Schürmannstr. 25A | 45136 Essen

COACH Michael Rüppel

COACH Michael RüppelAt Krav Maga Street Defence Center in Essen, you will be trained by one of the most experienced Krav Maga Instructors in the World.

Michael Rüppel is a German Krav Maga expert who has been dedicated to modern self-defense and Krav Maga since 1999.

Today, he holds a 7th Dan Black Belt in Krav Maga and stands as one of the few Krav Maga experts worldwide who has instructed Israeli police and special forces units, including:

  • Lotar Counter Terror School
  • Undercover Units of the Tel Aviv Police
  • Yamas (Mistaravim)
  • Shayetet 13, the Israeli Navy SEALs
  • Metzada Unit, an Israeli special forces unit specializing in hostage rescue

In 2014, he founded the specialized Law Enforcement Program C.O.P.S., which stands for CLOSE OPERATION PROTECTION SYSTEM.

Today, he is a global authority on specialized techniques in firearms, knives, control, and handcuffing. Portions of his programs have been adopted by various units. He is also actively involved with law enforcement agencies in the United States, providing training to units such as:

  • Homeland Security
  • Miami Dade Special Response Team
  • Florida Department of Investigative and Forensic Services
  • Miami Dade Police Department
  • Hialeah Police Department
  • San Diego Police

His goal is to bring every police officer to a uniformly high level of performance that aligns with the demands of real-world situations, ensuring the best possible self-protection for law enforcement personnel worldwide.

But no matter what he does, he follows his own priority: quality instaed of quantity.

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