Roy Elghanayan is the youngest Master in Krav Maga history. He is the only person to be ranked #1 as the National Israeli Krav Maga Champion of the Israeli Military (twice in a row!).
While serving in the Israeli Special Forces, Roy was handpicked to create a Krav Maga Defense Tactics Program for elite units and divisions that are still in use today. He has also been personally recognized by the 18th Chief of Staff (Dan Halutz) of the Israeli Defense Forces for his abilities in hand to hand combat. Roy Elghanayan’s Krav Maga (REKM) is a direct result of all of these achievements and more than two decades of experience.
In addition to continuing his training and the expansion of his own studio (REKM) in Los Angeles, Roy is also a renowned fight choreographer for film and television. He trained the Oscar nominated actress, Jessica Chastain, for her role as a Mossad agent in “The Debt” and trained emerging actress Brit Marling for her starring role in “The East.”
Roy has also appeared alongside internationally recognized martial artist Cung Le in his film “Puncture Wounds” and recently starred in and choreographed the action short “Strings” directed by Jimmy Loweree.
Roy receives invitations to train at Krav Maga Academies across the world and his world famous reputation continues to attract students and celebrities from all over the globe to come and train with him here in L.A.
Today, Roy Elghanayan is working in Hollywood as an actor and fight choreographer.