CHIEF INSTRUCTOR & REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF IKMF ASIA
The Company is led by its President, DINDO D. DE JESUS, Expert 2, while concurrently holding the position of Regional Director for Asia of the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF), a Global Instructor, as well as Country Director and Chief Instructor for the IKMF Philippines. He currently has sixteen (16) instructors under his wing, with the first generation of instructors made up of Ryan Cruz, Atty. Jose Hipolito Jr., Jose Antonio Lontok, Erwin Mandapat, Jayford Anthony Pelaez, and Abelardo Constantino Tolentino III; and the second generation made up of Dennis Balajadia, Rodolfo Gerard Buena, Paraluman Cruz, Joselito Joble, Jose Kalaw, Raquel Angela Picazo, Abbie Remo, Mitch Yeto and Al Claro of Cebu, and Joseph Javier of Cagayan de Oro. He has five (5) Tactical Shooting Instructor under his wing made up of Maj. Lawrence San Juan of the Philippine Scout Ranger, Philippine Army, Eng. Danilo Aparis, Emmnuel Calupig, Atty. Jose Hipolito, Jr. & Jose Antonio Lontok. While his instructors exclusively train under De Jesus, they earned their Civilian Instructor Certification and Graduate Level 1 from the Global Instructors of the IKMF, specifically Israel Tamir (Expert Level 4 GIT-IKMF), Marcus Torgerson (Expert Level 2 GIT-IKMF) and Tamir Gilad (Expert Level 5 GIT-IKMF) for the first generation, and Israel Tamir and Israel Cohen (Expert Level 3 GIT-IKMF) for the second generation instructors. Tactical Shooting Instructor Course was conducted by Israel Cohen (Expert 3 GIT-IKMF).
De Jesus holds an Expert Level 2, the first and the highest Krav Maga Practitioner in the South East and East Asia. He had the privilege of training and earning his Expert Level 2 in Israel after successfully passing the exam and meeting the criteria given by the Chairman and Head Instructor of the IKMF, Master Avi Moyal. Expert Camp, May 17 to 22, 2016.
List of Courses and Trainings Completed
Trained and completed the VIP Protection Silver Level Course under Dedi Levi (Continental Instructor Team and Tactical Shooting Instructor – IKMF), 13-17 May 2012.
Trained and completed the Israeli Tactical Shooting Course under Dan Oren (Global Instructor Team – IKMF and State of Israel Licensed Tactical Shooting Instructor), 24-28 July 2013.
Trained and completed the Advance Tactical Shooting Course under Dan Oren, 16-18 Feb 2014.
Trained and completed the Advance Tactical Shooting Course under Doron Balahsan (Tactical Shooting Instructor – IKMF and Licensed Tactical Shooting Instructor of the Israeli Defense Force, State of Israel), 27-30 January 2015.
Trained and completed the Advance Tactical Shooting Course under Doron Balahsan (Tactical Shooting Instructor – IKMF and Licensed Tactical Shooting Instructor of the Israeli Defense Force, State of Israel), 03-08 October 2015.
Trained and completed the Expert Camp under Master Avi Moyal and the IKMF Global Instructor Team, Caesarea, Israel, 19-24 May 2014.
Trained and completed the Expert Camp under Master Avi Moyal and the IKMF Global Instructor Team, Caesarea, Israel, 17-22 May 2016.
Trained completed and passed the Tactical Shooting Instructor Course under Israel Cohen, Expert 3 and Head of the S.W.A.T. & Military Division of the IKMF. Sept. 8 to 15, 2016 in the Philippines.
Krav Maga Training and Career
After one and a half years of training in Krav Maga, De Jesus took the Civilian Instructor’s Course (CIC) held in the Philippines in 2009. CIC, a fundamental course for certification as a Krav Maga self-defense instructor, involves over 180 hours of study and training.
From Practitioner Level 2, de Jesus received a Graduate Level 2 certification under the IKMF. This made him one of the first Filipino Krav Maga instructors in the country.
Asked why he wanted to become a full-time instructor, De Jesus said, “Because I believe in the efficiency and effectiveness of this system (Krav Maga).” Immediately after the CIC, De Jesus began training civilians and law enforcement units according to the principles of combat expressed in IKMF. During the Instructor Update in 2010, he achieved a Graduate Level 3 certification and subsequently achieved his Graduate Level 4 two years later after successfully passing the exam administered by Master Avi Moyal. In December 2012, Israel Tamir certified him as a Graduate Level 5 upon completing the requirements set by the IKMF.
24 May 2014, he earned his Expert Level 1 Certification from Master Avi Moyal, Israel Tamir (Expert 4, Head of Security & Law Enforcement GIT) and Megan Cohen Kaddouch (Expert Level 2 GIT-IKMF), at Ceasarea, Israel,
22 May 2016, he earned his Expert Level 2 Certification from Master Avi Moyal, Tamir Gilad (Expert 5, Head of Testing Committee GIT) and Israel Cohen (Expert 3, Head of SWAT and Military GIT) at Ceasarea, Israel, he is the highest ranking Krav Maga Instructor/ Practitioner in Far East Asia since 2009.
His task as the IKMF Regional Director of Asia is to oversee the operation of all the IKMF chapters in the region, train the Instructors and Directors, and conduct seminars that will introduce IKMF Krav Maga to new practitioners.
International Trainings Conducted
– Trained the IKMF Country Director of Singapore, April 2013.
– Trained the Instructors of IKMF Taiwan, conducted 2 seminars, and Practitioner Level 1 test, 1-7 April 2014.
– Trained and tested the Country Director of IKMF Korea for his Graduate Level 2, as well as conducted a seminar for IKMF Korea, 6-12 July 2014.
– Trained and tested the Country Director and other instructors of IKMF Singapore, 28 February-2 March 2015.
– Conducted a 2-day IKMF Krav Maga course and Anti-Carjacking seminar with the IKMF Singapore, 28 February-1 March 2015.
– Conducted Civilian Instructor Course – IKMF South Korea Part 1 and 2, 9-19 April 2015 and 26 June-4 July 2015, respectively
– Conducted Security & Law Enforcement Seminar with the IKMF South Korea, 18 April 2015.
– Tested and Certified Civilian Instructor Course participants of the IKMF South Korea, 4 July 2015.
– Conducted Security & Law Enforcement Seminar with the IKMF South Korea, 27 June 2015.
– Trained and tested the Country Director of IKMF South Korea for his Graduate Level 3, 22-24 July 2015.
– Conducted the first Krav Maga Seminar and Practitioner Course in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 22-29 June 2015.
– Trained the Mongolian Police, Marshalls and Security under the IKMF Mongolia, 22-29 July 2015.
– Conducted the first Practitioner Test for IKMF Mongolia, 29 July 2015.
– Conducted the Practitioner 1 level Course for IKMF Taiwan, 6-7 August 2016
– Conducted the Practitioner 1 level test for IKMF Taiwan, 7 August 2016
– Conducted the Instructor’s updated for IKMF Taiwan, 8-19 August 2016
– Conducted Kids & Teens Training for the IKMF Hong Kong at the Arnold Classic ASIA 20-21 August 2016.
– Conducted Adult Training for the IKMF Hong Kong at the Arnold Classsic ASIA 20-21 August 2016.
– Trained and Tested the Country Director of IKMF South Korea for his Graduate Level 4, 22-25 Feb. 2017.
– Conducted Defense Against Street Attacks Seminar with the IKMF South Korea, 26 Feb 2017
In addition to his responsibilities as Regional Director of Asia, the IKMF has recently also put him in charge of the region of Africa.
De Jesus attended and facilitated various seminars in his efforts to spread the discipline of IKMF Krav Maga among Filipinos and the general public.
De Jesus is currently in charge of the full IKMF Krav Maga training for the whole Security Officers of the Banko Sentral ng Pilippinas (BSP). He is also training all the newly hired Cadets under the Basic Security Training Center (BSTC) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
He has also conducted seminars for law enforcement units such as the Philippine Security and Protection Group – Philippine National Police (April 2010), the Presidential Security Group (June 2010), Special Anti-Terrorist Unit SATU of Davao City (July 2015), NCRPO (March 2016). S.W.A.T. Davao City (Sept. 2016) and PNP Davao (Oct. 2016). For our Military, he conducted a 5 day P1 & P2 Course for the First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR) Philippines Army (Oct. 2016).
De Jesus is now dedicated to train IKMF Krav Maga practitioners and future Krav Maga instructors in the Philippines.
De Jesus is also a kettlebell instructor, certified in 2010 by Steve Cotter of the International Kettlebell Fitness Federation.
Various Local Trainings and Seminars Conducted
Deutsche Knowledge Services Philipines – DKS Bank, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson Philippines, PLDT Global, LOWE Philippines Inc., Novenix Philippines Inc., Dragon Edge Corporation, Societe Generale de Surveillance – SGS Gulf Limited, ABS CBN, Lenovo Philippines, Parklane International Hotel (Cebu City), Jollibee Express Delivery Services Riders, Greenwhich Express Delivery Services Riders, Belle de Jour Planner, Fujitsu Ten Solutions Philippines, The Mind Museum (Taguig City), Insular Life Assurance Company Ltd., Philippine Savings Bank, AES Corporation, RealPage Philippines, Deltek Philippines, Capital One Philippines, Thomson Rueters, Qualfon Philippines, OLX Philippines, Manulife Philippines, Shield Foundry Philippines, Oftana Suites Cebu City, Microsoft Philippines, Feria Tantoco Daos Law Office, Jardine Distribution Inc. Toyota Otis Manila, Edsa Shangrila Hotel Philippines, Feria, Tantoco, Daos Law Office, Teradata Philippines, Artesyn Embedded Technology, The Bloc, JP Morgan, Security Bank, Fluor Daniel Philippines, Baker Mackenzie Philippines, Straight Arrow Corp.
Philippine Orthopaedic Association, Inc. (North Luzon Chapter), Junior Chamber International Manila, Green Meadows Subdivision, Corinthian Gardens Subdivision, FitFil Fitness, Philippine Red Cross
University of the East – Manila and Caloocan, University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle University – Taft, La Salle Greenhills, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Assumption College – Makati. Blessed Trinity Academy Cebu City, International Christian School GCF, Polytechnic University Philippines Manila, University of the Philippines Los Banos.
Presidential Communications & Strategic Planning Office, Department of Budget and Management, PAGCOR Philippines, Duty Free Philippines, Barangay Ugong Norte (Quezon City), Power Sector Assets & Liabilities Management Corp. Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process – OPAPP, Department of Agriculture, Department of Foreign Affairs, Development Bank of the Philippines, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
PSPG, PSG, Rajah Bagani Security Services, Tagbagani Security Services, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Philippines, Alarm Security Corp., and bodyguards of notable personalities such as Manny Pangilinan, Gerard Madrigal, Jason Ong, Jaime Enrique Gonzales, Philip Romualdez, Cong. Martin Romualdez, Juliet Romualdez, Nick Galan , Cong. Rodolfo Albano III, and Dizon-Marfori Famiy.
Delta Airlines Corp., Alarm Security Corp., Tagbagani Security Services , Barangay Police of Barangay San Antonio Pasig City, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Manila & Quezon City. Basic Security Training Center (BSTC) of the Bangko Sental ng Pilipinas.
Police Security and Protection Group (PSPG), Presidential Security Group (PSG), Special Anti-Terrorist unit (SATU) Davao City, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) , S.W.A.T – Davao City, PNP Davao City.
First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR) Philippine Army.
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo , KC Concepcion, Raymart Santiago, Julia Barreto, Julius Babao, Christine Bersola-Babao, Liezel Martines, Yayo Aguila, Gretchen Fullido, Isabel Roces, Bernard Palanca, Victor Neri, Jing Castaneda and Dra. Pie Calayan.
Cebu City, Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Butuan City, Davao City, Subic Bay Freeport, Los Banos and Tuguegarao City
IKMF Philippines conducts regular trainings at the following venues:
FTX Fitness Exchange Gym
Address: Three Salcedo Place Bldg., Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Regular Training Schedule: M-W-F 7:30PM-9:00PM and Sat 10:30AM-12:00PM
Planet Infinity Gym
Address: Crossroads 77 Mo. Ignacia Ave. cor Sct. Reyes St.
Regular Training Schedule: M-W-F 7:30PM-9:00PM
Anytime Fitness Gym
Address: Jupiter St. Bel Air, Makati City
Regular Training Schedule: T-Th 8:00PM-9:30PM
Anytime Fitness Gym
Address: El Pueblo, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Regular Training Schedule: T-Th 8:00PM-9:30PM and Saturday 10:30AM-12:00PM
Cebu City – Metro Sports Center
Address: Salinas drive, Lahug, Cebu City
Regular Training Schedule: Monday 9:30AM-11:00AM, Wednesday 7:30PM-9:00PM and Saturday 9:30AM-11:00AM
Cebu City – Power Gym
Address: 15th Floor, Club Ultima, Fuente Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
Regular Training Schedule: T-Th 7:30PM-9:00PM
*Contact IKMF Cebu at 0927 708 6971
Cagayan de Oro City – Crossfit Cagayan
Address: CGYFIT bldg. Tomas Saco St. CDO
Davao City – Smashville Fitness Center
Address: DCLA Bldg. Magsaysay St. Davao City
Davao City – Matina South Fitness Studio
Davao City – Metro Lifestyle Fitness Center