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

Joseph Gleed
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. 

Accomplishments

  • 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)

iNSTRUCTORS

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. 

Samantha Sumbot

 Darin Peterson 

Matt S.

Matt S.

Certified Instructor - Black Belt, 2nd Dan

Darin P.

Darin P.

Certified Instructor

Earl P.

Earl P.

Certified Instructor - Blue Belt

Hannah B.

Hannah B.

Certified Instructor - Blue Belt - Krav Kids Instructor

Roger

Roger

Certified Instructor, Black Belt

Wade P.

Wade P.

Certified Instructor - Brown Belt

Brittany G.

Brittany G.

Certified Instructor - Brown Belt

Mitch T.

Mitch T.

Certified Instructor

Jessica B.

Jessica B.

Certified Instructor - Brown Belt - New Member Specialist

Grant T.

Grant T.

Certified Instructor

Tony S.

Tony S.

Certified Instructor - Blue Belt - Lead Krav Kids Instructor

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INSTRUCTOR

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Samantha Sumbot

JUNIOR  INSTRUCTOR

Sammi started training in 2017 after seeing how much her dad enjoyed it, she decided to jump in. Starting in the Kids Krav program she has now advanced into the adult program and alongside her dad, teaches our Kids Krav program. 
Samantha, has a special skillset working with our littlest of Krav Warriors and loves giving the knowledge of self-defense to new people. 
She constantly reminds others that while training may look scary, it's really not. It's a lot of fun!
Getting to train and teach with her dad and the extended Krav Family she has joined is such an amazing experience. Sammi loves the outdoors, riding 4-wheelers, camping, hiking and spending time with her family.