4th dan black belt in Skornik Israeli combat & Israeli krav maga.
“These days when the extremes are on the rise I believe that Lior’s work is a game changer that brings self-defense to another level. Through his classes Lior provides practical advice and tools on how a person can defend him/herself and escape from any dangerous situation. It earned Lior the well deserved worldwide acknowledgement and placed him among the most top athletes in the world.”
Prof. Misho Ceko
Owner of Chicago Mixed Martial Arts and Professor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
“Getting such a promotion is highly unusual and can only happen with only the most elite athletes. In fact, throughout my 20-year career, this (Lior) is the first time I have witnessed it and was honored to grant it.”
Owner and Chief Coach of MR-Scorpion Martial Arts Academy, one of the largest academies in Israel.
"Lior has a phenomenal ability to break down simple moves and create complex combinations." He won one competition after another, beating some of the major names. With these victories, Lior firmly placed himself among the best jiu jitsu fighters in Israel.”
Gold Medalist at FILA Europeans, Gold Medalist a the 2011 Worlds, Silver Medalist at IBJJF Europeans, Gold Medalist at JJIF Europeans in 2016 and Silver Medalist at JJIF World Champion.
“As a result of his abilities and achievements, I decided to fly to Chicago and have some training sessions with him.” Mr. Ofir is a world class athlete who has plenty to offer both as a competitor and as a self-defense instructor, always creating and improving methods which will benefit the sport and self-defense tactics in a global way.”
Coach John Piper
Roberto “Gordo” Correa Black Belt, the Owner of Charlotte Jiu Jitsu Academy located in Charlotte, NC.
“I have trained with him once and immediately learned that he is a very talented and skilled practitioner with a highest level of expertise.”
Master Carlos Gracie Jr.
a founder and the President of the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), 6th Degree Black Belt, Black Belt in Judo, ten times World Champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, six times Champion in Greco-Roman Wrestling.
"Despite a substantial difference in weight, 145 pounds vs 380 pounds, Lior was able to defeat Ryan by way of submission using excellent techniques and a strategy to counter my fighter’s attacks. This kind of result is truly rare." “Such expert fighters like Lior, who bring their passion, talent and knowledge, are the ones who I appreciate the most, as they are the ones who advance and promote this sport even further. Having been in the industry all my life, I can unequivocally state that he is one of the best and brightest in the field of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I have no doubt that Lior will be an asset to the Martial Arts community."
Champion Chris Clodfelter
Martial Art expert with 30 years of experience in martial arts, U.S. Muay Thai Association Lightweight Champion
"Lior is definitely one of the top athletes. Winning in the World Championships is the highest level and the most desired victory for an athlete and unquestionably places such an athlete among the best and brightest. Lior is a living example of success."
President Amir Boaro
The Head of UWW Israel organization (United World Wrestling) and the Main Instructor of the women and men national teams, a Founder of MMA Israel Gym.
"The first time I have heard about Lior was in 2014 when he won the ADCC Israel Championship. Lior won his division after beating all his appointments by Submission (the ideal result) which is, in and of itself, quite extraordinary."
Professor Jay Valko
the Owner of Valko Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy, a certified black belt.
“He is able to compete and winning all his fights and taking Double Gold, Open-Weight & Featherweightat and be the corner guy for others helping them to prepare mentally for their fights - all in the same day. Lior’s contributions to sports spread further than the Martial Arts field”
Tournament Director at Newbreed Ultimate Challenge
“We invited Lior to be one of the distinguished judges at our event. Lior’s expertise, experience and a notable record of accomplishments in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu render him a valuable asset and an excellent referee.”
Israel “Izao” Reyes
First-degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Gold Medalist World Championship, a three-time Pan American Champion.
“I invited Lior to join my team of referees for the prestigious Grappling Games. on several occasions, other referees requested that Lior assist them with decisions, especially during controversial scenarios. Having other experts ask Lior for his judgement and opinion, illustrates that Lior is truly among the small percentage of top experts in the field.”
Coach Ilya Safanov
the Owner of Magen David Fighters
“I can unequivocally state that Lior’s system by far is the most original and practical system that has been developed in many years. Professors from various Krav-Maga school are reaching to Lior requesting him to conduct expert classes at their academies. The lessons in my academy are based on this new approach.”