Lior Ofir is a Former Israeli Navy SEAL, a World Champion martial artist with years of experience in the Israeli Ministry of Defense as a Defensive Tactics Specialist in the security field. He has dedicated his life to teaching different communities Personal Safety Concepts to stay safe in dangerous situations they might face.
As a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion, Lior is also a Motivational & Leadership Speaker -"How to win everything without having anything". He reinforces our younger generations with the values they need, the tools to overcome challenges and to pursue excellence- all in a fun and supporting environment.
Lior Ofir was born in Ramat Gan, Israel in 1985. He was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces in 2003 where he joined the elite Naval Commando Unit ("Shyetet 13"). His roles included sniper, a medic and hand-to-hand Krav Maga combat instructor. Lior served for almost five years. As a reserve duty serviceman – he is one of the team members in charge of selecting the future students in the trials.
In 2008, Lior was accepted to the Interdisciplinary Centre (IDC) in Herzliya, where he graduated with a Law and Business degree while working for Israel’s Ministry of Defense for four years. In this position he is part of a team preparing Operational/Emergency plans team for security teams.
For over decade, Lior has been practicing martial arts. He started by mastering Krav Maga, then found his love and passion when introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 2016-2017 alone, he won 6 different world championship titles in the sport. Lior also understands and takes seriously his role as an unofficial ambassador for Israel within the world of martial arts. Currently he is trying to improve the Krav Maga system and teach other instructors the ground foundations by bringing his extraordinary abilities in the BJJ field to the system.
Lior believes in giving back to the community. He has spoken & taught self-defense at events for many Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, such as the Jewish Federation, the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, StandWithUs, JCCs, The Consul General of Israel, BBYO etc. He is an engaging speaker, especially for younger people, women and vunerable target communities. His teachings have helped keep hundreds of people safe via his No_Fear_Ofir workshops. Lior is able to connect with youth regarding personal development, having a strong identity, building a good work ethic, and the mindset you need to be the best version of yourself. When he teaches basic Krav Maga & Personal Safety, his focus is on mostly preventing and escaping when under attack in different daily routine scenarios.
In the media:
Artical on Ynet https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4890616,00.html
Article in English http://www2.schechter.org/blog/?p=1319
Artical on Ynet https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5027788,00.html
Grappler Union Podcast https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grappler-union-podcast/grappler-union/e/55050098
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