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Meet Master Solomon Benjamin of Krav Maga SMA in Sherman Oaks

Today we’d like to introduce you to Master Solomon Benjamin.

Master Solomon Benjamin was born in Kfar Sabah, Israel. He started studying Karate in 1971, Tae Kwon Do in 1977 and Krav Maga in 1996. Master Solomon holds the rank of 6th degree black belt. He was awarded the rank of Grand Master in 2001 Grand master: martial arts school director and master instructor of 5th degree black belt or higher. He is a certified instructor in Krav Maga and KAPAP Grandmaster in Traditional Tae Kwon Do Master in WTF Olympic Tae Kwon Do.

KAPAP is the acronym for Krav Panim El Panim, Hebrew for face to face combat, military krav maga. The self defense system of the Israeli Special Forces. Krav Maga and KAPAP nowadays are practically the same. There are 3 specific uses in krav maga, civilian, military and security.

Master Solomon is a certified instructor in krav maga and kapap by the Ministery of Education of Israel and the International Kapap Association. Kapap Israel. KRAV MAGA SMA is Kapap LA official training center and School representative ika kapap LA Sherman oaks USA.

There is no substitute for experience, Master Solomon was an assistant instructor since 1975, and started teaching professionally in 1987. The master established Solomon’s Martial arts in 1990. Master Solomon teaches martial arts, self defense and fitness for men and women ages 14-70 of all fitness levels and kids ages 5 – 13. 4 yr. old subject to approval.

At KRAV MAGA SMA students learn self defense techniques that gives them self-confidence. Master Solomon teaches the values of traditional martial arts, such as respect, honor, perseverance, humility, indomitable spirit. Students also get the benefits of the best training in strength training, flexibility and cardio in each class. Students get a complete workout, while getting in shape and learning martial arts and effective self defense.

“The purpose of martial arts is not to hurt people, hurting people is easy. The purpose is to build a strong mind and a strong body.”
Master Solomon Benjamin

“All this has created a great conflict within me, for if I cannot use my skill to protect myself from any person who walks in off the street and demands a fight, how can I hope my students will retain confidence in my ability to teach them this skill? And yet, if I use my skill and hurt someone, even in self-defense, have I not betrayed the spirit of what martial arts is all about?”
– Grand Master HEE IL CHO (Master Solomon studied with the grand master 1977-1980.)

Has it been a smooth road?
Owning a martial arts school has it’s challenges. On one hand I am a Master teaching the students to improve and progress. O the other hand you are a business and have to stay in business. Krav Maga SMA was est. in 1990 and just celebrated it’s 27th year.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with krav maga sma – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I have trained in martial arts 46 years, and been in business 27 years. I teach kids 4 yr. and up and adults up to 72 yrs old. I teach krav maga and Israeli Special Forces self defense called KAPAP. We are known for our expertise and level of instruction, been called the master’s class. What sets us apart is the ability to teach, you don’t see every day.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I like the weather and having so much outdoors to adventure in. What I dislike is the traffic and the bad drivers.


  • 2 weeks trial special $39.99
  • women’s special first 6 months $99/mo.
  • ! class $25
  • and other monthly plans at $130 /mo. min 3 months sign up

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1 Comment


    March 27, 2017 at 21:34

    This is definitely something I want to learn.

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