In this episode, I had the honor to speak to and learn from Dr. Itay Gil, who is the Founder and CEO of Protect Israeli Security Solutions.
Dr. Gil is also a Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces. He began his career as a special forces paratrooper and was eventually chosen to be a part of Israel’s elite counter-terrorism and hostage rescue unit, Yamam. After serving some time with Yamam, he eventually became the chief close-quarter combat instructor for the unit.
Now as the leader of Protect, Dr. Gil is sought out by numerous media outlets for his expertise; including the History Channel, BBC, and Al Jazeera. He also has had the opportunity to travel all around the world to provide Krav Maga and security training to various military and law enforcement agencies. Some of these include; the Ukrainian President’s security detail, Russia’s Spetsnaz Alpha Group, and the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team. He also provides training for civilians. I had the opportunity to train with him during a seminar that I attended while I was living in England.
In this episode, Dr. Gil joins me to tell his story. Talking about his career in the military and his journey to becoming a Krav Maga instructor. We also discuss dangers around the world, and how the state of today’s society could compromise people’s safety and security. I also ask him to share some of his expertise and offer us some tips on how we can protect ourselves both at home and while traveling, should the need arise.
Connect with Dr. Gil
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