Nir Maman


Nir served in one of the most elite units in the Israeli Special Forces, the Central Command Counter-Terror Unit (C.T.U.) and the Special Forces Counter-Terror and Special Operations School (C.T.S.O). During his service he held several positions including Commander of the Counter-Terror School’s International Training Section where he was responsible for developing and delivering specialized Counter-Terror, Hostage Rescue, and Krav Maga training to Special Forces Units from various countries around the world including the United States (Army Special Forces, Marines Special Operations Command, Rangers and Asymmetrical Warfare Group), that attend the Israeli Special Forces Counter-Terror and Special Operations School in preparation for high risk deployments such as Iraq and Afghanistan. 

He also held the position of Lead Counter-Terror Instructor on the Counter Terror School’s Designated Hostage Rescue Take-Over Units Instruction Section, where he was responsible for training new recruits and active operational members of the Israeli Special Force’s Designated Hostage Rescue Units in all areas of Counter-Terror warfare and Hostage Rescue including Hostage Rescue Operations in domestic and foreign/hostile environments, Close-Quarters-Combat, Dynamic Entry, Aircraft, Ship, Train, and Bus Interdiction, Suicide Bomber Interception, Urban Warfare, Tactical Shooting, and Krav Maga.

Nir was also assigned to the C.T.S.O. School’s Chief Instruction and Research and Development Section where he was responsible for enhancing and developing operational Counter Terror tactical methodologies that are currently deployed by all Israeli Special Forces Units. Some of the methodologies he developed or enhanced for the Counter Terror School include: Active Shooter Intervention in open terrain, Fighting in Built Up/Urban areas, Deployment of the Ballistic Shield in Urban Warfare, and Single Operative Combat Tactics. His duties in this section also included training the C.T.S.O. School’s instructors in Counter-Terror Warfare, Tactical Shooting, and Krav Maga. Additionally, he also held the position of Operational Team Leader on the Central Command Counter-Terror Unit during high-risk deployments which included Direct Action Operations, Active Shooter Interventions, Arrests of high threat terrorists, and high risk entries and searches throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip regions. 

In April 2009 Nir was awarded the Israeli Defense Force Ground Forces Command Soldier of the Year Award of Excellence for his service. 

Nir is a certified Provincial Use of Force Instructor through the Ontario Police College (OPC) and a certified Police Tactical Operations and Use of Force Instructor through the Atlantic Police Academy in Prince Edward Island Canada where he was a sworn Police Constable working as a Tactical and Use of Force Instructor. He is a Tactical resource to the Ontario Police College and assisted in enhancing OPC’s High-Risk entry methodology currently taught to all Police recruits.  

He also has over 32 years of extensive Martial Arts and Unarmed Combat experience in Israeli Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, WTF Tae Kwon Do, and Hap Ki Do.  

Nir served as an operational member on a Nuclear Tactical Unit for the Government of Canada and is currently a Sworn Peace Officer for the Province of Ontario on a Judicial Enforcement Agency, a Reserve Police Officer with a Tribal Police Department in the United States, and the appointed Managing Director of the Canadian Tactical Officers Association. 

Another one of Nir’s areas of expertise is Close Protection. Since 2000, he has been in charge of deploying Close Protection details for representatives of the Israeli Government travelling to Canada for political functions. Nir has also been in charge of protecting various celebrities including Morgan Freeman, Alanis Morissette, and Mike Bullard.    

He continues to deliver Counter-Terror, Active Shooter Intervention, Tactical Shooting, and Krav Maga training to Police and Military organizations around the world. To date, he has trained thousands of Special Forces Soldiers, Police Tactical/SWAT Officers, Police Officers, Customs and Immigration Enforcement Officers, Tactical and Armed Security Officers, Close Protection Agents/Bodyguards, and Instructors in all those fields from various Countries around the world including Canada, the United States, Israel, and others.