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