20 September 1974 |
|Native name||אמיר פרץ|
|Residence||Los Angeles, CA|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (227 lb; 16.2 st)|
|Rank||4th dan black belt in Krav Maga|
Amir Perets (born September 20, 1974) is an Israeli-born mixed martial artist, an entrepreneur, and an active participant in Fight Science featured on the National Geographic Channel. He is an instrumental figure in popularizing the self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces known as Krav Maga.
At age 18, Amir Perets became Israel’s heavyweight full-contact martial arts champion and he joined the IDF. Perets later on became the IDF Krav Maga/hand-to-hand combat instructor of the Israeli infantry and Special Forces units.
Excelling as an instructor, Perets was assigned to the top level of Krav Maga instruction in the IDF, certifying the hand-to-hand combat instructor course; Having taught some of the IDF top instructors, Perets then was selected for the elite IDF Naval Commando Unit where he built the unit's hand-to-hand combat program.
Perets then immigrated to the United States and pursued teaching defensive tactics and life saving methods to military counter-terror units, law enforcement agencies and civilians worldwide. Simultaneously, he became a lead instructor at the newly formed “Krav Maga National Training Center", in Los Angeles California, where he holds a fourth degree black belt.
Perets completed his High School education mastering in Psychology/Sociology at Amal Institute in Israel. He then joined the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) - Excelling as an instructor for Krav Maga and Combat Fitness, Perets was assigned to the top level of Krav Maga instruction in the IDF, certifying the hand-to-hand combat instructor course, Having taught some of the IDF top instructors, Perets then was selected for the Elite IDF Naval Commando Unit.
Hall of Fame
In 2009 Amir Perets was inducted into the Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to law enforcement, military and the world of martial arts.
The Masters Hall of Fame is an association of Martial Artists and other interested parties that works to recognize, develop, enhance and improve the Martial Arts Leaders and Businesses by “Developing and Recognizing Excellence” in the Martial Arts Communities.
- Warrior .... Yosi
- Drillbit Taylor (2008) .... "Mossad" Agent aka "Drillbit Taylor: Budget Bodyguard" - USA (poster title)
- Never Back Down (2008) (Technical Advisor)
- Psychotic (2002) .... Juice
TV / Miscellaneous
- Car Science (2011)
- "Bust a Move" (2011) TV episode .... Himself
- Inside MMA (2007–2010)
- Episode dated 5 March 2010 (2010) TV episode .... Himself
- Episode #1.14 (2007) TV episode .... Himself
- Fight Science (2008–2010)
- "Human Weapon" (2010) TV episode .... Himself
- "Fighting Back" (2008) TV episode .... Himself
- Fight Science (2007) (TV) .... Himself
- "Fight Science | Profile: Amir Perets | National Geographic Channel". Channel.nationalgeographic.com. 2009-12-22. Retrieved 2010-08-27.[dead link]
- "Amir Perets – Martial Arts Champion, Fitness Guru, Israeli Self-Defense Expert". TheMartialArtsReporter.com. 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
- "Hollywood's Defense Minister". ynet.co.il. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
- "Foreign defense | News". South Philly Review. 2003-03-06. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
- "Winter Workshop with Amir Perets (4th degree BB KM) in Los Angeles — Krav Maga Worldwide Israeli Self Defense Forums". Kravmaga.com. 2008-03-26. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
- "Deadliest Warrior: U.S. Navy SEAL vs. Israeli Commando". Kmwtrainingcenters.com. 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2010-08-27.[dead link]
- "Grand Theft Auto IV". Archived from the original on 15 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
- "MHOF Inductee List 2009". Masters Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
- "KMW Instructors Inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame". Kravmagaeu.com. 2009-08-21. Retrieved 2010-08-27.[dead link]
- Fight Science featuring Amir Perets on KravMaga.com[dead link]
- MA Success Magazine Article about Amir Perets[dead link]
- Black Belt magazine featuring Amir Perets[dead link]
- Amir Perets – Martial Arts Champion, Fitness Guru, Israeli Self-Defense Expert
- Inside MMA 410: Cain Velasquez, Vladimir Matyushenko and Amir Perets
- Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame