Over the years I have won several world titles including World Champion. Served over 25 years in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) and volunteered for the Israeli Police at rank superintendent. During my career, amongst other activities, I served in international positions including European secretary general & senior judge for the EWF (European Chinese martial arts federation); i have certified hundreds of masters and gave teachers' training & seminars all over the world; in addition formed Yalon College L.T.D. which over the years taught thousands of students in Europe, Israel & Africa.
Noteable & Recent Activities
1989-Today: Head of Yalon College for Kung Fu, Tai Chi & Qi Gong.
1997-Today: Rank superintendent as a volunteer for the Israel Police.
1983-Today: Rank Major in the IDF (Israel Defense Force), as a Krav Maga senior instructor for special units, combat fitness officer and commander of a special unit for fighting terror since 2005.
2013: Professional consultant for Rambam Hospital, Pain Relief Unit's course: Medical Tai Chi for therapists.
2006-2012: Tai chi & Meditation expert on the Israeli Health Channel in satellite and cables TV; presenting a daily segment on the subject.
2004: Hilton Hotels & Resorts Management Course – gave a workshop on management tools and human relations.
2002-2003: Rank of Senior lecturer (with professor Israel Kim), on martial arts in Giva'at Washington academic college of education.
2002: Teaching the winner of the prestigious Israel award - "Itim Ensemble".
2000: Guidance & counseling to the new Israeli Opera in the opera Turnadot, which showcased at the 10th Israeli international Festival.
1995: Invited to participate as a teacher at the first world convention of WuShu by the FIWUK - Federazione Italiana WuShu Kung fu.
Noteable Lectures from Conferences, Seminars, Courses etc...
2010: Lecture and demonstration at the Israeli Judges Training Institute.
2008: Lecture at the opening session of the world 1st Convention for Science, Sports and Forensic Medicine. Also invited to instruct a two day workshop for the senior officers of the Turkish police.
2004: Key lecture at the UNESCO conference to multiculturalism in training teachers, Beit Berl college and the schools affiliated with UNESCO.
2001: Presenting Goju in the international seminar UNESCO on the subject of "We Will Learn to Live together" about inter-generational education in teachers training.
2001: Invitation to participate as Grandmaster in the world's 1st Grandmasters' Convention on Tai Chi & Health (by the Chinese school), by the International Chinese Federation.
2001: The safe school model & Goju martial arts.. Lectured at UNESCO seminar
2000: Cognition and sensitivity: conservative and radical models in the prevention of school violence through Goju. Guest, keynote lecture. Achvah college, ”Intelligence and sensitivity” convention.
1999: The Goju method: an integration of traditional and radical models for the prevention of violence. Jerusalem: The international congress of the association of social educators (Aiea).
1998: Mental balance for children through Goju-“fighting as an art”. Lecture at the “movement and song for the young” convention. The Zinman College for Phy. Ed. at Wingate institute in collaboration with the Dept. of preschool education at the ministry of education.
1997: Presenting Goju in a seminar held by the research institute of the education college at Beit Berl.
1996: Tadiran Group – lecture at the scientific forum.
1995: Presenting a study and demonstration in the international congress - AIESEP on Bridging the Gaps between the disciplines of Curriculum and Instruction.
Acheivments & Qualifications
2001: Received professional rank of Grandmaster of the 3rd level - 9th Dan - the highest rank in the profession.
2001: Qualifying Teachers' mastership diploma - by the Chinese institution for Chinese martial arts – Wuji.
2001: Arbitrator for the Israeli Institution for Experts' Opinions.
1997-1999: Grand Master - 8th Dan, certified as president & chairman of the Israeli branch by the Martial Arts International Federation.
1997: Champion of Champions in senior teachers category by the Martial Arts International Federation.
1995: Invited by the mayor of Baltimore, USA, to lead & head the Israeli delegation to the World Kung Fu Championships taking place in the USA.
1994: Head of the Chinese WuShu Institute Wuji in Israel.
1994-1998: European secretary general (over 28 countries) of the EWF - European WuShu Federation.
1993: Senior international judge in Chinese martial arts - EWF - European WuShu Federation.
1992: Official representative and head teacher in Israel - International MaibuKan Goju-Ryu Karate Do Association.
1991: Senior judge in the Israeli Karate Championships, Shotokan Do.
1991: Chief Judge at the Shotokan Karate Do International organization.
1990: Head of the national Karate division at the international department of Hapoel Union.
1990: European Karate champion.
1989: World champion in full-contact - 1st Kung Fu World Championship in China.
1989: Head of the Karate division of Petach-Tikva - Hapoel Union for Physical Culture.
1989: International Judge, the 13th Maccabia Games, by authority of WUKO - World Union of Karate.
1988-1989: Certified sports trainer in the martial arts field - The Department of Education & Culture, The Sports & Physical Training office, Trainers School, Wingate.
1988: Israel's Kata (Choreographed sentences of a battle simulation) champion - Personal.
1987: Israel's Kata Champion.
1987: Israel's battle's champion on behalf of the Israeli Karate Union.
1987: Laureate of the Olympic Board for professional achievements.
1986-1987: Instructor for fitness & health club - The Department of Education & Culture, The Sports & Physical Training office, Trainers School, Wingate.
1986: Judge at the open Israeli Full-Contact Karate Championships - US Kyokushin Karate.
1986: Israel's Karate champion.
1986: Champion of the Hapoel the 13th International Games.
Kim, I. & Benyamini, Y. (2001) “Martial arts, as art: The use of metaphors for Mental balance & the eradication of aggression”. Maof Uma’ase, No.7, 199- 223.
Kim, Israel & Benyamini, Yaron. (1998) “The influence of the correctional intervention, traditional martial arts Goju, on the improvement of concentration, self-control and prevention of violence among elementary school children”. Mifgash Leavoda Hinuhit Sozialit. 10-11, 151-175. (Heb.)
Kim, Israel & Benyamini, Yaron (2000). “The integration of opposites for the prevention of violence”. In: Zidkiyaho, S. and Peled, M. (eds.) Education in the third millennium. Beit Berl: The Igal Alon institute for educational values and the ministry of education. (Heb.)
Kim, I. & Benyamini, Yaron (2000). “The influence of Goju martial arts on improving concentration, discipline and violence prevention”. In Tzidkiyahu, S. and. Mordechay, Peled (Eds) Education in the 3rh millennia.