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Pavel Gavriluk


Pavel Gavriluk

Black Belt Dan 2, Founder and Head Instructor, TKM NJ

Pavel is a Dan 2 Black Belt, TKM Israel and US Head Instructor of TKM New Jersey. He is a certified Krav Maga Instructor according to the Ministry of Culture and Sport, State of Israel and USA. Pavel is training under Erez Sharabi, the Head Instructor and Founder of Traditional Krav Maga. He has multiple years of experience teaching Men,Women and Children. 


The activity in the Closter branch of TKM New Jersey is divided by age groups and is appropriate for children aged five and older, through adulthood. In keeping with the goal of teaching self-defense skills while elevating the fitness level, the activities are tailored to each age group with appropriate discipline and instruction.


At the facility, we strongly believe anyone can do it and we strongly urge everyone to do it, since physical fitness and knowing to defend oneself are invaluable. One sometimes overlooked added benefit for children and teenagers is the confidence boost often required to tackle difficult situations and, if confronted with growing epidemic of bullying, having the tools necessary to extinguish such behavior at the outset.


For adults it is a great workout while acquiring very practical tools for unexpected situations which call for self-defense and violence suppression. For students of all ages, it is building comradery with other likeminded concerned members of the community. When people come to try out Krav Maga, what often times makes them stay is the people they train with, both at the student and instructor levels.

It should not be forgotten that the Closter branch is part of a larger global community of TKM. Every student has a membership in the organization, acquired through attending the classes and seminars of the Closter school. Belt ranks, obtained by attending a certain number of sessions and seminars and passing a mandatory rigorous test, are recognized globally. We strive to achieve the common goal of all TKM students globally of preserving the principles and spirit of Krav Maga passed on by its founders.

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