Nir Maman



Nir served in one of the most elite units in the Israeli Special Forces, the Central Command Counter-Terror Unit (C.T.U.) and the Special Forces Counter-Terror and Special Operations School (C.T.S.O). During his service he held several positions including Commander of the Counter-Terror School’s International Training Section where he was responsible for developing and delivering specialized Counter-Terror, Hostage Rescue, and Krav Maga training to Special Forces Units from various countries around the world including the United States (Army Special Forces, Marines Special Operations Command, Rangers and others), that attend the Israeli Special Forces Counter-Terror and Special Operations School in preparation for high risk deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. 


He held the position of Lead Counter-Terror Instructor on the Counter-Terror School’s Designated Hostage Rescue Take-Over Units Instruction Section, where he was responsible for training new recruits and active operational members of the Israeli Special Force’s Designated Hostage Rescue Units in all areas of Counter-Terror warfare and Hostage Rescue including Hostage Rescue Operations in domestic and foreign/hostile environments, Close-Quarters-Combat, Dynamic Entry, Aircraft, Ship, Train, and Bus Interdiction, Suicide Bomber Interception, Urban Warfare, Tactical Shooting, and Krav Maga.


In conjunction with his other duties, Nir was also assigned to the C.T.S.O. School’s Chief Instruction and Research and Development Section where he was responsible for enhancing and developing operational Counter Terror tactical methodologies that are currently deployed by all Israeli Special Forces Units. Some of the methodologies he developed or enhanced for the Counter Terror School include: Active Shooter Intervention in open terrain, Fighting in Built Up/Urban areas, Deployment of the Ballistic Shield in Urban Warfare, and Single Operative Combat Tactics. His duties in this section also included training the C.T.S.O. School’s instructors. Nir was also appointed as the Counter Terror School’s Subject Matter Expert on Active Shooter Intervention. 


Nir was also an Operational Team Leader on the Counter-Terror Unit during high-risk deployments which included Direct Action Operations, Active Shooter Interventions, Arrests of high threat terrorists, and high- risk entries and searches throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip regions. 


In April 2009, Nir was decorated with the Soldier of the Year Award of Excellence for his exemplary service and accomplishments by the Israeli Defense Force Ground Forces Command and the Israeli Defense Force Special Qualifications Command.   


Nir is a certified Provincial Use of Force Instructor through the Ontario Police College (OPC) and a certified Police Tactical Operations and Use of Force Instructor through the Atlantic Police Academy in Prince Edward Island Canada where he was a sworn Police Constable working as a Tactical and Use of Force Instructor. He also has 35 years of extensive Martial Arts and Unarmed Combat experience in Israeli Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, Olympic Tae Kwon Do, and Hap Ki Do. 


 Nir served as an operational member on a Nuclear Tactical Unit for the Government of Canada, a Tactical Advisor and Sworn Police Officer for a Tribal Police Department in California, is currently a full-time Peace Officer/Special Constable with the Toronto Transit Commission, a part-time Peace Officer for the Province of Ontario on a Judicial Enforcement Agency, and the appointed Managing Director of the Canadian Tactical Officers Association. 


He continues to deliver Counter-Terror, Active Shooter Intervention, Tactical Shooting, and Krav Maga training to Police and Military organizations around the world. To date, Nir has trained thousands of Special Forces Soldiers, Police Tactical/SWAT Officers, Police Patrol Officers, Customs and Immigration Enforcement Officers, Tactical and Armed Security Officers, Close Protection Agents/Bodyguards, and Instructors in all those fields from various Countries around the world including Canada, the United States, Israel, and others. 




Nir is also a regular guest on various National news outlets to provide subject matter expertise in relation to global events that occur relating to terrorism, counter terrorism, Police and Use of Force incidents and training, and other National Security related matters.