

In addition to our elite level training program, we have website and social media marketing options for your business once you are ready to execute Alpha Krav Maga into your school.

As an affiliate of AKMI, here are a few of the benefits you will receive:

-Only the best education in the art of Krav Maga
-Continued training with our top notch instructional staff
-Certified coaches training through all phases of progression
-Completed curriculum from white to black belt
-Sample lesson plans for class instruction
-Assistance with your website and/or social media (for additional cost)
-Proven growth strategies for your adult program

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Sam Sade
AKMI Founder/Head Coach

Sam Sade was born and raised in Haifa, Israel in 1964. Life was not easy, as he grew up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country. From a very early age, he was required to learn how to defend himself and prevail. The theme of “Fight and Win” continues to guide him even today.

Upon completing high school, he joined the Israel Defense Forces and served as an Airborne Ranger in a front-line infantry division from 1983 to 1986. During that time he fought under extreme combat conditions in Lebanon for seven months, an indelible experience that forever changed his life.

After leaving the army, Sam became interested in Body Building. His passion led him to California where he trained for a year with a former Mr. California, Jim Redarsic, with the intention of returning to Israel to open his own fitness center. His gym was an overwhelming success, operating for more than a decade. During this period, Sam won the coveted Mr. Israel bodybuilding title two years running and represented his homeland in several international competitions. He’s proud to say that he trained two of Israel’s other winners of this national distinction.

With an eye toward higher education, Sam completed his Sports Education studies at The Wingate Institute, a renowned university, in addition to obtaining his degree in Alternative Nutritional Studies at The University of Haifa.

At the age of 31, with much street experience under his belt, but no formal training, Sam decided to pursue Krav Maga, the oldest Mixed Martial Art presently in use. Originally developed for the IDF in 1948, Krav Maga is a hard-hitting compilation of advanced conflict resolution methods and several fighting technologies including Western-style Boxing, Thai Boxing, Grappling and Wrestling. It follows some very basic principles: defend and immediately counter-attack from a position of disadvantage, use the natural contours of instinct, and eliminate the threat by any and all means, “So that one can walk in peace”. Heavy emphasis is placed on the use of small arms including rifles, pistols, edged weapons, sticks and batons, both offensively and defensively. Sam was the first person in Israel to receive his Black Belt after ONLY 2 1/2 years of training.

He has taught thousands of civilian students and has provided “force training” to several military and paramilitary groups and agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the LAPD, the Air Marshals Service, the Secret Service and various police organizations around the country.


Master George is considered one of the original Krav Maga Instructors of Illinois. Starting off with a career in traditional martial arts, in 2002, Master George began teaching Krav Maga to several law enforcement and military agencies. Master George prefers staying true to the original ideals of traditional martial arts while incorporating the modern street fighting curriculum of Krav Maga. Master George offers a unique classroom experience using his experience in law enforcement, military, martial arts, and training as a professional fighter.

In is spare time, Master George trains law enforcement and professional athletes privately and holds several self defense, gun safety, and rape prevention seminars annually at The Alpha Krav Maga Compound in Northbrook.


Bert Witte has been training in martial arts since 1981. During this time he has trained in Tae Kwon Do, Goju Ryu Karate, Goju Shorei Ryu Karate, Kajukenbo Karate, Judo, Bu Kyoku Ryu Karate, American Kickboxing, Kali/Arnis, Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Bert has trained numerous federal and municipal law enforcement agents in varying capacities pertaining to close quarters combat, weapons retention, weapons defenses (firearms, edged weapons, blunt force objects) restraint and control techniques and has served as a “train the trainer” capacity for law enforcement defensive tactics trainers.

Master Bert currently owns and operates Buffalo Grove Martial Arts in Buffalo Grove, Illinois where he teaches children and adult classes for the past 15 years.Bert is a veteran of the United States Air Force and has a B.S. from Northeastern Illinois University in History, Philosophy and Political Science.


Dennis Amato was a personal trainer for 15 years, educating his clients in physical fitness and nutrition. In 1999, he began his training in Krav Maga and earned his instructor status in June of 2000, and soon after; opened the first Krav Maga school in New England.

Since then, Dennis has taught hundreds of Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement personnel throughout New England and received an honorable certificate of appreciation from the ATF in Boston for his dedication to training their officers. Along with training civilians and law enforcement personnel, Dennis has also trained several military units prior to their deployment to active duty.

Dennis is now the owner of Test, Inc. and is on the board of directors of Alpha Krav Maga International, where he conducts instructor certification courses all around the country.


Jim Klauba is a veteran Law Enforcement Officer with over 22yrs of experience. He is currently assigned to the Chicago Police Department’s Physical Skills Unit of the Training Academy, as a Control Tactics Instructor. Jim began teaching Control Tactics classes in 1996 while working as a Deputy for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.

Certified by the State of Illinois Law Enforcement Standards and Training Board as a Control Tactics Instructor, Jim has developed numerous curriculums for the Chicago Police Department. Most notably, he developed the Ground Fighting for Weapon Protection course that is now part of the Recruit and In Service training program. He is also a member and 2010, 2014 and 2016 Course Presenter for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA). In addition to having numerous Law Enforcement certifications in control tactics, Jim has also been training martial arts for approximately 36 years with 12 of those years spent doing Krav Maga. Currently, He is studying to get his black belt in Alpha Krav Maga under Sam Sade.



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