Born and raised in Israel, Shihan Sharabi demonstrated an aptitude for and interest in the martial arts which he avidly pursued from early childhood. As a testament to his dedication and natural abilities, he excelled in his studies and eventually became an instructor in numerous martial disciplines, most notably, Krav Maga, Kyokushinkai Karate, Aikido and Judo.
At the age of 18, Shihan Sharabi enlisted in the Israeli Defense Forces and was eventually was selected to serve in the Israeli Elite IDF Special Operations Unit where he served for numerous years with distinction. After being honorably discharged from the Israeli Defense Forces, Shihan Sharabi served as a professional bodyguard for a number of high level Israeli dignitaries before coming to the United States in the mid-1990’s.
Having first settled in California, Shihan Sharabi worked as an executive bodyguard for a number of high profile Hollywood actors and celebrities. He eventually moved to Philadelphia, where he has lived for the past 12 years and has earned his living as an Executive Protection Specialist, Security Consultant, Bodyguard, and martial arts and self defense instructor.
Shihan Sharabi currently holds a Master Instructor Degree in Israeli Krav Maga, a 8th Degree Black Belt in Kyokushinkai Karate, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Aikido, and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Judo. He is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, Firearms and Personal Defense Specialist, and founder and lead instructor of Sharabi Krav Maga.