About Us

About Magen Tactical Defense Krav Maga


Magen Tactical Defense (“Magen”) was established in 2012 by reserve officers from elite IDF units and security divisions. We are the leading experts in Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) and security vulnerability assessment and emergency procedures. We offer active shooter response training, counter terrorism training, krav maga self-defense seminars, executive protection training, and defensive firearms training. We have the ability to travel anywhere in the world for the most Advanced Active Shooter Response Training. We will perform a security assessment of your property, train all staff members in the dynamics of a violent workplace attack, and create an Emergency Action Plan. This training goes well beyond the typical "Run, Hide” instructions which do not work. We will teach you how to handle the situation and the aggressor both physically and mentally.

Chanan Smith FounderCompany Founder

Chanan Smith: The founder and owner is a reserve lieutenant in the IDF Special Forces. Chanan trained and commanded counter-terror units in the Gaza Strip, and worked with the Israel Security Agency. Chanan has trained soldiers in krav maga, active shooter & counter-terrorism, defense against stabbing attempts by terrorists, soldier kidnap, and gaining control over terrorists armed with cold/hot weapons, etc. His training experience in the U.S. includes: former Vice President Joe Biden secret service team, FBI & other federal agencies, police & swat team members, NFL/NBA sports teams, Hollywood actors & movie production companies, law firms, business corporations, universities, hospitals, and more. He is an experienced trainer in the institutional and private sectors and is actively involved in training security units.


The school staff, experienced in the most advanced combat and training techniques, is made up of trainers qualified by the IDF who now train and consult in the civilian sector. They have years of experience both in the field and as instructors.