Master Steve Sohn Owner and CEO


Born in The Bronx, New York in 1949, Master Sohn has been studying Martial Arts since 1975 and holds Black Belts in various systems. Steve Sohn’s Krav Maga, which opened in 1990, is considered to be one of the most successful and unique Martial Arts Training Centers in the country. One look at the variety of training and education Sohn has and you can see why.

Master Sohn is a retired New York City Instrumental Music Instructor, School District Coordinator and Elementary School Principal, and holds several degrees – an A.A.S. degree in Music, a B.S. in Music, M.S. in Administration and Supervision and a M.S. in Media and Television Technology. He is also one of the elite Instructors in the nation to be a Certified Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor.

Mr. Sohn has been a guest lecturer and motivational speaker at various Martial Arts Business Conventions both nationally and internationally. In 2007 Mr. Sohn solidified The Krav Maga Training Center’s status and legacy in the Krav Maga community when it became one of six schools in the entire world to be designated a Regional Training Center.

In 2009 Steve Sohn became one of the few people, and the oldest, in the country to earn his Black Belt in Krav Maga. At the time that he received his Black Belt there were less than 100 people in the country to have the distinguished honor of earning the rank of Black Belt. He was tested by Krav Maga Chief Instructor Darren Levine and the late Kokushi Matsumoto, the Krav Maga Worldwide Head Instructor in Japan. In 2013 Steve Sohn earned the rank of Krav Maga Black Belt 2nd Dan from Krav Maga Worldwide Chief Instructor Darren Levine. Master Sohn is currently a private student of UFC and BJJ Legend Ricardo Almeida. Professor Almeida is a retired UFC and Pride Middle Weight Champion and one of the world’s leading authority on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

  • 2015 - Earned Black Belt Through Alpha Krav Maga
  • 2015 - Award for "Raising The Standards of the Martial Arts"
  • 2015 - Award for "Raising The Standards of the Martial Arts"
  • 2014 - Exemplary Speakers Award from the Educational Funding Company
  • 2013 - Earned Krav Maga Worldwide Black Belt 2nd Dan
  • 2013 - EFC Exemplary Leadership Award
  • 2012 - Top Martial Arts School
  • 2012 - Raising the Standards of the Martial Arts EFC Recognizes Stephen Sohn as an Educator
  • 2011 - Exemplary Mentor Award Educational Funding Company
  • 2011 - Stop Cancer Marni Fund Award Krav Maga Worldwide
  • 2010 - Marni Levine Fighting Spirit Award Krav Maga Worldwide
  • 2010 - Certificate of Honor (for Serving on the Advisory Board) Educational Funding Company
  • 2010 - President's Award Educational Funding Company
  • 2009 - Earned Black Belt
  • 2009 - Elected to the Education Funding Company Board of Directors
  • 2009 - School Owner of the Year Krav Maga Worldwide
  • 2008 - Martial Arts University International Member
  • 2008 - Martial Arts Entrepreneur of the Year Award Educational Funding Company
  • 2007 - Martial Arts Spirit Award Educational Funding Company
  • 2006 - Elected to the Educational Funding Company Advisory Board
  • 2005 - Certified Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor
  • 2005 - Elected to the Krav Maga Worldwide Advisory Board
  • 2005 - Outstanding Martial Arts School
  • 2005 - Outstanding Contributor to Martial Arts Publication Educational Funding Company
  • 2004 - Certified Krav Maga Fitness Instructor
  • 2004 - Blue Ribbon Student Service Award Educational Funding Company
  • 2003 - Top Twenty Schools in the Martial Arts Industry Educational Funding Company
  • 2001 - Certified Krav Maga Instructor
  • 2001 - X-Factor Improvement Award Educational Funding Company
  • 1997 - Most Improved School Award Educational Funding Company
  • 1990 - Opened Steve Sohn's Jujitsu Concepts
  • 1982 - Earned Black Belt
  • 1969 - Certified School Administrator University of the State of New York