Alex Trafton

Alex Trafton
Krav Maga Academy San Diego
7894 Ronson Rd Suite B
San Diego, CA 92111
858-444-6274 | Website

Alex Trafton is one of the most experienced Krav Maga Instructors in the U.S. He learned Krav Maga in Israel, training with the highest level instructors from the civilian and military spheres. He is certified as an expert by two Krav Maga organizations. He worked as a Krav Maga instructor for an Israel based security firm teaching Krav Maga to elite units from the IDF as well as visiting elite units from foreign militaries. Alex founded Krav Maga Tel Aviv, a sought after training destination for Krav Maga practitioners from across the globe. He has taught Krav Maga all over the world, certifying new instructors from countries such as the U.S., Israel, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., Sweden, Poland, Russia, among others. In addition to years of high level Krav Maga experience, Alex has also fought competitively as both an amateur and professional boxer and has years of experience in Muay Thai, K1, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Alex is the U.S. Director for Krav Maga International.

In addition to his role at KMA SD Alex works providing security, and logistics for journalists working in high threat environments. His responsibilities include on the ground deployments with media teams in hostile environments, intelligence coordination, electronic tracking, and training journalists in their pre deployment phase. Alex has also worked in close protection domestically, working for some of the most high profile celebrities in the country.

Alex Grew up in Southern California and attended UC Berkeley on a baseball scholarship. He played professionally for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He was the quarterback for the Tel Aviv Sabres, in the Israel Football League, and led them to an Israel Bowl Championship in the 2009-2010 season. He holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley and is completing his MA in Counter Terrorism from the IDC Herzliya in Israel.


  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Gracie Jiu Jitsu Law Enforcement Instructor 
  • Shooting Instructor and Range Safety Officer
  • Krav Maga Expert Certificate holder
  • U.S. Director for Krav Maga International