Grand Master Hanshi Moti Horenstein

Moti Horenstein's Hisardut Krav-Maga
Moti Horenstein - World Champion

Grand Master Hanshi Moti Horenstein was born and educated in Israel. At the age of 5, he began training in the martial arts. During his training, he captured several Junior Champion of Israel titles.

In 1983, Hanshi Moti was drafted into the Israeli Army. He served in the Airborne Special Forces, and in several commando divisions teaching survival techniques for three consecutive years. In 1986, Hanshi Moti, trained by Dr. Dennis Hannover, became a heavyweight champion in Israel in the adult division. Moti would hold that heavyweight title for 6 years, until his arrival in the U.S. in 1989.

With many years of experience teaching both Israeli lay-students and the Israeli Special Forces, Moti decided to give back what martial arts had given him. In 1992, Moti Horenstein opened the Survival Center in Spring Valley, New York. This was the first of three locations. Moti Horenstein’s Karate & Kickboxing Academy located in New City, New York opened in 1999 and in, 2004 Moti opened his newest school in North Miami Beach/Aventura, Florida.

Moti is sharing his knowledge of the survival technique by teaching special seminars in many martial arts schools, military schools, police departments and security organizations.

Today, Moti is an eighth degree Black Belt and continues to compete worldwide as well as being Director and Chief Instructor of the World Survival Hisardut Organization. He holds World Titles in 5 different styles.

In 1995, Moti was crowned Champion of the World at the International World Oyama Karate Open Championships, as well, capturing first place honors in Team USA Shidokan, representing the United States in Tournaments around the world. Most recently, Moti captured another title in the United States in Muay Thai. In August 1998, he captured another title at the World King’s Cup Muay Thai Championships.

Today, Moti works even harder to bring his students the best techniques through hard work, research and development. This is something that Moti feels is an important aspect in the Survival Hisardut Krav-Maga System.

Grandmaster Hanshi Moti Horenstein
As seen on Deadliest Warrior



Grandmaster Hanshi Moti Horenstein - Israeli Knife Defense Video

Grand Master Hanshi Moti Horenstein - The Fighter


  • Sep 2004

    USA ISKA kickboxing

    USA super heavyweight champion – TKO 2nd round

  • Dec 2002

    San Shu

    World Champion

  • 2001


    Costa Rica

    World Champion Kyokushin Karate

  • Feb 26, 2000


    Amsterdam, Holland

    Superfight Winner in Under 4 minutes

  • Jan 29, 2000

    Battle of the Super Heavyweights

    Vanderbilt Arena, Plainview, NY

    Winner by Unanimous Decision, 5 Rounds

  • Dec 26, 1999

    Shidokan Superfight


    Superfight Winner, Knockdown 5th Round

  • Nov 12, 1999

    World Championship Kickboxing

    Vanderbilt Arena, Plainview, NY


  • Oct 1999


    Amsterdam, Holland

    Superfight Winner

  • May 1999

    Shidokan – TEAM USA

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Superfight 1st Place

  • April 1999

    Bas Rutten Invitational

    Littleton, Colorado

    Superfight Knockout Under 30 Seconds, Muay Thai 1st Place

  • September 1998

    No Holds Barred

    Amsterdam, Holland

    Superfight 1st Place

  • August 1998

    Muay Thai – Champion of the World

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Men’s Heavyweight 1st Place

  • April 1997

    Shidokan – Team USA

    Aragon Ballroom, Chigago

    Men’s Heavyweight 1st Place

  • November 1996

    Mas Oyama

    Rochester, New York

    Men’s Heavyweight 1st Place

  • August 1996

    Ultimate Test

    Costa Rica

    Men’s Heavyweight 1st Place

  • July 1996

    Ultimate Fighting Challenge

    Fair Park, Alabama


  • April 1996

    Shidokan – Team USA

    Bismarck Palace, Chicago

    Men’s Heavyweight 1st Place

  • March 1996

    Mas Oyama

    Manhattan Center, New York

    Men’s Heavyweight 3rd Place

  • October 1995

    Ultimate Challenge – World Oyama

    Westchester, New York

    Men’s Heavyweight 1st Place

  • August 1995

    Mas Oyama

    Rochester New York

    Men’s Heavyweight 3rd Place

  • March 1995

    Ultimate Test

    Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Men’s Heavyweight 1st Place

  • August 1994

    Mas Oyama

    Rochester, New York

    Men’s Heavyweight 2nd Place

  • 1986, 1987, 1988

    Champion Of Israel

    Tel-Aviv, Israel

    Men’s Heavyweight 1st Place