About Krav Maga
Krav Maga (“contact combat”) is the official self defense and fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces and numerous U.S. law enforcement and military agencies. Krav Maga emphasizes easy to learn techniques that have been battle tested in real, life threatening confrontations. The System relies on simple, instinctive moves that can be learned in a relatively short period of instruction.
This street oriented self defense program is favored by law enforcement agencies across the United States. While experienced fighters and law enforcement officers have consistently praised its highly practical applications, the System also appeals to beginners because of its simple, no-nonsense approach to personal safety. In fact, Krav Maga is the ideal self defense system for men, women, and children of all ages and physical abilities. The techniques that have been extensively taught to police and military, techniques they have used to save their own lives are the same skills we’ll teach you.
Our instructional staff is certified and includes expert, internationally recognized military and police force trainers.
“. . . so one may walk in peace.”
About the Founder & chief instructor of
Unified Krav Maga
Mr. Gleed opened the first Krav Maga school in Utah over 20 years ago and is dedicated to helping everyone regardless of ability, identity or background, learn real-world self-defense to keep themselves and their communities safe. He is an expert instructor (3rd Degree Black Belt received in Israel) that has been certified out of the Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel and specializes as a force-on-force trainer for military and law enforcement, undercover operators, and trainer of trainers. He also works closely with Operation Underground Railroad and the Child Liberation Fund. Mr. Gleed also holds the title/rank of Kru in Muay Thai, Brown belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Bas Rutten MMA instructor, CrossFit certified instructor, as well as Black Belts in other arts. He holds a BS in Psychology and a CSW with an emphasis on violent trauma and mental health.
Krav Maga Expert (3rd Degree Black Belt Received in Israel)
Wingate Institute Certified Krav Maga Instructor (Israel)
Krav Maga Force Trainer (Military & Police)
Muay Thai Kru (advanced) Instructor Under Grandmaster Toddy
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt (Master Pedro Sauer)
Utah Tactical Officers Association Partner or the year
Bas Rutten MMA Instructor
CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
CSW with Clinical Mental Health emphasis
Multiple Black Belts in other systems
Four 7 Ju-Jitsu Blue Belt (Jason Mertlich)
UKM prides itself in having dedicated, well-trained, high quality instructors. All instructors complete extensive and ongoing training to ensure that we are providing the highest level of instruction for our students. Instructors are continually training to improve their physical technique instruction but also the psychology of self-defense and fighting, trauma-informed instruction, and more.
Certified Instructor - Black Belt, 2nd Dan
Certified Instructor - Blue Belt - Lead Krav Kids Instructor
Certified Instructor, Black Belt
Certified Instructor - Blue Belt
Certified Instructor - Brown Belt - New Member Specialist
Certified Instructor - Brown Belt