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, Delta, 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 hostile/foreign 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 byall Israeli Special Forces Units. Some of the methodologies he developed orenhanced 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.

He also held the position of Operational Team Leader on the Central Command Counter-Terror and Hostage Rescue 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 in developing Tactical Methodologies for the Israeli Special Forces and for excellent service in commanding the Counter-Terror School’s International Training Section.

Nir is a certified Use of Force Instructor through the Ontario Police College and a certified Police Tactical Operations and Use of Force Instructor through the Atlantic PoliceAcademy 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 the enhancement of OPC’s High Risk Building Entry and Search methodology currently taught to all Police recruits.

He also has 30 years of extensive Martial Arts and Unarmed Combat experience in Israeli KravMaga, JeetKune Do, WTF Tae Kwon Do, and Hap Ki Do. 

Another of Nir’s areas of expertise is Close Protection. He was responsible for organizing and deploying Close Protection details for dignitaries and representatives of the Israeli Government while they were in Canada engaged in political functions.

Currently, Nir is an operational member on a Nuclear Tactical Unit as well as a Sworn Peace Officer for the Province of Ontario on a Judicial Enforcement Agency. He continues to deliver Counter-Terror, Active Shooter Intervention, Tactical Shooting, and KravMaga training to Police and Military organizations aroundthe world.

To date, he has trained over ten thousand 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.