HaganaH is the Hybrid Israeli Martial Art created by Israeli Special Forces Commando and Martial Arts Master Mike Lee Kanarek. Mike Lee Kanarek developed HaganaH as a result of his experience in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and a lifetime of Martial Arts experiences. The foundation of HaganaH is a combination of Mike Lee Kanarek’s diverse training background.
50 percent of HaganaH is MENTAL TOUGHNESS and combat conditioning training. This form of training is based on Kanarek's direct experience in the notorious Golani Bridgade of the IDF.
15 percent of HaganaH is selected KRAV MAGA self-defense techniques that have been enhanced and tailored to fit the principles of HaganaH and the environments in which it is utilized.
15 percent of HaganaH is made up of selected HISARDUT fighting techniques that mesh well with HaganaH's method of fighting.
10 percent of HaganaH is LOTAR techniques used by Israeli Special Forces operators currently in Israel.The remaining 10 percent are the techniques Kanarek learned in the U.S. both from the military community and the martial arts community.

Ultimately, HaganaH is 90 percent a blend of the two Israeli Martial Arts (Krav Maga and Hisardut) super charged with the Israel Special Forces tactics of Lotar.  The final 10 percent is functional Combat Sports Martial Arts that Mike Lee Kanarek incorporated from his time in the U.S.

HaganaH is a definitive blend of an extremely well organized hybrid method of fighting tactics specifically geared towards worst case scenarios.

HaganaH is the Evolution of Israeli Martial Arts - Made in Israel - Assembled in the U.S.A.  

What is HagAnaH Apex?


HaganaH is taught in modules of training. Some of these modules are considered Nucleus Modules , which are the fundamental modules of the system. The other modules are the Apex modules, those are considered the Advanced training modules- the Apex.

All HaganaH Black Belts are experts at all the Nucleus Modules since these modules were mandatory to achieve HaganaH Black Belt status.

HagAnaH Apex Instructor Certifications are available to all HaganaH Black Belt , but not mandatory.

Nucleus Modules:

Ground Survival
IPTT Level-1 Handgun (formerly ICS)

Apex Modules:

Battle-Ready KickBoxing
Blade Warrior
Trench Fighting
Amphibious Knife Fighting
Boat Deck Combatives
CH-47 Helicopters Combatives
Active Shooter Tactical Responder


"The Training you provided our Soldiers exceeded all expectation and gave us the ability to prepare and  defend against a potential active shooter scenario which are becoming increasingly more common. Your ability to consistently reiterate the importance of attention to detail both technically and tactically has and will continue to make a stark difference in our organization."

-Thomas M. Carden, JR.
Commanding Brigadier General

April 2016 - GA Army National Guard

"My Marines now have the confidence that they can survive and destroy the enemy with a knife...I cannot over state the unique nature of the training and how powerful this has been as a combat multiplier."

-Kelsey R. Thompson
Major, U.S. Marine Corps
Director of Marine Training

Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado Island, California


Who Is Mike Lee Kanarek?

If you have ever been on the mat or in the same room while Mike Lee Kanarek is teaching a class, a seminar or an advanced course you already know that he has the ability to literally light up a room while at the same time remain entirely enigmatic.  Very few human beings possess such a natural ability to both

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