- 1967 Yaron Lichtenstein begins to train with Imi Lichtenfeld.
- 1971 Yaron graduates the first instructor course organized by Imi Lichtenfeld in collaboration with Wingate Institute and receives a diploma granted by the Institute.
- 1975 Imi gives Yaron his own black belt. Yaron is one of the 10 students which received the black belt directly from Imi.
- 1977 Imi handed to Yaron his Krav-Maga school from Natanya.
- 1982 Yaron founded BUKAN School of Krav-Maga, with Imi's support.
- 1984 Yaron graduates the instructor course organized by the Wingate Institute.
- 1985 Imi gives Yaron the 2 DAN black belt.
- 1986 Imi gives Yaron the 4 DAN black belt in the end of a course organized at Wingate Institute.
- 1988 Yaron publishes the first book about Krav-Maga, in Hebrew. The book was sold in tens of thousands of copies and became a teaching manual in the IDF
- 1990 Yaron gives Onn the Krav-Maga instructor diploma.
- 1993 Imi gives Yaron the 6 DAN black belt.
- 1994 Yaron publishes the secong book about Krav-Maga, in Hebrew.
- 1994 Seeing Yaron's professionalism, his efforts to promote Krav-Maga and his will of keeping Krav-Maga
in its authentic form, as it was created by himself, Imi gave Yaron the 9 DAN black belt
and granted him the title of Grand Master of Krav-Maga.
- 1990 Yaron gives Onn the black belt in Krav-Maga.
- 2004 Yaron gives László the green belt and the Krav-Maga instructor diploma.
- 2008 Yaron publishes a new book, in English: "The Book of Krav-Maga, The Bible".
It describes in detail most of the techniques up to the black belt.
- 2010 Yaron taught the first course in Romania, at the invitation of László Pethő.
Since then Yaron teaches yearly an 8 days course for training new instructors.
Any interested person, even without previous training in martial arts or in teaching,
could and still can participate in these courses and get the green belt and instructor diploma
after only 8 days of training.
- 2012 Yaron gives László the black belt in Krav-Maga.
Diplomas and Qualifications
The following diploma (and a certified translation thereof in English) certifies that
Imi Lichtenfeld grants to Yaron Lichtenstein, on January 8th 1994, the 9 DAN black belt and
the title of "Great Krav-Maga Master all over the world".