About Idan Abolnik

Idan Abolnik is the founder and chief instructor (he will not use the title ‘Master’ or ‘Sensei’) of the Kalah System. A decade of combat experience in some of the worlds most testing conflicts have given Idan a level of experience of both armed and unarmed combat that can truly be described as world class. His experience has shaped his system and he uses his real world experience from the upper echelons of the Israeli Military and diplomatic protection teams to develop techniques unsurpassed in their effectiveness. Upon entering the Israeli military Idan was selected to join one of their most respected units, the Golani. During his active service he took part in countless high-risk operations both internally and externally to Israel as well as being responsible for unit training. The Golani are well known for unparalleled operational experience within Lebanon and Gaza making them some of the most hardened fighters within the IDF.

Close Protection and Diplomatic Protection

Moving on from the Israeli Special Forces Idan was selected to join the Security Services via the internationally renowned ‘GR’ selection and training course. During his time in diplomatic protection Idan protected numerous high profile individuals (including former Israeli Presidents and cabinet ministers) both domestically and internationally.

Development of the Kalah System

After completing his service with the Israeli government Idan continued to provide training to a number of well known governmental institutions, police forces, specialist military units as well as national airlines and private companies. In 2003 he formalized his system, naming it Kalah.

Kalah is fast becoming internationally recognized as one of the most effective combat systems around. It is being adopted across military and LE units globally with training centers opening across South Africa, Europe and the United States.